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China's steel body expects iron-ore port congestion to ease by end of August

11th August 2020 The China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) said on Tuesday that iron-ore discharging difficulties and port congestion issues are likely to ease in mid- or late-August as the weather improves and the coronavirus is under control. The number of iron ore vessels stuck at ports has increased... 

Alrosa's July diamond sales drop 79%, state help may be on its way

11th August 2020 Russian diamond producer Alrosa said on Monday that its rough and polished diamond sales totalled $35.8-million in July, down 79% from a year earlier after the coronavirus pandemic hit demand and the supply chain. It marked a fourth consecutive month of weak sales as falling demand and supply... 

Livent CEO to EV industry: sign better deals or risk lithium supply

11th August 2020 The electric vehicle industry must pay more for lithium in order to spur investment and prevent future supply crunches of the battery metal, the CEO of lithium producer Livent has said. Demand for EVs is expected to surge in coming years, spurred in part by government mandates, rising concern... 

Teck to re-start work at Quebrada Blanca 2 copper project in Chile

11th August 2020 Canada's Teck said on Monday it would reinitiate work on its Quebrada Blanca phase 2 copper project in Chile after shutting it down in March because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Teck vice president Amparo Cornejo said in a Chilean mining forum that the company was working closely with... 

Petropavlovsk's shareholders vote against reinstating ousted co-founder

11th August 2020 Shareholders of Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk voted on Monday against reinstating co-founder Pavel Maslovskiy and other members of the company's board and called for an investigation into transactions over the past three years, the latest salvo in a battle for control of the group.... 

Fortescue reviews plans that threaten 60 000 year-old Australian site

7th August 2020 Fortescue Metals Group said on Friday it will review plans at an iron ore mine in Western Australia after an Indigenous group said a planned expansion threatened sacred sites, including a 60,000 year old rock shelter. The mining company asked the government to delay a decision on a heritage... 

Arctic wastewater dump near Russia's Norilsk was toxic, says Greenpeace

7th August 2020 Water samples taken by Greenpeace in Russia’s Arctic at the site of a wastewater dump by mining giant Norilsk Nickel contained 50 times the permitted level of toxic substances, the environmental campaign group has said. The miner admitted last month its Talnakh metals processing plant had used... 

Canada vows to retaliate against US aluminum tariffs

7th August 2020 If the United States re-imposes some tariffs on Canadian aluminum products, Canada will respond by slapping retaliatory tariffs on US goods, a government source said on Thursday. "We will react very similarly to the last (time they imposed) tariffs," said the source, speaking shortly before... 

Codelco to restart projects suspended because of coronavirus

7th August 2020 Chile's State-run miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Thursday it would restart operations and projects it had suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning next week. The miner had been forced to delay several mine expansion projects as cases of the virus spread... 

Chile's top copper miners boost June output during coronavirus peak

6th August 2020 Chile's largest copper mines boosted output in June, according to government statistics released late on Tuesday, churning out more of the red metal even as the coronavirus outbreak hit its stride in the South American mining powerhouse. The Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) reported that... 


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