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Euromoney overhaul Mining Indaba

Organisers of Africa’s biggest mining jamboree – Mining Indaba have promised a big and better event in 2018. The event’s new organisers – Euromoney said all stakeholders in the sector have been engaged, returning the event to a deal making forum. Alex Grose, Managing Director for Mining Indaba said new …

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Mining, agriculture spur economic growth

Positives economic activities are expected to spur the country’s economic growth, according to finance minister Felix Mutati’s 2018 budget forecast. Mutati said continued rebound is expected to push economic growth to above 4.0 percent for the year 2017, above 3.8 recorded in the previous year. The minister said the key …

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Firestone diamond sale hits US$69/ct average

AIM-quoted diamond outfit, Firestone Diamonds’ latest diamond sale sold 195,330 carats for US$13.5 million. Firestone’s July and September 2017 diamond sale included the company’s second US$1 million stone, achieving an average value of US$69/ct. According to the company, the average realised value per carat represents the continued lower than expected …

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EMR acquires 80 percent stake in Lubambe Mine

Private equity house, EMR Capital, has bought 80 percent stake in Lubambe Copper Mine in Chililabombwe at a cost of US$97.1 million. EMR is a specialist resources private equity management firm with a proven investment track record spanning over 20 years managing investments of over US$2 billion. Lubambe Mine is …

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Copper holds firm

Copper, which is Zambia’s major source of foreign exchange firmed in early Asian trading on Friday, gaining momentum from a positive outlook for Chinese industrial activity. China’s manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in six months in August, buoyed by a surge in export orders and higher prices, according …

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The Chileans are here

Right now, it’s little more than a hole in the ground; but six months from now, in the first quarter of 2018, this dusty building site in the North-Western province town of Kalumbila will be a $40-million manufacturing facility producing high-quality mill-balls for mines in Zambia, neighbouring countries and the …

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