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Philippines: SMI renews bid for $5.9bn mining project

Philippines: SMI renews bid for $5.9bn mining project

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:14PM UTC Comments Off Philippines: SMI renews bid for $5.9bn mining project

Despite government failure to address policy issues in the mining industry, Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) is still hopeful it will get the necessary permits and clearances needed to pursue its stalled Tampakan Copper and Gold Project. It is poised to conduct more rounds of consultations with stakeholders, including obtaining the consent of communities and local...

Philippines: Is Indophil bracing for SMI takeover?

By Thu, Nov 07, 2013 9:28AM UTC Comments Off Philippines: Is Indophil bracing for SMI takeover?

Indophil Resources NL of Australia is reportedly in discussion with partner Glencore-Xstrata Ltd for possible acquisition of the latter’s controlling 62.5 percent stake at the beleaguered Sagittarius Mines Inc, holder of the controversial Tampakan Copper and Gold Project in the southern Philippines. Reports said Indophil and Glencore are “in a range of discussions.” Richard Laufmann,...

Philippines mining giant SMI faces more delays

By Thu, Apr 04, 2013 5:01AM UTC 1 Comment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 3) – Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) is facing potential further delays in its operations in the southern Philippines due to the repeated deferment of the merger between world commodities giant trading firm Glencore and global mining giant Xstrata Plc. In a report Monday, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said the merger...

Major management shake-up looms in SMI

By Sun, Mar 03, 2013 10:54AM UTC Comments Off

Don’t look now but a major management shakeup could take place in Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) once the long anticipated merger between the world’s fourth largest copper producer and one of the world’s biggest commodities firms is completed within the year.   Although the expected March 15 merger deadline between Xstrata Plc and commodities giant...

Passing the buck in Cotabato

By Sat, Feb 09, 2013 7:06AM UTC Comments Off Passing the buck in Cotabato

A news report said Malacañang has remanded the appeal of Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which earlier denied the application for an environment clearance certificate (ECC) by the Tampakan-based mining firm. In January last year, the DENR cited the existing provincial environment code of South Cotabato which...

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