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30 September 2014
Bonus payments by Chinese company for Aynak mine amounted to US $53 million
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ACEP Organises Forum On Ghana's New Petroleum Bill

30 September 2014
The discovery of larger commercial quantities of oil and gas in deepwater offshore Ghana has exposed the inadequacies in the current legal and regulatory framework governing the industry, a representative of the Ministry of Energy, Anita Lokko has said.

President: “Transparency is key for development”

26 September 2014
President John Dramani Mahama has said transparency and open governance are critical in his administration to leverage socio-economic development in Ghana.

President Sirleaf reaffirms commitment to LEITI

25 September 2014
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to promoting transparent resource governance by supporting the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process in Liberia.

Zambian chamber appeals for VAT refund to get mines back on track

25 September 2014
The Chamber of Mines of Zambia on Thursday appealed to the government to refund withheld value-added tax (VAT) so that the mining industry could continue to contribute optimally to the country’s economy.

Azerbaijan: BP Should Address Crackdown

25 September 2014
BP should tackle a harsh government crackdown on independent groups and activists in Azerbaijan, Human Rights Watch said in a letter released today.

Foreign investment in Myanmar's oil, gas sector gets over 670 mln USD in August

25 September 2014
Foreign investment in Myanmar's oil and natural gas sector coming from 13 foreign companies amounted to 674 million U.S. dollars in August, according to the latest statistics of the Foreign Investment Commission on Wednesday.

Mining Sector CSR: Responsible Returns in a Warm Investment Climate

25 September 2014
With huge capital-intensive projects, companies are solid bets for a new wave of investors banking on sustainability - crucial for the frontier markets miners are exploring faster than ever in a world where 1.2 billion live on less than $1.25 a day.

Malawi at the Africa Down Under mining conference in Australia: Minister Atupele Muluzi’s statement

25 September 2014
Malawi’s Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Atupele Muluzi, recently attended the Africa Down Under Conference in Perth, Australia, hosted by Australia’s Paydirt from 3-5 September. Below is Muluzi’s statement after attending the meeting.
24 September 2014
Why they are not part of the EITI - and why they should be.
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23 September 2014
Sam Tokpah’s lesson on how he can best support countries towards more transparency.
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Concern grows over NGO crackdown in Azerbaijan

22 September 2014
The oil-rich government of Azerbaijan is coming under scrutiny from a prominent natural resources industry watchdog over a crackdown on human rights activists and non-governmental organisations.

Myanmar opening door to offshore oil, gas but red tape spells delays

22 September 2014
After half a century behind militarily-closed doors, Myanmar is venturing back into the international petroleum industry and pinning its hopes on its offshore reserves of oil and gas.

Finance official sees good things miners do

22 September 2014
For one Finance official, the one major obstacle the mining industry has to overcome in the Philippines is the public’s negative perception of its operations in the country.

Mining: Fixing the groundwork

22 September 2014
Natural resources are important to national development. The mining industry, however, misleads the public when it argues that the competitiveness of the mining industry will lead to economic development and poverty eradication.

Tanzania collects $468million from oil, gas firms

22 September 2014
Tanzania has witnessed a considerable increase of revenues from oil and gas exploration firms operating in the country over the past years to Sh727billion ($468million) as of 2012 compared to Sh497 billion ($330 million), the records of 2011.

The Scottish people deserve the truth about North Sea oil and gas

19 September 2014
The first step towards managing oil wealth well is transparency over what it is worth.

Coal debate fires up in Pathein

19 September 2014
The debate on the building of a power plant in Ayeyarwady Region’s Pathein township has intensified, with Region Chief Minister U Thein Aung appearing to give strong indications that the government plans to proceed despite community opposition.

Gov’t to Let Investors Decide on Mining Sites

19 September 2014
The government will allow the development of new mines in the future based on the exploration findings of investors, according to U Khin Maung Han, vice chairman of the Myanmar Federation of Mining Associations.

Issues of introduction of EITI in Tajikistan being discussed in Dushanbe

19 September 2014
Issues related to creation of investment climate in Tajikistan on the basis of introduction of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) program are being discussed at the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in Dushanbe today.
Source: http://news.tj/

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