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A withhold up in Mongolia? Thoughts on the renewed tax debate around Oyu Tolgoi - GOXI

A withhold up in Mongolia? Thoughts on the renewed tax debate around Oyu Tolgoi - GOXI | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Governments of mining countries are vulnerable to investors using double tax agreements (DTAs) as a means of avoiding paying taxes. DTAs are bilateral, or mult…
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Rio Tinto denies allegation it avoided taxes on Mongolian mine

Rio Tinto denies allegation it avoided taxes on Mongolian mine | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Rio Tinto and its Canadian subsidiary Turquoise Hill deny accusations by Dutch non-profit group
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Le Canada abolit l'exception relative aux paiements de facilitation

Le Canada abolit l'exception relative aux paiements de facilitation | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
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NunatsiaqOnline 2017-09-05: NEWS: Heading into public hearing, Nunavut, Agnico Eagle disagree over caribou

NunatsiaqOnline 2017-09-05: NEWS: Heading into public hearing, Nunavut, Agnico Eagle disagree over caribou | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
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NunatsiaqOnline 2017-08-24: NEWS: Agnico Eagle asked to respond to concerns over Nunavut gold project

NunatsiaqOnline 2017-08-24: NEWS: Agnico Eagle asked to respond to concerns over Nunavut gold project | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
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Mines can create Indigenous middle class in Ring of Fire: Opinion | Toronto Star

Mines can create Indigenous middle class in Ring of Fire: Opinion | Toronto Star | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Ontario needs to follow the lead of Nunavut, where Inuit communities have benefitted from successful gold and iron ore mines.
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Goldcorp ruffles First Nations over Coffee assessment | MINING.com

Goldcorp ruffles First Nations over Coffee assessment | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Goldcorp (NYSE:GG,TSX:G) might be regretting taking over Kaminak Gold and with it, the proposed Coffee gold mine, as the slowly turning wheels of the Canad
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Ressources Strateco: l'ancienne vedette du Plan Nord perd sa cause | Isabelle Mathieu | Justice et faits divers

Ressources Strateco: l'ancienne vedette du Plan Nord perd sa cause | Isabelle Mathieu | Justice et faits divers | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Ressources Strateco, entreprise minière ancienne vedette du Plan Nord avec un projet de mine d'uranium, perd sa cause face au gouvernement du Québec.
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A Digital Right To The City: Who Defines Democracy In The Smart City?

A Digital Right To The City: Who Defines Democracy In The Smart City? | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Digitisation of the city is heralded as bottom-up empowerment of its citizens. But who defines citizenship in a smart city? digital right to the city
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Philippine minister bans new open-pit mines worth $8 bn

Philippine minister bans new open-pit mines worth $8 bn | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Philippine socialite-turned-environment minister Regina Lopez caused ire in the mining industry Thursday by announcing a ban on new open-pit mines, a move that threatens over eight billion dollars in investments. Lopez, who has already ordered the closure of 23 mines this year, told reporters she would
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Recent Escondida strike may push Chile into recession | MINING.com

Recent Escondida strike may push Chile into recession | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Analysts believe that would increase the chances of the country joining Latin America’s ongoing political drift to the right in November’s elections.
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Les Cris de Mistissini deviennent les seuls gestionnaires de la réserve faunique des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi

Les Cris de Mistissini deviennent les seuls gestionnaires de la réserve faunique des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Le gouvernement du Québec confie à la Nation crie de Mistissini la gestion complète de la réserve faunique des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi, située en Eeyou Istchee, le territoire des Cris du Québec.
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"Ça fait onze ans qu'on attendait ça"
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Earning not just permits but permission: Top 10 social license lessons

Earning not just permits but permission: Top 10 social license lessons | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
When it comes to social license for energy and resource companies, formal approval only goes so far. I once had the pleasure of working with the head
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B.C. miners halt exploration program to address community concerns

B.C. miners halt exploration program to address community concerns | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Following a community outcry, Aben Resources and Eagle Plains Resources decided to suspend their planned drill program at the Chico Gold Project.
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First Aboriginal mine opens in Northern Territory | MINING.com

First Aboriginal mine opens in Northern Territory | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Sunday was a proud day for Aboriginal people in Australia's Northern Territory, with the opening of a new bauxite mine.
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Colombian First Nations protest against coal mine | MINING.com

Colombian First Nations protest against coal mine | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Wayuu leaders traveled to Bogotá to protest against El Cerrejón, the thermal coal open-pit mine owned by Glencore, BHP Billiton and Anglo American
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Canadian pipeline protesters launch new battle from the water | MINING.com

Canadian pipeline protesters launch new battle from the water | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
More than a hundred environmental activists gathered last weekend to practice seaborne drills to disrupt construction on Kinder Morgan's Westridge crude oil terminal.
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‘Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world's biodiversity’

‘Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world's biodiversity’ | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
David Hill: Interview with UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
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NGO brings out legal gold from the Congo | MINING.com

NGO brings out legal gold from the Congo | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Partnership Africa Canada says the gold was one of the first legal gold purchases from the DRC.
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Tahoe Resources forced to halt Escobal mine in Guatemala | MINING.com

Tahoe Resources forced to halt Escobal mine in Guatemala | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
The Canadian miner said it will take “all legal steps possible” after the country’s Supreme Court suspended the mining licence for its flagship Escobal silver mine.
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Taking Care Of Business - And Human Rights

Taking Care Of Business - And Human Rights | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Mining companies headquartered in Canada have been implicated in human rights violations around the world, some involving egregious abuses like sexual violence, forced displacement and extrajudicial killings.
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Peruvian Supreme Court rules against Newmont | MINING.com

Peruvian Supreme Court rules against Newmont | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Peru has ruled in favour of a farmer that Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) claimed was illegally occupying land it wanted to develop into the Congo mine.
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Barrick shares hammered after slashing production guidance | MINING.com

Barrick shares hammered after slashing production guidance | MINING.com | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Osisko Mining
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Securing Mining Revenues: Good Practice from Zambia, Tanzania, and South Africa

Securing Mining Revenues: Good Practice from Zambia, Tanzania, and South Africa | Social Performance - Natural Resources | Scoop.it
Co-authored by Thomas Lassourd. Cross-posted from NRGI. 

In Sierra Leone, the tax authority’s total budget allocation for 2015-16
was USD 13 million, about 0.5 percent of Australia’s. It has six staff
responsible for auditing extractive industry taxpayers in a country where,
pre-Ebola pande
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http://www.thebuzzbusiness.com/the-future-of-sustainable-mining/

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If you do not have a good relationship or partnership with local communities, you can probably add 10 to 15% to your cost base. If you do not connect with communities, any development will be challenged.
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