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Zambia has asked foreign mining companies for alternative proposals following their criticism of planned tax changes, officials said on Friday, according to a Reuters story. "As a committee, we believe the government has done its research worldwide on which they are basing their proposal," Godrey Beene, chairman of a Zambian parliamentary committee dealing with mining issues, told the state media. "We have therefore given mining companies time to go and prepare a counter proposal which they should submit to us any time this week."…(read more)