* Sales tax had been a major source of friction
(Adds mining chamber reaction, context)
LUSAKA Zambian President Edgar Lungu abruptly fired his finance minister on Monday, appointing in her place the respected deputy head of the central bank, who said he might further delay a sales tax designed to rebalance its economy.
LUSAKA A Zambian court on Friday lifted an order blocking a provisional liquidator at Vedanta's Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) business from disposing of assets or making arrangements with creditor until a July 4 hearing.
LUSAKA, June 28 A Zambian court on Friday lifted
an order blocking a provisional liquidator at Vedanta's
Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) business from disposing of
assets or making arrangements with creditor until a July 4
LUSAKA Vedanta Resources said it would take urgent steps to protect its Zambian assets and pursue international arbitration if necessary after a Lusaka court on Thursday rejected its request to be included in liquidation proceedings.
* Vedanta says will challenge any sale of Zambian business
(Updates with Vedanta statement)
LUSAKA/LONDON/TORONTO Zambia has no plans to seize the assets of Quantum Minerals Ltd and the copper producer intends to stay in the country despite the government's move to wrest control of a rival miner, government and industry sources told Reuters.
LUSAKA/LONDON - Zambia's decision to name a provisional liquidator to run Vedanta Resources' Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) business, one of the country's biggest employers, has rattled international miners concerned about rising resource nationalism.
LUSAKA Vedanta's Chairman Anil Agarwal said on Wednesday he was prepared to invest in increasing Zambian copper production to 400,000 tonnes, creating another 10,000 jobs at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), but said "the right framework" had to be in place.
* Says court action will drive away investors
(Updates with miners getting paid, details of interim