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China’s Passion for Potash

With China rumored to be angling to make a bid on Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan to rival that of BHP Billiton, the Globe and Mail looks at why the mineral matters so much to the Chinese: The reason for Ms. Han’s interest is...

China Locks Out BHP and Rio Ore

The competition between Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Chinese firms is heating up, according to the Sydney Morning Herald: AUSTRALIA’S mining giants have been blackballed from selling iron ore into the lucrative Chinese...

Some Miner Concerns

China muscles in on a big deal of in aluminium, uranium and coking coal, from the Economist: EVERYTHING to do with mining is impressively vast. It is an industry that makes huge holes in the ground and relies on trucks with...

China and Alcoa Buy Stake in Rio Tinto

Big news in the multinational mining world: the Aluminum Corporation of China has partnered with Pittsburgh-based Alcoa (a huge aluminum producer) to buy a 12 percent stake in Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto has been around since 1873 and...

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