Deogratias Mutombo Mwana Nyembo, who became Democratic Republic of Congo’s central bank governor last week, may boost efforts to extend financial services to more of the country’s 70 million people, an industry group said.
Lonmin Plc, the world’s third-largest platinum producer, said operations at its Marikana mine in South Africa have been halted after workers refused to go underground following a union official’s death.
Dowa Holdings Co., Japan’s biggest silver producer, will raise output 40 percent this year to meet solar-cell demand after the 2011 Fukushima disaster crippled a nuclear power plant and sent fossil fuel costs higher.
The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its inflation outlook and reiterated its forecast for “below trend” growth this year, driven by an elevated currency, a crest in resource investment and fiscal tightening.
Coal India Ltd., the nation’s biggest producer of the commodity, cut output across its operations after a federal order to keep explosives from terrorists halted shipments of the material that’s also central to mining.