Australia’s Latin America business community came together for the first time in many months at the Australia-Latin America Business Luncheon held in Perth last Thursday, November 19 at Uma Restaurant. The luncheon, which was organised by the Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC) in collaboration with the ABCC and the Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce (APCCI), featured a noteworthy speech by Vanessa Torres, CTO of mining and metals company South 32, who provided a comprehensive overview of her distinguished career in the global mining industry and several of the opportunities that have led to her current role in Perth.
"Australia-based exploration company Jervois Mining has agreed to acquire a nickel and cobalt refinery in Brazil from Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio." / "Valued at R$125m ($22.1m), the deal comes as part of the Australian firm’s efforts to transform the company into a producer and refiner of battery metals used in for electric vehicles (EVs)." Read the full article HERE / Source: Mining Technology
The Brazilian government has launched its new "Mining and Development Program", featuring a range of changes for the sector. Much of the focus is on opening up the country for more geological research and reducing bureaucracy, which will be welcome news for the many Australian miners working in Brazil. Read more about the launch (in Portuguese) HERE, while the launch presentation is HERE.
"Safescape, with offices in Victoria and Western Australia, has shown its Bortana EV dual-cab ute that has direct applications in mining but can be tailored to other industries including forestry, fire-fighting, agriculture and military." Read the full article HERE / Source: Go Auto News
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