Kumba Iron Ore

Iron ore – 5 trends to watch in 2020

Slower demand growth (especially in China) and a decent recovery in seaborne supply will continue to feature prominently in the iron ore industry in 2020.

More than 100 perish in Brumadinho with hundreds more missing

The 2015 collapse of the Bento Rodrigues iron ore dam was a disaster. The Brumadinho dam collapse has now surpassed the previous level of destruction.
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Industry trend analysis – mining investment gets smart

BMI Research recently hosted a webinar on the global mining investment outlook, 'This Time's Different: Mining Investment Gets Smart'.

New challenges ahead for miners while existing priorities remain

After two years of improving financial performance, reduced debts and cost-cutting, the next phase in the mining landscape will involve the incorporation of advanced...
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BMI Research: continued strength depends on restraint

BMI Research is a unit of the Fitch Group. In 2017, miners posted strong financial results across the board, driven by higher metal prices. As the industry...

Samarco executives temporarily step down to plan defence

The Samarco Mineração SA Board of Directors have accepted requests made by CEO Ricardo Vescovi and Operations Director, Kleber Terra, for a temporary withdrawal...

Brazil to institute legal action against BHP Billiton/Vale for Samarco tailings...

International – Mining giant BHP Billiton said that it had not yet received notification of legal action after the Brazilian Federal Government and certain...

Fundão dam residue hits Brazilian coast

International - In the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, mud and mine waste has now reached the coast, following the collapse of the Fundão...

Nine known fatalities confirmed after Samarco tailings collapse

Samarco, BHP and Vale's joint venture iron ore company in Brazil early this morning announced nine known fatalities following the collapse of its tailings dam,...

BHP/Vale CEO’s pledge support following Samarco tailings dam collapse

International – As an immediate step following the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam, in Minas Gerais, Brazil last week, the BHP Billiton and...

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