Albemarle bullish on lithium outlook after 4th quarter profit

The world's largest lithium producer "sees nothing that could slow demand for the white metal used to make electric car batteries."

Glencore will 'vigorously contest' $680m tax demand

The tax demand from the British authorities is linked to transfer pricing

South African miner Sibanye raises loss estimate by $100 million-plus

"We will further investigate tax planning alternatives to minimise this additional deferred tax," Sibanye's statement said.

Coal going from winner to loser in India's energy future

The problem is not its reserves, productions costs, or transportation. Renewable alternatives are just cheaper.

AngloGold's Colombia soil study cannot be halted by mayor — provincial authority

The mayor of the town of Jerico had ordered a suspension of the work in January after the council voted late last year to ban mining in the area.

Australia's Fortescue logs 5% drop in H1 profit as demand weakens

The company declared an interim dividend of A$0.19 per share and a special dividend of A$0.11 per share.

South African parliament approves long-delayed carbon tax bill

South Africa intends to play its role as part of the global effort to reduce global greenhouse emissions.

China steel futures extend gains, iron ore ends flat

Iron ore continues to influence the ferrous complex, steel prices reflect the rising cost of iron ore and producers are passing it on to the consumers.

South Africa's AMCU calls on Sibanye platinum workers to join strike

AMCU has been on strike since mid-November over a wage dispute - after losses at some of its mines last year.

Dry bulk market prospects worsen after Brazil dam disaster-shipper Golden Ocean

The final effect on seaborne volumes is yet to be seen, but it is likely that an expected increase in exports from Brazil for 2019 will instead be a small contraction.

The United States' aluminium tariff wall is crumbling

Aluminium associations the world over are calling for a refocus on China's massive production and export capacity.

South32 to cut 500 jobs at aluminium smelter – union

South32 is the latest mining company to cut jobs after Sibanye-Stillwater last week said that it could cut nearly 6,000 jobs.

Chinese traders freeze Australian coal orders amid 40-day customs delays – sources

Tension between Beijing and Canberra has grown in recent months over issues of cyber security and China's influence in Pacific island nations.

South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore 2018 headline earnings edge lower

"While challenges are part of the uncertain environment that we operate in... we have the right strategy and teams in place to create sustainable shareholder value."

Glencore to cut output, jobs at copper, cobalt mine in Congo – WSJ

The output cut is likely to be temporary as the company looks for new ways to mine copper, the report said.

South Africa's AngloGold looks to streamline assets, Argentine mine up for sale

It is very important that we can see the assets in our mix have long-term potential and to the extent that they don't or there is other strategic reasons to disinvest, we will do that.

Petra Diamonds appoints new CEO, share price rises

Analysts said appointing Richard Duffy, who has held finance posts in his 27 years in mining, would benefit the company as it sought to cut debt.

How South African mines cope with power cuts

The utility gives the industry notice to reduce their power consumption by 15–20% when the national grid is at its tightest.

Malaysia lifts bauxite mining moratorium after 3-year ban

Malaysia was once the biggest supplier of bauxite to top buyer China, with shipments peaking at nearly 3.5 million tonnes a month.

Grasberg hasn't received new copper export permit

Indonesia forecast copper concentrate exports to drop to 200,000 tonnes in 2019 from about 1.2 million tonnes last year.

Zimbabwean rescuers pull 22 bodies from mine, eight more found alive

The government declared the accident a disaster.

Trust in tailings? Vale dam disaster spurs investors into action

The disaster has called into question the willingness of investors and lenders to continue funding the broader industry.

Miner Vale says fire to halt operations at Malaysia distribution center

The company said the fire should have a reduced impact on shipments as 10 days of preventive maintenance was already programmed at the terminal.

Mongolia posts 6.9% economic growth in 2018

Coal and copper generate almost 70% of Mongolia's total export revenues and most of its mining output is sold to neighboring China.

South Africa's Gold Fields FY profit slumps as production drops

Revenue dropped 7% to $2.58 billion in 2018 from $2.76 billion in 2017 due to the lower ounces sold.