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Tokyo | Just beyond the windows of Satsuki Kanno's apartment overlooking Tokyo Bay, a behemoth from a bygone era will soon rise: a coal-burning power plant, part of a buildup of coal power that is unheard-of for an advanced economy (reports The New York Times).

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Australian investors are likely to notice a wave of media reports about the $90 billion LNG construction industry about to take off in Mozambique...

Over the next few months, Australian investors are likely to notice a wave of media reports about the $90 billion LNG construction industry about to take off in Mozambique. Until now, this massive investment in what will be four world-scale LNG projects has received virtually no coverage in Australia because they do not involve the usual ASX-listed petroleum companies such as Woodside and Santos.

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South Africa’s abundant supply of platinum group metals (PGMs) puts it in pole position to transition towards a hydrogen-based economy

South Africa’s abundant supply of platinum group metals (PGMs) puts it in pole position to transition towards a hydrogen-based economy, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani said on the opening morning of Mining Indaba in Cape Town (reports MiningNews). Cutifani, who used his opening keynote address to highlight Anglo's green credentials, pointed to a 2017 report by the Hydrogen Council, which predicted hydrogen would account for 18% of global final energy demand by 2050.

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A common theme among gold miners presenting at Mining Indaba this year was a desire to grow through the drill bit amid an expected decline in gold production (reports MiningNews). The World Gold Council noted global gold production dropped by 1% in 2019, the first decline since 2008. According to a slide shown by Barrick Gold's Mark Bristow, global gold production will peak this year, while the WGC now believes it may have peaked in 2018. "Even if all the projects in the pipeline come to fruition, it's all downhill from there," Bristow told delegates.

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Liontown Resources (ASX:LTR), one of the best performing small-cap battery metal stocks on the ASX in 2019, is gearing up for an interim resource update at its flagship Kathleen Valley lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia (reports Stockhead) . This comes after its ongoing drilling program continued to intersect thick, high-grade mineralised zones that highlight why the company was a market darling last year.

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Saracen Mineral Holdings has celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the first gold pour at the Carosue Dam operations...

Saracen Mineral Holdings has celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the first gold pour at the Carosue Dam operations (reports MiningNews). The company, which has just experienced one of the biggest quarters in its history, paused to reflect on its history this week. Carosue Dam, Saracen's first operation, poured first gold on January 29, 2010. Saracen took a group of current and former staff and early company backers to site to mark the occasion on Wednesday.

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Northern Star Resources boss Bill Beament says the company's close alignment with Super Pit co-owner Saracen Mineral Holdings has the potential to add even more value to the iconic gold mining operation...

Northern Star Resources boss Bill Beament says the company's close alignment with Super Pit co-owner Saracen Mineral Holdings has the potential to add even more value to the iconic gold mining operation (reports The Australian Financial Review).

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Shareholders of Northern Star Resources look set for a juicier dividends

Shareholders of Northern Star Resources look set for a juicier dividends as the miner eyes production of nearly 1 million ounces of gold this financial year following its acquisition of a half stake in the Kalgoorlie Super Pit (reports The West Australian).

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