Zambia

    Zambia, Africa's biggest copper producer, appears set to abandon plans to secure a greater slice of its mineral wealth, marking what may be the start of a retreat from resource nationalism among poor countries with plentiful commodities. A decision on the introduction of a new mineral tax regime, expected by the end of the week, will follow pressure from mining companies threatening to delay projects and cut jobs after the precipitous fall in global metal prices. (The Financial Times)

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