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Vedanta Resources bonds slide after downgrade deeper into junk

4th December 2020 Vedanta Resources dropped in the bond market after a credit rating cut deeper into junk territory by Moody’s Investors Service. The miner’s 2026 dollar note fell 4.8 cents on the dollar to about 58 cents, the biggest drop since October 12, Bloomberg-compiled prices show. Moody’s lowered its... 

Trump sets Jan 6 auction of Arctic Refuge drilling rights

4th December 2020 The Trump administration announced it will sell oil drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on January 6 -- an auction that would complicate President-elect Joe Biden’s vow to “permanently protect” the rugged reserve in northeast Alaska. A formal “notice of sale” is set to be... 

India court rejects temporary restart of Vedanta copper smelter

2nd December 2020 India’s top court has rejected Vedanta’s petition to restart for three months its shuttered copper smelter. The Supreme Court will review the plea to resume operations at the facility in the southern Tamil Nadu state in detail next year and decide if plant can be allowed to restart or shut... 

China coking coal surges as Covid throttles Mongolia border

2nd December 2020 Coking coal prices in China have soared to a four-year high after a new Covid-19 outbreak slowed border crossings from Mongolia. Trucks carrying coal across the border have fallen by about 80% since October amid efforts to control the virus as hundreds of new cases arise in Mongolia, according... 

Insurers might be shunning coal, but they still like fossil fuels

2nd December 2020 Even as more insurers across the globe back away from coal, many in the US continue to encourage fossil fuel pollution by underwriting the risk involved in oil and gas exploration and production. At least 65 insurers representing $12-trillion worth in assets have either begun divesting coal... 

Copper bonanza is emboldening unions in biggest-producing nation

2nd December 2020 Investors aren’t the only ones growing more bullish on copper. The confluence of factors turning producers into cash machines is also emboldening workers in Chile, raising the risk of stoppages in a hectic period of wage talks for the biggest copper-mining nation. An unusual combination of... 

Trump taps loan programme he tried to kill to help mineral mining

1st December 2020 The Trump administration is tapping an Energy Department clean-energy loan program it tried to kill to help uranium producers, as well as miners of other minerals deemed critical by the administration. The Energy Department announced Tuesday that it will issue guidance giving preference to... 

Hydrogen tops Canadian investors’ clean energy list, HSBC says

30th November 2020 Hydrogen is the clean energy investment that appeals the most to Canadian asset managers, while companies prefer solar, according to a survey carried out for HSBC Holdings. Interestingly, among 17 options for the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions, the most favored by each group, hydrogen and... 

Glencore Agri changes name to Viterra, doesn’t plan to go public

30th November 2020 Glencore’s agriculture unit has changed its name, a move that further distances the business from the world’s largest commodities trader, but which the company said isn’t a step toward public listing. The agriculture division has rebranded to Viterra, the name of a Canadian crop handler it... 

Copper hits seven-year high as demand hopes build

27th November 2020 Copper rallied for a fourth day to reach a seven-year high, adding to this week’s powerful surge across base metals on hopes for a post-pandemic demand boom. The metal, which is used in everything from household wiring to electric vehicles, is gaining on optimism that the worst of the global... 

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