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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... 


China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Coal mining output at accident-hit mining districts of Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia in China's north have returned to normal, a major coal industry group said on Wednesday. A recent spike in coal... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

This year, more than half of the brands in the ranking of the world’s most valuable and strongest mining, metals and minerals brands witnessed an increase in brand value, according to new data from... 


Goldman says commodities to benefit as central banks cut rates
26th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Commodities will advance this year as central banks in the US and Europe move to reduce interest rates, helping to support industrial and consumer demand, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Raw... 


Majestic Gold flags potential China acquisition
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

British Columbia-based Majestic Gold has announced a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire a gold project in China. Majestic, through its 70.5%-owned Persistence Resources Group subsidiary, will... 


Chile lithium miner SQM spars with China partner over Codelco deal
26th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean miner SQM's board chairman challenged what he called the questionable motives of a major shareholder, China's Tianqi Lithium Corp, the latest jab in an increasingly public spat over SQM's... 


At Harmony Gold's Eva copper project in Australia.
Harmony’s Eva copper mine project in Australia granted special ‘prescribed’ status
25th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The copper mining project that Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Harmony Gold is developing in Australia has been granted special ‘prescribed project’ status in recognition of its social and... 


An image of the Moma mine in Mozambique
Kenmare secures new $200m facility
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kenmare Resources, operator of the Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique, has secured a funding package to refinance a maturing revolving credit facility (RCF) and a... 


Major Chinese miner says US-led containment is risk to growth
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zijin Mining Group, one of China’s most acquisitive mining groups, warned that US-led efforts to tackle Beijing’s control of minerals could slow the company’s global expansion. “The development of... 


The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Ferrochrome benchmark price settles higher
25th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the second quarter of this year has been settled at $1.52/lb, 5.6% up on the first three months of 2024, Merafe Resources informed shareholders on... 


Uranium’s 22% price plunge is bottoming out on nuclear future
Uranium’s 22% price plunge is bottoming out on nuclear future
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Uranium may have lost some sizzle after an electrifying 10-month rally, but analysts and investors aren’t losing faith in the long-term prospects of the nuclear fuel. After a 22% decline over six... 


Pilbara and Ganfeng to study lithium conversion plant
Pilbara and Ganfeng to study lithium conversion plant
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has announced a joint feasibility study with China’s Ganfeng Group to develop a downstream lithium conversion plant. The study, which will be completed in the March... 


Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than two years after climate negotiators first attempted to consign coal to history, the dirtiest fossil fuel is having a moment. Thanks to a combination of China’s energy insecurity —... 


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