* Deal represents 24.3% premium to Thursday's close
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LONDON Acacia Mining said on Wednesday it was seeking a stay of international arbitration proceedings against Tanzania, a step that could ease tensions between the two sides locked in a dispute following a $190-billion tax bill.
LONDON Cornish Lithium, a battery minerals firm set up by a former City analyst, on Friday became the first British miner to launch a crowd funding campaign as it seeks play a role in securing strategic mineral supplies.
* Government banking on green economy, including clean
LONDON Mining company Power Resources Group (PRG) said on Friday it was buying Metalysis, a British high-tech specialist which was backed by asset manager Neil Woodford, out of administration.
LONDON The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has rejected criticism from Greenpeace over its handling of ocean mining, fuelling a spat that threatens to overshadow talks this month by the U.N. body towards rules for deep sea mining.
LONDON At least three companies including Glencore have expressed an interest in buying Rio Tinto's aluminium assets in Iceland, Sweden and the Netherlands for up to $350 million, banking sources said.
LONDON, July 4 At least three companies
including Glencore and Trimet Aluminium have expressed
an interest in buying Rio Tinto's aluminium assets in Iceland,
Sweden and the Netherlands for up to $350 million, banking
LONDON A Greenpeace ship sets sail on Thursday to study an ecosystem beneath the Atlantic Ocean thought to hold clues to the origins of life to press its case for a ban on deep sea mining, as talks in Jamaica seek to agree rules on deep sea mineral exploitation.