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Agarwal wants to build Indian commodity giant to rival majors

Despite its insatiable appetite for materials, India is yet to impose itself among the mining heavyweights like Australia, China or even the U.K.

In lithium hot spot, ghost towns recall another boom gone bust

While lithium today isn’t the linchpin of Chile’s economy (that would be copper), miners are aggressively expanding production.

Taliban, Islamic State make millions from mining Afghan minerals

The international NGO in a report on Tuesday estimates the Taliban earns $2.5 million to $10 million a year from mining talc alone.

Goldcorp says Peru and Nevada would make portfolio perfect

Goldcorp Inc. CEO David Garofalo says he’s happy with his company’s portfolio of assets, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a wish list.

Glencore goes from crisis to crisis with possible bribery probe

It’s becoming hard to keep track of all of Glencore’s legal battles in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Virginia uranium mining dispute draws US Supreme Court review

Court agrees to consider overturning a ban on mining at the site of the nation’s largest known uranium deposit.

Iron ore king vows to protect market from days of boom and bust

Fabio Schvartsman is pursuing a disciplined approach, keeping tens of millions of tons in the ground each year to prevent another painful glut.

China tightens grip on global battery metals with Chile deal

Chengdu-based Tianqi is seeking to almost triple production capacity through 2020.

The big battery boom hits another roadblock: fire-fearing cities

 The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe.

Congo billionaire seeks French loan to develop iron-ore railway

The 450-kilometer (280-mile) track will link the southwestern town of Mayoko to a port at Pointe Noire.

Ray Dalio, Paulson keep faith in gold amid rate hike headwind

Rising interest rates have trimmed the metal’s gains.

Coal at record in Europe is latest pressure on utility earnings

China’s thirst for energy is roiling markets in Europe, jolting the outlook for coal-hungry utilities as they struggle to cope with tighter pollution and environmental rules.

Oakland port ban on coal shipments blocked by US judge

As demand for coal in the U.S. declines, miners depend increasingly on overseas markets.

As Trump haggles with China on trade, company fortunes at stake

Trump has proposed imposing duties on as much as $150 billion in goods over China’s alleged theft of intellectual property and unfair trade practices.

Alrosa steps up diamond marketing as miner eyes more cutting

Alrosa has traditionally focused on rough-diamond mining but is gradually changing its business after Sergey Ivanov became CEO a year ago.

A crypto tycoon, banking heir and the mysterious fight for gold

For the second time in a year, London-listed miner Petropavlovsk Plc is in the middle of a shareholder coup to throw out the board and revive its fortunes.

Glencore said to seek out-of-court Congo solution with Gertler

A scheduled hearing in a London court Friday was postponed as both sides worked to come to an amicable solution.

Legal fight, delays force Adani writedowns on Carmichael coal mine

The writedowns are said to stem from Adani being forced to duplicate studies and redesign elements of the Carmichael project due to delays in regulatory approvals and ongoing legal challenges.

Randgold hopeful of compromise with Congo over new mining rules

Seven mining companies submitted a proposal to the Mines Ministry insisting that the government reinsert a stability clause, contained in the 2002 code.

World's No. 2 platinum stock languishes on output, cost woes

Bad news from South Africa’s platinum belt has pushed shares of Impala to the lowest since 1999.

Kinross reels as two more African nations seek mining payoffs

The Canadian miner is the latest company to be hit by changing policies in Africa as governments seem increasingly willing to upend historic deals with foreign companies in their quest for more mining revenue.

AngloGold upbeat on Africa even as mine uncertainty persists

The company is mired in disputes with the governments of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo over law changes that raise taxes in the countries.

Gold imports by India are said to have plunged for fourth month

Imports in the first four months totaled 211.7 tons, a drop of 43 percent from a year ago, data collated by Bloomberg show.

Biggest miner says China's shift to quality iron-ore will hold

BHP forecasts reforms in China’s steel sector will continue to hand an advantage to suppliers of higher-quality iron ore and coking coal as consumption of the alloy keeps growing well into the next decade.

Qatar steps in to buy Rosneft stake after China deal collapses

Qatar Investment Authority stepped in after the sellers -- a consortium of QIA itself and mining giant Glencore Plc -- told CEFC it wouldn’t proceed with the original deal announced in October.