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Poland's JSW seeks ministry approval to buy Prairie Mining assets – CEO

Poland's state-run JSW awaits approval from the Energy Ministry in its bid to acquire the mining assets of Australia's Prairie Mining

Nickel's "electric premium" crushed by trade tensions

Nickel has finally succumbed to the base metals price rout.

Botswana trims growth prospects, sees wider budget deficits

Botswana's economy is expected to expand by 4.5 percent this year.

Sibanye -Stillwater, Lonmin still committed to merger after competition watchdog decision

Sibanye and Lonmin said in a joint statement they remained fully committed to the deal, which is expected to close by the end of the year.

Indonesia issues new rules for commodity exporters as rupiah slides

Indonesia has laid out new rules for commodities exporters to guarantee funding for shipments through Indonesian banks or branches of foreign banks in the country.

Tahoe Resources' Guatemalan unit announces new round of layoffs

Decision comes two weeks after the country's top court kept in place a more than 14-month suspension of operations at the company's Escobal silver mine.

Russian giant copper project in talks to raise $1.25B

A company owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov is in talks to raise $1.25 billion from Russian banks by the start of 2019 to build a massive mining and metallurgical plant at Russia's biggest untapped copper deposit.

Britain's Tamar takes coking coal complaint to Polish PM

Tamar Resources wants to reopen the state-owned Krupinski mine in Silesia as a coking coal mine.

Russian giant copper project aims to raise $1.25B in 2018

Spurred by high global appetite for cooper, the company in September started preparing the site for construction of a massive plant at the deposit.

Philippines president repeats desire to "close all mining" after landslides

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary ordered all small-scale mining stopped in the Cordillera region, where landslides killed 24 people.

South Africa's Eskom has coal shortages at 10 power plants – spokesman

Eskom said on Monday that it had fewer than 20 days of coal supplies at 10 of its 15 coal-fired power stations, posing a threat to national power supplies.

Relief for Rusal, but aluminium's political risks remain

The United States has thrown Russian aluminium company Rusal a lifeline by loosening sanctions imposed on the company in April.

South African unions sign wage deal with AngloGold Ashanti

Three-year wage deal may inch the country's gold industry a closer to ending a standoff over pay.

Nexa says to invest $1.17 bln in Peru, Brazil in five years

About $816 million will be invested in Peru, including $555 million in copper projects and $216 million in zinc.

Congo will declare cobalt and other minerals as "strategic" in coming days – mines minister

The government considers minerals with the "strategic" designation important for the economic, social and industrial future of the country.

Spain's nuclear watchdog requests more info on Berkeley uranium mine

The project, which would become the European Union's only open-cast uranium mine if given the go-ahead, has faced local opposition since it was proposed.

Norway's Hydro drops plan to buy Rio Tinto assets

Hydro, which is not interested in acquiring aluminium plants that use coal-fired power, was hoping the deal would be part of efforts to make its output as green as possible.

Nickel producers eye Indonesia to plug into EV battery market

SMM said that it and nickel miner PT Vale Indonesia are conducting a feasibility study to build a nickel processing project in Pomalaa, Southeast Sulawesi.

Asia Gold-India shifts to discount; buying tapers off elsewhere as prices gain

In India gold was being sold at a discount of up to $2 an ounce over official domestic prices this week, compared with a premium of $1 last week.

Anglo American asks Angola for permission to explore for metals

The move makes the company the first mining major to request exploration permits in the country since President João Lourenço vowed to open up the sector and encourage foreign investment.

Lundin Mining has hefty M&A appetite for copper, says incoming CEO

Canada's Lundin Mining Corp is on the hunt for copper mines and projects and willing to spend up to $3 billion on mergers and acquisitions.

Collahuasi copper mine in Chile to raise output 4 pct this year -VP

The copper mine Collahuasi in Chile is expected to produce 545,000 tonnes of copper this year, 4 percent more than in 2017.

South Africa's Implats CEO confident of funding during restructuring

Implats is confident of having adequate cash while restructuring its operations and cutting its workforce despite reporting a wider full-year loss.

Gold Fields plans to extend life of Peru mine through 2040

South African miner Gold Fields Ltd aims to extend the life of its Cerro Corona gold mine in Peru through 2040 with an investment of at least $240 million.

Congo mines minister insists no compromise on new mining code

Democratic Republic of Congo's mines minister said that a new mining code signed into law that hikes royalties and taxes cannot be called into question.