trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/nui0_E_QKZ2eIE_55iChiw2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform

 /


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

Guinean bauxite miners resume normal operations following political protests

Mining Insights Newsletter June 2020

A Decade of Underperformance for Gold Discoveries

State of the Market: Mining Q1-2020

Mining Exploration Insights - April 2020


Guinean bauxite miners resume normal operations following political protests

Bauxite miners in Guinea resumed full operations after recent political demonstrations impacted production, Reuters reported Oct. 17, citing mine officials.

At least nine people were killed this week during protests against a possible constitutional change that may allow President Alpha Conde to run for a third term, the newswire said.

A Guinea Bauxite Co. spokesman told Reuters that the protests caused production to slow down by 2.5 days. Typical losses from a one-day stoppage are worth about US$1 million, he said.

The spokesman added that a train carrying bauxite to United Co. Rusal PLC and Guinea Alumina Corp. SA had been unable to run. The two companies were not immediately available for comment, Reuters said. Trucks had also been blocked, according to the report, citing Frederic Bouzigues, director-general of Societe Miniere de Boké.

In April, Conde gained authority over state miner Societe Guinneenne du Patrimoine Minier, giving him control of the country's bauxite deposits.

In November 2018, Societe Miniere and Singapore's Winning Shipping signed a deal with the Guinean government to build the country's first alumina refinery, part of a US$3 billion project to develop the West African nation's bauxite industry, which is the largest on the continent.