Locals Fear Bauxite Mining May Be Happening in Pahang Despite Ban

Locals Fear Bauxite Mining May Be Happening in Pahang Despite Ban

Though the prohibition against it will run for over a month at minimum, Pahang locals fear that the appearance of bauxite mining equipment mean the practice has resumed in their area. The People’s Movement to Stop Bauxite Pollution (Geram) chairman Ali Akbar...


R&D can power low carbon value growth for Indian firms

The world over, aluminium companies are training their guns on a low carbon growth strategy. With emission reductions topping agendas at international conclaves, aluminium producers, upstream and downstream- are turning more to innovation to build a greener portfolio of products. The trigger for a shift to less polluting capacities is taking place more so in […]

Indonesian Government Disavows Plan to End Metal Ore Export Ban

Indonesian mining officials announced yesterday that they would not be pursuing a plan to allow the export of low-grade bauxite. The plan faced a tidal wave of opposition from domestic smelters as well as from investors from the People’s Republic of China who have invested vast amounts in the country to build processing plants. The […]

Fiji Confirms First Bauxite Shipment of the Year

The Fijian government confirmed its first shipment of bauxite in 2016 on Wednesday. Fiji’s Acting director of the Mineral Resources Department Apete Soro told local media that the first shipment of the year left the Fijian port of Bua last month, bound for refineries in the People’s Republic of China. “I can confirm that the […]

ABx Posts Strong Numbers for the First Half of 2016

Sydney’s Australian Bauxite Limited released results for the first half of 2016 on Monday. The firm turned in significantly better numbers in the half compared to the first half of 2015. ABx reported a revenue for the half of just under A$4 million, an improvement year-on-year from last year’s total of A$911,098. The firm’s profit […]

Miners to Pay Cost for Dedicated Road in Pahang

The Kuantan government decided last week that the cost of constructing a dedicated road for transporting bauxite from Bukit Goh to the Port of Kuantan will be paid by the mining operators. Pahang’s Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob indicated that, based upon his consultation with the state’s Land and Mining Office, the road is […]