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Newsmaker: Cardinal George Pell polarised Australia 7.4.2020 Reuters: World News
Cardinal George Pell's ambition, intellect and ability to befriend influential people saw him rise from his childhood home in an Australian gold mining town to become the Vatican's third-most senior official.
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Daily wage earners suffer hardship in paying weekly interest to money lenders 4.4.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Daily wage earners suffer hardship in paying weekly interest to money lenders
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Coal India's annual output falls for first time in two decades 1.4.2020 Reuters: Money News
Coal India's annual production fell for the first time since 1998/99 as the heaviest rainfall in 25 years battered coal mining regions and a broad economic slowdown stifled demand for the fuel.
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Subsistence miners lose out as coronavirus crushes local gold prices 31.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Informal gold miners from South America to Africa are selling gold at almost 40% discounts as measures to curb the coronavirus crimp supply routes and dry up funding.
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Rio Tinto to scale back New Zealand aluminium smelter due to virus 31.3.2020 Reuters: Money News
Rio Tinto Ltd said on Tuesday its Tiwai smelter in New Zealand will scale back some operations to ensure the health and safety of its workers and comply with government restrictions on containing the coronavirus.
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India might soon implement a plan to ensure that businesses consider their human rights impact 30.3.2020 Scroll.in
Experts have hailed the move, but also called for more attention to indigenous land rights and corporate accountability.
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Western Coalfields records highest-ever single-day coal production 30.3.2020 Projects Monitor

Western Coalfields records highest-ever single-day coal production Western Coalfields (WCL), a subsidiary of Coal India, has registered the highest-ever single-day coal production of 4.29 lakh tonne on 27 March 2020 amid the countrywide lockdown to contain Corona virus. Employees, currently 42,000, are working 24 x seven in both underground and opencast coal mines to produce and despatch enough coal […]

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Kazakhstan widens lockdown as coronavirus cases rise 29.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Kazakhstan locked down its fifth major city on Sunday as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, authorities in the mining and metals hub of Karaganda said.
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India's electricity use falls to lowest in five years due to lockdown 28.3.2020 Reuters: Money News
India's electricity use plummeted to levels last recorded in March 2015, government data showed on Saturday, due to a nationwide lockdown to arrest the spread of the coronavirus.
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Vedanta CEO Venkatakrishnan resigns; zinc unit head named interim chief 27.3.2020 Reuters: Money News
Diversified miner Vedanta Ltd said on Friday Chief Executive Officer S Venkatakrishnan has resigned due to personal reasons, less than two years after he took the helm.
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Uzbekistan widens lockdowns, boosts doctors' pay to fight coronavirus 27.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Uzbekistan locked down more cities and districts on Friday, and announced large bonus payments for medical workers, in its effort to slow the spread of a coronavirus, as it reported the country's first death and the number of cases climbed to 83.
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China's industrial firms post steepest fall in profits in a decade 27.3.2020 Reuters: Money News
Profits at China's industrial firms slumped in the first two months of the year to their lowest in at least a decade, with the mining, manufacturing and power sectors all seeing sharp falls, as a virus epidemic battered China's ...
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MHA issues fresh guidelines on lockdown exemption 25.3.2020 Rediff: News
The guidelines listed several services including government and private offices that will be out of bounds during the period, while exempting establishments such as hospitals, ration shops, dairies, banks, insurance offices, and print and electronic media. Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through e-commerce has also been exempted from the purview of the lockdown.
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Home Ministry Issues Fresh Guidelines On Lockdown Exemption 25.3.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The home ministry on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines covering additional people and services who will be exempted from the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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India Inc bracing for COVID-19 impact on bankruptcies 25.3.2020 Rediff: Business
The government is drawing up a relief package for industry with steps such as relaxation of asset-classification norms by banks, thus allowing companies to delay the repayment of loans, and tax holidays for the worst-hit sectors like aviation and hospitality. But it might not be enough to stop more bankruptcies from getting filed.
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As Europe fights coronavirus and climate, is 'green stimulus' the way? 24.3.2020 Reuters: Money News
For European governments battling to brace economies pummelled by the coronavirus, there might be no better time to go green.
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Palladium soars, eyes best day in two decades on South Africa lockdown 24.3.2020 Reuters: Money News
Palladium surged 12% on Tuesday, on track for its biggest daily rise since 2000 as major producer South Africa locked down due to the coronavirus, while gold soared over 3% as a fresh round of stimulus measures paused a run for cash among ...
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Congo imposes 48-hour lockdown on mining province over coronavirus 23.3.2020 Reuters: Money News
Congo has imposed a two-day lockdown in Haut-Katanga, an area rich in copper and cobalt, after two people tested positive for the coronavirus, provincial governor Jacques Kyabula Katwe said.
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Guinea holds contentious referendum despite coronavirus outbreak 23.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Despite the threat of coronavirus and an opposition boycott, a constitutional referendum was held in Guinea on Sunday that opponents of President Alpha Conde fear could allow him to govern for 12 more years.
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India’s push for ease of doing business will weaken environmental checks on development projects 21.3.2020 Scroll.in
A recent draft notification flouts National Green Tribunal norms and weakens public consultation.
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