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.
The benchmark FTSE 350 mining index, which tracks the performance of the UK's 11 biggest listed miners, is up 26% this year.
Indonesia could exhaust its economically retrievable coal reserves by 2033, a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers released on Monday showed.
Cameco's McArthur River mine in northern Saskatchewan is expected to produce 20 million pounds this year.
The deal also proposes facilitating the sale of struggling mines.
The country aims to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash.
Should help clear the way for the company to exit bankruptcy.
They are at the sharp end of a commodities downturn which has led half of all the small mining operations in top copper exporter Chile to shut in the last eight years.
Gold miners in particular have stepped up technology investment within a falling capex budget, as the metal price in producers’ currencies has held up much better than other commodities.
Faced with record low prices for heavy crude, Canadian energy companies are sacrificing other parts of their business to keep higher-cost oil sands production going.