Palladium supply shortfall will worsen this year – Johnson Matthey

The rate of growth in secondary supplies is likely to be lower than in 2018, while primary shipments (of newly mined metal) are expected to be flat.

Colombia coal output likely to hold steady in 2019, companies say

The Andean nation is the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal.

China's iron ore futures extend pullback amid supply speculation

"I think this is just a natural volatility after such a big supply shock"

NGOs push to expel Brazil miner Vale from UN pact over dam disaster

"The Brumadinho disaster shows that favoring profit over safety has been Vale's standard operating procedure."

Livent to export Chinese lithium in 2019 due to subsidy uncertainty

The action will increase Livent's sale taxes in China but give it greater access to growing markets for lithium in Japan, South Korea and elsewhere.

South Africa's Sibanye-Stillwater may restructure loss-making gold shafts

Gold producers in Africa's most industrialised economy, have seen profits squeezed by rising costs, labour unrest and declining grades.

Harmony Gold in talks to build solar power plant

Eskom's troubles are a big headache for heavy energy users in South Africa, particularly gold mining companies.

Nickel rally fades, electric vehicle buzz doesn't

Was it another false dawn for the nickel market?

Cobalt's price crash bottoming out, stocks to hinder quick rally

The market is comfortably supplied in the short term, there shouldn't be any risk of shortages as long as the big projects ramp up.

Brazil miner Vale knew deadly dam had heightened risk of collapse

We used to say these kinds of mining incidents were acts of God, but now ... we consider them failures in engineering.

Southern Copper reports $293.2m in Q4 net income

The companies 112 percent rise in net income in all of 2018 was due mainly to higher sales and lower taxes.

Grupo Mexico net profit falls by a third in Q4

The company reported $2.567 billion in revenues for the fourth quarter, down slightly from a year earlier.

Livent swings to quarterly profit on rising lithium demand

The company, which produces lithium in Argentina, posted net income of $25.9 million, or 18 cents per share.

Russia's central bank to pay less for domestic gold from May

Russia has overtaken China to become the world's fifth largest state holder of gold.

As ice melts, Greenland could become big sand exporter – study

Worldwide demand for sand totalled about 9.55 billion tonnes in 2017 with a market value of $99.5 billion and is projected to reach almost $481 billion in 2100.

South Africa's Eskom carries out biggest power cuts in years

Splitting Eskom in three doesn't fix the issue that it is in a very dire financial situation.

Tanzania row overshadows Acacia's upbeat output, cost figures

Whatever settlement is reached needs to deal with the historical issues but it also needs to set the rules of the game going forward.

Russia's Polyus reports jump in profit on rising gold sales

The country's largest gold producer reported a 20% jump in fourth-quarter adjusted net profit to $291 million compared with last year, lifted by increased production and rising sales of the metal.

China iron ore rises to record on concerns over Brazilian supply

China iron ore futures rose to a record on Monday, the first session after a week-long national holiday, on concerns that supply from Brazil, the country's second-largest ore supplier, may decline after a fatal dam accident at a Vale mine.

Tanzania row overshadows Acacia's upbeat output, cost figures

Shares in the gold miner are up more than 50% since September when Barrick said it was buying Randgold Resources and when Mark Bristow was named as chief executive, taking over as head of the merged entity from January.

Arconic to split into two after rebuffing Apollo offer

Arconic has been under pressure from its biggest shareholder Elliott Management Corp to sell itself.

US Steel wins tax breaks from one of America's poorest cities

"The 50% tax cut for U.S. Steel to stay in Gary is not going to cause a population growth and employment opportunities."

India's Tata Steel Q3 standalone profit soars on robust production

Analysts have said that due to pressure on steel prices, the third quarter could be the last good quarter for steelmakers before a long period of muted growth.

Zimbabwe miner RioZim again suspends production over dollar payments

RioZim said since December, it had experienced "significant and persistent" delays in dollar payments, affecting its viability.

Glencore's Zambian unit suspends operations after three workers die in fire

Mopani is one the biggest mining companies in Zambia -- Africa's No. 2 copper producer.