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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... 


Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 


LME has lost benchmark status in a key part of nickel market
1st June 2023 By: Bloomberg

The London Metal Exchange has lost its benchmark status in a key part of the nickel market since last year’s massive short squeeze, according to one of the biggest producers. Christel Bories,... 


Chinese EV battery maker Gotion mulls factory in Morocco
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's government and China-based battery maker Gotion High Tech have agreed to look into setting up an electric vehicle battery plant in the kingdom with up to $6.3-billion in eventual... 


EU seeks critical minerals deals with more African countries
31st May 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) is in negotiations with Democratic Republic of Congo, a leading source of battery minerals, and aims for talks with other African countries to shore up its supplies of... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo reorganises management, Mkhwanazi to head Africa, Australia
31st May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American has announced several changes to its senior management team and organisation to lead what it describes as its “next phase of delivery”. The... 


JSE Origination and Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi and Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes at last month's Copper 360 listing.
JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list, says Mokorosi
30th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is going all out to attract junior mining and exploration companies, making it easier for companies to get on to the exchange and to remain on the... 


Ignacio Bustamante is stepping down from Hochschild to take up a position with Appian in London.
Bustamante departs Hochschild to take up Appian base metals position
30th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Ignacio Bustamante has announced his resignation as CEO from South America-focused Hochschild Mining to relocate to London, where he will head up the base metals division of investment advisory... 


Hydrogen and downstream mineral processing targeted in new hub
30th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Renewable hydrogen, future facing minerals processing and shipbuilding and sustainment has been identified as the three industries targeted by the Western Australian government to transform the... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Sibanye advances carbon neutrality with first utility-scale renewable energy project
29th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In its first power purchase agreement, platinum group metals, green metals and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater has achieved financial close for an 89 MW wind energy project. Under the terms of the... 


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