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More focus needed on ESG factors
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:15:00 GMT
Bolton cites the tailings dam disaster in 2015 of iron-ore miner Samarco owned by mining giants Vale and BHP Billiton in a joint venture as an example. Nineteen people were killed, dozens were injured and hundreds of people were displaced when the ...
http://www.miningweekly.com/article/greater-focus-needed-on-esg-factors-2017-03-24/rep_id:3650&c=1145268005510616493&mkt=en-gb


Ramboll engaged by Brazils Federal Public Ministry to oversee ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:24:00 GMT
Ramboll will evaluate and monitor the work of the Renova Foundation to remediate the damage caused by the dam rupture at the Samarco iron ore mine in Mariana, Minas Gerais. The disaster killed 18 people and resulted in environmental, social and economic ...
http://www.econotimes.com/Ramboll-engaged-by-Brazils-Federal-Public-Ministry-to-oversee-remediation-of-the-Rio-Doce-Basin-604246&c=4528453345050996722&mkt=en-gb


Nikko AM: There is a new commodity cartel in town
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:30:00 GMT
Commodities that stand out next are steel and aluminium. China has laid the ground work ... pollution prevention plan which requires aluminium smelters in Hebei, Shandong, Henan and Shanxi to suspend aluminium smelters and alumina refineries to suspend ...
https://www.trustnet.com/News/721769/nikko-am-there-is-a-new-commodity-cartel-in-town/&c=17413741813397256618&mkt=en-gb


Brazil court suspends lawsuit over Samarco mine disaster
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:07:00 GMT
Brazilian iron ore miner Vale said on Thursday that a federal court in Minas Gerais has suspended a case brought by prosecutors seeking 155 billion reais ($US49.7 billion) in damages for the 2015 Samarco mine disaster. Vale said in a securities filing the ...
http://www.afr.com/business/mining/iron-ore/brazil-court-suspends-lawsuit-over-samarco-mine-disaster-20170317-gv0q5w&c=16077350641446070582&mkt=en-gb


BusinessNow: Live coverage of financial markets and companies ...
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:04:00 GMT
In resources, traders eyed a negligible gain in iron ore prices and flat oil prices and decided it ... US50 billion lawsuit against the mining firms responsible for the 2015 Samarco tailings dam disaster, as negotiations between the companies and ...
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/businessnow/businessnow-live-coverage-of-financial-markets-and-companies-plus-analysis-and-opinion/news-story/f7244f9064f93ef12619965ab6a46115&c=919640991169399161&mkt=en-gb


Brazil mine disaster lawsuit suspended
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:00:00 GMT
A Brazilian court has suspended a case brought by prosecutors seeking 155 billion reais ($A64.8 billion) in damages for the 2015 Samarco mine disaster, iron ore producer Vale SA says. It says, in a securities filing, that the federal court in Minas Gerais ...
https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/34681636/brazil-mine-disaster-lawsuit-suspended/&c=10046552429076349823&mkt=en-gb


Search for new chief heightens concerns over states role in Vale
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 03:01:00 GMT
Vale was badly hit in 2015 by falling demand from China for iron ore, a depreciation in Brazils currency and a dam disaster involving Samarco, a Brazilian mining company that it co-owns with BHP. But over the past 12 months, Vales shares have risen ...
https://www.ft.com/content/99f66bf0-f981-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65&c=12830288608506860011&mkt=en-gb


Of mining and mountains: The audacity of Gina Lopez
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:16:00 GMT
On Nov. 5, 2015, one of these iron ore mines owned by Samarco, a joint venture between Vale and BHP Billiton, had a mine tailing (unwanted waste in extracting metallic ores) dam burst open into the Rio Doce. Villagers were killed and hundreds of families ...
http://opinion.inquirer.net/102202/thinq-audacity-environment-secretary-gina-lopez-mining&c=10374977995196798117&mkt=en-gb


Rio's Portela wins Carnival samba school parade with water theme
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:49:00 GMT
The collapse at the Samarco mine, a joint venture between the world's largest mining company BHP Billiton Ltd and the biggest iron ore miner, Vale SA, killed nine people and coated a two-state area with mud and mine waste. The dazzling costumes of some of ...
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-carnival-idUSKBN1690C1&c=13779898540073142520&mkt=en-gb


Rio Carnival: Samba school tackles mining disaster
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Thousands of fishermen sued the Samarco iron-ore mine for loss of earnings after the dam collapse saw millions of tonnes of toxic waste flow into nearby rivers and on to the Atlantic Ocean. The two firms behind the mine, Vale and BHP Billiton, have been ...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-39117689&c=210587406687117580&mkt=en-gb


China Cuts Back on Steel Production to Reduce Winter Smog in ...
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:06:00 GMT
In order to see less pollution in winter, Beijing, Tianjin and 26 other cities in Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong and Henan are now required to meet their annual steel-cutting goals sooner than previously expected. These cities must also close each and every ...
http://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/17801/china-cuts-back-on-steel-production-to-reduce-winter-smog-in-beijing&c=14011393859868500357&mkt=en-gb


China eyes tougher air pollution controls in Beijing, nearby ...
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:26:00 GMT
To reduce winter pollution, Beijing, Tianjin and 26 cities in the surrounding provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong and Henan must attain their annual goals of cutting steel overcapacity ahead of schedule, Zhao Yingmin, vice minister of environmental ...
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/02-23/246517.shtml&c=12412883311096073052&mkt=en-gb


Anglo American swings profit as prices rebound
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:00 GMT
Iron ore surged more than 80% previous year thanks to Chinese stimulus ... due to heavy write-downs on its USA oil assets and the impact of the cost of the Samarco disaster. This wiped out earnings for the half, which had already been weakened by low ...
http://fairydetox.org/2017/02/22/anglo-american-swings-profit-as-prices-rebound.html&c=17409218423096947242&mkt=en-gb


BHP Billiton raises dividend as commodity recovery lifts the ...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:05:00 GMT
Mr Mackenzie said talks had resumed this week. Meanwhile BHP is looking to bring about the restart of Samarco, its iron ore joint venture in Brazil, which has been shut down since a dam collapse killed 19 people in November 2015. The mine must gain ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/21/bhp-billiton-raises-dividend-commodity-recovery-lifts-mining/&c=8160189438165482650&mkt=en-gb


Deaths spur coal mine inspections
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:19:00 GMT
The most recent fatal incident, a gas explosion at Zubao Coal Mine in Lianyuan, Hunan province, killed 10 miners on Feb ... He also said higher prices for resources like coal, steel and nonferrous metals have spurred coal mines to produce beyond their ...
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/02-21/246208.shtml&c=7794462310671601297&mkt=en-gb


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