This also paves the way for the complete exit of the Switzerland-based Glencore Plc from the $5.6-billion controversial copper and gold project of Sagittarius Mines in Tampakan, South Cotabato
Low metal prices and market uncertainties have taken their toll on the planned commercial operation of the Tampakan copper-gold project in South Cotabato
Glencore plans to divest from the Tampakan project to appease China's fears it is getting monopoly of the world copper market
Just how serious is the ‘scaling down’ of the activities of Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) after Glencore-Xstrata announced a cut of half its global operations?
Glencore-Xstrata's minority partner notes that the Tampakan project has only been revised, not suspended
The Chamber of Mines says the government will miss its $16-B mining investment target by 2016 due to unclear tax policy
Leaders of several indigenous communities ask Malacañang to clear the obstacles in the commercial operation of the Tampakan mine in South Cotabato
The newly merged mining firm says net loss was due to merger write-downs which reflect the poor outlook for the mining industry
The operator of one of the world's biggest copper and gold deposits cuts its Philippine mining operations after stiff opposition from host local government, Church and tribes, including rebel attacks
(UPDATED) Guerrillas opened fire on a police detachment as they raided the headquarters of Sagittarius Mines in Davao del Sur. The mining firm denies it was the target.
Two of the country's biggest conglomerates are in a wait-and-see mode on their minority stakes in Tampakan mine in Mindanao following the ownership changes at the stalled gold and copper mine project
Glencore and Xstrata have operations in the Philippines -- PASAR and Tampakan mine, respectively
The start of Tampakan mining operations may be delayed further due to merger issues of Glencore and Xstrata Plc.
The long anticipated merger between the world’s 4th largest copper producer and one of the world’s biggest commodities firms has stakes in Tampakan mine in Mindanao
Philippines' single biggest foreign investment project is up against local politicians' May 2013 re-election bids, and the anti and pro mining groups
The majority of the conditions is acceptable to Xstrata-backed SMI but a few need discussion and clarification
The environmental permit necessary to start commercial operations at the Tampakan gold-copper mine took over a year long
Global miner Xstrata's Philippine unit followed all the requirements for an environmental permit necessary for the start of commercial operations of the Tampakan gold-copper mine, says Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.
The Sagittarius Mines Inc., a unit of Swiss global miner Xstrata, suffers yet another setback when the local government that hosts its Tampakan mine in South Cotabato says it will still ban open pit mining in the province
Swiss mining giant Xstrata said Monday it would cost $300 million to develop the Frieda River copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea
Shareholders of the Swiss commodities giant Glencore and Swiss mining group Xstrata overwhelmingly approve a merger of the two companies to create a goliath capable of out-muscling nearly everyone in their field
The Environment Secretary says the government is taking steps to address the issue amid the ongoing tension in South Cotabato where a local ordinance banned the $5.9-billion copper-gold project of Xstrata
Are mining firms merely caught in the middle of warring politicians or are they active kingmakers, too? Who are the politicians genuinely concerned about the social and environmental interests of their constituencies when deciding whether to block or not mining operations?
Hours after a unit of Swiss mining giant Xstrata said it is counting on the Aquino government for an approval for its $5.9-billion copper-gold project in the Philippines, Malacañang says a quick approval is unlikely
Glencore shareholders were meant to take a vote on the merger but the group said in a statement that the meeting has been adjourned and that it 'is considering its options and will update the market in due course'
Several security personnel of the mine have been killed in attacks staged by rebel and tribal groups
Mines and Geosciences Board Leo Jasareno is however optimistic that legal action can be avoided and that South Cotabato officials can be persuaded to lift the ban
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje says the open-pit mining ban over Tampakan can only be decided by the courts
Amid concerns about open-pit mining, a geologist says Tampakan can be an example of sustainable mining
Sagittarius Mines, the local partner of Xstrata for the Tampakan copper-gold project, hopes government will make up its mind soon about new taxes on mining
Open-pit mining ban threatens commercial operations of Sagittarius Mines' Tampakan copper-gold project in South Cotabato
Swiss mining giant Xstrata wins a a court ruling that the economic benefits outweighed its climate change impacts
The controversial executive order on mining that aims to review resource contracts, tighten rules and cut tax breaks is not yet final