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April

Vale mine in New Caledonia

After months of political dispute, the Brazilian corporation Vale has finally sold its Goro nickel smelter and other assets in New Caledonia’s

March

Can mining dig Fiji out of COVID hole?

Fiji’s minerals sector is tipped to lead its post-COVID economic recovery, with gold production expected to strengthen later this year and interest

July

PNG Mining: Layoffs and laws

The Parliament of PNG has passed a series of amendments targeting the mining, oil and gas industries, which give the Minister greater flexibility

February

Shipping nickel to China

At a time Western security analysts are fretting over Chinese strategic influence in the Pacific, some local businesses are looking at opportunities for trade

2017 September

Battle for power

Australian, Japanese firms fight over deposits THIS year marks the 70th year of the end of the war in the Solomons. Yet