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Nicky Oppenheimer.
Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
Updated 2 hours 9 minutes ago By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 

Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman and DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius
WGC appoints Sibanye's Froneman chair, DRDGold's Pretorius director
Updated 4 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global gold industry membership organisation the World Gold Council (WGC) has appointed Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman as chairperson and DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius as a director. Froneman... 

M&R's offices in Bedfordview, Gauteng
M&R again fails to regain control of RUC
Updated 5 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering and contracting group Murray & Roberts (M&R) was unable to regain control of RUC, the Australian mining services business it lost when its Australian holding company and Clough entered... 

Blackstone hunting for partners in Vietnam refinery
Updated 7 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Blackstone Minerals is looking for partners to feed its planned nickel refinery in Vietnam. Speaking at the Australian Nickel conference, in Perth, Blackstone MD Scott Williamson said the... 

A nickel operation in Indonesia
Global nickel market surplus to widen in 2024 – INSG
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The surplus in the global nickel market is expected to widen to 239 000 metric tons in 2024 from 223 000 tons this year, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) said on Tuesday, signalling... 

Gemstones from Zambia and Mozambique.
Emeralds, rubies continuing to give Southern Africa exceptional gemstone hues
3rd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The emerald green of Zambia and the ruby red of Mozambique are continuing to give exceptional gemstone hues to Southern Africa, Mining Weekly can today report. Zambian emeralds, which are among the... 

Vedanta chairperson Anil Agarwal
Vedanta split unlikely to help parent's near-term debt crisis – analysts
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Metals-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta's move to split into six separate units in the next 15 months may not immediately help its UK-based parent meet a looming payment deadline for about $4.2-billion... 

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Carbon pricing is key to delivering global emissions cuts, IMF says
3rd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Higher temperatures and more intense storms haven’t changed the fundamental challenge of climate policy: Countries around the world must find politically feasible ways to zero out emissions without... 

The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Fourth-quarter ferrochrome price slightly up
2nd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter of 2023 is $1.53/lb, 1.32% up on the third quarter of 2023, Merafe Resources advised its shareholders on Monday. The main focus of... 

Slumping lithium prices signal angst over China’s demand outlook
2nd October 2023 By: Reuters

Lithium prices are spiraling down toward the lowest level in two years on concerns over the strength of Chinese demand for the material, a key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries. Prices of... 

 	Too early to expect start of new commodities upcycle.
Commodities: Hope for best, prepare for worst – Macquarie
29th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

It is too early to expect the start of a new sustaining upcycle for commodities, Macquarie states in its latest quarterly outlook for global commodity markets. In a nigh 100-page commodities... 

S&P downgrades Vedanta Resources, puts it on credit watch
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

S&P Global Ratings downgraded the rating of Vedanta Resources, parent of India's Vedanta, to "CCC" from "B-" on Friday and placed it on credit watch with negative implications. "We believe the... 

Vedanta chairperson Anil Agarwal
Vedanta to spin off, list six businesses to fuel growth
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

 India's Vedanta said on Friday it plans to spin off and list six of its businesses as the metals-to-oils conglomerate seeks to fuel their growth. The six units being planned to be listed are... 

Blackstone targets carbon at Ta Khoa
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel developer Blackstone Minerals has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Arca Climate Technologies Inc to investigate the carbon capture potential at the Ta Khoa nickel project, in... 

Vedanta is preparing to demerge sprawling operations
28th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta is nearing a deal to spin off its businesses into several listed entities in a broader restructuring that will help commodities tycoon Anil Agarwal unlock shareholder value, people familiar... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry
Small set of common ESG standards should govern access to capital for critical minerals investment - BHP
28th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

BHP CEO Mike Henry has called for a “small set of common standards” covering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) to underpin the access to capital required to unlock investment in the... 

Chinese gold bugs lift price premium over world market to record level
Chinese gold bugs lift price premium over world market to record level
27th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s suddenly full of gold bugs. The market for bullion in China has surged this month, at times commanding a record premium over international prices of more than $100 an ounce, compared with... 

Glencore to stop funding for New Caledonia nickel business
27th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified major Glencore on Wednesday announced that it would stop providing funding for the operations of Koniambo Nickel (KNS), stating that the New Caledonia business continued to struggle... 

Manganese Metal Co Market Development Executive Madelein Todd.
South Africa’s manganese mastery putting country in pole position for green transition
27th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Close to half a century of local manganese mastery by Manganese Metal Co of Mpumalanga is placing South Africa – a manganese mining and refining country – in pole position, amid a flurry of global... 

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada sees China as less 'dependable' partner on critical minerals, Minister says
27th September 2023 By: Reuters

Canada wants to reach deals with countries that are more "dependable" trading partners than China for the supply and processing of the critical materials needed to power the energy transition, a... 

Glencore secondary materials sourcing.
Recycling can leverage Glencore’s strong position in metal marketing – Morgan Stanley
26th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Although Glencore’s earnings contributions from recycling activities are not material at this stage, the growth potential to the diversified mining and marketing company from circular economic... 

China scoops up cheap Indian iron-ore in bid to trim steel costs
26th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

ndian iron-ore exports have surged this year as steel mills, mainly in the biggest buyer China, switched to lower-grade, cheaper feed in the face of dwindling profits. Combined outbound shipments... 

Philippines' lower house passes bill overhauling mining tax system
26th September 2023 By: Reuters

The Philippines' lower house on Tuesday approved a bill that overhauls the tax system for mining, which the government said will be simplified to make the industry more attractive to investors.... 

Polymetal CEO Vitaly Nesis
Gold miner may revive London listing after Russian asset sale
25th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Polymetal International CEO Vitaly Nesis said the gold miner may revive its London listing once its sanctioned Russian unit has been sold. Polymetal, which generates about 70% of its sales from... 

Bell Equipment CEO Leon Goosen.
Bell placing strong new emphasis on underground mining equipment advance
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With a legacy spanning decades and a reputation for pioneering advancements, South Africa’s Bell Equipment is now placing strong new emphasis on advancing underground mining equipment. Currently a... 

China climate envoy says phasing out fossil fuels 'unrealistic'
22nd September 2023 By: Reuters

The complete phasing-out of fossil fuels is not realistic, China's top climate official said, adding that these climate-warming fuels must continue to play a vital role in maintaining global energy... 

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada, Japan agree to work more closely on battery supply chains
22nd September 2023 By: Reuters

Canada and Japan on Thursday agreed to work more closely together to establishing sustainable and reliable global battery supply chains, the Canadian government said in a statement. The two sides... 

Pakistan's PM invites Rio Tinto to explore investment opportunities
22nd September 2023 By: Reuters

Pakistan's Prime Minister extended an invitation to Rio Tinto group's CEO to visit the country to explore investment opportunities further in a meeting in New York on Thursday. The CEO of Rio... 

Looming strike by miners raises worry about India Coal supplies
21st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest coal producer, state-owned Coal India, is facing a potential three-day strike across its core and subsidiary units, according to a stock exchange filing, prompting fears of... 

Top Philippine nickel miners may spend $2bn in new plants
21st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

The Philippines’ two biggest nickel producers are planning to invest about $1-billion each to build processing plants, the companies’ top executives said, boosting the government’s push to develop... 

Cameco has brought its Cigar Lake mine, in Canada, out of care-and-maintenance.
Uranium primed to extend rally on resurgent nuclear power, say analysts
20th September 2023 By: Reuters

Uranium prices are likely to extend a blistering rally and end the year more than 50% higher as mounting worries over climate change accelerate a global shift to cleaner sources of energy including... 

Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Barrick says big miners show interest in Pakistan copper project
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Barrick Gold’s top executive says it’s not just Saudi Arabia interested in his company’s massive copper project in Pakistan — some major mining companies are, too. The Canadian miner’s $7-billion... 

China exported no germanium, gallium in Aug after export curbs
20th September 2023 By: Reuters

China's exports of germanium and gallium products in August plunged, customs data showed on Wednesday, after Beijing implemented new export controls on the two chipmaking metals. China exported no... 

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