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Burma has 358 articles

2019-05-31 Burma: Villagers arrested for protesting against cement plant
2019-05-02 Burma's fatally-jaded mines
2019-03-23 Rio Tinto finally accused of misleading investors, by US judge
2018-11-01 Can Burmese-sourced gems soon earn classification like "blood diamonds"?
2018-10-26 Burma: Coal mine threatens many villagers' livelihoods
2018-07-28 In peril: Southeast Asiaís environment and its defenders
2018-07-17 Burma: Hpakant landslide kills at least 15 and injuries around 40
2018-06-21 Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu linked to mining abuses in Myanmar
2018-04-03 Burma: two women arrested for protesting at Letpadaung evictions
2017-07-21 Burma: Karen communities file complaint against Thai coal mining
2016-08-03 Coal: globally, pressures mount
2016-06-21 European Union reaches outline of deal over conflict minerals
2016-06-20 Burma: three companies charged with gold mining offences
2016-05-27 Burmese good intentions aren't matched by deeds
2016-05-09 Burma: no sign of end to resource curses
2015-12-31 Burma: Even more workers killed at Hpakant
2015-11-24 Burmese mining disaster claims over 100 workers' lives
2015-10-23 Myanmar's military elite profit from Jade
2015-10-20 Burma - Electoral candidate arrested over 2014 anti-mine protest
2015-07-19 Burma: What does "security clearance" mean in practice?
2015-07-01 Further jade conflict erupts in Burma
2015-06-10 Burma's long-delayed mining legislation is postponed yet again
2015-05-27 Burma is still burning
2015-05-21 European Parliament surprise vote for stronger conflict minerals regulation
2015-05-10 Amnesty calls for Canadian company disclosure related to Burma "disinvestment"
2015-02-13 Report on corporate crime and abuses at Myanmar copper mine
2015-02-07 Re-defining "conflict minerals" - an important new report
2015-02-07 Burma's war over jade - is there a Chinese link?
2015-01-17 Burma, oh Burma!
2015-01-13 Mineworkers drown in Burmese mud slide
2014-12-26 Burma: Mine protests lead to another killing at Letpadaung
2014-10-08 Burma: Student Activist Falsely Accused in Letpadaung Kidnapping
2014-09-21 Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector: Towards a Respecting Engagement
2014-08-06 Burma: Letpadaung farmers clash with police over grazing rights
2014-07-20 Burma: Villagers call for an end to destructive gold mining in Eastern Shan
2014-07-05 Burmese jade - a clear "conflict mineral"
2014-06-27 Burma: new big mine proposal set to provoke massive local opposition
2014-05-27 Burma: Legal protests and kidnappings in mining struggles
2014-05-06 Asia Indigenous Peoplesí Workshop Declaration on Extractives
2014-04-17 Burma's mining is far from conflict-free - on the contrary
2014-04-15 Surge in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds
2014-03-18 Burmese mining - court cases, raids and curses
2014-02-07 Burma: Mining threats continue
2014-01-18 Burma: Irrawaddy Delta villagers lose land, homes to mining waste
2013-10-15 Burma: Mining brewing more trouble for Arakan State?
2013-10-02 Burmese citizens refuse to take mining on the Chin
2013-09-16 Burma: no let-up of copper mining agitation
2013-09-01 Burma: Activist jailed 2 years for Letpadaung protest
2013-08-14 Burma: Crackdown on Letpadaung protestors continues
2013-07-23 Burma's extractive industries still need reform - reports
2013-07-13 Burma's plans to expand Mawchi tin mines risk derailing Karenni peace process
2013-05-28 Chinese officials "walk the talk" at home and abroad
2013-05-21 Many countries badly mismanage oil, mining resources
2013-05-07 Burma: more strife around Letpadaung copper mine
2013-04-22 Burma Lawyers' report on Letpadaung released
2013-04-09 Burma's copper cauldron continues to boil
2013-04-01 Burma: Protests against Letpadaung copper project resume
2013-03-25 Burma: the "Win and the Wang" of the Letpadaung copper conflict
2013-03-19 Burma: Suu Kyi tells communities to halt copper mining protests
2013-02-19 Burmese government rejects independent report on copper protests
2013-02-04 Continued controversy around Burmese mining
2013-01-07 Burma: More arrests as the old regime betrays its democratic mandate
2012-12-17 Burma: Further arrests, as mining protests continue
2012-12-11 Aung San Suu Kyi commission to "study" Letpadaung copper crisis
2012-12-11 London Calling issues a Public Health Warning
2012-12-04 Burmese forces viciously assault mining protestors
2012-11-25 Burmese land theft leaves people and tigers "bereft"
2012-11-05 Burmese mining protests escalate - and so do land grabs
2012-10-23 Burmese villagers win hearing against copper mine
2012-10-16 Burmese farmers ratchet-up struggle against copper mining
2012-10-08 Burmese student leader puts "cronies" on notice over Monywa mine
2012-09-24 Burmese Daze
2012-09-18 Proposing Benchmarks for Corporations in Burma
2012-09-18 Burmese villagers continue protests against copper mining
2012-09-12 Burma police storm villagers protesting against mine
2012-08-28 Burma copper mine land-grab protests increase
2012-08-21 The state of Burma's mining
2012-08-01 Burmese regime allegedly persecuting Muslim minorities
2012-05-22 Burmese women suffer, as companies grab "white gold"
2012-03-20 Wikileaks reveal true nature of Ivanhoe-Rio Tinto's Burmese deal
2011-12-27 South Asia's most ambitious industrial project raises many fears
2011-10-31 Having "cancelled" a dam, Burma's despots clear way (literally) for gold mining
2011-08-08 Outrage at Ivanhoe-Rio Tinto's dirty Burma deal
2011-08-01 New Burma coal project threatens thousands of people
2011-07-04 Further Dirty Mining Deals alleged in Burma
2011-03-28 Canadian companies are ignoring human rights issues overseas
2011-01-31 Burma's biggest open-cast coal mine 'poisoning rivers'
2010-08-30 Cooking up an Asian coal storm
2010-08-08 China's largest stainless steel maker invests in Myanmar nickel mine
2010-08-02 Canada government urged not to support Ivanhoe in Burma
2010-07-04 The road for Rio leads through some distinctly murky waters
2010-02-23 London Calling deplores the gilding of Tata's tarnished image
2010-01-26 Burmese regime is "privatising to retain control of resources"
2010-01-26 Burma: Gold mining precedes Irrawaddy dam destruction
2009-12-22 Burmese military junta thrives on cycle of corruption
2009-11-30 Orchards being converted to Chinese gold mines
2009-11-09 Burma's junta gets richer as villagers become poorer
2009-08-25 Burma: Asian "investors" baulk sanctions at will
2009-07-20 Friedland gains, as Rio Tinto is shamed
2009-07-16 London Calling investigates some capital "land grab" connections
2009-07-07 Burma iron mine could destroy 7,000 Shan homes
2009-05-11 Top Canadian ex-diplomats to work for censured mining company
2009-05-11 Burmese PM in fresh land scam for gold mining in Kachin State
2009-04-27 Burmese junta destroys ecology of Kachin State: Environmentalists
2009-04-20 India and Tata to build Nano factory in Burma
2009-04-14 Ivanhoe's jailed Burmese driver feared dead, Ombusdman investigation doubtful
2009-04-06 Tata says hallo to Burma
2009-04-06 China picks Molybdenum from hydropower projects in Burma
2009-02-23 US sanctions taking toll on Burmese gems industry
2009-02-02 Ivanhoe's Burma subsidiary added to US sanctions list while Rio Tinto remains in the "shame" frame
2009-01-26 Canadian mining's notorious reputation in the Philippines not recognised back home
2009-01-13 Chinese links to Burma's disastrous mining
2008-12-30 Thai and Russian companies make new grabs in Burma
2008-10-21 US ban on Burma gems needs tightening
2008-10-07 Burma's mining is "built on suffering"
2008-08-25 Billion dollar nickel mine in Burma to go ahead
2008-08-11 Jaded appetites bring death while Thai NGOs demand Olympic-focussed
2008-08-04 China moves on Burma and rescues foundering Kenya project
2007-12-22 Extraction to Destruction? Chinese policy and practise in mining & metals
2007-12-20 US Senate passes act forbidding import of Myanmar's gems, timber
2007-12-12 US closes loopholes in sanctions
2007-11-27 Rubies in the dust: can a Burma boycott work?
2007-11-16 Burma's junta opens bloody auction
2007-09-15 Cnmc's Nickel Mine Project Still Awaiting Burmese Government Approval
2007-08-24 China update
2007-06-29 Burma update
2007-06-29 Comment by Eric Snider:
2007-06-29 China Nonferrous Metal Group starts nickel project in Burma
2007-06-29 Burma update
2007-06-15 Update On Chinese Minerals Companies Abroad: Peru, Kenya, Burma, Us, India
2007-06-15 China update
2007-06-13 China: A Thousand Children Sold To ‘dark Kilns’ In
2007-06-09 Chinese Delegation Walks Out Of Human Rights Dialogue Meeting With The European Union
2007-06-06 Forced & Child Labour In Shanxi Brickworks
2007-05-28 China Update
2007-05-28 China Update
2007-05-09 Chinese Banks Still Have A Long Way To Go On Environment
2007-04-20 China Update
2007-04-20 CNMC signs $150 mln worth of copper contracts in Africa
2007-04-20 The real face of the Tatas: a Tata rap sheet
2007-04-20 China update
2007-04-19 Buildings Are China's Energy "Black Holes"
2007-04-17 Zijin Mining Expands Overseas Mines
2007-04-15 Hunan Nonferrous to expand mineral resource development - president
2007-04-02 Friedland and Rio Tinto: washing their hands of Burma, while the dirt still clings
2007-04-02 Ivanhoe's Burma assets on sale, leaving behind environmental mess
2007-04-02 Friedland and Rio Tinto: washing their hands of Burma, while the dirt still clings
2007-03-27 Imported Pollution Adds to China’s Environmental Woes
2007-03-09 South Asia Update
2007-03-09 South Asia Update
2007-03-07 Burma - Thai Army Wants Answers Over Death Of Mine Owner
2007-03-01 Turning Treasure Into Tears
2007-03-01 South Asia Update
2007-03-01 South Asia Update
2007-02-26 India's Booming Economy Brings Toxic Hi-tech Waste
2007-02-20 New Report Details The Strategic Business Of Human And Environmental Rights Violations In Burma
2007-01-19 Zijin Mining to develop nickel mine in Burma
2007-01-19 Slaying outrages China: Thugs allegedly killed reporter over story
2007-01-16 INTERVIEW - EU Says Cannot Meet Emissions Goal Without China
2007-01-10 Burma Update
2007-01-10 Gold in the lair of the tiger: Big cats vs big profits
2007-01-10 Burma Update
2006-12-29 China to increase mineral prospecting - official
2006-12-06 S. Korean Companies "Exported Arms Technology to Burma"
2006-12-06 Burma Update
2006-12-06 Burma Update
2006-12-05 Myanmar to further develop finished gem industry
2006-11-05 Rio Tinto in the Ascendant
2006-10-28 London Calling on Rio Tinto's latest fall from grace
2006-10-26 Burma update
2006-10-26 Regime Seals Off Kachin Gold-mining Areas
2006-10-26 Burma Update
2006-10-20 South Asia Update
2006-10-20 Myanmar encourages private sector to mine gold
2006-10-20 South Asia Update
2006-10-13 International System To Block Sales Of Conflict Diamonds
2006-10-13 South Asia Update
2006-10-11 Sanctuary Under Threat
2006-10-11 Gemstone Cowboys
2006-09-14 Tilting at Friedland
2006-09-14 Tilting at Friedland
2006-08-23 Burma Update
2006-08-23 Burma Update
2006-08-20 Burma Mining Update
2006-08-15 Robert Friedland
2006-07-01 Burma Update
2006-06-27 "Extractive industry has worst environmental impacts" say NGOs to UN
2006-06-24 London Calling dissects a distinctly dodgy deal
2006-06-24 Sources: Indian Firm Accused Of Misusing Armenia's Gold Reserves:
2006-06-02 Burma Update: antimony mine ruse
2006-06-02 Burma Update: antimony mine ruse
2006-06-01 Attempts on to operate tin and antimony factory outside township
2006-05-25 China Update
2006-05-25 Ivanhoe Mining Plans To Get Out Of Burma
2006-05-25 Ivanhoe To Lay Down Its Copper Sword?
2006-05-25 Shanxi mine managers detained after 57 feared trapped in flooded mine
2006-05-25 China Update
2006-05-25 Ivanhoe to lay down its copper sword?
2006-05-19 Ivanhoe Mines To Leave Myanmar
2006-04-12 Comment from Eric Snider:
2006-04-12 Korean Firms to Develop Myanmar Copper
2006-04-12 Ivanhoe update
2006-04-12 Ivanhoe Update
2006-04-06 Investors Await Mongolia's New Tax, Mining Rules
2006-04-06 Sanctions affect Ivanhoe's Myanmar operation
2006-04-05 Ivanhoe CEO exercised options for $10.9-million
2006-04-04 Ivanhoe Operations Shut Down in Burma
2006-04-03 Ivanhoe Facing Tough Times in Myanmar
2006-03-11 Burma Update
2006-03-06 Burma Update
2006-03-06 Gold mining in the tiger reserve of the 22,000 sq km Hukawng valley national park is expected to ta
2006-03-06 Burma Update
2006-03-04 Newmont profits from Uzbekistan while state murder, torture and impoverishment prevail
2006-03-04 Newmont profits from Uzbekistan while state murder, torture and impoverishment prevail
2006-02-20 Will Dundee get scotched?
2006-02-20 Bulgaria's Cabinet sitting on a gold mine
2006-02-20 Will Dundee get scotched?
2006-02-13 More problems for the small metal mining companies, this time the focus is on the tin/tungsten miner
2006-01-25 Antimony production plant shut down after local community protest
2006-01-25 Another SE Asian poisoned village
2006-01-25 Another SE Asian poisoned village
2006-01-19 China Update
2006-01-19 China update
2005-11-17 Museums Showcase Burma's Erased History
2005-11-15 Hidden Dangers of Coal
2005-11-15 Revealed: the abuse of seafarers who help turn our lights on
2005-11-15 Hidden Dangers of Coal
2005-10-24 Ivanhoe mis-quoted?
2005-10-24 Demand for Galena Mounts from China
2005-10-24 Friedland's power play in Burma - more prospective backing for a hated regime
2005-10-18 London Calling - October 18 2005
2005-10-18 London Calling! October 18 2005
2005-10-16 Financier's saga of risk promises Gobi riches
2005-10-15 Gold Diggers: Big companies push small prospectors aside in hunt for Burma’s riches
2005-10-15 Tarnished Metal: The human cost of mining for riches in Kachin State
2005-10-15 Tarnished Metal: The human cost of mining for riches in Kachin State
2005-10-14 Kachin Environmental Report Banned
2005-08-25 Chinese Buyers Boost Demand For Rubellite
2005-08-12 Burma Roads - updates on mining in Burma
2005-08-12 Gems And Tin
2005-08-12 The Search For Investors For The Mwetaung Nickel Deposits
2005-08-12 China, Myanmar Sign Mineral Exploration Agreement
2005-08-12 Burma Roads
2005-07-13 Ascienden a 83 las víctimas mortales en accidente minero en China
2005-07-13 China mine death toll rises to 83
2005-07-13 The price miners continue to pay - in Zambia, China and Burma
2005-07-13 The price miners continue to pay - in Zambia, China and Burma
2005-07-12 Eight Die as Gem Mine Collapses
2005-05-10 Amnesty International Holds Ivanhoe Mines Accountable
2005-03-24 Robert Friedland Expanding in Burma
2005-03-24 Robert Friedland Expanding in Burma
2005-03-08 Tiffany Says No to Burma's "Blood Gems"
2005-03-08 Tiffany Says No to Burma's "Blood Gems"
2005-03-02 Starm Raises The Alarm On Entry Of Foreign Partner Into Lepanto Mines
2005-03-02 STARM Raises The Alarm on Entry of Foreign Partner Into Lepanto Mines
2005-02-16 Tiffany Resumes Buying Gems Mined in Myanmar
2005-01-15 1] Lepanto A Shares Are Limited To Local Investors While Lepanto B Shares May Be Bought By Foreign
2005-01-05 Friedland invests in Philippines
2004-12-27 As Robert Friedland, commonly known in world mining communities as "Toxic Bob" throug
2004-12-27 Friedland joins the chorus of mining hype in the Philippines
2004-12-27 Friedland joins the chorus of mining hype in the Philippines
2004-10-15 From the Ivanhoe Annual Report:
2004-09-15 Unocal Must Face Abuse Suit
2004-09-08 Is South African Black Empowerment a Mining Myth?
2004-09-08 Is South African Black Empowerment A Mining Myth?
2004-08-19 We would like to publish this letter in full from Ivanhoe without further comment as it really spe
2004-08-11 Gems and HIV/AIDS
2004-07-26 Agreement on joint exploration of copper and other minerals signed
2004-07-23 China's apparently unquenchable thirst for minerals is taking it into Burma
2004-07-23 Mainland miner gets Myanmar approval
2004-05-25 World Bank's IFC to Back China's Clean Coal Plants
2004-05-17 Red Rubies, Black Economy
2004-05-17 Red Rubies, Black Economy in Burma
2004-04-27 Helping Bush 'Bushwhack' Justice - holding corporations to account
2004-03-23 Drilling Starts in Myanmar
2004-03-23 Drilling Starts in Myanmar
2004-03-23 In the past two years international opprobrium of Burma's military regime appeared first to increase
2004-03-22 For All the TNCs in China
2004-03-22 For All the TNCs in China - A London Calling special - March 22 2004
2004-02-25 "New gem bonanza" in Burma jilted by specialists
2004-01-30 The Diverging Worlds of Human Rights and the Environment
2004-01-10 A London Calling Special - January 10 2004
2004-01-10 Vedanta - the panto! A London Calling special - January 10 2004
2003-12-10 The Set Ga Done Concession agreement was approved on December 10, 2003 by the government of the Unio
2003-12-08 Gem cutting facilities lacking
2003-12-01 Sources: Launch of Vedanta IPO: Financial Times (FT) 5/12/2003; Hedge funds buying Vedanta: FT 6-7
2003-11-30 London Calling - November 30 2003
2003-11-30 London Calling! November 30 2003
2003-11-18 Paddy fields inundated without notice
2003-11-18 This article, although short indicates a particularly perverse action - even for the SLORC: diverti
2003-11-18 Paddy fields inundated without notice in Burma
2003-11-14 Burma regime's mine products lead in export
2003-11-14 Note: Myanmar mine export statistics usually combine income from natural gas exports
2003-11-14 This is a short news piece but speaks a volume: while during the late 1990s the importance of mining
2003-11-11 The Promoter - Robert Friedland in Forbes
2003-10-15 Ivesting in Destruction: The impact of development projects and economic policies in Burma
2003-10-15 Investing in Destruction: The impact of development projects and economic policies in Burma
2003-09-15 The Bulls in China
2003-09-15 The Bulls in China
2003-09-10 Local Burmese condemn military takeover of ruby mine
2003-08-07 London Calling - August 7 2003
2003-07-07 World's deadliest coal mines power China's progress
2003-06-25 Ottawa to Lean on Ivanhoe
2003-06-15 149; For further information on companies that invest in Burma please visit
2003-06-12 CLC and ICEM Call on Ivanhoe Mines to Withdraw from Burma
2003-06-05 Call for Ban on Canadian Investments in Burma
2003-03-31 Set Ga Done Property, Union of Myanmar
2003-02-19 London Calling - February 19 2003
2003-02-19 London Calling! February 19 2003
2003-02-02 London Calling - February 2 2003
2003-02-02 London Calling! February 2 2003
2003-01-05 Myanmar's river dolphins declining, face becoming endangered: report
2003-01-01 Gold Mining Risks to People - and Dolphins - in Burma
2003-01-01 Myanmar's river dolphins declining, face becoming endangered
2002-09-19 U.S. Ruling Says Firms Liable for Abuse Abroad
2002-09-19 Unocal Can Be Held Liable For Human Rights Crimes in Burma, Says Appeals Court
2002-09-19 Unocal Can Be Held Liable For Human Rights Crimes in Burma, Says Appeals Court
2002-09-18 Excerpts from U.S. Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit Decision on John Doe et al v. Unocal corpo
2002-08-18 Oily Diplomacy: How State Department is protecting Exxon, Unocal and Rio Tinto from peoples' claims
2002-08-18 How State Department is protecting Exxon, Unocal and Rio
2002-08-09 Further comment from the Financial Times...
2002-07-29 Monywa copper project in Myanmar seeks fresh finance
2002-07-29 Monywa copper project in Myanmar seeks fresh finance
2002-07-29 Canada's Ivanhoe Mines seeks Japanese finance for Mynamar venture
2002-06-15 Myanmar: Ivanhoe Mines' operations must respect human rights
2002-05-20 Burma's Suu Kyi challenges West and urges Canada to curb investments
2002-04-08 Mr Friedland's promises have come to naught
2002-03-15 Protest at Underwriting of Ivanhoe Mines Deal
2002-03-15 Protests against HSBC Securities loans to Ivanhoe should be directed at:
2002-03-15 Ivanhoe Scores a Hit with Underwriting Deal
2002-02-18 Ivanhoe Mines steps into the crossfire
2001-06-16 Demonstration at AGM of Robert Friedland's Ivanhoe against support for Burma's misery
2001-06-16 Copper miner denies using forced labour in Myanmar : June 16, 2001
2001-06-16 Press Release: June 16, 2001
2001-05-23 Friedland's power play in Burma - more prospective backing for a hated regime
2001-05-01 Grave Diggers: A report on Mining in Burma
2001-05-01 News from the North American Regional Office of the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mi
2001-05-01 Two statements prior to the Ivanhoe AGM on its position in Burma
2001-05-01 Heave-Ho Ivanhoe! Ivanhoe Mines Out of Burma!
2001-05-01 Two statements prior to the 2002 Ivanhoe Annual General Meeting on its position in Burma
2001-05-01 Author's foreword
2001-05-01 CONTENTS
2001-05-01 NB - Please note this is a slighlty different version than the one which was published in September
2001-05-01 Clb Director Han Dongfang's Commentary On The 18th Anniversary Of June 4.
2001-05-01 GRAVE DIGGERS
2001-05-01 No knight in shining armour for Ivanhoe
2001-05-01 No Copper for Blood: The need to stop Ivanhoe Mines
2001-05-01 Eric Snider comments: Colin Bird and his Lion Mining Finance and various associated subsidiaries sp
2001-05-01 Alarming mining-related news continues to filter out of one of the world's most beleaguered counties
2001-05-01 Only two foreign firms answer Burma's mining call
2001-05-01 An initial planning meeting will be held on Wednesday June 6 at Mosaic, 1522 Commercial Drive.
2001-05-01 British mine financier bids for Burma mining concession
2001-05-01 British mine financier bids for Burma mining concession
2001-05-01 No Copper for Blood: The need to stop Ivanhoe Mines

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