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World 24 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

China again fails in bid for Australian resources

CANBERRA (Reuters) - China's efforts to gain a greater stake in Australia's resource industry suffered a new setback on Thursday when a Chinese miner dropped a $400 million bid for a controlling stake in an Australian rare earths miner.

Business 09 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

China swoops on Aussie iron ore, uranium firms

SYDNEY: Chinese state-owned firms expanded their footprint in Australia's mining industry yesterday, agreeing to help fund two iron ore explorers in return for supply contracts and taking a controlling stake in a uranium prospector.

Business 23 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lynas awaits Aussie approval to restart work on RM1.2bil plant

PETALING JAYA:b/b>Australia-based Lynas Corp Ltd expects to resume the construction of its RM1.2bil lathanide plant in Kuantan by as early as September if the Australian government approves the entry of a new major shareholder from China into Lynas Corp in the next three weeks.

Business 05 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lynas to resume RM1.2bil lanthanides plant project

KUALA LUMPUR: Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd is expected to resume its RM1.2bil lanthanides processing plant in Gebeng, Pahang as soon as new investments from a Chinese company are approved by Lynas shareholders.

Lifestyle 30 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Green effort

Launched in conjunction with World Earth Day by's Switch Up, i>The Great Green Concern /i>is a platform for people to make a statement on the environment and a pledge on what they would do to address the issue.

World 16 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Maldives vows to be first carbon-neutral nation

MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives will shift entirely to renewable energy over the next decade to become the first carbon-neutral nation and fight climate change that threatens the low-lying archipelago's existence, the president said on Sunday.

Business 19 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lynas looks for new source of funds for RM1bil plant

Australia-based Lynas Corp Ltd, which has temporarily suspended the construction of its RM1.2bil lathanide plant in Kuantan, is looking at various options to realign new funding to re-start its maiden project in Malaysia.

Community 25 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Company to abide by minimum level radiation emission

Radiation emitted by the industrial waste from an Australian-based mineral exploration and chemical processing company here at Gebeng industrial site will be set at a minimum level.

Nation 22 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tight watch on Aussie company

The operations of an Australian mineral exploration and chemical processing company at the Gebeng industrial site here will be strictly monitored to ensure minimum environmental damage.

Community 20 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Adnan: Pahang being transformed by ECER projects

The East Coast Economic Region (ECER) development masterplan which involves the states of Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and parts of Johor (Mersing) will transform Pahang into a rapidly-developing region when the projects take off.