In this issue
The Venezuelan Government has agreed to pay Canadian junior Rusoro Mining a $1.3bn settlement for the seizure of its gold projects in 2011, which breached obligations under the Canada-Venezuela Bilateral Investment Treaty. We find out what’s next for the company’s projects in the country now and how to manage resource nationalism.
We also check in on emerging projects, including a controversial copper mine in the Arctic Circle approved by Norway and a potash project that holds promising economic potential for Eritrea.
In technology, we catch up with an IBM project exploring the use of wearable health trackers to monitor miners’ safety, and speak to biotech company BRAIN about its new BioXtractor bioleaching technology.
Plus, we speak to legal experts about the complex issue of corporate liability for mining companies with subsidiaries in different countries, and find out how countries are using unusual tax incentives to attract mining companies.
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Molly Lempriere, editor