China goes on unexpected commodities binge even as concerns linger

The country acquired crude oil, coal and iron ore last month, customs data showed on Thursday, even as Beijing cools its overheated property market and concerns linger about the health of the world's No. 2 economy.

Oil soars 6% as OPEC reaches deal to limit output in November

Brent crude was up $2.76, or 6%, at $48.73 a barrel.

China buys record North Korean coal as sanctions ignored

It appears that China is interpreting the "people's well-being" as meaning North Korea should be able to export record amounts of coal in defiance of sanctions against the rogue nuclear-armed state.

World's gold miners stick close to home in hunt for more metal

The world's biggest gold miners are taking a cautious approach in their hunt for bullion, spending more money to explore around existing mines rather than new territory in a strategy that may have short-term gains but risks future production growth.

Buenaventura says new gold mine to kick off production in November

The Tambomayo mine to produce its first bar of gold in November and reach full output at the end of this year or the start of next.

Gold up, waiting for clues on timing of US rate rise

Gold prices rose on Wednesday as the dollar slipped against a basket of currencies, trading up 0.3% at $1,322.55 an ounce at 1402 GMT.

How North Dakota’s native protest against oil pipeline became an American movement

The 1,770 kilometre, $3.7-billion (U.S.) Dakota Access pipeline would carry oil from just north of the Standing Rock Sioux’s land in North Dakota to Illinois.

Colombia's largest coal mine resumes exports

Cerrejon has restarted loading and exporting from its Bolivar port after a suspension last week due to suspected contamination.

Goldcorp struggles with leak at Mexican mine

Mexican regulators are examining whether broke any regulations in its handling of a long-running leak of contaminated water at Mexico's biggest gold mine.

Stormy seas hit Chile copper exports, could buoy prices

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

Silver jumps 50 percent, but beware the devil's metal

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.

Bottlenecks expected as more Canadian oil meets tight pipe space

Hundreds of thousands of barrels of new supply will have difficulty finding space in crowded pipelines.

Belarus to sell India potash at lowest price in a decade

Price is about a third less than last year's level as global supplies of the crop nutrient exceed demand.

Major mining assets change hands after commodity rout

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.

Pharaohs' shadow an omen in Egypt gold search

Egypt's gold mining industry has for years been long on potential and short on investment.

Peru's illegal gold miners back Fujimori's vow to end crackdown

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.

Russian state fund mulls buying into diamond miner Alrosa

The Russian Direct Investment Fund is considering taking a part in the privatization of the country's diamond miner Alrosa.

Russia's Alrosa to hold US, UK investor meetings ahead of stake sale

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.

Aussie mines too costly to shut

Mine sales stumble on looming clean-ups

Smuggling to avoid taxes to boost Indian gold imports to record: ANZ

Banks says that India's gold imports could hit a record high this year amid widespread smuggling to sidestep government levies on overseas shipments.

Sandvik parries mining doldrums as profit slides less than forecast

Years of soft commodity prices have depressed demand for mining equipment as miners cut costs and shutter unprofitable sites.

US says China to scrap some export subsidies

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.

Africa gold producers wary despite price rebound

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.

Indonesian group to buy control of Newmont unit for $2 billion

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.

Sex trafficking 'staggering' in illegal Latin American gold mines-researchers

Thousands of people working there are prey to labour exploitation by organised crime groups, a think-tank said on Wednesday.