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Qld unveils its own critical minerals plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has unveiled its own Critical Minerals Strategy, which would oversee a A$245-million investment into growing Queensland’s critical mineral sector. Premier Annastacia... 


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Ministers meet on critical minerals aims
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal, state and Territory Ministers For Resources And Mining have expressed support for Australia’s critical minerals sector and reaffirmed a commitment to attract foreign investment for... 


Nerves on edge as exchanges, funds await ruling in LME nickel case
Nerves on edge as exchanges, funds await ruling in LME nickel case
26th June 2023 By: Reuters

Exchanges are in an uncomfortable wait for the outcome of a lawsuit by two financial firms against the London Metal Exchange (LME) for voiding nickel contracts, worried about possible curbs on... 


The project is located in the famously productive Stillwater mining district, in Montana.
Glencore takes a stake in Stillwater Critical Minerals
26th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of Stillwater Critical Minerals surged by one third on Friday, after the Montana-focused company announced a 9.99% strategic investment by commodities major Glencore. Glencore has... 


BHP buys Swedish explorer for A$9.8m
BHP buys Swedish explorer for A$9.8m
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Ragnar Metals has reached an agreement with the exploration arm of mining major BHP to divest its wholly-owned subsidiary Ragnar Metals Sweden for A$9.8-million. The sale includes... 


LME failed to probe Tsingshan before nickel chaos, London court hears
23rd June 2023 By: Reuters

The London Metal Exchange failed to investigate a large nickel position held by China's Tsingshan that sparked a chaotic surge in prices and billions of dollars of cancelled trades, lawyers told a... 


Oracle power plant gets under way
23rd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Commissioning of the 380 MW power plant for the Oracle nickel project, within the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park, in central Sulawesi, has started. ASX-listed Nickel Industries said on Friday... 


BMI outlines most prominent mineral, metal trends for the coming years
22nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI says the metals and mining industry will continue to grapple with changing metal consumption patterns, accelerating demand for critical minerals and heightened governmental... 


Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking infrastructure, energy and telecommunications head Mike Peo.
Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank
22nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen is presenting South Africa with a good target point at a time when the African continent is on the cusp of a massive revolution in the energy space. “For South Africa in particular,... 


Matthew Chamberlain
What really happened the night the nickel market broke
22nd June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Matthew Chamberlain had just presided over one of the wildest days in the history of metals markets when he sat down to type a late-night memo to the UK’s financial regulator. But the London Metal... 


Global nickel market in 20 500 t surplus in April - INSG
21st June 2023 By: Reuters

The global nickel market had a surplus of 20 500 metric tons in April, compared with a deficit of 2 600 tons in the same month last year, data from the International Nickel Study Group (INSG)... 


BHP will need carbon credits to meet net zero target
BHP will need carbon credits to meet net zero target
21st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP on Wednesday told shareholders that the company would likely need to make use of high-integrity carbon credits to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which could not be... 


Saudi Arabia’s PIF leads bidding for $2.5bn Vale base metals stake
20th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is emerging as the leading bidder to acquire a stake in Vale’s multibillion-dollar nickel and copper operations, people with knowledge of the matter said. PIF... 


LME had options to avoid quashing nickel trades, hedge fund tells High Court
LME had options to avoid quashing nickel trades, hedge fund tells High Court
20th June 2023 By: Reuters

 The London Metal Exchange hurriedly decided to cancel billions of dollars in trades in March last year when nickel prices went haywire but had better options, lawyers for two financial firms suing... 


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King unveils Critical Minerals Strategy
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has unveiled its new Critical Minerals Strategy, highlighting six focus areas to help grow Australia’s critical minerals wealth, create jobs, and strengthen global clean... 


Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 


Centaurus secures full nickel rights at Jaguar
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Base metals developer Centaurus Metals has reached an agreement with Vale Base Metals to acquire all of the offtake rights for the nickel products from its Jaguar project, in Brazil, in exchange... 


Paul Singer
The world’s most feared investor heads for showdown with the LME
19th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

A decade ago, Paul Singer did battle with the government of Argentina — and won. This week, the notoriously pugnacious hedge fund boss is taking on a bastion of the City of London, the 146-year-old... 


Implats chairperson Thandi Orleyn
Impala Platinum’s Zimbabwe unit eyes expansion into lithium
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Impala Platinum Holding’s Zimbabwe unit is considering expanding into other metals, including lithium. The Johannesburg-based platinum miner still sees a future in Zimbabwe and is on the lookout... 


Wits University DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob
Wits University’s DigiMine aiming to serve as green data powerhouse for mining industry
14th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Most mining countries have already databased their green energy minerals and critical minerals and made them public so that investors and their global partners can evaluate national production... 


Panoramic suspends concentrate production at Savannah
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has suspended ore processing and concentrate production at its Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia with the miner also revising production guidance. The... 


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IGO has electrification plans for Cosmos
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO will undertake a study for the full underground electrification of its Cosmos nickel project, in Western Australia. The miner has awarded ASX-listed Perenti, in... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
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I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 


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IGO appoints Ivan Vella as CEO
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery metals major IGO has tapped Rio Tinto’s current aluminium CEO Ivan Vella as its new CEO and MD. Rio on Tuesday confirmed that Vella will continue to lead the aluminium division until... 


Atlantic Nickel's Santa Rita is one of the biggest nickel sulphide openpit mines in the world.
Volynets' ACG partners with Glencore, VW, Stellantis to buy Brazil nickel mines for $1bn
12th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

London-listed ACG Acquisition Company, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) headed by industry veteran Artem Volynets, will buy two Brazilian nickel mines for $1-billion, as the company... 


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Nickel Industries unveils massive funding and partnership deal
9th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Shares in ASX-listed Nickel Industries were trading more than 13% higher on Friday after the company announces plans to raise A$943-million in a conditional share placement and a collaboration... 


Poseidon adds to Black Swan resource
7th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An updated disseminated mineral resource estimate for the Black Swan project, in Western Australia, has resulted in a 48% increase in the contained nickel at the deposit, said ASX-listed Poseidon... 


REZ confirms nickel sulphides at Springfield prospect
5th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Resources and Energy Group (REZ) has received results from the company’s 2023 opening drilling campaign at the Springfield nickel prospect, with multi element and precious metal assay... 


Clean Air Metals reports departure of CEO
5th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian exploration and development company Clean Air Metals on Friday announced that Abraham Drost would “no longer continue” as CEO and director of the company. His exit from the company was... 


Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 


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