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New Zambian Government Halts Metal Exports

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s new government has decided to suspend all exports of copper and other metals until new guidelines are in place that would reform the country’s mining industry. Officials say the new guidelines, which aim to improve revenue collection and increase transparency in Zambia’s mining sector, are expected to be implemented by October 15. Zambia is […]

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Chilean Copper Miners Resume Work Following Strike

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Unionized workers at Chile’s Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, have returned to work following a 24-hour strike over the future of the state-owned company. The more than 40,000 employees returned to their mines across the country Tuesday. They walked off the job Monday over modernization plans that union officials say will lead to job […]

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