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Chinese coal group cuts 2024 output forecast
Updated 1 hour 33 minutes ago By: Reuters

The deputy chairman of the China Coal Transportation and Distribution Association (CCTD) told a seminar on Wednesday that annual output growth would be in a range of -1% to 1% this year, having... 


India's Vedanta Aluminium turning to renewables, not adding coal capacity, CEO says
Updated 1 hour 36 minutes ago By: Reuters

Indian metals-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta's aluminium business will no longer add coal-fired capacity, its CEO said, in the company's biggest move yet toward renewable energy. Vedanta Aluminium,... 


The Khoemecau copper mine in Botswana
BHP-Anglo prospects flag more M&A ahead for miners
Updated 4 hours ago By: Reuters

BHP's bid for Anglo American underlines the growing appetite for energy transition metals like copper from miners who must become more aggressive to secure new projects or risk missing out,... 


Solaris CEO blames 'counterproductive' Canadian policy for failed C$130m Zijin deal
Solaris CEO blames 'counterproductive' Canadian policy for failed C$130m Zijin deal
22nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Copper and gold company Solaris has decided against selling a minority stake to China’s Zijin Group, owing to concerns that the transaction – announced in January – would not meet Canada’s foreign... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe
South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the announcement of its underpinning by a cluster of nine solar... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


China's iron-ore supply to rise by up to 10Mt in 2024, steel association says
China's iron-ore supply to rise by up to 10Mt in 2024, steel association says
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's domestic iron-ore concentrate output in 2024 will rise between 5-million and 10-million metric tons from the year before, its State-backed steel association said on Friday. "The key... 


Copper hits record above $11 000 on bets that shortage looms
Copper hits record above $11 000 on bets that shortage looms
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper surged to its highest-ever level, extending a powerful, months-long rally driven by financial investors who’ve piled into the market in anticipation of deepening supply shortages. Futures... 


Lithium miners shake up trading to tackle wild price swings
Lithium miners shake up trading to tackle wild price swings
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s lithium miners — facing an unprecedented demand surge and wild price swings — are shaking up the way the commodity is bought and sold. As lithium emerges as a linchpin of the global... 


Gold hits fresh record as Fed rate-cut optimism fuels demand
Gold hits fresh record as Fed rate-cut optimism fuels demand
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold notched a fresh all-time high, as investor demand soared across the broader metals complex amid increasing optimism the US will cut rates this year. Bullion jumped as much as 1.1% to hit $2... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP debates improved bid as time runs out in Anglo takeover saga
19th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

With time running out on its $43-billion pursuit of Anglo American, BHP Group faces a critical question: what would it take to draw the smaller company to the negotiating table within the next few... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


Glencore's head office
Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 


China's April coal output falls to lowest level since Oct 2022
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

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.... 


China’s top copper miner to ramp up output as supply risks mount
China’s top copper miner to ramp up output as supply risks mount
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading copper miner raised its output guidance at a time when prices have been rallying toward a record on expected deficits. Zijin Mining Group aims to boost mined copper production to... 


Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum prices should decline by at least 6% over the next six months as supply returns to the market and high interest rates continue to crimp manufacturing demand, according to an analyst from... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


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 By: Reuters

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... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


A BHP office building
BHP shareholders see room for one more sweetened Anglo bid
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shareholders in BHP Group and takeover target Anglo American expect the world’s largest miner to come back with a third and improved proposal before a regulatory deadline next week, even after the... 


Cobalt on a conveyor belt
US blames China’s CMOC for predatory tactics behind cobalt glut
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s CMOC Group is being accused by a top US official of using “predatory” tactics to depress prices of a key battery metal by flooding the market with cobalt from Democratic Republic of Congo... 


US President Joe Biden
US tariffs on minerals leave out markets that China dominates
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden just unveiled sweeping tariffs on a range of Chinese imports, including more than two dozen industrial raw materials. But the administration is being careful to avoid the... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and his BHP counterpart Mike Henry took centre stage on Tuesday at a mining conference in Miami.
Anglo-BHP battle is between two CEOs fighting over same vision
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

As Anglo American sets out a survival plan that echoes the vision of its suitor BHP Group, the rival mining bosses are now locked in a battle to convince shareholders they are the man for the job.... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


Korea Zinc sees US opportunities as it targets big copper growth
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is planning to significantly expand its copper output, taking advantage of growth opportunities in the US as it seeks to become a leading player in the global... 


Tin prices may see further support from supply risks, rate cuts, analysts say
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

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... 


Copper climbs to highest in two years as bulls see deficit
Copper climbs to highest in two years as bulls see deficit
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper touched its highest level since 2022 after a powerful rally fueled by forecasts of a growing global supply deficit. The commodity’s gain since the start of January is approaching 20% with... 


DRC allows Zijin mine to resume operations, mines ministry letter says
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

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... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry says the group is disappointed that its second proposal has been rejected.
Anglo rejects BHP's revised £34bn proposal
13th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Anglo American has rejected a revised proposal put forward by BHP, which valued the UK-headquartered miner at about £34-billion. The structure of the revised proposal, unveiled... 


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