* Iron ore transport through Liberia not ruled out
(Adds details, comments from BHP, Newmont, Orano)
CONAKRY/LONDON, Aug 29 Leading miner BHP is near
a deal to divest its stake in Guinea's Nimba iron ore deposit,
while three big miners are vying to develop half of the
country's Simandou, the largest known untapped iron ore reserve,
sources close to the talks said.
CONAKRY, Aug 6 Guinea has pushed back its
deadline to withdraw tender documents for blocks 1 and 2 of
Simandou in an effort to boost competition for the world's
largest undeveloped iron ore deposit, a senior mining official
told Reuters on Tuesday.
* Western, Asian companies among those interested -
LONDON/CONAKRY The race to mine Guinea's iron ore has started although the focus is not on its giant Simandou deposits but on smaller finds whose output could be transported via Liberia if ArcelorMittal shares its railway, banking and industry sources said.
LONDON/CONAKRY, June 5 The race to mine Guinea's
iron ore has started although the focus is not on its giant
Simandou deposits but on smaller finds whose output could be
transported via Liberia if ArcelorMittal shares its
railway, banking and industry sources said.
CONAKRY Global miner Rio Tinto's outline deal to sell its stake in the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea has lapsed after years of negotiations failed to produce an agreement with Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco).
CONAKRY Guinea's parliamentary majority rejected opposition calls for an inquiry into French billionaire Vincent Bollore on Wednesday, saying the investigation was a purely French matter.
CONAKRY Guinean President Alpha Conde told Reuters on Friday that he would file a complaint in Paris over "slanderous denunciation" in a probe by French authorities into tycoon Vincent Bollore's Africa operations.
CONAKRY Opposition lawmakers in Guinea on Wednesday called for a parliamentary inquiry into billionaire tycoon Vincent Bollore's dealings in the West African nation, which are under investigation in France.