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For much of the past decade, the mining boom has been talked about as if it's an unambiguously good thing.
Newcrest has beaten its annual gold and copper production targets, but warns it is facing a hit of up to $2.5 billion after reviewing its mining assets.
Struggling uranium miner Paladin Energy has refinanced the debt on its Langer Heinrich project after settling a deal to sell a 25 per cent stake in the operation for $US190 million.
Atlas Iron is cutting costs and ramping up production as it offers discounts of up to 10 per cent to Chinese customers.

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