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Squeezed mining companies face growth dilemma
31st January 2023 By: Reuters

High costs and the prospect of shrinking earnings have made big miners nervous about expansion, even as shareholders demand investment in response to robust commodity prices, China's reopening and... 

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IGO posts record earnings
31st January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery metals miner IGO has reported record earnings for the half-year ended December, driven by a strong December quarter. The ASX-listed miner on Tuesday announced record underlying earnings... 

Britishvolt’s founder says UK battery sector is ‘doomed’ unless government steps up
27th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

The UK’s battery manufacturing industry is doomed unless the government ramps up support for the sector, according to the founder of failed battery startup Britshvolt Ltd. Formerly the UK’s main... 

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Consistent policy crucial amid uncertainty
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

In addition to increasing socioeconomic challenges and their knock-on effects worldwide, mining entities must also contend with a looming metals deficit, says Zambia Chamber of Mines CEO and... 

Nornickel forecasts output drop in 2023 due to planned maintenance
24th January 2023 By: Reuters

Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel said on Tuesday it expected its nickel and palladium production to fall this year due to planned refurbishment at its Nadezhda metallurgical plant after... 

Metals, mining industry execs pessimistic about global growth, CRU study finds
24th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

More than half (52%) of global commodities business intelligence company CRU’s clients in the metals and mining industries expect global gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by no more than 1% this... 

SPC and Vale consolidate Sudbury nickel/copper deposits
24th January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian junior SPC Nickel and diversified miner Vale’s Canada subsidiary have announced that they will consolidate their adjacent and contiguous West Graham and Crean Hill 3 nickel and copper... 

Lifezone Metals appoints Gerick Mouton COO
23rd January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Modern metals company Lifezone Holdings has appointed Gerick Mouton as COO. Mouton is a mechanical engineer and professional project manager with 25 years of experience in strategic mining and... 

Nornickel CEO Vladimir Potanin
Potanin says sanctions constrain Nornickel, force it to adjust strategy
23rd January 2023 By: Reuters

Nornickel boss Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia’s richest men, said on Monday that the metals giant was reworking its strategy and building closer ties with countries such as China, Turkey and... 

Indonesia's Bakrie Group seeks nickel mine, partners up for $9bn EV project
20th January 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesian conglomerate Bakrie & Brothers BNBR.JK is looking to acquire a nickel mine in the resource-rich island of Sulawesi to supply a planned integrated industrial park to produce electric... 

New drilling may have uncovered district-scale nickel/copper resource, says Talon
20th January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals explorer Talon Metals has intercepted new high-grade nickel/copper mineralisation outside the current resource area of the Tamarack project, which the company believes has confirmed a... 

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Green hydrogen mine mobility on way in India to platinum applause
19th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

India has opted for hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty mine truck mobility in a green initiative that will have platinum group metals (PGMs) miners applauding. This is because the clean emission-free... 

LME CEO says nickel reforms to be implemented 'relatively quickly'
19th January 2023 By: Reuters

The London Metal Exchange (LME) will implement recommendations on accountability and position limits "relatively quickly" from an independent review of last year's nickel crisis to prevent market... 

Kendalion's share in Cannon rises to 92%
19th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Canada’s Kedalion Nickel’s interest in ASX-listed takeover target Cannon Resources has now reached over 92%, with the company now able to start the compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares in... 

Nickel Industries raises first A$264m
19th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has raised an initial A$264-million from its $471-million capital raise target, completing the institutional component of its capital raise efforts. The company on... 

BHP warns of cost pressures
BHP warns of cost pressures
19th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major BHP has flagged higher costs at its Pilbara iron-ore and its Queensland and New South Wales coal operations, as well as at its copper operations at Escondida, in Chile. The miner on... 

Transparency-boosting Battery Passport proof-of-concept launched at Davos
18th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Multistakeholder organisation the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) launched a proof-of-concept for its Battery Passport at the World Economic Forum’s yearly meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January... 

BASF, Eramet plan $2.6bn nickel smelter in Indonesia
18th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

BASF and Eramet plan to spend as much as $2.6-billion building a nickel/cobalt refinery in Indonesia, expanding a wave of investment in the Southeast Asian nation aimed at feeding growing demand... 

Kingsrose strikes deal over Norway base metals project
18th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed explorer Kingsrose Mining has struck a deal with Scandinavian Resource Holdings and Global Energy Metals Corporation for the staged investment into the Råna nickel/copper/cobalt project,... 

New gov grants for critical mineral developments
18th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government this week released guidelines for new grants to help develop Australia’s critical minerals sector, support downstream processing, create jobs across regional Australia and... 

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Nickel Industries flags transformative nickel deal
18th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has announced plans for a $471-million capital raise to fund the acquisition of a 10% interest in two producing nickel assets, including a greater stake in the Oracle... 

First Quantum ups 2023, 2024 capex guidance
17th January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered First Quantum has increased its capital expenditure (capex) guidance for 2023 and 2024 to reflect inflationary cost increases, as well as additional increases arising from... 

BHP's Xplor to fund copper/nickel exploration partnerships
17th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major BHP has selected seven companies to help accelerate global copper and nickel exploration through its Xplor programme. The seven companies have been selected to receive funding and support... 

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China’s reopening should underpin commodity demand acceleration – Barclays
13th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

China’s reopening and ‘whatever it takes’ approach to the property sector are tectonic shifts that should underpin an acceleration in commodity demand through 2023, say Barclays Equity Research... 

Indonesia details plans to limit development of nickel smelters - report
13th January 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesia will limit construction of nickel smelters to ensure new plants produce high-value products and follow green principles in the production process, state news agency Antara reported on... 

Japanese delegation to visit Canada to meet with battery, mining companies
13th January 2023 By: Reuters

Japan will send a delegation to meet with Canadian battery and mining companies early this year, while Canada is planning a trade mission to Japan later in October, the leaders of both countries... 

Trafigura CEO Jeremy Weir
Metals prices could spike with markets so tight, Trafigura says
12th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Geopolitical shocks could trigger a surge in metals prices because the market has never been tighter, according to Trafigura Group. “We could be pushed into extreme price levels,” Jeremy Weir, the... 

Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden forms JV to invest in mining assets abroad
12th January 2023 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma'aden), the Gulf's largest miner, said on Wednesday it agreed to form a joint venture with the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund to invest in mining assets globally.... 

Clean hydrogen patent innovation is all the rage, say IEA and EPO.
Platinum-boosting clean hydrogen projects, patents are all the rage
11th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation agreement for Namibia’s planned multibillion-dollar Hyphen Hydrogen Energy project is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of this year, Namibia President Hage Geingob... 

Vale says it got offers for minority stake in base metals unit
11th January 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale said on Tuesday it has received offers for a minority stake in its base metals unit, as it seeks a strategic partner to help it capitalize on growing demand for metals in the... 

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