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China's April coal output falls to lowest level since Oct 2022

17th May 2024

China's coal production in April fell to its lowest level since October 2022, statistics bureau data and Reuters records showed on Friday, as continuing mine safety inspections curbed output.... 


BHP needs to bid about £32 a share for Anglo, JPMorgan says

BHP needs to bid about £32 a share for Anglo, JPMorgan says

17th May 2024

HP Group would need to boost its latest offer around 30% to reflect fair value for Anglo American and its key copper assets, JPMorgan analysts said in a note. They raised their price target for... 


Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally

Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally

17th May 2024

Gold’s record-setting rally may have captured the headlines this year, but it’s silver that’s running harder and faster as the less glamorous metal benefits from robust financial and industrial... 


Muddy Waters will not compensate its nominees on Canadian miner Mayfair as shareholder vote looms

Muddy Waters will not compensate its nominees on Canadian miner Mayfair as shareholder vote looms

17th May 2024

hort seller Muddy Waters Capital said on Thursday that none of its newly proposed directors for Canadian miner Mayfair Gold's board will receive any remuneration, in contrast to what it called the... 


Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July

Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July

17th May 2024

Chile will open calls by the end of July for lithium component producers to obtain preferential pricing on lithiumproduced by Albemarle through 2043, government officials said on Thursday.... 


Polyhalite produced at Anglo American's Woodsmith mine

Anglo American has sought fertiliser partners for months, says CEO

17th May 2024

Anglo American has been looking for partners for its fertiliser project in North Yorkshire for around six months, CE Duncan Wanblad told Reuters, reiterating the business will be one of three... 


Copper plates produced in Chile

Chile's Cochilco raises 2024, 2025 copper price estimates

17th May 2024

The Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) on Thursday raised its average copper price estimates for both this year and next. Cochilco now sees average copper prices this year at $4.30/lb, from... 


ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa

ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns

16th May 2024

In a ward where South Africa's governing African National Congress won handily in local elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception... 


Chile gives Albemarle option to boost lithium quota by 240 000 metric tons

Chile gives Albemarle option to boost lithium quota by 240 000 metric tons

16th May 2024

Chile's economic development agency CORFO on Wednesday said it reached an agreement with Albemarle to establish an option for the US company to increase its production quota by 240 000 metric tons... 


The recruitment of new non site-based permanent employees and contractors has been stopped.

Anglo unveils hiring freeze, document shows, after rejecting $43bn takeover bid

16th May 2024

Anglo American has suspended hiring globally, it said on Thursday, as it gets plans under way to simplify itself and build value – and avert a $43-billion takeover bid by Australia's BHP. Anglo... 


Brazil prosecutors again seek to suspend Canadian potash mine in the Amazon

16th May 2024

Brazilian federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to suspend a license given to a Canadian firm to install what would be Latin America's largest fertilizer mine in the Amazon rainforest, their... 


Wildfire has moved closer to Canadian oil city, says local authority

Wildfire has moved closer to Canadian oil city, says local authority

15th May 2024

A large wildfire threatening the major Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray moved closer overnight and weather conditions were unfavorable, the local authority said on Wednesday. The fire was... 


Trafigura, IXM caught in Comex copper short squeeze as prices hit record

15th May 2024

Commodity traders Trafigura and IXM are seeking physical copper to cover large bearish positions on the CME, where US copper prices surged to record highs on Wednesday, five sources with direct... 


Codelco working to meet Q2 production goal, CEO says

15th May 2024

Chilean mining giant Codelco is still working to meet its estimated output for the second quarter, CEO Ruben Alvarado told Reuters, as the State-run copper miner is pushing to boost production up... 


Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court

Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court

15th May 2024

A Native American group said on Tuesday it will take its fight against Rio Tinto’s proposed Arizona copper mine to the US Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court refused to reconsider whether... 


A Qatar Airways B777 aircraft

Qatar Airways to invest in an airline in Southern Africa

15th May 2024

Qatar Airways will soon announce an investment in an airline in Southern Africa, its CEO said on Wednesday, part of the Gulf carrier's drive to expand its network in Africa. "We are at the final... 


Santos to sack 200 employees as project approvals slow

Santos to sack 200 employees as project approvals slow

15th May 2024

Santos, Australia's No. 2 independent gas producer, on Wednesday said it will remove around 200 roles in Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Timor-Leste unit due to sluggish project... 


The 2015 dam collapse aftermath

Brazil states ask court to double what Vale, BHP should pay for dam burst

15th May 2024

Two Brazilian states have asked a court to more than double the amount that miners Vale and BHP, plus a jointly owned tie-up, must pay in damages for a 2015 deadly tailings dam failure, according... 


Anglo moved into De Beers’ London offices when the lease on its own site expired.

De Beers IPO considered amid break-up plans, sources say

15th May 2024

Anglo American is exploring an initial public offering of its diamond business De Beers, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, with one flagging London as the preferred... 


Teck Resources CEO Jonathan Price

Teck Resources sees $3bn/y Ebtida if copper stays around current levels

15th May 2024

Teck Resources expects to generate annual earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (Ebtida) of $3 billion if copper prices hit $5/lb, CEO Jonathan Price said on Tuesday. For... 


Two dead, one missing after tremor damages Polish coal mine

14th May 2024

Two miners were killed in southern Poland and one remained trapped underground after an overnight tremor caused a partial collapse in a section of the Myslowice-Wesola mine, the mine's owner said... 


Treasurer Jim Chalmers

Australia to invest A$22.7bn in renewable energy, critical minerals

14th May 2024

The Australian government on Tuesday announced a A$22.7-billion package to boost domestic manufacturing and renewable energy as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on foreign suppliers for key... 


Tin prices may see further support from supply risks, rate cuts, analysts say

14th May 2024

Tin prices, which have rallied in recent months to near two-year highs, could be bolstered further by supply disruptions, ongoing geopolitical conflicts, fund inflows in the event of interest rate... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad

Anglo American eyes offloading steelmaking coal, nickel, diamonds

14th May 2024

Anglo American laid out a strategy update on Tuesday that includes exploring options for its steelmaking coal, nickel and platinum businesses, in an effort to fend off a takeover bid from the... 


Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation in South Africa

Investors expect BHP to lift Anglo American offer again

14th May 2024

BHP is likely to sweeten its $43-billion takeover offer for Anglo American for a second time and possibly add cash, investors in both companies said on Tuesday, after the London-headquartered... 


DRC allows Zijin mine to resume operations, mines ministry letter says

14th May 2024

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has lifted a suspension order on a Congolese copper and cobalt operation majority-owned by China's Zijin Mining Group, according to a letter seen by... 


The incident occurred when an autonomous train collided with a set of stationary wagons.

Rio Tinto says a driverless iron-ore train derailed in Western Australia

13th May 2024

Rio Tinto said on Monday an autonomous train had derailed at its Western Australian iron-ore operations overnight and that it was investigating the incident in which no one was hurt. The incident... 


K+S confirms Q1 earnings beat and 2024 guidance as potash prices stabilise

13th May 2024

German potash and salt miner K+S confirmed its core profit beat on Monday, as it benefited from a strong European specialty and industry business performances. The Hessian-based firm posted... 


Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests

13th May 2024

Australia's Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country's largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked... 


The Escondida mine

Chile copper output edges down in March, dragged by Codelco

13th May 2024

Copper output in Chile, the world's largest producer of the metal, edged down in March, data from copper commission Cochilco showed on Friday, as production slid at state-run miner Codelco but rose... 


Residents of the oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, in Alberta, have been asked to prepare to leave.

Western Canada blazes cause evacuations, air quality concerns

13th May 2024

The season's first major wildfires have spread to roughly 10 000 ha across Western Canada on Sunday as authorities issued an evacuation order for a community in British Columbia and warned of poor... 


OceanaGold Philippines' shares decline in early trades on market debut

OceanaGold Philippines' shares decline in early trades on market debut

13th May 2024

Gold miner OceanaGold Philippines' shares fell as much as 6% below their initial public offering (IPO) price in the first 15 minutes of trading on their market debut on Monday. The shares opened... 


Stranded coal ship leaves Port of Baltimore amid work to clear main channel

13th May 2024

coal ship stranded at the Port of Baltimore set sail for Singapore this week as crews work to remove the Dali container ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse... 


Savannah could request compulsory land acquisitions for Portuguese lithium project

Savannah could request compulsory land acquisitions for Portuguese lithium project

10th May 2024

London-based Savannah Resources will if necessary ask Portugal's government to authorise compulsory land acquisitions for its planned lithium mines in the country's north, CEO Emanuel Proenca said,... 


Vietnam top coal miner says increasing sales to power plants

10th May 2024

Vinacomin, Vietnam's largest coal miner, said it had significantly boosted sales to fuel domestic power plants at the same time as the country is ramping up its coal imports to try to avoid a... 


Sev.en's Czech miner suspending CSA mine, to lay off workers

10th May 2024

Severni Energeticka, part of the Sev.en energy group, will suspend mining at its CSA site and lay off 485 workers by July, the Czech brown coal miner said on Thursday. The company is due to make a... 


BHP and Rio work closely together on the Escondia mine.

Rio Tinto had considered a bid for BHP-target Anglo American, AFR reports

10th May 2024

Mining giant Rio Tinto had considered an offer for British miner Anglo American, which is now BHP Group's $39-billion takeover target, the Australian Financial Review reported on Friday. Rio... 


A hydrogen-fueled haul truck in operation at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena mine

Anglo American's South Africa investors open to improved BHP bid, FT reports

10th May 2024

Anglo American's key South African shareholders are open to a takeover offer from BHP, with some advocating for an additional cash component to the bid, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.... 


Panama President-elect Jose Raul Mulino

Panama President-elect rules out First Quantum talks until arbitration dropped

9th May 2024

Panama's President-elect has ruled out talks with Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals until it drops multiple arbitration proceedings it has launched seeking billions of dollars in compensation... 


India considers incentives for lithium processing, sources say

9th May 2024

India is considering offering incentives to encourage private companies to set up lithium processing facilities, as New Delhi tries to develop its nascent lithium mining and boost supplies of the... 


BHP-Anglo American deal raises alarm in Japan's steel industry

BHP-Anglo American deal raises alarm in Japan's steel industry

9th May 2024

Japanese steelmakers have raised concerns with Australian authorities that BHP Group could become too dominant in the global supply of coking coal if it goes ahead with a takeover of Anglo... 


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