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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... 


China takes advantage of cheap gas and coal to rebuild stocks
China takes advantage of cheap gas and coal to rebuild stocks
13th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is taking advantage of lower international prices for coal and natural gas to replenish stockpiles of power fuels ahead of another long, hot summer. Gas imports through the end of April... 


World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 


OceanaGold Philippines' shares decline in early trades on market debut
OceanaGold Philippines' shares decline in early trades on market debut
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Gold miner OceanaGold Philippines' shares fell as much as 6% below their initial public offering (IPO) price in the first 15 minutes of trading on their market debut on Monday. The shares opened... 


St Barbara’s decade-long vision for Simberi
St Barbara’s decade-long vision for Simberi
10th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian gold miner St Barbara has crafted a roadmap for the advancement of the Simberi mine, in Papua New Guinea, outlining production scenarios aimed at elevating output to about 230 000 oz/y... 


Manganese Metal Co chairperson Bernard Swanepoel
Fantastic advance by Proudly South African manganese battery metal first-mover
10th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Proudly South African Manganese Metal Co (MMC) of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, is making a fantastic first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery metal market, which is progressing super-fast. To be... 


Copper above $10 000 as supply worries counter faltering demand
10th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper climbed above $10 000 a ton as predictions for tighter global supplies and rising consumption in electric vehicles and power grids countered signs of demand destruction in top user China.... 


AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers
Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider
9th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by AP Ventures, the independent venture capital fund... 


India considers incentives for lithium processing, sources say
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

India is considering offering incentives to encourage private companies to set up lithium processing facilities, as New Delhi tries to develop its nascent lithium mining and boost supplies of the... 


China April coal imports rise on lower domestic output, summer restocks
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal imports rose in April, customs data showed on Thursday, fuelled by lower domestic production and greater buying by power generators to swell stockpiles ahead of the peak summer demand... 


China's 2024 iron-ore imports seen similar to last year's - Vale
China's 2024 iron-ore imports seen similar to last year's - Vale
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Imports of iron-ore by China, the world's biggest buyer, in 2024 are expected to be around 1.17-billion to 1.18-billion metric tons, similar to last year's 1.18-billion tons, a senior official of... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem
8th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year.... 


Indonesia says nickel reserves enough for expansion, despite moratorium call
8th May 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's nickel reserves are sufficient for expanded processing operations, an investment ministry official said on Wednesday, amid calls from a miners' group to curb construction of new... 


Freeport is preparing to ship as much as 900 000 t of copper concentrate from its Grasberg mine
Indonesia says it will extend copper export permits for Freeport, Amman
8th May 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia will extend copper concentrate export permits for Freeport Indonesia and Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara, President Joko Widodo told reporters on Wednesday, adding that details of the... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan
7th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

With first-quarter gold production down 34% at South Deep gold mine, Gold Fields is focusing on setting up the well-endowed long-life Gauteng operation for longevity, quality ounces and sustainable... 


The Sishen iron-ore mine
BHP insists Anglo American's South African assets must go in any takeover, sources say
7th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP's plan to divest the South African assets of its target Anglo American are key to the strategy behind the proposed takeover and is expected to be a part of any revised offer, investors briefed... 


St Barbara harnesses AI to boost production at Simberi mine
St Barbara harnesses AI to boost production at Simberi mine
7th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian mining company St Barbara is set to increase its production at the Simberi mine over the next three years, following the successful use of artificial intelligence- (AI-) based algorithms... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule
6th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 


Saudi Manara Minerals' team in Pakistan for talks on Reko Diq mine stake, document shows
Saudi Manara Minerals' team in Pakistan for talks on Reko Diq mine stake, document shows
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

Executives from Saudi Arabian mining company Manara Minerals are in Islamabad to continue talks about buying a stake in Pakistan's Reko Diq gold and copper mine, a Pakistan government document... 


Sibanye appoints Peter Hancock as nonexec director
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Peter Hancock as independent nonexecutive director, with effect from May 6. Hancock is a mining industry executive... 


Growth in platinum jewellery demand continues in most key markets
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In its latest Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR) for the fourth quarter of 2023,  marketing organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) has reported that India’s jewellery market... 


Gold edges higher as investors mull mixed US economic signals
6th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold edged higher after mixed signals from the US, where optimism is growing the economy is on target for a soft landing as the Federal Reserve fights inflation. The precious metal fell as much as... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


Coal on train
Manook stresses importance of abated coal in energy future of many nations
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global coal organisation FutureCoal has suggested that world leaders follow a balanced, pragmatic and responsible approach to energy policy, following an announcement by the Group of Seven (G7)... 


Canadian junior kicks off exploration programme in Bougainville
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Island Passage Development Canada Limited (IPDC) has announced the initiation of a large-scale mineral exploration programme on Bougainville island, marking the first major exploration effort since... 


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