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China's fight against smog makes palladium 2018's best metal

Palladium prices are shattering record highs.

Congo lifts export ban on Glencore's copper and cobalt unit

Katanga Mining and its Kamoto copper and cobalt mine is one of Glencore’s most important growth projects.

Sibanye CEO plans to resume cash dividend payments in 2020

CEO Neal Froneman says he’d consider buying more gold assets in South Africa or elsewhere, once the company reduces its debt.

Gold miner smuggles in workers by night to bypass strikers

Gold Fields is having to sneak maintenance teams into its South Deep mine in South Africa after protesters shot at vehicles trying to enter the site, where workers have been on strike since Nov. 2.

Ghana to raise $750m through London IPO of minerals fund

Ghana will seek to raise $750m through a sale of shares in a fund that will hold the West African nation’s stakes in mining companies and receive royalties.

Miners' spending on hunt for copper, EV metals hits $10 billion

Budgets jumped about 19%, outpacing last year’s gain.

Electric vehicle revolution goes underground with mine truck

Swedish mining equipment maker Epiroc AB is aiming to electrify all its underground machines within five years.

Congo state miner wants meeting over Katanga cobalt-export

“They are taking unilateral decisions that we haven’t verified, that we haven’t certified” - Gecamines President, Albert Yuma

Ray Dalio’s faith in gold unshaken even amid investor exodus

Gold’s second straight quarterly decline was not enough to shake billionaire hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio’s confidence in gold.

Congo opposition reneging on unity boosts Kabila protege

Kabila’s anointed successor in power would raise the risk of instability in a key supplier of the metals used in electric vehicles and mobile phones.

Waymo said to launch first driverless car service in December

Pricing may become more nuanced as Waymo collects more data from the commercial program, once it figures out how to charge for in-ride entertainment and advertising, analysts expect base fares to drop.

Canada gets it right on cannabis, wrong on oil, GMP CEO says

Major pipeline projects in Canada have failed to get off the ground, leading to a record price discount for the nation’s oil sands crude.

De Beers is said to make big cuts in low-end diamond prices

De Beers is famous for its tight control over the diamond market.

Canada's oil patch feels double pain with cuts, price drop

Canada’s oil producers can’t catch a break.

Second Australian iron-ore train derailed in less than a week

Thirty empty ore wagons ran off the tracks in the southern part of Western Australia on Sunday.

OPEC+ faces risk of new oil surplus as prices slump

A technical committee representing the coalition projected on Saturday a global oil surplus will resurface in 2019.

Zimbabwe platinum miners plan base-metal refinery, minister says

The processing plant has been under consideration since at least 2014.

Glencore's radioactive news may help give cobalt its buzz back

Glencore Plc’s sudden discovery that some of its cobalt is radioactive couldn’t have come at a better time.

How to avoid the resource curse? Take 6 years to approve deals

To avoid the resource curse Afghanistan needs to stop illegal mining.

Anglo finds returns outweigh risks as it renews Africa focus

The storied miner is going where larger rivals fear to tread, returning to its African roots to tap mineral assets with compelling returns.

Car battery pioneer says new breakthrough will lower cobalt use

The technique could lower cobalt content to as little as 4 percent of battery cathodes, from about 20 percent needed in some now.

Oil bulls best hope nothing messes with Texas: Liam Denning

Oil bulls should pause, because when it comes to growth in demand, Texas is pretty much the whole story.

Pompeo defends temporary waivers granted for Iran oil buying

The comments come a day before U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy and shipping are due to snap back.

Iraq's Kurds add capacity to oil pipeline to export Kirkuk crude

The link’s capacity increased to 1 million barrels a day from 900,000.

Striking workers block access to Gold Fields South Africa mine

The strike, involving more than 3,000 workers, started Friday afternoon to protest the gold miner’s plan to cut jobs.