The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board will meet next week to decide whether or not to approve the next $1bn instalment of its $17.5bn bailout program for cash-strapped Ukraine.
Illegal amber mining is flourishing in Russia and Ukraine, but as local gangs take advantage of the bountiful stone, the environment is quickly being destroyed.
BHP Billiton and Anglo American, two of the world’s biggest mining companies, have reported a surge in profits.
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South Africa’s contested new mining charter will be published by the end of March.
China and India, buoyed by their booming new wealthy middle class, will push the combined countries’ diamond market to equal that of the US by 2020.