Resource Nationalism Encore: Zambia Wants Bigger Stake in Copper Mines

  Resource Nationalism Encore: Zambia Wants Bigger Stake in Copper Mines Following the sharp rise in copper prices this year Zambia‘s State-controlled firm ZCCM Investments Holdings wants to increase its stakes in the country’s mines and also expects higher dividend payments, its chief executive said on Wednesday. ZCCM-IH, which was formerly called Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings, has assets of about…

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Pay-Back for Zimbabwe’s Military in First Post-Mugabe Cabinet

  Pay-Back for Zimbabwe’s Military in First Post-Mugabe Cabinet When Zimbabwe’s army incarcerated Robert Mugabe in his house last week, presumably to keep him safe from his enemies after people thought it was a coup, many around the world immediately noticed the irony. The same apparatus of the government that helped prop up Mugabe’s dictatorship…

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African Governments Still Largest Developers of Region’s Infrastructure Projects

    African Governments Still Largest Developers of Region’s Infrastructure Projects Governments remain the single largest developers of infrastructure projects – and own between 57% and 90% of tracked projects – across Africa, the 2017 edition of Deloitte’s ‘Africa Construction Trends’ report has found. The report, released on Wednesday, includes 303 infrastructure projects valued at $50-million or above, that have broken ground on the continent since…

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Don’t Believe the Hype: “Bitcoin is Not Dismantling Gold”–Frank Holmes

  Don’t Believe the Hype: “Bitcoin is Not Dismantling Gold”–Frank Holmes Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of US Global Investors, shares his thoughts on cryptocurrencies and the gold market.   The Investing News Network (INN) caught up with Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of US Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW), at this year’s…

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