Brazilian Nickel PLC Announces Board Changes

Brazilian Nickel PLC Announces Board Changes Brazilian Nickel (BRN), the private UK company developing its nickel laterite heap leach project in Brazil, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Menell as Non-Executive Chairman, succeeding Paul Lush who will now become Deputy Chairman. Mr Menell joined the Board in December 2020 following a US$25 million…

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Bernstein EV Conference: TechMet – Chairman & CEO, Brian Menell

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Bernstein EV Conference: TechMet – Chairman & CEO, Brian Menell www.alliancebernstein.com Good morning or good afternoon, wherever you’re calling from I’m Mark Newman from Bernstein, and this is electric revolution US Summit. And we’re joined today with our next special guest is Brian Menell. He is the CEO of TechMet. Covering global metals and mining is going…

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Brian Menell: Japanese Are Turning To African Resources

17 December 2010, Press Release Japanese Private Investment In African Resources Grows There are the first signs of a growing interest on the part of both Japanese institutional and private investors in finding the right channels to increase exposure to African natural resources, says Brian Menell, CEO of Kemet Global Ltd and former executive director…

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Super Rich Turn To Diamonds: Growth Outlook Sparkles

15 December 2010, Press Release Unprecedented record prices for blue diamonds and important white stones at international auction houses are only the tip of the iceberg in the growing trend among the world’s super rich to buy large diamonds as safe and high growth investments. “In recent months I’ve seen a significant increase in interest…

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African Business Magazine Resource nationalism should unite, not divide

25 January 2012, Brian Menell African Business Magazine Resource nationalism should unite, not divide Resource nationalism has become a much-discussed topic in the mining world of late, but while the debate has created a fair amount of heat, it has done less to shed light on how businesses and governments could work together. Given the…

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BNP Paribas – Metals Week: Tin could rise back toward $30,000/mt in 2012

6 December 2011, Ben Kilbey Tin could head back toward $30,000/mt in 2012 on the back of strengthening demand and sluggish supply, BNP Paribas said in a note last week. “Stronger demand and sluggish supply may eventually lead to real physical market tightness, which should push the price back up towards $30,000/mt. And we retain…

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Reuters: Miners in Africa seen at more risk if fight taxes

8 December 2011, Ed Stoddard Mining companies risk facing ever stronger waves of nationalism in Africa if they fight off current government moves to force them to pay more taxes and reveal more information on local operations, industry consultants and some executives say. At a time when metals prices are high, companies that were granted…

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MineWeb: Mining companies should not ignore resource nationalism trends

7 December 2011, MineWeb Resource nationalism has become perhaps the most pressing concern nowadays for mining companies and they should be more sensitive in their approach to dealing with developing nations’ governments While focussing specifically on Africa, Kemet CEO Brian Menell’s warning to delegates at the Mines & Money conference in London is equally valid…

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Mining MX: Target state mining firms, says Brian Menell

Mining MX: Target state mining firms, says Brian Menell MINING executives need to develop better political skills and engage in the creation of national mining companies to counter the negative impacts of resource nationalism. That’s according to Brian Menell – a member of South Africa’s influential Menell family which formerly controlled Avmin – and who…

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MINES AND MONEY: Engaging is ‘key to surviving resource nationalism’

MINES AND MONEY: Engaging is ‘key to surviving resource nationalism’ The key to navigating the pitfalls associated with resource nationalism in resource-rich countries is to forge relationships and engage with governments and state mining companies, according to Brian Menell, founder of South African mining and industrial conglomerate Anglovaal Group. “We need to engage not so…

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Press Release: Menell calls for engagement in resource nationalism

6 December 2011, Press Release Brian Menell, chief executive of the Kemet group of companies, has recommended the mining industry embrace resource nationalism, rather than fighting it. Mr Menell, whose grandfather, Slip Menell, founded the Anglovaal Group in South Africa, eventual employer of more than 80,000 people, took joint charge of that group’s mining assets…

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Metal Bulletin TINCO PROFILE: Rwandan tin producer eyes long-term growth

Metal Bulletin TINCO PROFILE: Rwandan tin producer eyes long-term growth Tinco Investments is a Rwanda-focused tin and related metals producer that emerged four years ago from the ashes of a former Belgian colonial mine. The company itself was created about 18 months ago, and production was re-established at five of Rwanda’s largest historical mines. It…

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Mining Weekly: Supply-constrained tin a compelling market story – Menell

18 October 2011, Martin Creamer With supply constrained and demand robust, tin is currently a compelling market story, says Tinco CEO Brian Menell. The unlisted Tinco has five producing mines in the Rutongo concession area of Rwanda, Central Africa. Its 5 000 Rwanda mine employees produce more than 100 t/m of 72%-tin concentrate, all of…

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Africa’s New Resource: Nationalism

5 April 2011, Press Release At The Times’ Africa CEO Summit on Tuesday 22 March 2011, Brian Menell, Chairman of Kemet Global Ltd., presented to the Natural Resources Session his views on the challenges posed by the increase in “resource nationalism” which is building momentum across the African continent. Brian Menell identified two dominant trends…

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Recession: May alter priorities, but real philanthropists still give freely

8 April 2010, Ingi Salgado America’s 50 most generous people gave $4.1 billion (R29.8bn) less to charity last year as recession knocked the business of giving. The slowdown in philanthropic donations has hit South Africa’s non-profit sector as some foreign funding sources have dried up. But anecdotal evidence suggests that those South Africans who are…

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Ronaldo and Figo: Score their biggest goal

Ronaldo and Figo: Score their biggest goal Football idols Ronaldo and Luis Figo of Real Madrid met Nelson Mandela at his home in Cape Town on Thursday and promised to tell the world about South Africa. Brazilian international Ronaldo and Portugal’s Figo are in the city as guests of businessman Tokyo Sexwale to promote the…

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Clive S. Menell, 65: Mining Executive In South Africa

Clive S. Menell, 65: Mining Executive In South Africa Clive S. Menell, the deputy chairman of Anglovaal Ltd., a South African mining conglomerate, died yesterday at the age of 65. The cause of death was cancer, said Paul Theron, a spokesman for Anglovaal. Anglovaal is South Africa’s fifth biggest gold producer, with interests in mining,…

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