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As Greece teeters towards a potential EU exit, commodity prices are also feeling the heat, driven in part by slower growth in China.
(Reuters Business Report) – Few people have much sympathy for the mining companies.
Environmentally damaging, polluting, and hugely profitable, finding friends is no easy task.
BUT they also employ millions of people.
Most of them in developing countries, and often poorly paid.