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Critical copper negotiations point to a tight market

27th October 2020 As Freeport McMoRan hammers out next year’s benchmark deal for the copper industry, the coronavirus has complicated negotiations but also given the miner an edge. Gone is an ice-breaking reception for key customers that Freeport’s Javier Targhetta hosted for more than two decades during London... 

Deal with Li Ka-shing gives Canadian oil giant a Biden hedge

26th October 2020 Cenovus Energy  is getting more than just a rival Canadian oil producer with its acquisition of Husky Energy Inc. It’s also shoring up its defenses against an anti-oil sands movement that could get a boost if Joe Biden is elected as the next president of the U.S. Calgary-based Cenovus said Sunday... 

Top copper nation says it can save glaciers without nixing mines

26th October 2020 Chile’s government seeks to strike a balance between protecting glaciers and appeasing investors in the top copper producer -- even as the political opposition pushes a law that could constrain mining in such environmentally fragile areas. “We are in favor of protecting the environment including... 

Robert Murray, outspoken coal miner who battled EPA, dies at 80

26th October 2020 Robert Murray, a fourth-generation coal miner who became one of the embattled industry’s most outspoken advocates, has died. He was 80. Murray died early Sunday morning at his home in St. Clairsville, Ohio, of a lung disorder, according to Michael Shaheen, the family’s lawyer. He was diagnosed... 

Philippines pushes to end mining lawsuits to pave way for sale

26th October 2020 The Philippines is forming a government task force to resolve legal cases involving its mining assets, trying to push forward with their sale, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said. Lawsuits have hampered the government’s efforts to privatise the assets, Dominguez said in a statement on... 

World Bank sees slow commodities recovery after virus hit

23rd October 2020 Oil demand could see “lasting impacts” from the coronavirus while modest gains are projected in metals and agriculture prices as commodity markets recover from the shock of the pandemic, according to the World Bank. The World Bank boosted its projections from April for the average oil price in... 

Trump seizes on Biden oil comment to warn swing State voters

23rd October 2020 President Donald Trump seized on Joe Biden’s pledge Thursday to eventually replace fossil fuels with renewable energy, turning the Democratic nominee’s remarks into a warning for swing state voters that oil and gas jobs could be at risk. Biden’s comment came in response to a question from Trump... 

Caledonia said to be eyeing one of Zimbabwe’s largest gold mines

22nd October 2020 Caledonia Mining is interested in buying one of Zimbabwe’s largest gold operations as it embarks on an aggressive plan to acquire more assets in the country, according to a person familiar with the details. The Jersey-based gold producer is weighing an acquisition of Bilboes Gold’s... 

Australia’s commodities heartland set for major hydrogen plant

20th October 2020 The desolate red sands of the Pilbara region in western Australia, home to most of the iron-ore mines that account for a major chunk of the nation’s export income, may one day house an ambitious hydrogen export hub. The Asian Renewable Energy Hub, which would use electricity from wind and solar... 

Gold drops as investors look to Washington for stimulus deal

20th October 2020 Gold fell after signs of progress in US stimulus talks aimed at reaching a deal ahead of the looming Presidential election. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are narrowing their differences on a stimulus deal, a Pelosi aide said Monday. US equity futures advanced and the... 

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