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South Africa's firebrand mine unionist is headed for a showdown

Union leader Joseph Mathunjwa has never hesitated to go head-to-head with powerful CEOs in South Africa's mining industry, but now he may have to face down the government.

A trashy alternative fuel is emerging deep inside coal country

Deriving energy from waste has a long history, from simply burning trash to using it as a raw material for jet fuel.

Diamond trading goes online as Lucara takes on industry Goliaths

The Canadian company is taking on industry giants such as De Beers and Alrosa PJSC with an online platform to replace the current physical auctions.

Sibanye agrees to raise offer for Lonmin on metal price gain

The increase should help bolster support from Lonmin investors, who still need to vote on the takeover.

Explosions threatening lithium-ion's edge in a battery race

Another lithium-ion battery has exploded, this time at an energy-storage complex in the U.S.

The brash billionaire who wants to make Australia great again

Clive Palmer, who made his fortune in mining, is running for the Senate on his right-of-center United Australia Party ticket.

Around the world, buyers' remorse sets in for costly clean power

Two decades ago, governments and utilities around the world began offering above-market rates and contracts to fuel the rise of clean energy, but now these pacts are under attack.

China said to maintain Australia coal go-slow until after polls

China will maintain a slowdown in coal imports from Australia until Beijing has assessed government policy in Canberra after federal elections in May.

'Land no one else wants' gets solar as coal-and-nukes era fades

Solar and wind farms are being developed or built in places not normally associated with clean energy, and in some regions long resistant to it.

World's central banks want more gold as India joins spree

Heightened geopolitical and economic uncertainty pushed central banks to diversify their reserves and focus on investing in safe and liquid assets.

Caterpillar quarterly earnings beat as mining business perks up

The mining and construction-equipment maker also boosted its per-share profit forecast for the year.

JPMorgan ends a three-year bullish call on Anglo American shares

After almost three years of rating the mining giant’s stock as overweight, JPMorgan downgraded it to neutral on Wednesday.

Citi says US and China will nail deal, aiding commodities

The outlook for commodities is bullish, according to Citigroup, which expects raw materials to be supported by a potential US-China trade deal, improved demand from China, and a weaker dollar.

China's green light on coal power won't trigger new plant boom

More than 10 regions will be freed of their overcapacity tag in 2022, clearing a hurdle for them to resume building coal-fired plants.

Metals trader Concord doubles profit due to aluminum chaos

The metals trading startup benefited from the turmoil in aluminum and alumina markets following sanctions on Russian producer United Co. Rusal.

Guinea transfers oversight of state mining company to Presidency

The move will hand Alpha Conde more authority over the country’s holdings in some of the world’s biggest bauxite deposits.

Anglo steps up defense to repel Agarwal's interest: Telegraph

Anglo American’s defense advisers are said to plan attacks on the quality of Vedanta’s portfolio compared to Anglo’s assets.

The $18 billion electric car bubble at risk of bursting in China

There are now 486 EV manufacturers registered in China.

Coal prices are up and US miners still can't catch a break

The global coal markets have been on a tear lately, and America’s miners are still tanking.

With driverless cars late, a startup tries remote-control trucks

Phantom Auto was founded in 2017 to help bridge the gap between the vision and the reality of autonomous vehicles.

Nerves of steel are needed if iron rally is over: taking stock

The Stoxx Europe 600 is still stuck in a tight range as the earnings season is getting into full swing.

Billionaire's copper plant, job losses pressure a key Modi ally

In Tamil Nadu, a small breakaway group is attempting to make inroads in one district by promising to shutter a copper smelter run by mining giant Vedanta Ltd.

Kenney win puts maligned Trudeau pipeline law under new pressure

A trio of proposed laws affecting pipeline, environmental and oil shipping laws are working their way through Canada’s Senate as Trudeau’s Liberals gear up for an October election.

Venezuela unrest may hurt Crystallex bid to reclaim $1.2B

Confusion over who’s in charge in Venezuela may keep Crystallex International Inc. from collecting a $1.2B arbitration award.

Canadian exporters continue to struggle even with rising oil

Canada recorded smaller trade deficits than expected in the first two months of 2019 on a rally in oil prices.