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1 February 2000

Grave Diggers: A report on mining in Burma

Author: Roger Moody

[refers to Newmont, East Asia Gold, Myanma Gem Enterprise, ECI Minerals, Ivanhoe Mines, Mandalay Mining, First Dynasty, Indochina Goldfields (now part of Ivanhoe Mines), Sumitomo Metal Mining, Marubeni, First Marathon, Nesbitt Burns, Rio Tinto, Tiger...

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1 October 2000

Canadian Company Defends Self, [Burmese] Junta

Author: Irrawaddy

Ivanhoe Mines, a Canadian-based company whose operations in Burma have recently come under renewed scrutiny following the release of a report by a mining watchdog group, has come out in defense of its Burmese business partners, the ruling SPDC...by...

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26 January 2004

Global Engineering And Construction Firms Adopt Anti-Corruption Principles

Author: World Economic Forum

In a move to combat global corruption within their own industry, 19 leading international engineering and construction...companies today signed and adopted a set of business principles for countering bribery. [companies are: Fouad M.T. Alghanim &...

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20 February 2006

Yes, Master - How Western companies are selling their souls for a piece of the massive Chinese market

Author: Steve Maich, Macleans [Canada]

A former executive with Occidental Chemical Corp. and ex-president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, [John] Kamm has spent the past 16 years working for human rights reform in China... [L]ately, he has watched in disbelief as some of...

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12 February 2009

Siberian Dam Threatens to Destroy a Culture

Author: Maria Antonova, Moscow Times

[T]he state has revived…Brezhnev-era plans to construct Russia's largest hydropower plant, much to the horror of the [indigenous] Evenks [population] and environmentalists who say the resulting reservoir would fundamentally alter the region's...

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17 January 2011
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Author: Mahefa Rakotomalala, L'Express de Madagascar

Madagascar relance sa candidature à l'Initiative pour la transparence dans les industries extractives. Quatre compagnies ont adhéré au processus... Un plan d'action a déjà été élaboré dans le cadre du processus de validation. Mais après les évènements...

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1 March 2011

Canadian companies urged to look at the cost of doing business with despots

Author: Geoffrey York, CTV News [Canada]

[T]he…rebellions in Egypt and Tunisia… – and, a few days after the convention, in Libya – have shown the risks of relying on autocracy. Two of Canada’s biggest companies, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc., suddenly found their reputations...

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30 June 2011

Scandals piling up in world of Canadian business

Author: Derek Abma, Postmedia News

As many as five dead, and a dozen wounded. The grim headlines after a violent clash between protesters and police in Peru…cast a pall over the operations of Vancouver-based Bear Creek Mining…[I]t…wasn't the first time in recent months and years that a...

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5 March 2012

SNC racks up contract wins, denies liability in lawsuit allegations

Author: Nicolas Van Praet, Financial Post [Canada]

SNC-Lavalin Group wins contract a contract from Brazilian mining giant Vale SA to modernize its nickel smelter complex in Sudbury, Ont., part of an overall $2-billion effort by Vale to slash sulphur dioxide emissions and dust and metal pollution at...

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28 March 2012

Canada firm with ties to Gathafi's Libya sacks chief executive

Author: Middle East Online

[Pierre Duhaime], [t]he head of a Canadian engineering firm [SNC Lavalin] with dealings in Moamer Gathafi's Libya and loosely linked to a failed plot to smuggle the ex-leader's son into Mexico has quit...

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