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  • Saint-Gobain shuts IT system on cyber attack

    Thursday, 29 June 2017

    Saint-Gobain has shut down its IT system following a cyber attack on 27 June. It is unclear when activities will return to normal but the company told IM that it has not missed a single order.

  • Imerys’ takeover of Kerneos to be completed in July

    Monday, 26 June 2017

    The French industrial minerals group has received clearance from European authorities over the proposed takeover of the speciality cement maker Kerneos.

  • Oman gypsum exports rise almost 30%

    Monday, 05 June 2017

    Oman’s gypsum exports grow annually between January-May, while production is set to increase to 40m tonnes by 2021, according to Omani producer Zawawi.

  • Saint-Gobain buys Brazilian distributor Tumelero

    Friday, 03 March 2017

    The buyout of building materials distributor Tumelero further enhances Saint-Gobain’s strategy to expand its presence in the Brazilian market.

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  • Bridging the Gulf

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    As the US Geological Survey prepares to issue a special publication on the mineral resources of Iran, the international business community is kicking its heels in frustration about the snail’s pace of progress towards establishing trade links with the Islamic Republic, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, writes.

  • Yukon’s mineral industry – looking back and moving ahead

    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    Low metal prices are keeping a lid on exploration, but as the Yukon Government’s Department of Energy, Mines and Resources explains, the territory is using the downtime to improve the industry’s regulatory framework, ready for a turnaround.

  • New South Wales maps out industrial mineral opportunities

    Thursday, 22 October 2015

    The eastern Australian state of NSW is home to a large number of highly prospective industrial mineral deposits. Cameron Perks and David Forster* outline how the Geological Survey of New South Wales is producing an updated map of the region’s geology in order to showcase its potential to investors, geologists and the wider community.

  • South East Asia: Room to grow

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014

    Although regulatory difficulties in the past may have discouraged foreign investment, South East Asia is being touted as a region ripe for development with many underexploited resources and demand for industrial minerals in a variety of markets including refractories, glass, ceramics, construction and proppants. Andrew Scogings, IM Correspondant, Kasia Patel, Deputy Editor, and Tran Kim Phuong, Contributor

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