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    The wheels of full-scale industrialisation in Nigeria have been in motion for several decades following independence in 1960 and the establishment of a large-scale oil sector in the 1970s. However, achieving economic development through rapid industrialisation has remained a major challenge in Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy, which was still reliant on oil...

    Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa with a GDP of approximately US$376 billion in 2017 and is also the continent’s most populous nation, comprising of close to 200 million citizens according to latest UN estimates. Therefore, it is a great surprise to learn that Africa’s primary...

A low iron ore price is not bad news for everyone. For Gulf Minerals Corporation Limited (ASX: GMC) it presents an opportunity to develop a manganese alloy smelting operation with low overheads and good margins. Built in Kupang, the capital city of West Timor in...

Recognised worldwide for its massive reserves of iron ore and other minerals, the Pilbara region in northwest Western Australia is the mining capital of the state and probably the country. The income from its mining exports contributes significantly to the state’s economy and helped keep...

Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG) is one of Australia’s largest mining companies, with four iron ore operations connected by rail to its own port, Herb Elliott, near Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The past year was Fortescue’s biggest yet as it successfully hit...

With bases in the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland-Labrador, Canada, New Millennium Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: NML; “NML”) has a 20% stake in a Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) project that is 80% owned and operated by Tata Steel Limited (NSE: TATASTEEL) the 12th largest steel...

The world’s largest mining company celebrates a successful FY14 as its global resources empire continues to grow at what seems an unstoppable pace...