Financial Matters





Equinox spoils Symterra dream

Nothing’s ever simple when it comes to Lundin Mining. This week, the volatile Vancouver-based international base-metals miner had its cozy proposed merger with Canada’s Inmet Mining fall apart in the face of a hostile, $4.8-billion bid by…


All eyes on M&A

The mining sector was thrust into the media spotlight in 2010 as the number of mining mergers and acquisitions (M&A) hit an all-time high. A new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report tracked 2,693 global mining M&A deals worth US$113…






Editorial: Placer Doomed?

Just as an open wound bleeding into the ocean will attract sharks from miles around, so will weak, upper-level management in a mining company summon from around the world the kinds of sharks who wear…


Falconbridge the new

In an effort to preserve a part of history, the merger between Noranda (NRD-T) and Falconbridge (FL-T) will create a new company to be named Falconbridge….