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Billionaire Friedland close to deal with BHP on Guinea iron ore

If successful, talks will see him move to develop the Nimba deposit on Guinea’s border with Liberia, which has sat undeveloped for years.

Tesla fires sound alarms about safety of electric-car batteries

Recent blazes involving Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. cars in Greater China are prompting the industry to take steps to alleviate concerns from potential customers.

Iamgold is said to explore sale amid gold sector consolidation

Shares of Iamgold were halted in Toronto after climbing as much as 11%, valuing the company at about C$1.7 billion ($1.2 billion).

How a gold mine drama set this man on a path to lead Australia

The drama surrounding the rescue of two men trapped in an Australian gold mine in 2006 has unearthed an unlikely star -- Bill Shorten, a union leader who’s now poised to become the nation’s prime minister.

Gold miner sues Zimbabwe central bank for not paying in dollars

Zimbabwe’s biggest gold producer sued the country’s central bank for $132m because it has been paying for the metal in a local quasi-currency rather than US dollars.

Arkema buys US mining chemical maker for $570m

Purchasing ArrMaz Custom Chemicals Inc. will add a portfolio of defoamers and other so-called surfactants also used in road construction and agrochemicals.

Army puts backers off multibillion-dollar Zimbabwe platinum mine

A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4 billion is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers.

Platinum market is turning a corner as supplies start to tighten

Prices of the metal mostly used in autocatalysts are off to the best start to a year since 2016 as investors flock back to exchange-traded funds.

Hold tight for volatility as trade turmoil rattles markets anew

Investors are standing by for a fresh bout of market turmoil as President Donald Trump turns up the heat on Beijing over trade.

Climate-action delay to cost investors more than $1 trillion

Should governments install tougher policy in the push for cleaner technology, emission-intensive companies will increasingly struggle to compete.

World's coal miners may be digging themselves into another glut

Coal’s use to generate electricity has declined precipitously in the U.S. despite a revival push by President Donald Trump.

US equipment makers see Trump tariff hike costing 400,000 jobs

Just after midnight on Friday, the U.S. slapped a 25% tariff on about $200 billion of Chinese goods, up from 10%.

Amazon rainforest is ours and not yours, Brazil tells the world

The comments coincide with government plans to review existing conservation areas amid growing pressure from mining and agriculture lobbies.

Even Trudeau’s Canada, gripped in carbon fight, won’t ditch coal

Scientists agree coal is choking the planet—so why is it so hard for governments to ditch?

Race for AngloGold assets may pit Sibanye against rival Harmony

Sibanye faces competition from two rivals if it wants to buy South African gold mining assets that AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. plans to sell.

'Require, not ask' for women in mining, urges ex-Anglo chief

Companies have to do more to push gender diversity, according to Cynthia Carroll, former CEO of Anglo American Plc.

South African gold output extends biggest drop in a decade

South African gold production shrank for an 18th straight month in March, extending the longest run of contractions since the financial crisis.

AngloGold plans to sell last South Africa mine as era closes

AngloGold announced on Thursday that it’s in the early stages of a sales process for Mponeng, the world’s deepest mine and its last underground operation in South Africa.

'Crazy premiums' for gold assets are over, B2Gold CEO says

A wave of consolidation is coming in the gold mining industry, but don’t count on buyers overspending on assets.

Trump bans trade in Iranian metals, ratcheting up tensions

The latest order aims to discourage foreign companies and countries that may still be trying to maintain business with Iran.

Diamond tycoon fails in third UK bail attempt as assets frozen

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s third attempt to get bail has been denied by a UK court.

In the land where coal is king, mine jobs outweigh climate fears

Coal is Australia’s second-largest income generator after iron ore, and many lawmakers welcome efforts to boost an industry that brings in A$60 billion ($42 billion) a year.

Indonesia chases manufacturing hub dream as commodities wither

Indonesia plans to open up more sectors to foreign investors and reboot its stringent labor laws to become a regional manufacturing powerhouse rivaling Germany and South Korea.

Trade war has wiped out $22B for materials investors

The S&P Chemical Index lost about $20 billion in market value in two days, while the metals index lost nearly $850 million.

Lithium prices from Chile decline even as demand soars

Chile exported lithium carbonate at an average price of $12,183 per tonne, 0.9% down from the same period a year earlier.