Jade and rubies: How Myanmar's military amassed its fortune

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Feb 13, 2021

Jade and rubies: How Myanmar's military amassed its fortune

Mines, banks, petroleum, agriculture, tourism: Myanmar's ruling junta has vested interests in large swaths of the country's economy, providing it a colossal — and closely guarded — fortune that the United States has targeted with sanctions. After last week's coup to oust civilian leader Aung ...

Trudeau shuts out China again by rejecting Arctic gold deal

Asia Pacific Dec 23, 2020

Trudeau shuts out China again by rejecting Arctic gold deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government rejected a plan by China’s Shandong Gold Mining Co. to acquire a gold miner that operates in the Canadian Arctic, potentially inflaming a diplomatic feud. TMAC Resources Inc. owns the Hope Bay gold mine in the northern territory of ...

More than 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Asia Pacific Jul 2, 2020

More than 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

The bodies of at least 100 jade miners were pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, in one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the perilous industry. Scores die each year while working in the country's lucrative but poorly regulated ...