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Chile's SQM decides not to hire ex-Chairman Ponce as adviser

Ponce has held power at SQM since it was privatized under Pinochet in the 1980s and is still the largest shareholder.

Minnesota firms sue over Trump administration mine leases near wilderness

The Interior Department's May 2 decision was unlawful and posed an immediate threat to the environment and the areas' outdoor-recreation economy.

Polish copper producer KGHM appoints new CEO

KGHM has not had a CEO since Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki was fired on March 10.

Resurgent coal exporters should be wary of blinkered optimism: Russell

Coal miners supplying Asia's rapidly growing economies have plenty to be optimistic about as prices and demand appear robust, but they should be wary.

South Africa coal terminal boosts productivity with $98m upgrade

South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal has boosted productivity after a 1.34 billion rand ($98 million) machinery upgrade, the firm said on Thursday.

Top Dalradian shareholder supports Orion Mine takeover offer

M&G Investment Management, said on Thursday it was supportive of a friendly cash takeover offer for Dalradian from private equity group Orion Mine Finance.

First new all-electric mine dumps diesel; cuts costs, pollution

Hundreds of feet below thick forest blanketing the Canadian Shield, a squad of near-silent, battery-powered machines are tunneling toward gold in an experiment to ditch diesel.

Zambia aiming for power prices that reflect costs by end 2018

The new measure will affect global mining firms including First Quantum Minerals, Glencore, Barrick Gold Corp and Vedanta Resources which currently pay a flat rate of 9.30 cents/kWh.

Miner Petropavlovsk's biggest shareholder outlines his case for change

Petropavlovsk's largest shareholder, who is calling for an overhaul of the board, plans to sell the company's stake in an iron ore unit and draw up gold sector deals.

Japan launches WTO complaint over S.Korea steel duties

Japan has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge South Korean anti-dumping duties on Japanese stainless steel bars.

More than 20 Philippine mines pass govt review, 4 fail — official

The panel reviewed the 27 mines in the world's No. 2 nickel ore supplier that former Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez ordered closed or suspended last year.

Ten killed in Zambia copper mine dump collapse — police

Another 10 are injured after a dumping site for copper mining waste collapsed in the town of Kitwe in the country's Copperbelt province

Trump threatens almost all imports from China as Beijing fires back

The threat of new tariffs against China pits the world's two largest economies against each other and looks set to disrupt global supply chains for the tech and auto industries.

Rusal starts shipping bauxite from Guinea's Dian-Dian mine

Rusal commissions bauxite mine at Dian Dian.

CAR struggling to resume diamond exports, tax revenue lags

The Central African Republic (CAR) was banned from exporting diamonds in 2013 after rebels seized power.

S.African union open to inflation-linked pay deal at Eskom – source

Africa's most industrialised economy suffered power outages last week because of what Eskom had said was an "illegal protest action".

S.African lobby group opposes parts of new draft mining charter

The Minerals Council South Africa said it does not support some elements in the latest draft of an industry charter.

Wall Street builds immunity to trade war rhetoric

So far, Trump has taken little action beyond tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on imports from China, the European Union and other countries.

After cobalt-free pledge, Panasonic to triple consumption for auto batteries – sources

Panasonic Corp expects to more than triple its cobalt consumption in five years' time.

S.Africa's draft law proposes 30 pct black ownership for mining firms within 5 years

Agreeing a new version of the charter is seen as instrumental to securing further investment in the mining sector.

China's issues guidelines on foreign investment measures

China's State Council issued guidelines on Friday for previously announced measures easing restrictions on foreign investment.

Germany's Heraeus to open $100 mln precious metals recycling plant in China

China is the world's biggest car market and produces only a fraction of the platinum and palladium it consumes.

Canada says agreed with US to keep NAFTA alive, no talks set

Negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement started last August and were initially scheduled to finish by the end of December.

China urges US to make 'wise choice' on trade tariffs

Trump is due to unveil revisions to his initial tariff list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday.

Congo miner Gecamines plans to renegotiate with foreign partners

Heavily in debt and with dwindling output, Gecamines has long complained about its joint venture terms.