Archive for the ‘Guinea’ Category

Mining Expectations: Robert Friedland’s $5bn Rail Plan to Break Mount Nimba Deadlock

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on Robert Friedland who – facing the blockage caused by ArcelorMittal’s exclusive rail deal with Liberia – decided to take his iron ore mine project in Guinea into his own hands – and build his own railway. From Conakry to Monrovia via Washington, he has been mobilising his network […]

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Liberty Corridor to connect Guinea and Liberia

Via the International Railway Journal, an article on Liberty Corridor, a project which includes a new heavy haul railway to the port of Didia: THE government of Liberia has signed a letter of intent with High Power Exploration (HPX) and Guma Africa Group to enter into negotiations over the joint development of the Liberty Corridor […]

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Guinea: World’s Biggest Mining Project To Start After 27 Years of Setbacks and Scandals

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Rio Tinto’s $20bn Guinea iron ore, rail and port plan: The world’s biggest mining project, a $20bn iron ore, rail and port development in a remote corner of west Africa, is expected to start this year after a 27-year wait beset by setbacks, scandals and several false dawns. […]

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Building Investment Pathways in the World’s Most Neglected Markets

Courtesy of ImpactAlpha, a look at the challenge of mobilizing capital for some of the world’s most neglected markets in Africa: “Mobilize” may be the word of the year for emerging markets investments. Africa alone needs an additional $100 billion annually for infrastructure development to meet climate and sustainable development goals. Some markets grapple with […]

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China Bankrolls Africa Railroad To Cut Australia Iron-Ore Reliance

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a report on how a costly new Chinese infrastructure investment in Guinea aimed at unlocking the world’s largest untapped source of iron ore: While China-Australia relations seem to be thawing, Beijing is slowly but surely moving to cut its dependence on Australian iron ore. Last Friday, mining giant Rio Tinto and […]

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Latin America: Set To Become A Major Oil Producer This Decade

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Latin America’s oil production future, where Brazil and Guyana are preparing for a bonanza but declining demand threatens the rest of the region: In deep blue waters off the coast of Guyana, gargantuan ships are sucking oil from reservoirs three kilometres below the surface. These machines are transforming the […]

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