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Risk & Compliance Journal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a new version of a rule mandating the disclosure of payments by oil, gas and mining companies to foreign governments—one that seeks to lessen the compliance burden on those companies.

Business

Less than half of the world’s larger miners have released safety and environmental details about their mine-waste dams in response to a survey by a coalition of investors including the Church of England.

Off Duty Travel

Deep in the desert of New South Wales, a pair of old mining towns now draw movie buffs looking for “Mad Max” and a giant stiletto.

Business

Britain’s top financial cop said it is investigating Glencore for alleged bribery, sending shares of the mining and trading giant down 9%.

Management & Careers

The mining company signaled it intends to make management changes next year that would pave the way for the retirement of its CEO, Ivan Glasenberg.

Business

Global diamond production is falling, pushing De Beers, the former monopoly known for its secrecy, to embrace transparency with a new initiative to trace where each stone originates.

Risk & Compliance Journal

The U.S. Justice Department has thrown its weight behind a group of past investors in an African mine who say they were the victims of a bribery scheme by the hedge fund Sculptor Capital Management.

Pro Bankruptcy Bankruptcy

Entrepreneurs Tom Clarke and Jeff Hoops Sr. thought they could make money cobbling together financially troubled mines into larger coal producers. But their new businesses faced the same struggles.

Heard on the Street

The collapse of a marble-mining stock in Hong Kong underlines index giants’ newfound responsibility as the de facto regulators of capital flows.

Heard on the Street

Copper prices have perked up, on optimism about a trade deal and signs of life in global manufacturing. Traders should pay more attention to weakness in Chinese heavy industry.

Business

BHP named Mike Henry as its new chief executive, opting for his experience running the most profitable operation of the global miner after a tumultuous period of big swings in commodity prices and exiting legacy assets.

World

After a deadly dam collapse, Brazil’s mining giant paid compensation to survivors who spent like every day was their last. Now Vale plans to close the mine, a pillar of the local economy.

Business

Global mining companies are re-examining how they pay their chief executives, aiming to diminish the impact of external factors that can mask a leader’s true performance.

Pro Bankruptcy Bankruptcy

A dozen U.S. Senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are backing legislation to shore up a pension plan covering 92,000 retired coal miners that has been depleted during a brutal downturn in the coal industry.