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De Beers eyes tech markets for synthetic diamonds future

4:17pm EDT

TORONTO/LONDON Anglo American unit De Beers is going after lucrative, but elusive high-tech markets in quantum computing, as it aims to expand its lab-grown diamond business beyond drilling and cutting.

Wooing investors, Rwanda hosts first tantalum-tracking blockchain

Oct 17 2018

KIGALI/LONDON Rwanda's mining boss announced on Tuesday the world's first blockchain project to track tantalum from the pit-face to the refinery, part of a push to woo investors seeking a conflict-free source of minerals.

Rwanda hosts first tantalum-tracking blockchain

Oct 16 2018

KIGALI/LONDON, Oct 16 Rwanda's mining boss on Tuesday announced the world's first blockchain project to track tantalum from the pit-face to the refinery, part of a push to reassure investors of its role as a conflict-free source of minerals.

UPDATE 4-BHP doubles stake in promising Ecuador copper project

Oct 16 2018

* BHP has right to appoint a director, limit on ownership (Updates with percentage cap, analyst comment, share price)

Rio Tinto to restart sale of Icelandic aluminium plant - sources

Oct 10 2018

LONDON Rio Tinto is close to restarting a sale process for some of its aluminium assets, including a plant in Iceland, which have been valued at around $350 million, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Rio Tinto to restart sale of Icelandic aluminium plant - sources

Oct 10 2018

LONDON, Oct 10 Rio Tinto is close to restarting a sale process for some of its aluminium assets, including a plant in Iceland, which have been valued at around $350 million, two sources familiar with the matter said.

LMEWEEK-Poland's KGHM focused on balance sheet, not dividends

Oct 10 2018

LONDON, Oct 10 Polish miner KGHM, one of the world's leading copper producers, is focusing on shoring up its balance sheet rather than any early return to dividends, its new CEO said.

LMEWEEK-BHP aims to restart Olympic Dam copper facility this month

Oct 09 2018

* BHP does not rule out collapsing dual structure, but not now

Tharisa to set more mining output records, looks to Zimbabwe

Oct 08 2018

LONDON South African-focused platinum and chrome miner Tharisa reported on Monday record production for the full year ended Sept. 30 and said it would increase output further in 2019, sending its share price higher.

BHP sees major copper demand boost from China's widening belt and road

Oct 03 2018

LONDON China's overseas expansion will spread over land that is home to more than half the world's population, potentially boosting copper use by 1.6 million tonnes, or roughly 7 percent of annual demand, major miner BHP said on Thursday.

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