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Vol 49 No 24

Published 28th November 2008


Mining downturn

Low demand for minerals, especially from China, depresses mines and the whole economy

The world’s financial crisis threatens the mining deals that were meant to finance Congo-Kinshasa’s post-war recovery. The big mining companies are finding it hard to raise funds as their share prices dive on the international stock markets; the smaller mining companies are finding it harder to sell what they produce.

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