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KISSING COAL GOODBYE:

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2019 A mineworker kisses the last piece of coal from the Franz Haniel shaft at a ceremony marking the closure of the last active black coal mine in Bottrop, Germany, a country which once thrived on the combustible black rock. As recognition of climate change science as set out by the United Nations... 

LME ready to address flaws in its metal storage rules

By: Reuters     18th April 2019 The London Metal Exchange is poised to deal with a loophole in its warehousing rules, exposed after commodity trader Glencore bought large amounts of aluminium earlier this year, sources familiar with the matter said. But the exchange will have to wait until a complaint lodged by Glencore with... 

Mick Davis moves closer to iron-ore mining with Liberian deal  

By: Bloomberg     18th April 2019 Mining dealmaker Mick Davis has won permission to export iron-ore from a planned mine in West Africa, adding momentum to the industry veteran’s comeback. Davis, through his new Niron Metals vehicle, has signed an agreement with Liberia that will allow him to use a rail and port to export iron-ore... 

Flood-damaged Mt Isa zinc railway to reopen April 29

By: Reuters     16th April 2019 A railway that carries zinc from major producers such as Glencore across Australia's Outback is expected to reopen this month, Queensland's Transport Minister said on Tuesday. "Every resource has been made available to accelerate recovery works," Mark Bailey said in a statement. 

Katanga Mining resumes cobalt exports from DRC

By: Reuters     15th April 2019 Katanga Mining, a unit of Glencore, said on Monday it resumed exporting and selling a limited quantity of cobalt from its Kamoto project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The company said in November it had temporarily suspended the export and sale of cobalt from the project after uranium was... 

Aeris walks away from Glencore copper mine buy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th April 2019 SX-listed Aeris has abandoned its $575-million plan to buy the CSA copper mine, in New South Wales, from major Glencore. The company told shareholders on Monday that it had been unable to reach agreeable terms with the Swiss-headquartered major. 

Antofagasta to stay put on dividend policy but will return cash to shareholders

By: Reuters     9th April 2019 Chilean miner Antofagasta will retain its dividend policy of paying out at least 35% of underlying net earnings but will pay out excess funds from the proceeds of sales to shareholders, its chief executive said. "If you look at the last three or four years, we have been distributing close to... 

Collahuasi copper mine expects to match 2018 record output this year -CEO

By: Reuters     9th April 2019 Chilean miner Collahuasi this year expects to match its 2018 production of copper, an all-time high for the company, its top executive said on Tuesday. Collahuasi, majority owned by Anglo American and Glencore, is a copper mine located in northern Chile and among the world´s largest. Last year... 

Norway wealth fund to tighten coal ban, add green infrastructure

By: Bloomberg     5th April 2019 Norway plans to tighten restrictions on coal investments for its $1-trillion sovereign wealth fund while opening it up for renewable-energy infrastructure assets. The government proposes to expand its coal ban by adding absolute caps on production of thermal coal, or its use in power generation,... 

How countries are getting tougher with mining companies

By: Reuters     4th April 2019 A mix of political populism, higher commodity prices and the expectation electrification will spur demand for some raw materials has led resource-holding governments to change the rules for miners operating in their countries. In most cases, governments are seeking to increase their share of... 

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