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Mongolia revokes key Oyu Tolgoi licences

Mongolia has revoked the licences for a key portion of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine, amid a mounting dispute between Rio Tinto and the Mongolian government over costs, revenues and taxes. Rio is meeting with the government on Wednesday and Thursday, as the two sides...

BHP’s cool point man

"I could see that potash had a lot of potential," he says. "I concluded that it was relatively scarce and that the desire of a growing population to eat well would only create significant demand." Ultimately, Rio's little potash play fell into the maw of...

Organizations: conceptualization and intervention

Undeniably our way of understanding organizations has been tinted by the paradigms through which science has evolved.  The classical models tried to appear as scientific as possible, maybe in an attempt to achieve a greater recognition, but only from science.  Emotions were left out (at...

Top Ten Trends for the Mining Industry in 2013

The mining game is tough at the best of times; currently mining companies are operating amidst a volatile climate of rising operation costs, unstable commodity prices and a strong Australian dollar. With this in mind, Deloitte has released its annual Tracking the Trends report which...