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Philippines plans new law to ensure responsible mining

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the country's mining industry pays too little in tax and not enough in compensation for any environmental damage.

South Africa intends to suspend issuing mining rights

South Africa intends to suspend the granting of applications for prospecting and mining rights as well as any renewals pending a court case to review new mining laws, the Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday.

U.S., Chinese officials conclude contentious economic talks, steel stocks soar

The United States and China failed on Wednesday to agree on major new steps to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China, casting doubt over President Donald Trump's economic and security relations with Beijing.

BHP to spend $277m to modernize Australian copper smelter

The smelter, one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, has been hampered by insufficient power supplies and maintenance work since a major power outage last year shut operations for two weeks.

China Minmetals, China National Gold 'unaware' of merger talks

Sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday that China was considering a merger between the two major metals and mining firms as Beijing pushed to consolidate its bloated state-run enterprises to help increase efficiency and competitiveness.

Amplats warns H1 profits to fall on impairments, rand

South Africa's Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) expects half-year profits to fall by as much as 67 percent due to a stronger rand, lower sales and post-tax impairments, the company said on Tuesday.

Chile's Codelco to post earnings above $1 bln this year – CEO

Codelco, which sends all its profits to state coffers, posted a larger profit in the first quarter of 2017 than in all of 2016 as a result of a strict policy of containing costs and a modest recovery in global prices for the red metal.

Two injured in electrical fire at Congo's Tenke copper mine

Two employees at the Tenke copper mine in Democratic Republic of Congo suffered minor injuries in an electrical fire at the weekend.

Can Trump resurrect US aluminum – and who killed it anyway

China, with its massive aluminum sector and equally massive exports, stands accused, but the real smelter killers were much closer to home.

Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation

The Resolution copper project in Arizona would be a prototype for a looming era of more invasive US mines as companies run out of easy-to-reach deposits.

Coal mine crackdown dims prospects for Mongolia's fortune seekers

Working 50 metres (164 feet) under ground with minimal air supply, Uuganbaatar is one of thousands of Mongolians trying to make a living digging for coal.

Australia to pay China's Shenhua $200 mln to buy back mining licence

Australia's New South Wales state said on Wednesday it would buy back half of a coal exploration licence from China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd , bowing to pressure from farmers and environmentalists opposed to mining on prime agricultural land.

Saudi Ma'aden to develop Mansourah, Massarah gold mine- sources

Ma'aden operates six gold mines in the Central Arabian Gold Region, western Saudi Arabia which contains much of the Kingdom's gold rich ore deposits.

Congo revamps Inga hydro project in bid to make it economical

Democratic Republic of Congo has decided to more than double the size of its planned Inga 3 hydroelectric plant to make it more economical, after the $14 billion project was hit by financing problems.

LME favourite to clear for new base metals platform NFEx -sources

NFEx says in talks with several clearing houses

India's June gold imports spike as buyers tried to beat higher sales tax

India's gold imports in June more than tripled from a year ago

Indonesia seeks meeting with Freeport CEO to end copper mine dispute

Indonesia says it will invite the head of mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc to Jakarta this month to try to settle a festering dispute over a new deal to operate the world's second-largest copper mine.

Canada wildfires disrupt mines, force 14,000 from their homes

Rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia disrupted operations at two mining companies and damaged public utilities on Monday as 14,000 people were forced from their homes in the interior of the Western Canadian province.

Chile receives 12 bids for value-added lithium projects

Twelve companies from seven countries have applied to manufacture lithium-linked products in Chile, officials told journalists on Monday, in what they called a victory for the mining country's push to add value to its exports.

Cuba sees 2017 nickel, cobalt sulfides output at 54,500 tonnes

Cuba plans to produce 54,500 tonnes of nickel and cobalt sulfides this year, state-run television said at the weekend.

Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has formally requested financial support from international donors as it confronts a worsening economic crisis, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.

London court hears Vedanta's challenge to Zambian villagers' pollution claim

Case has potential to set precedent for other foreign claims.

Getting scrappy: China iron ore demand may falter as steel recycling grows

China's supply of steel scrap is surging as aged buildings, bridges and cars produced over decades of rapid economic growth are knocked down, dismantled or crushed.

As Indonesian nickel ore flows again to China, famine turns to feast: Andy Home

The flow of Indonesian nickel ore to China has resumed after a three-and-a-half year break.

Antofagasta faces strike threats at two of its copper mines in Chile

Workers at Zaldivar are set to vote on a strike this week, while supervisors at Centinela mine have already decided it, but expect a government mediation mechanism to extend negotiations for at least five more days.