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Eric Onstad

Eric Onstad

    New battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute
    New battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute
    United States scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminium for use in smartphones that can be...
    Oppenheimers to keep De Beers stake
    Oppenheimers to keep De Beers stake
    South Africa's Oppenheimer family is not keen to sell its 40% stake in De Beers after a buoyant year for the world's top diamond miner, Nicky...
    African Barrick Gold cuts output goal, shares slide
    African Barrick Gold cuts output goal, shares slide
    African Barrick Gold cut its 2010 production target for the second time in three months after it said it uncovered fuel theft at its new Buzwagi...
    Xstrata in $5bn new mine spend after bumper earnings
    Xstrata in $5bn new mine spend after bumper earnings
    Mining group Xstrata said it would pump over $5-billion into new mines and keep targeting organic growth rather than acquisitions, after more than...
    RenCap targets African resources in expansion push
    RenCap targets African resources in expansion push
    Russian private investment bank Renaissance Capital is in the midst of a sweeping expansion into the resource sector in Africa, betting on a surge...
    Anglo rejects Xstrata 'merger of equals' plan
    Anglo rejects Xstrata 'merger of equals' plan
    Anglo American rejected rival mining group Xstrata's "merger of equals" proposal on Monday, knocking a no-premium marriage and a combination with...
    Havana free education
    Havana free education
    So Blade has met the vice-chancellors. Not that this meeting reached the tabloids. In fact, it was a subdued affair. According to the press release...
    Xstrata seeks $68-billion merger with Anglo
    Xstrata seeks $68-billion merger with Anglo
    Xstrata wants talks with mining rival Anglo American about a proposed merger of equals worth about $68-billion, seeking increased scale and cost...
    China scouting for bargain mining deals
    China scouting for bargain mining deals
    Chinese mining firms are gearing up to take advantage of the global downturn and seek M&A mining deals at bargain prices next year, a top official...
    WeSizwe seeks finance from Middle East, China for mine
    WeSizwe seeks finance from Middle East, China for mine
    South Africa's Wesizwe Platinum has been scouting for financiers in the Middle East and China for its $600-million mine project after the freezing...
    BHP seen pressing on with Rio bid despite crisis
    BHP seen pressing on with Rio bid despite crisis
    Miner BHP Billiton's may have to pay more for a $55-billion loan as the credit crisis deepens, but this is unlikely to force it to abandon its...
    Xstrata launches $10bn cash bid for Lonmin
    Xstrata launches $10bn cash bid for Lonmin
    Miner Xstrata unveiled a $10-billion takeover bid for the world's third-biggest platinum producer, Lonmin, to diversify its business from industrial metals such as copper....