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Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
Artificial intelligence to be applied to Botswana Diamonds’ database
9th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Botswana-listed diamond company Botswana Diamonds is going to apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to its Botswana database, the company said on Tuesday, April 9. Involved are... 


The gold market hunts for answers behind bullion’s sudden surge
The gold market hunts for answers behind bullion’s sudden surge
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold’s scorching run to an all-time high may seem easy to explain from a distance, given the fractious geopolitical climate and murky outlook for the global economy. The precious metal is famously... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


'Data driven' players help prolong record profits in commodity trading, says McKinsey
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

The growing number of "data-driven" players such as hedge funds in the world of commodity trading has helped sustain record levels of profit, even as the volatility that supercharged earnings in... 


An image of the Tenke Fungurume mine in the DRC
DRC, CMOC agree to bolstering Congolese participation at cobalt mine
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Congolese Regulatory Authority for Subcontracting in the Private Sector, or Authorité de Régulation de la Sous-traitance dans le Secteur Privé (ARSP), has announced a new agreement with China’s... 


China-Australia ties frayed under former Australian leader Scott Morrison.
China investment in Australia sinks as companies favor Belt and Road
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investment into Australia by Chinese private and state-owned companies tumbled in 2023 to the second-lowest level in 18 years, according to a report from KPMG and the University of Sydney. The... 


Jeremy Weir
Succession drama grips commodity trading’s billionaire factories
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group has fired the starting gun on an era of upheaval at the top of the commodity trading world, with some of the biggest players preparing a new generation of leaders at a moment of... 


Andrew Forrest
Forrest urges China to demand greener nickel, FT reports
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has called on China to demand higher environmental standards from its global supply chain, particularly its companies conducting nickel processing in... 


Bold Baatar
Baatar appointed Rio Tinto COO to spearhead global business development
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Bold Baatar as its COO, tasked with spearheading the group's commercial and business development endeavors worldwide. Baatar's... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


Gold bulls eye more record highs despite lightning gains
Gold bulls eye more record highs despite lightning gains
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

An upgraded gold price forecast for 2024 from Nicky Shiels, head of metals strategy at Swiss gold refinery MKS PAMP, drew an unexpected follow-up question this week from market participants. The... 


Mattiq Product Management Head Dr Mike Ashley.
New electrochemical PGMs demand on way, iridium scarcity fears eased still further
4th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A far-reaching new drive is under way to ease iridium scarcity still further and, especially in the short term, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) from electrochemical processes is on the way.... 


Copper rises to 14-month high as Powell affirms Fed rate stance
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper rose to a 14-month high as expectations for US rate cuts and threats to supply added impetus to a rally that’s been underway since early February. It climbed for a fourth session on the... 


Taiwan rescuers rush to save trapped miners day after earthquake
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Taiwan’s emergency response units worked through the night to rescue over one hundred miners and hotel staff and tourists who remain trapped in rubble and other debris more than a day after the... 


Gold sets another record high above $2 300 after Powell comments
Gold sets another record high above $2 300 after Powell comments
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold set another record high above $2 300 an ounce on the likelihood the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this year, and sustained demand from central banks. Bullion touched a peak of $2... 


India coal miner plans $720m sale of renewables unit
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

State-run coal miner and power producer NLC India is planning to sell renewable assets worth an estimated 60-billion rupees ($720-million). The company will put nearly 1.4 GW of mostly solar... 


China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese coal prices are likely to keep falling until the start of the peak summer season, suppressing imports of the fossil fuel and taking a toll on the country’s miners. The country’s benchmark... 


Vale divestment in Indonesian nickel unit expected to finish in July
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's mining minister on Tuesday said divestment of Vale Canada and Sumitomo Metal Mining's shares in their nickel miner unit Vale Indonesia is expected to conclude in July. The transaction... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM to acquire 15% of Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has entered into a subscription agreement for a private placement financing with Surge Copper, a Canadian company that is advancing an... 


Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Copper rises on nascent optimism over outlook for China economy
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper advanced to the highest level in more than a week as investors weighed upbeat factory data from top consumer China and the potential for output cuts by the country’s leading smelters.... 


Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Undeterred by slumping profits, China’s lithium giants are planning to grab a bigger slice of the market. Tianqi Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium Group reported sharp drops in 2023 net income last week... 


Vale Indonesia targets 2024 output of about 70 800 metric tons nickel in matte
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

ickel miner PT Vale Indonesia is aiming for output this year of about 70 800 metric tons of nickel in matte, an official said on Monday, a similar volume to the 70 728 metric tons produced in... 


Gold hits record on Fed cut outlook and geopolitical tension
Gold hits record on Fed cut outlook and geopolitical tension
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold rose to a record as the second quarter kicked off, extending a rally that’s been driven the Federal Reserve edging closer to rate cuts and deepening geopolitical tensions. Bullion jumped as... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


Rio Tinto releases details of taxes, royalties paid in 2023 
Rio Tinto releases details of taxes, royalties paid in 2023 
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining company Rio Tinto has paid $8.5-billion in taxes and royalties globally in 2023, the majority of which was paid in Australia.  The 2023 amount compares with $10.8-billion paid... 


World’s top aluminum producer sees raw material supply risk in Guinea
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum Corp of China said it sees “relatively high” risks to supplies of bauxite from Guinea, highlighting its growing dependence on a single country for the raw material. The West African nation... 


China smelters plan output cuts, no Q2 copper guidance price, sources say
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

China's top copper smelters have proposed a production cut of 5% to 10% and decided not to issue guidance prices for copper processing charges for the second quarter, two sources with knowledge of... 


Jiangxi Copper sees higher prices as it plans to raise output
Jiangxi Copper sees higher prices as it plans to raise output
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Jiangxi Copper, China’s largest producer, said it expects prices to rise in the second half once the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, while pledging to maintain double-digit growth in output... 


PNG orders temporary suspension of K92’s Kainantu underground ops
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) of Papua New Guinea has instructed a temporary halt to underground operations at the Kainantu gold mine operated by K92 Mining.  This directive follows an... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
DRDGOLD to determine economic viability of copper recovery from Copper 360’s tailings dams
27th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Northern Cape copper company Copper 360 announced on Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DRDGOLD’s Far West Gold Recoveries tailings retreatment subsidiary to... 


Indonesian miner Amman asks for copper export ban delay
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesian copper miner PT Amman Mineral Internasional is in negotiations with the government to allow it to continue exporting copper concentrate beyond May 31, its chief executive said on... 


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