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  • By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
    Published: 11 Apr 2014

    The keynote speech delivered by Rio Tinto’s CEO Xiaoling Liu at IM’s biannual industry meeting in Vancouver marked a fresh outlook for an industry which has faced significant challenges since the global economic downturn.

  • By Emma Hughes
    Published: 02 Apr 2014

    Graphene is viewed as a wonder material that has the potential to revolutionise the technology industry, yet it still has some way to go before it can break through to full-scale commercialisation, according to speakers at Graphene Live! 2014 in Berlin.

  • By Nilima Choudhury
    Published: 26 Mar 2014

    Significance: With the repeal of the Mineral Resources Rent Tax (MRRT), the government is looking to replace it with one that offers breaks to junior exploration companies, which it believes will encourage foreign investment in the country. However, opposition leaders fear the tax will take jobs and profits out of Australia.

  • By Nilima Choudhury
    Published: 14 Mar 2014

    As minerals on Earth deplete and miners are required to dig deeper to extract resources, asteroid mining will become an economically feasible technique.


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