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Questions over tycoon's Congo mines role
ENRC last year paid $175m to various companies associated with him for the Kolwezi mine - confiscated by Congo from Canadian miner First Quantum only months before - thereby gaining access to Congo's mineral reserves. The companies in January ...
Ranking Canada's top 1000 public companies by profit
The Top 1000 rankings in ROB Magazine and this website only provide a limited snapshot of data for the top 1000 companies in Canada.
Five African 'boom towns' that should be on every investor's radar
Solwezi has seen significant growth in recent years, driven by copper and nickel mines, which are run by First Quantum and Barrick Gold.
What's quantum physics got to do with biology?
Tonight at the World Science Festival, astrophysicist Paul Davies and quantum computing innovator Seth Lloyd will talk about the growing field of quantum biology—why it works, what it means, and how it might shape our future. The Bad News: The ...
How does dolomite form?
It was first described scientifically in the 18th century. But who would have thought that the formation of this mineral is still not fully understood, although geologists are aware of large deposits of directly formed (primary) dolomite from the past ...
Only Five Rare Earth Elements Matter: Jack Lifton
These are the first two major hard-rock REE deposits that look like they're going into production. There are ... There's also significant dysprosium at Hastings Rare Metals Ltd. (HAS:ASX) and Northern Minerals (NTU:ASX) in Australia, but these are ...
Opening a bank in Somalia? Not a crazy idea, says businessman
One of them is businessman Liban Abdi Egal, the founder and chairman of First Somali Bank, a new commercial bank, which began operations in Mogadishu in May 2012.
Mass production of high quality graphene: An analysis of worldwide patents
(Nanowerk Spotlight) Graphene is undoubtedly emerging as the most promising nanomaterial because of its unique combination of superb properties, which opens a way for its exploitation in a wide spectrum of applications.
Entrepreneur watch: Baking bread the Dutch way, in Uganda
Rising incomes in Africa has led to changes in lifestyle that has brought with it business opportunities. With greater spending power, some people are adopting the lifestyle of shopping malls, coffee shops, movie theatres and weekend getaways.
Actor Robert De Niro sees potential for Gabon's tourism industry
No one is there. It is incredible,” he noted. He said that the first thing he looks for when establishing a hotel in a foreign country is a stable government.