Climate ideals clash with coal realities at Polish-led U.N. talks

Coal bosses see a need to address climate risk, but say Poland must use thermal coal for electricity until it has a better option.

Thirteen miners trapped in coal mine in northern India after flooding

'We are praying that they come out alive' - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

South Africa's AMCU union to remain on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater

The union's Sibanye-Stillwater members remain on strike, disputing the miner's argument the action is now illegal.

Asia Gold-High prices leave demand in the doldrums ahead of holidays

If prices come down, we might see some buying because both the new year and the Chinese new year are coming up.

Nigeria's first gold refinery scheduled to be ready next year

The refinery will initially be able to produce 3 metric tons of gold each month, and 1 ton of silver.

Imperial Metals hires BMO to speed up restructuring — sources

The company produces copper and gold at its Red Chris, Mount Polley and Huckleberry mines and lead and zinc at half-owned Ruddock Creek mine, all in British Columbia.

Paulson's success at Detour Gold could serve as 'template' for future activism

Paulson's campaign could have implications across the sector, where activism is historically low, returns have been disappointing, compensation is above-average and insider ownership is below-average.

Australian rail workers postpone coal haulage strikes as cyclone looms

Aurizon's 4 major railways in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, the world's largest coking coal export region, carry coal from mines owned by BHP Billiton , Glencore , Anglo American and Peabody Energy.

China aluminium smelter shuts 250,000 tonne capacity, eyes Sichuan move

Aluminium smelters in China are struggling to make money at current Shanghai aluminium prices resulting in significant output cutbacks.

Detour Gold interim CEO, chairman lose out to Paulson nominees

Paulson, who owns about 6% stake in the gold miner, had nominated eight members to the board.

Waterton seeks CEO, board changes at Canadian miner Hudbay

Waterton, which raised its stake in the company to nearly 10% from 7%, also said it had withdrawn its request for a special shareholders' meeting.

Cuba sees nickel output topping 50,000 tonnes

Nickel is one of Cuba’s most important exports, but revenue from it has suffered in recent years due to a decline in production and prices.

Indonesia coal miner Bayan completes A$226m buy back of Kangaroo Resources

"The aim of this share purchase is so that the company can have full control over its subsidiaries owned indirectly by Kangaroo Resources."

Australian rail workers plan strikes that could hit key coal haulage tracks

Coal railway workers at Australian hauler Aurizon Holdings Ltd are planning strikes after a breakdown in pay negotiations, their trade union said.

Amplats expects 20% jump in full-year earnings

Helped by an increase in the rand basket price and improved operational performance.

Gold Fields to restart production in South Africa as workers return

Workers downed tools in November after the bullion producer announced plans to cut 1,100 jobs at the mine - near a third of its workforce.

Sibanye-Stillwater extends wage agreement to striking gold workers

Potentially putting an end to a strike that has seen almost half of its employees down tools since mid-November.

Zimbabwe mining minister invites De Beers, Vast Resources to return

It would make them the first listed companies to mine there in that sector for two years, Mining Minister said.

Eskom debt swap not an option – South Africa's Ramaphosa

Eskom, which has implemented power cuts due to coal shortages and poor plant performance, said it wants the government to take on $7 billion of its debts.

Greece seeks to avert nickel producer Larco shutdown

Larco, which is 55% owned by the Greek state, owes about 280 million euros in unpaid electricity bills to state-controlled power utility Public Power Corp.

Vale buys innovator New Steel for $500m

Vale has focused on sales of better quality iron ore, mostly from its S11D project in Pará state, as demand for the cleaner and less polluting product rises in China, its main market.

Australia plans deal with US on 'critical minerals', hopes to boost its exports

This will mean Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will work closely on exploration, extraction, processing and research and development.

UAE’s Emirates Steel refinances $650 million of debt with new loan, sukuk – sources

The company hired BNP Paribas to coordinate a $400 million sharia-compliant loan financing.

Zambia's chamber of mines sees 21,000 job cuts due to higher taxes

Africa's No.2 copper producer plans to introduce new mining duties, replace Value Added Tax with sales tax and increase royalties to help bring down mounting debt.

ArcelorMittal urges extended, reformed EU caps on steel imports

It is "absolutely critical" that Europe protect itself with measures to restrict imports of steel and remedy weaknesses in its existing system.