Australian police expand Cambodia probe of OZ minerals

Authorities in Australia have expanded the scope of their investigation into bribery allegations involving the relatives of Cambodian government officials and the former Cambodian operations of Australian miner OZ Minerals, the firm has announced.   ...

Zsombor Peter

OZ takes Renaissance scrip for cash

OZ Minerals has emerged with 16 per cent of Cambodia-focused Renaissance Minerals after agreeing to push back a deal that could have forced the gold explorer to stump up a $10 million payment on its Okvau deposit in the South-East Asian nation. Renaissance’s purchase of the ...

The West Australian News Staff

Australian Police Say Appropriate Steps Taken in BHP Bribery Case

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Monday they have taken the necessary steps to investigate claims that the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, bribed officials in Cambodia and played down reports that it had mishandled one the country’s largest cases in corporate corruption. “The ...

Firm says gold deposit discovered in Mondolkiri

Renaissance Minerals announced Friday it has discovered a high-grade gold deposit in an area in Mondolkiri province that lies within the Australian firm’s Cambodian Gold Project. The new find is located about 500 meters to the northeast of the company’s Okvau exploration zone. The announcement comes ...

OZ Minerals Completes Sale of Cambodian Assets

Australian mining firm OZ Minerals announced yesterday that it has successfully sold its Cambodian mining assets to Renaissance Minerals Limited for AU$17.8 million, or $19.2 million, after years of disappointing gold exploration results here. According to the statement, Renaissance now controls the 1,100-square-km core of the ...

No Investigation of OZ Minerals Deal, Police Say

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have decided not to investigate the Australian mining company OZ Minerals, saying information that the firm paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to family members of officials in the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (Mime) when buying out its ...

OZ Minerals Future in Cambodia Still Unclear

OZ Minerals, the Australian mining company is reviewing its assets in Cambodia and is so far not planning any further work in the country. Their assessment of gold reserves in the country will be updated by the end of the year at which time the ...

OZ Knew of Gold at M'Kiri Site, Report Shows

OZ Minerals has details revealing the size of gold resources available at its Mondolkiri site and has had them for nearly a year. For withholding the information OZ Minerals could face legal action in Australia. Keo Seima, a partner organization was bought out in 2009 ...

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