Copper Tag

Australia delivered a full-year trade surplus of AUS$49.9 billion thanks to record high exports from the resources sector, which has been boosted by higher commodity prices during the last year. Iron ore was again Australia’s biggest single contributor to exports, delivering $77 billion in revenue over...

Australian copper firm Sandfire Resources has acquired fellow ASX-listed miner MOD Resources at the second time of asking, after submitting an improved AUS$167 million deal for the Botswana-focused explorer. Sandfire’s initial $94.5 million bid was rejected in January by MOD, who said the offer significantly undervalued...

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has received submissions for a public referendum on mining in the provinces where Australian mining firm SolGold is advancing its Cascabel copper-gold project, along with other exploration projects. Representatives from several Ecuadorean government bodies, regional community representatives, pro-mining groups, international mining groups workers and community members from Cascabel...