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China’s unusually large copper stockpiles fuel demand concerns
5th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s copper inventories are growing at exactly the time of year when they should be shrinking fast — an anomaly that underscores concerns about demand in the world’s biggest market. Stockpiles... 


South Korea, African countries sign agreements on minerals, exports
5th June 2024 By: Reuters

Nearly 50 deals and agreements have been signed during South Korea's first summit with leaders from 48 African countries to cooperate in areas such as mining, energy and manufacturing, South... 


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Gold purchases by central banks were strong in April despite high prices, WGC says
5th June 2024 By: Reuters

Net purchases of gold by global central banks rose to 33 metric tons in April from a revised net buying of 3 tons in March, the World Gold Council (WGC) said, signalling continuing strong appetite... 


Copper falls through $10 000 as exchange inventories keep rising
Copper falls through $10 000 as exchange inventories keep rising
4th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper fell below $10 000/t as a sharp rise in global inventories prompts traders to zero in on weak conditions in the spot market. Stockpiles on the Shanghai Futures Exchange have climbed to the... 


Australian rare earths miner hit by cybersecurity breach
Australian rare earths miner hit by cybersecurity breach
4th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian rare earths firm Northern Minerals said some of its data had been released onto the “dark web” months after the firm detected a breach of its cybersecurity protections. “The exfiltrated... 


Indonesia imposes 7.5% export tax on copper concentrate shipments
4th June 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia will impose a 7.5% export tax on shipments of copper concentrate, effective immediately, a finance ministry regulation showed on Tuesday, applicable to the two mining firms currently... 


Petra Diamonds CEO Richard Duffy
Diamond transparency from mine to finger is on way from Petra
4th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Traceability is becoming an increasingly important part of the natural diamond industry, specifically in terms of being able to verify provenance or origin. G7 sanctions being applied also make... 


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Volvo to issue world's first EV battery passport ahead of EU rules
4th June 2024 By: Reuters

Volvo Cars is launching the world's first EV battery passport recording the origins of raw materials, components, recycled content and carbon footprint for its flagship EX90 SUV, which is about to... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers ditches man-made diamonds as it looks beyond Anglo
3rd June 2024 By: Bloomberg

De Beers will ditch a controversial experiment to sell lab grown diamond jewellery, ending a six-year program that broke one of its oldest taboos. While the company long held the technology to make... 


CNGR receives Chinese approvals to buy Lithium Energy’s Solaroz project
3rd June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

CCNET, a subsidiary of China-listed CNGR Advanced Material Co, has received Chinese regulatory approvals to acquire Australian junior Lithium Energy’s 90% interest in the Solaroz lithium brine... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM completes strategic investment in Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals has secured its 15% strategic shareholding in Surge Copper, a Toronto Stock Exchange-Venture Exchange company that is advancing an... 


The Twin Hills project, in Namibia
Osino shareholders approve Yintai’s takeover offer
3rd June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The majority of TSX- and NYSE-listed Osino Resources Corporation’s shareholders have voted in favour of Chinese miner Yintai Gold’s buyout of Osino at a cash consideration of C$1.90 apiece. The... 


Freeport Indonesia raises output target, awaits new export permit
3rd June 2024 By: Reuters

Copper miner Freeport Indonesia has raised its output guidance for the year as it awaits an extension of its copper concentrate export permit that the government has promised, the company's deputy... 


South Korea's Yoon hosts Africa summit to tap minerals, vast export market
3rd June 2024 By: Reuters

Africa's rich mineral resources and its potential as a vast export market are at the top of South Korea's agenda as it hosts a summit with the leaders of 48 nations this week with plans for aid on... 


China’s CNGR looks to snap up more lithium projects in Argentina
China’s CNGR looks to snap up more lithium projects in Argentina
3rd June 2024 By: Bloomberg

CNGR Advanced Material, a Chinese battery-component maker and Tesla supplier, is looking to buy major stakes in Argentina brine deposits to extend its foray into the lithium-rich region as it... 


Tianqi weighs bid to protect interests in Chile's SQM-Codelco lithium deal
Tianqi weighs bid to protect interests in Chile's SQM-Codelco lithium deal
3rd June 2024 By: Reuters

China's Tianqi Lithium, a major shareholder in Chile's SQM, said it may consider action to protect its interests in a key deal signed by SQM and Chilean state miner Codelco. Friday's pact, while... 


Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Australia orders Chinese investors to sell down stake in rare earths miner
3rd June 2024 By: Reuters

Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers has ordered several China-linked investors to dispose of shares in rare earths miner Northern Minerals on national interest grounds, a spokesperson said on... 


Solar power panels at South Deep gold mine.
ESG intrinsic to long-term mining success, Gold Fields AGM hears
31st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects is intrinsic to the long-term success of mining, Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman highlighted at this week’s annual general meeting... 


Indonesia to issue copper export permits for Freeport, Amman
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

ndonesia will issue copper concentrate export permits for miner Freeport Indonesia and Amman Mineral Internasional, a trade ministry official said on Friday, ensuring that exports by both companies... 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo starts formal divestment of coal, nickel after rebuffing BHP, CEO says
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American is starting a formal process to sell its coal assets and explore options for its nickel operations after fending off a takeover threat from bigger rival BHP Group, CEO Duncan Wanblad... 


Sibanye-Stillwater secures fourth power purchase agreement.
Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement
30th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded its fourth renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The green metals and gold producer has reached financial close for an... 


China 2024 rare earths quota growth set to slow amid supply glut
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Rare earth quotas in China, which the world's top producer uses to control supply, are set to rise at a much slower rate this year amid a supply glut, industry participants said on Wednesday. Rare... 


Indonesia buying record amounts of Philippine nickel ore due to quota delays, sources say
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Top nickel producer Indonesia has bought record volumes of nickel ore from the Philippines since April as smelter demand increases, while delays by Jakarta in issuing mining quotas and heavy rains... 


China’s silver imports set to jump as solar demand lifts prices
China’s silver imports set to jump as solar demand lifts prices
29th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese silver imports could surge in coming weeks, as traders take advantage of a jump in demand that’s taken prices well above the international market. Silver’s in a sweet spot because of its... 


Mongolia defends plan to tap mining riches for new sovereign wealth fund
Mongolia defends plan to tap mining riches for new sovereign wealth fund
29th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mongolia’s prime minister defended changes to the country’s mining laws after foreign investors raised concerns they could deter investment in its large reserves of critical minerals, including... 


Anglo American's head office in South Africa
BHP, Anglo dig in even as takeover talks deadline nears, sources say
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP was struggling to find common ground with Anglo American on Tuesday in talks over its takeover offer, with no new concessions as a deadline nears for the world's biggest miner to submit a... 


Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


Lithium Universe confirms its procurement strategy for Québec lithium refinery project
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Lithium Universe has confirmed that it will adopt a “same equipment, same supplier” procurement strategy for its Bécancour lithium refinery project, in Québec, Canada. This follows a... 


China President Xi Jinping
Post-Covid, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's flagship economic cooperation program is bouncing back after a lull during the global pandemic, with Africa a primary focus, according to a Reuters analysis of lending, investment and trade... 


Barrick's Porgera mine in PNG operating without restriction after landslide
Barrick's Porgera mine in PNG operating without restriction after landslide
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

The Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea is running without restriction and has enough fuel on site for 40 days, operator Barrick Gold said on Monday, after a massive landslide struck in the province... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


Anglo's South African corporate head office
BlackRock encouraged Anglo to extend talks with BHP, source says
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American was encouraged by key shareholders including BlackRock to continue engaging in talks with BHP Group over its proposed 38.6-billion pound ($49.18-billion) mining merger, a person... 


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