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  • US House proposes Dodd-Frank conflict minerals repeal

    by: Jeremy Pearce, on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    After a series of recent court rulings and consultations, the US House of Representatives have passed a financial regulatory bill that would overhaul many of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, including a full repeal of its conflict minerals clause.

    Clause 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act was a major stimulus to responsible minerals programmes and development of due diligence schemes in Central Africa, including the iTSCi project, when it was passed in 2010. US corporates registered with the...

  • iTSCi wins 2017 International CSR Excellence Award

    by: Jeremy Pearce, on Tuesday, 20 June 2017

    CSR Awards 2017 itri smallThe iTSCi programme continues to win awards for its outstanding contribution to sustainable supply chain management. Already recognised in January as a key contributor to ITRI being named edie Sustainability Leader 2017, iTSCi has now won an International CSR Excellence Award, presented at the UK Houses of Parliament.

    International CSR Excellence Awards are presented by the Green Organisation for Corporate and Social Responsibility to caring companies that use their privileged position to help their colleagues, communities, customers, the environment...

  • Alphamin plan US$38 million equity fundraising

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Friday, 16 June 2017

    Alphamin Resources Corp. (AFM: TSXV) has announced plans for a private placement with which it hopes to raise approximately US$38 million to fund further construction activities at its 82.5% owned Bisie Tin Project in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo,

    The company plans to issue 146,500,000 Units consisting of one common share of the company and half of one common share purchase warrant for total proceeds of approximately US$38.0 million. 81,454,000 Units will be issued in a private...

  • EU publishes Conflict Minerals Regulation

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Friday, 16 June 2017

    The final text of the European Union's Conflict Minerals Regulation 2017 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, available here. This outlines supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

    The Regulation will be phased in, with parts effective from July 9th, and full compliance with all provisions a requirement from 1st January 2021. This aims to give companies sufficient time for implementation, which...

  • LME approves MSP brand listing

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Friday, 16 June 2017

    On June 8th the London Metal Exchange (LME) announced the approval of Indonesian tin smelter Mitra Stania Prima (MSP) as a listed LME brand, making it deliverable against the LME Tin Contract.

    MSP's smelter is based on the island of Bangka in Indonesia, with an approximated annual tin refining capacity of 6,720 tonnes per year. The company is an integrated mining and smelting operation, counting onshore open pit operations among its assets.

    ITRI View: The addition of MSP brings the total...

  • Indonesian tin exports robust in May

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Friday, 09 June 2017

    Indonesian tin exports in May amounted to 6,989 tonnes, up 30% year-on-year and up 10% compared to April, according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry earlier this week. This brings the total for 2017 so far to 31,385 tonnes, up 43% compared to the same period of 2016.

    The latest figures are based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies, which typically include a small amount of tin in solder form, as well as the refined metal...

  • Myanmar tin exports stabilise in April

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Friday, 09 June 2017

    Latest official China customs statistics reveal that April imports of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar totalled 20,058 tonnes (gross weight), up 14% from March, but down 51% year-on-year.

    The decline in gross weight of tin imports since last year is partially a result of higher tin content due to investment in processing infrastructure at the Man Maw mining district in Wa, Myanmar. Tin content of the concentrate exported is understood to have averaged some 23%Sn in April,...