The country acquired crude oil, coal and iron ore last month, customs data showed on Thursday, even as Beijing cools its overheated property market and concerns linger about the health of the world's No. 2 economy.
Brent crude was up $2.76, or 6%, at $48.73 a barrel.
It appears that China is interpreting the "people's well-being" as meaning North Korea should be able to export record amounts of coal in defiance of sanctions against the rogue nuclear-armed state.
The world's biggest gold miners are taking a cautious approach in their hunt for bullion, spending more money to explore around existing mines rather than new territory in a strategy that may have short-term gains but risks future production growth.
The Tambomayo mine to produce its first bar of gold in November and reach full output at the end of this year or the start of next.
Gold prices rose on Wednesday as the dollar slipped against a basket of currencies, trading up 0.3% at $1,322.55 an ounce at 1402 GMT.
The 1,770 kilometre, $3.7-billion (U.S.) Dakota Access pipeline would carry oil from just north of the Standing Rock Sioux’s land in North Dakota to Illinois.
Cerrejon has restarted loading and exporting from its Bolivar port after a suspension last week due to suspected contamination.
Mexican regulators are examining whether broke any regulations in its handling of a long-running leak of contaminated water at Mexico's biggest gold mine.
Choppy seas off the coast of Chile caused widespread delays to copper shipments from the world's top producer in the second half of June, potentially supporting prices in a market grappling with oversupply
The precious metal has nearly doubled its value so far this year, but history shows investors hoping to hop aboard the bandwagon should be wary.
Hundreds of thousands of barrels of new supply will have difficulty finding space in crowded pipelines.
Price is about a third less than last year's level as global supplies of the crop nutrient exceed demand.
Large mining companies are selling off some of their prized assets after the prolonged global commodities markets rout left some with high levels of debt.
Egypt's gold mining industry has for years been long on potential and short on investment.
Fujimori says she will repeal laws aimed at protecting the environment that ban the use of dredges and heavy machinery by miners in rivers and wetlands.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund is considering taking a part in the privatization of the country's diamond miner Alrosa.
The Russian government aims to make more than 60 billion roubles ($909 million) from selling a 10.9 percent stake in Alrosa, with the sale taking place on the Moscow Exchange this year.
Mine sales stumble on looming clean-ups
Banks says that India's gold imports could hit a record high this year amid widespread smuggling to sidestep government levies on overseas shipments.
Years of soft commodity prices have depressed demand for mining equipment as miners cut costs and shutter unprofitable sites.
China has agreed to scrap some export subsidies on a range of products from metals to agriculture and textiles, the United States said on Thursday, in a step by Beijing to reduce trade frictions with Washington.
A steep rise in gold prices may have given hope to a battered mining industry, but producers in Africa are still too wary to call the bad times over.
Panigoro, the founder of oil and gas firm PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Newmont Mining Corp's local metals operations.
Thousands of people working there are prey to labour exploitation by organised crime groups, a think-tank said on Wednesday.