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Weekly Mining & Projects Roundup

We expect the Bloomberg World Mining Index to remain locked in a secular downtrend over the coming months. Despite the recent growth bounce in China, we continue to believe that the hangover effects...

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West Africa: 2014 Growth Snapshot

BMI forecasts that West Africa will outperform the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of real GDP growth in 2014. This will be driven by buoyant economic activity in heavyweights Côte d'Ivoire...

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Areva Faces Protests In Niger

French uranium miner Areva faced protests from members of the local community in Arlit, Niger on October 12 2013 following concerns about its Cominak and Somair uranium mines.

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BlackBerry Crumbles And Goes Private

BlackBerry has agreed to be acquired by one of its largest individual shareholders in a deal that values the business at just US$4.7bn. Canadian insurance company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd -...

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The Global Impact Of US Syria Strike

US airstrikes against Syria would have consequences beyond the Middle East. Despite their opposition, Russia and China may see some unexpected benefits, while North Korea will be nervous.

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