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India's US coal imports highest since 2015, seen up further on ban

Coal imports seen rising further amid fears ban may expand. Cement firms scrambling for U.S. coal - executive.

South Dakota pipeline spill hits TransCanada shares, Canada crude price

Canadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada Corp shares slid on Friday, the day after the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota as officials in Nebraska mulled whether to approve another pipeline proposed by the company.

Asia Gold-India prices flip to discount as wedding demand underwhelms

Gold prices in India traded at a discount for the first time in six weeks as the key wedding season failed to spur fresh demand.

Mali expects industrial gold mining to beat 2017 forecasts

Industrial gold production in Mali, Africa's third biggest producer, is on track to exceed earlier forecasts for this year, says government official.

Vale delays sale of stake in New Caledonia nickel mine

The sale may be delayed for up to a year, a setback to efforts by the world’s largest iron ore producer to offload non-core assets.

Brazil's Samarco mine sees need to cut staff by 600

Samarco said it would resume talks with two unions on Friday following Thursday meetings on the need to reduce staff to 1,135 from 1,735.

Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100m loss

London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise.

Canadian regulator seeks C$1m penalty per infraction from Omega Securities

Ontario Securities Commission says administrative penalty of up to C$1 million ($784,190) is due to Omega failure to comply with provincial securities law.

Cobalt hedging not mining the route for VW in EV drive, official says

"Hedging by means of long-term (supplier) contracts is [] way to control such new issues (of securing materials supplies)," says VW head of sustainability.

Fire hits Freeport Indonesia port facility in Papua

The fire broke out at Amamapare port facilities, where copper concentrate from giant Grasberg copper mine is processed before being loaded to ship.

China Oct zinc, copper output highest in 3 years

Zinc production rose 3.8 percent to 577,000 tonnes year-on-year, while copper was up 6.3 percent at 781,000 tonnes, the data showed.

India's mines ministry may recommend cut in iron ore export tax – sources

Indian mining industry has for months lobbied for a cut in the export duty as the country is saddled with a surplus of around 149 million tonnes.

Burning more coal to cut pollution – India's distressing dilemma: Russell

India’s New Delhi banned the burning of petroleum coke on Nov. 1, part of measures aimed at curbing air pollution, which last week reached 10 times the recommended limits.

Ontario regulator seeks to shut down two Omega trading venues

Ontario Securities Commission seeking suspension of trading in two trading venues run by Omega Securities Inc for failure to comply with market regulations.

Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags – Amnesty

Statement by Amnesty International says while Apple is first company to publish names of its cobalt suppliers, other electronics brands made little progress.

Zinc market focus turns to new supply, but don't forget Quebec: Andy Home

All over the world, it seems, geologists are revisiting old mine plans in a collective new zinc rush.

Gold rises for third day after US inflation data

U.S. bond yields fell despite solid U.S. economic data that reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will press ahead with increases to U.S. interest rates.

Polish copper producer KGHM cuts 2017 investment and output targets

The state-run firm also said that this year's output of electrolytic copper from its own concentrates will be 35,000 tonnes than the planned 401,000 tonnes due to an accident at its smelter.

Argentina wants to overtake Chile in South America lithium race

Since President Mauricio took office in December 2015 and opened the country to foreign capital, Argentina has received more investment than any other country in the 'lithium triangle'.

Freeport Indonesia shuts main supply route to mine after shooting

The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has temporarily shut the main supply route to its Papua mine after a shooting incident.

Asia Gold-India wedding demand lacklustre as buyers await price dip

"Wedding season has started, but demand is poor compared to last year," said Ketan Shroff, managing director of Mumbai-based bullion dealer Penta Gold.

Finnish nickel producer, Trafigura tap electric vehicle boom

Trafigura Group provides $200m in funding to Finland's Terrafame nickel mine, which plans to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020.

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their struggle for independence.

South Africa's NUM says coal strike to begin on Nov. 19

The planned strike in the coal sector could affect power supply in Africa's most industrialized economy, as about 85 percent of electricity is generated from the fossil fuel.

Russia's Polyus says Q3 net profit down 5 pct y/y

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 7 percent to $475m while total revenue grew 5 percent to $744m.