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Billionaire Says Congo Is Now More Attractive Than Chile for Copper Mines

  • Friedland’s statement drew the ire of the Chilean government
  • Minister touts Chile’s ‘long history’ of stable mining climate
Gertler Earns Billions as Mine Deals Leave Congo

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Chile’s worst civil unrest in decades means the Democratic Republic of Congo is a more attractive proposition for mining investment, according to billionaire Robert Friedland.