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Papua New Guinea profile

Aug 29, 2014 at 13:42 | Source: BBC

Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern part of the world's second largest island and is prey to volcanic activity, earthquakes and tidal waves. Linguistically, it is the world's most diverse country, with more than 700 native tongues. Some 8...

Copper Heads for Biggest Loss in Four Months on Ukraine

Aug 28, 2014 at 22:25 | Source: Business Week

Copper headed for the biggest loss in more than four months as tensions in Ukraine escalated and European nations threatened further economic sanctions against Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today called an emergency meeting to defend&a...

Congo Copper Shipments Halted by Botswana Over Ebola Fear

Aug 28, 2014 at 15:32 | Source: Bloomberg

Botswana denied entry to trucks ferrying copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's biggest producer of the metal, because of fears about the Ebola outbreak in that country, according to a hauler of the metal. The authorities in t...

Mineral royalty rates go up

Aug 21, 2014 at 09:37 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 20: The government today gave its approval to raise the royalty rates on minerals, including iron ore and bauxite, a long awaited move that will boost the annual revenue of states. However, the royalty rates for coal and lignite have...

BHP Billiton to create new metals and mining company

Aug 19, 2014 at 19:02 | Source: BBC

BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations. The world's biggest mining firm also posted a rise in annual profits of 23% to $14bn, missing analysts�...

Stocks Advance as Government Bonds Decline; Copper Falls

Aug 13, 2014 at 15:52 | Source: Bloomberg

Emerging-market stocks climbed and European shares advanced with Australia's currency while crude oil and rubber extended declines. Bonds fell in the U.K., France and Germany. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index climbed 0.3 percent by 8:17 a.m. i...

From Mala D to Savita bhabhi: How we discovered sex in India

Aug 13, 2014 at 12:40 | Source: FirstPost

Its been 67 years of independence and while sex isnt so much of a taboo now (even though our health minister would rather focus on abstinence rather than promote too much condom use), the truth is it wasnt always like that. Before globalisation, befo...

From Mala D to Savita bhabhi: How we discovered sex in #FreeIndia

Aug 12, 2014 at 16:43 | Source: FirstPost

After 67 years of independence, with a population of over 1.2 billion, Indians clearly know a bit about sex. But it's not been an easy task learning about those birds and bees. And it might get tougher if Dinanath Batra persuades more states to do aw...

Dam Burst Threatens New Mining Projects Seeking Approval

Aug 08, 2014 at 11:55 | Source: Bloomberg

A dam failure that sent billions of gallons of mine waste flowing down a British Columbia creek threatens to put a chill on new mining projects across Canada. The Aug. 4 accident at Imperial Metals Corp. (III)'s Mount Polley copper-and-gold m...

Delhi-NCR likely to generate 95,000 MT e-wastes by 2017: ASSOCHAM

Aug 07, 2014 at 17:22 | Source: Assocham

US acquires lion s share in dumping e-waste in India: Study Delhi-NCR is emerging as the world s dumping yard for e-waste and likely to generate to an extent of 95,000 metric tonnes (MT) per annum by 2017 from the current level 55,000 metric tonnes ...

Will Africa be able to keep its economic winning streak alive?

Aug 05, 2014 at 14:56 | Source: FirstPost

by Paul Wiseman/Associated PressWashington: They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads...

Nepal asks for more FDI, market access to bridge trade gap

Aug 05, 2014 at 05:02 | Source: Economic Times

KATHMANDU: Nepal today asked India to increase foreign direct investment, relax non-trade measures and allow greater market access for its products to bridge widening trade deficit. Nepal "suggested measures to address this deficit through increased ...

Nepal asks India to increase FDI, relax non-trade measures after Modi visit

Aug 04, 2014 at 21:55 | Source: FirstPost

Kathmandu: Nepal today asked India to increase foreign direct investment, relax non-trade measuresand allow greater market access for its products to bridge widening trade deficit.Nepal "suggested measures to address this deficit through increas...

S&P 500 Extends Record as Facebook Jumps; Treasuries Drop

Jul 25, 2014 at 03:53 | Source: Bloomberg

U.S. stocks were little changed near record levels as investors weighed earnings from Facebook Inc. to Caterpillar Inc. amid data showing a drop in home sales and growth in global manufacturing. Treasuries fell and copper rose. The Standard &...

Hindalco Board Approves up to Rs 5000 Cr Fund-Raising Plan

Jul 18, 2014 at 19:56 | Source: NDTV Profit

Metals producer Hindalco Industries Ltd said on Friday its board had approved a plan to raise up to Rs 5000 crore ($829.5 million) by selling shares to institutions or through other options. Hindalco, one of the country's leading aluminium an...

Online store to sell metals

Jul 17, 2014 at 03:47 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, July 16 (Reuters): Switzerland-based Trafigura has launched an online store in India to sell aluminium, copper and other metals, seeking a slice of the $8-billion market and becoming the first big commodities trader to cater to hordes of ...

Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk

Jul 16, 2014 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

DAPU China (Reuters) - After a test showed farmer Zhao Heping's toddler grandson had high levels of lead in his blood two years ago, local officials in China's Hunan province offered the child medicine, he says and milk. In return, Zhao says, offici...

Aluminum Advances to 13-Month High as Inventories Drop

Jul 15, 2014 at 22:00 | Source: Bloomberg

Copper slipped in New York as the dollar strengthened before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses U.S. lawmakers on monetary policy. The dollar touched a one-week high against a 10-currency basket amid speculation Yellen will provide&nbsp...

Barrick to Form Saudi Copper Mine Venture With Ma'aden

Jul 13, 2014 at 14:00 | Source: Bloomberg

The Saudi company, which is also known as Ma'aden, will acquire 50 percent of the Jabal Sayid mine in the Middle Eastern country for $210 million, Toronto-based Barrick said in a statement today. It's expected that the sale will close...

Ambitious target set for selloffs

Jul 11, 2014 at 03:37 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, July 10: The bull run in the stock market, which has caught the attention of retail investors, could spell good news for the government as it plans to divest its stakes in state owned firms and raise Rs 63,425 crore in the current fiscal ...

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