Regulation latest news

  • October 2004

    Lafarge aims to divest lime j-v stake

    30 October 2004

    22  September  2004 
    Lafarge SA is seeking the sale of its 40% stake in Carmeuse North America, the North American lime j-v with Carmeuse Group of Belgium.

  • Hostombe exits China bulk minerals

    30 October 2004

    25  October  2004
    UK-based R. Hostombe Ltd (RHL) has decided to withdraw from the Chinese commodity minerals business and to divest its Spanish arm, Nervion Prominer SA, in Bilbao.

  • SMI opens German PCC plant

    30 October 2004

    25  October  2004
    Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI) has opened a new merchant PCC facility in Walsum, near Duisberg in Germany focused on the paper coating market.

  • CVRD's IOP boost for bentonite

    30 October 2004

    25  October  2004
    Leading world iron ore supplier Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) is in the process of expanding its iron ore pelletising (IOP) production at the Tubarao pellet, port and railroad complex in Espirito Santo state, north of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Cambior finalises Guyana bauxite deal

    30 October 2004

    27  September  2004
    Cambior has finally sealed its involvement in Guyanese bauxite with the announcement of the privatisation of Linden Mining Enterprises (Linmine)

  • Carmuese' Romanian investment

    30 October 2004

    25  October  2004
    Carmeuse Group, one of the world's largest producers of lime, is to strengthen its presence in eastern Europe with a major investment in Romania that is being supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

  • SOKA to divest AGS stake

    30 October 2004

    25  October  2004
    French kaolin producer Societe Kaoliniere Armoricaine (SOKA) has announced the imminent divestment of its 47.5% stake in AGS Mineraux, the calcined clays, kaolin and chamotte producer based in Clerac, Bordeaux.

  • Resource Capital to buy QMAG

    30 October 2004

    27  September  2004
    Troubled ASX listed Australian Magnesium Corp. Ltd (AMC) is to sell off its magnesite and magnesia operation Queensland Magnesia (QMAG) to US-based Resource Capital Fund III LP (RCF).

  • Zemex closes barytes plant

    30 October 2004

    25  October  2004
    North American industrial minerals group Zemex Corp. has closed its barytes operation in Murphy, North Carolina due to location and feedstock cost considerations.