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China’s top copper miner to ramp up output as supply risks mount

China’s top copper miner to ramp up output as supply risks mount

17th May 2024

China’s leading copper miner raised its output guidance at a time when prices have been rallying toward a record on expected deficits. Zijin Mining Group aims to boost mined copper production to... 


Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns

Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns

17th May 2024

Aluminum prices should decline by at least 6% over the next six months as supply returns to the market and high interest rates continue to crimp manufacturing demand, according to an analyst from... 


Share sales rebound 98% in Toronto as copper, gold prices surge

Share sales rebound 98% in Toronto as copper, gold prices surge

17th May 2024

After a miserable year for share sales, Canada’s largest exchange is seeing a rebound thanks to mining firms raising capital as copper and gold prices have spiked. The volume of total financings... 


A US uranium enrichment plant

US to offer up to $3.4bn for nuclear fuel makers in June

17th May 2024

The US plans to start soliciting bids worth as much as $3.4-billion to buy domestically produced nuclear reactor fuel as soon as next month, according to a government notice. The funding includes... 


Biden open to easing sanctions on billionaire Gertler in return for Congo exit

17th May 2024

The US government is open to easing sanctions on billionaire mining magnate Dan Gertler if he gives up his business operations and assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Washington’s... 


Congo demands international embargo on Rwandan mineral exports

16th May 2024

The Democratic Republic of Congo called for an international embargo of metal exports from neighboring Rwanda, whose government it accuses of using rebel groups to steal its natural resources. All... 


Saudi’s new mining vehicle picks industry veteran as first CEO

16th May 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Manara Minerals Investment hired veteran dealmaker Pierre Chenard to be its first permanent CEO as the mining investment firm searches for more assets. Manara, backed by the Saudi... 


Pilbara Minerals' Pilgan plant

AustralianSuper boosts critical minerals to A$12bn

16th May 2024

AustralianSuper, the nation’s largest pension fund, has amassed a A$12-billion critical minerals portfolio that it plans to increase in the next five years. The A$335-billion fund is poised to... 


A BHP office building

BHP shareholders see room for one more sweetened Anglo bid

15th May 2024

Shareholders in BHP Group and takeover target Anglo American expect the world’s largest miner to come back with a third and improved proposal before a regulatory deadline next week, even after the... 


Cobalt on a conveyor belt

US blames China’s CMOC for predatory tactics behind cobalt glut

15th May 2024

China’s CMOC Group is being accused by a top US official of using “predatory” tactics to depress prices of a key battery metal by flooding the market with cobalt from Democratic Republic of Congo... 


Maize crops affected by drought

Plunging currencies, El Niño to delay rate cuts in African economies

15th May 2024

Mounting price pressures from the resurgence of the dollar, foreign-currency crunches and adverse weather conditions are set to lead to delayed and shallower interest-rate cuts for African central... 


US President Joe Biden

US tariffs on minerals leave out markets that China dominates

15th May 2024

President Joe Biden just unveiled sweeping tariffs on a range of Chinese imports, including more than two dozen industrial raw materials. But the administration is being careful to avoid the... 


Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market

Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market

15th May 2024

The diamond industry has already been feeling the heat. Prices have slumped, Russian sanctions are threatening trade and the emergence of lab-grown gems is eating into some key traditional... 


BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo

BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo

15th May 2024

Pension giant AustralianSuper, BHP Group’s largest Australian shareholder, said capital discipline was of “utmost importance” for the mining industry as investors weigh the heavyweight’s... 


Mike Henry: Shareholders must decide which plan creates the greatest value, soonest.

Anglo-BHP battle is between two CEOs fighting over same vision

15th May 2024

As Anglo American sets out a survival plan that echoes the vision of its suitor BHP Group, the rival mining bosses are now locked in a battle to convince shareholders they are the man for the job.... 


Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe

Mantashe warms to Anglo plan after opposing BHP bid

14th May 2024

South Africa’s mines minister struck a conciliatory tone as Anglo American Plc announced plans to separate its platinum unit as part of a major shakeup following its rejection of two approaches... 


Korea Zinc sees US opportunities as it targets big copper growth

14th May 2024

The world’s largest zinc smelter is planning to significantly expand its copper output, taking advantage of growth opportunities in the US as it seeks to become a leading player in the global... 


Itochu, $5.9bn South Africa ammonia plant near supply pact

14th May 2024

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the country a global leader... 


Copper climbs to highest in two years as bulls see deficit

Copper climbs to highest in two years as bulls see deficit

14th May 2024

Copper touched its highest level since 2022 after a powerful rally fueled by forecasts of a growing global supply deficit. The commodity’s gain since the start of January is approaching 20% with... 


Peru zinc miner Volcan to avoid debt haircut, new owner says

14th May 2024

Volcan Cia Minera plans to make a series of debt payments through August and to refinance later obligations without imposing losses, said the head of its new controlling shareholder, dismissing... 


Atlantic Lithium is now trading on the GSE.

Lithium miner debuts as Ghana’s first listing in two years

14th May 2024

Australian-based Atlantic Lithium, which is developing Ghana’s first lithium mine, has taken a step toward raising capital from equity investors in the country. The company has listed all its... 


Top critical mineral miner CBMM sees opportunity in EV batteries

14th May 2024

A Brazilian company focused on mining a metal used to strengthen alloys is betting that its mainstay product can also play a key role in improving electric vehicle batteries. Cia. Brasileira de... 


China takes advantage of cheap gas and coal to rebuild stocks

China takes advantage of cheap gas and coal to rebuild stocks

13th May 2024

China is taking advantage of lower international prices for coal and natural gas to replenish stockpiles of power fuels ahead of another long, hot summer. Gas imports through the end of April... 


Treasurer Jim Chalmers

Australia’s Budget will boost critical minerals, Treasurer says

13th May 2024

Australia’s budget will feature a bigger boost for the nation’s critical minerals industry, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said, describing the lucrative market as a “golden opportunity” just days ahead of... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad

Anglo investors tell company to move faster to survive BHP bid

13th May 2024

Anglo American’s shareholders are pushing the company to speed up the release of its turnaround plan as the 107-year-old miner seeks to present an alternative to BHP Group’s takeover bid. Anglo... 


Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland

Miners seek exemption from Canadian tax hike to save equity deals

13th May 2024

Canada’s mining industry is pushing for an carveout to the federal government’s proposed increase to capital gains taxes, warning the hike will make it harder for junior miners to raise money to... 


South Africa may curb Shell’s oil exploration over gas-pump exit

10th May 2024

South Africa’s energy ministry signaled it may grant fewer oil exploration permits to Shell over the company’s plans to exit the nation’s fuel-supply business. The oil major is selling its... 


Copper above $10 000 as supply worries counter faltering demand

10th May 2024

Copper climbed above $10 000 a ton as predictions for tighter global supplies and rising consumption in electric vehicles and power grids countered signs of demand destruction in top user China.... 


Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana vows to protect interests in potential BHP-Anglo deal

9th May 2024

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to protect the country’s interests, including its 15% stake in diamond giant De Beers, should BHP Group acquire Anglo American. Anglo, which rejected a... 


Eskom coal fired station

South Africa to provide new coal-plant closure timeline to secure secure $2.6bn

8th May 2024

South Africa will provide a new timeline for the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in a bid to secure about $2.5-billion in climate finance, an agency in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said.... 


Cosatu's logo on a window

South African unions urge Anglo shareholders to reject BHP bid

7th May 2024

South Africa’s biggest labour union federation urged local shareholders, including the powerful Public Investment Corporation (PIC), to oppose BHP Group’s bid to buy Anglo American. The Congress of... 


Nickel 28 fires founders on ‘serious misconduct’ that they deny

7th May 2024

Nickel 28 Capital said it has fired its founders, including CEO Anthony Milewski, after an investigation uncovered “serious misconduct” — claims the ousted management team says are untrue and part... 


Central Puerto eyes stake in McEwen’s Argentina copper project

7th May 2024

Central Puerto, Argentina’s biggest power supplier, is in talks to invest in Canadian miner McEwen Copper Inc.’s Los Azules project, according to people familiar with the matter. After recently... 


Analysts say Jose Raul Mulino's victory is a good outcome for First Quantum.

First Quantum to seek talks with Panama’s Mulino on closed mine

7th May 2024

First Quantum Minerals will seek talks with Panama’s incoming president in an effort to resolve the dispute that shuttered the Cobre Panama copper mine. President-elect Jose Raul Mulino, seen as... 


A leadership battle is brewing at deep sea mining’s regulatory body

7th May 2024

The secretary-general of the International Seabed Authority is set to run for a third term leading the United Nations-affiliated organization that regulates deep sea mining, as control of mineral... 


Gold edges higher as investors mull mixed US economic signals

6th May 2024

Gold edged higher after mixed signals from the US, where optimism is growing the economy is on target for a soft landing as the Federal Reserve fights inflation. The precious metal fell as much as... 


Brazil wants Vale’s next CEO to have closer ties with government

6th May 2024

Brazil expects the next CEO for Vale, the world’s second-largest iron ore producer, to have closer relations with officials and regulators even after public scrutiny over government influence on... 


Rio Tinto has long admired Anglo’s Collahuasi copper mine in Chile.

BHP’s biggest rivals sit on the sidelines of Anglo M&A drama

6th May 2024

Two of BHP Group’s biggest rivals are sitting on the sidelines for the moment as they watch to see how a takeover offer for Anglo American will play out. Both Rio Tinto Group and Glencore are more... 


Electricity lightbulb

The lights are on in South Africa and many people are suspicious

3rd May 2024

South Africa is enjoying a rare streak of uninterrupted electricity right before elections, drawing more suspicion than praise in a nation that’s become accustomed to the daily power cuts that have... 


Anglo's unusual mix of niche commodities — it’s the only large miner with big diamonds and platinum operations, for example — is seen as one of the reasons that the company hasn’t been successfully targeted in the past.

What’s Anglo worth? For now it’s less than the sum of its parts

3rd May 2024

As BHP Group considers its next move, there’s one big question facing the mining world’s bankers, analysts and executives at rival producers: What’s Anglo American actually worth? Anglo’s shares... 


South African citizens voting in a previous election

Next South African government has tough reform job, Moody’s says

3rd May 2024

South Africa may struggle to make much more progress on resolving the country’s longstanding challenges if a coalition government emerges after elections this month, Moody’s Investors Service... 


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