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Southeast Asia Set to Square Off Again on Xayaburi

| December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
Southeast Asia Set to Square Off Again on Xayaburi

WallStreet Journal, 5 December 2011. By James Hookway Laos plans to establish itself as the hydroelectric powerhouse of Southeast Asia will likely face a fierce challenge this week from neighboring

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PTT wants more exploration More offshore drilling as reserves dwindle

| August 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Wai Chun axes plans to buy Kingdom mines

| March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Phnom Pehn Post, 14 March 2011, WAI Chun Mining Industry Group has scrapped the planned purchase of two Cambodian iron mines. According to a filing on Friday with the Hong Kong stock exchange, the company has terminated an agreement over the possible acquisition of the mines together with a 74 percent interest in a South […]

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PM grilled over Cambodian oil rights claims

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

BangkokPost, 15 February, 2011 The People’s Alliance for Democracy is challenging Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to clarify the group’s claim that Thai political groups have a vested interest in oil wells in Cambodia. PAD spokesman Parnthep Pourpongpan said yesterday the PAD had fresh evidence of Thai political groups’ interests in Cambodia, and it wanted the […]

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Cambodia approves titanium mine in world’s ‘most threatened forest’

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mongabay.com, 15 February 2011, by Jeremy Hance The Cambodian government has approved a mine that environmentalists and locals fear will harm wildlife, pollute rivers, and put an end to a burgeoning ecotourism in one of the last pristine areas of whatConservation International (CI) recently dubbed ‘the world’s most threatened forest’. Prime Minister, Hun Sen, approved […]

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More at stake in overlapping offshore area

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Nation, 9 February 2011, by Watcharapong Thongrung Despite the limited impact on the Thai economy for the time being, the border clash with Cambodia could have more serious repercussions if the conflict escalates and heightens complications over the overlapping offshore area between the two countries. One thing is certain: discussions on the maritime border […]

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Mining update: Brighton begins test drilling

| January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pnom Penh Post, 24 January 2011 BRIGHTON Mining Group Ltd has begun test drilling for gold at its Antrong project in Mondulkiri province, intending to establish an inferred maiden resource by the second half of 2011. The ASX-listed firm drew parallels to OZ Mineral Okvao tenement in the same province, and claimed in a filing […]

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Aspiring miner ends site study

| January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Phnom Penh Post, 6 January 2011 JUNIOR mining company Aspire International Inc has completed a geological survey of prospective mining sites in Pailin and Battambang provinces, with results due shortly according to a company statement. “Reports to assess promising gold, silver and rare earth mineral deposits are being prepared for possible acquisitions” the company said […]

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Mining association seeks standards and action

| January 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Phnom Penh Post, 2 January 2011, by Jeremy Mullins Cambodia could potentially contain a “bonanza” of mineral wealth, but finding and extracting the resources is a risky, expensive business, according to Richard Stanger, president of Cambodian Association of Mining and Exploration Companies. Although much of the country mineral wealth was unexplored, the sector offers another […]

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