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  • Chinese company chosen to fund Kamativi redevelopment

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Tuesday, 01 September 2015

    Chinese company Beijing Pinchang has been selected to partner the government in the redevelopment of the defunct Kamativi Tin Mine in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe.

    Zimbabwean Mines minister Walter Chidakwa reported that Beijing Pinchang was chosen from a shortlist of four companies and will acquire a 49% interest in the mine with the controlling stake held by the government through the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC). According to Chidakwa, the company has committed $102 million in funding to revive the...

  • ITRI announces development of a Code of Conduct for the tin industry

    by: Andrew Cooper, on Tuesday, 01 September 2015

    ITRI has announced the start of a new project to develop a progressive Code of Conduct for the global tin industry.

    The Code of Conduct will culminate in a set of standards appropriate to the tin industry covering a range of topics including legal compliance, environmental management, health and safety, community engagement, and human rights as well as conflict related issues. 

    ITRI and its members beleive that the Code of Conduct will be an important step to ensure that companies...

  • Vinto records high profits as Ausmelt testing continues

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Friday, 28 August 2015

    Bolivian tin smelter, Vinto Metallurgical Company (EMV), announced profits of US$ 3.5 million in the first half of 2015 and also outlined progress on testing of its new Ausmelt furnace, local sources report.

    The first half revenues were reported on Tuesday by EMV General Manager Ramiro Villavicencio and compare favourably to annual profits of $ 5.4 million recorded in 2014. Unlike the tin mines in Bolivia, the company has not been affected by the fall in international tin prices,...

  • Myanmar tin exports fall slightly in July

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Tuesday, 25 August 2015

    According to the latest official customs data, July exports of tin concentrate from Myanmar to China amounted to 20,095 tonnes gross weight. This represents a 29% year-on-year increase but a 19% decrease compared to June.

    Cumulative concentrate imports from Myanmar for the first 7 months of the year totalled 155,275 tonnes, with contained tin of some 25,000 tonnes estimated by ITRI. This total is believed by local sources to have been inflated by sales from local government stocks during...

  • PT Timah obtains export permits

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Tuesday, 25 August 2015

    Indonesian tin miner PT Timah has been granted clearance by the government to resume tin shipments following a halt when new rules for exporting the metal were implemented at the beginning of August. The new regulations are intended to address environmental damage and smuggling in the Indonesian tin industry and ensure the payment of royalties and taxes due on all tin shipments.

    According to the Indonesian trade ministry, the state owned miner is currently the only tin company in...