France to invest in state-owned mining venture

By Emma Hughes
Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Industry Minister looks to explore mineral resources around the world

France’s Industry Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, has announced an investment of up to €400m ($550m*) to create a state-owned mining company that will explore mineral resources around the world.

During a visit to a gypsum quarry in the French Val d’Oise, Montebourg officially announced the creation of the...

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