China's Greatpower to start producing nickel sulphate by end-2019 – chairman

The Chinese supplier of chemicals for lithium-ion batteries is also on the lookout for mine investment opportunities to guarantee supply.

Nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers can sue Vedanta in England – Supreme Court

The latest ruling raises the prospect that other companies could face legal action in England related to their activities abroad.

Anglo Asian's Azerbaijan gold output rises 5% in Q1

The company forecasts total metal production of between 82,000 to 86,000 gold-equivalent ounces in 2019.

Vale says BSG ordered to pay it $1.25B

The joint venture intended to explore for iron assets at the Simandou prospect, but the concession was revoked in 2014 by Guinea's government.

Rio Tinto says fire damages Pilbara iron ore operation

The company does not say whether this would impact shipping of the mineral.

Chile´s Collahuasi copper mine expects to match 2018 record output this year – CEO

Last year the mine produced 560,000 tonnes of copper, placing it among Chile´s top three producing mines.

Antofagasta to stay put on dividend policy but will return cash to shareholders

The company will retain its dividend policy of paying out at least 35% of underlying net earnings, but will pay out excess funds from the proceeds of sales to shareholders,

Freeport plans no dividend hikes, M&A for 2 years to focus on Grasberg – CEO

Freeport-McMoRan plans no dividend raises, acquisitions or debt buybacks over the next two years.

Rio Tinto to join World Bank's green mining program

Rio Tinto plans to offer technical consulting advice, as well as contribute $1 million over five years to the program.

Adani's Australian coal mine wins further environmental approval

The company has taken a step closer to the construction of the Carmichael coal mine in Australia after winning federal approval for its groundwater management plan.

South Africa's carbon tax could cost Amplats $21m a year from 2021 – CEO

South Africa’s parliament approved a long-delayed carbon tax bill in February as part of plans to reduce harmful emissions in the country.

Vale minority shareholders push for board, voting changes

A group of minority shareholders in Vale SA has proposed an alternative board member and to change the board election to a cumulative voting system.

Is coal's slump overdone? Australia's resilient exports suggest maybe

There are some signs that the rapid decline in thermal coal prices in recent months has moved the market into oversold territory.

Indonesia battery-grade nickel plant awaits environmental nod

Indonesia's first plant to produce battery-grade nickel is on track to start operations by 2020, though the project still needs an environmental permit that could take up to eight months.

BHP Americas boss says miners must make copper greener

Many in the industry have emphasized the importance of copper in the quest for a lower carbon economy.

China gold demand firms, price dip adds to festive sparkle in India

In China, premiums of about $13-$15 were being charged over the benchmark, marginally higher than last week's $12-$14 range.

Mongolia lawmakers seek to rewrite Oyu Tolgoi deal

The Gobi desert copper deposit promises to become one of Rio Tinto’s most lucrative properties, but it has been subject to repeated challenges from politician.

Indonesia battery-grade nickel plant awaits environmental nod-developer

Indonesia's first plant to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals is on track to start operations by 2020.

Goldcorp shareholders approve Newmont's $10B takeover offer

The deal also will be voted on by Newmont shareholders next Thursday. If approved, the deal is expected to close by June.

Peruvian judge jails lawyers for three years over copper mine blockade

The ruling promises to further polarize a dispute between MMG and the village of Fuerabamba in Peru’s southern copper belt.

Two injured, two others missing after mudslide at Freeport's Grasberg mine

Mining operation is running normally despite the incident, says the company.

How countries are getting tougher with mining companies

A mix of political populism, higher commodity prices and the expectation electrification will spur demand for raw materials has led governments to change the rules for miners operating in their countries.

Australia's Galaxy Resources names Simon Hay as CEO

Hay is currently head of resource development at mineral sands company Iluka Resources Ltd.

Controlling shareholder of Russia's Polyus selling a 3.5% stake via ABB

The controlling shareholder is Polyus Gold International Ltd (PGIL), owned by Said Kerimov, son of Russian tycoon Suleiman Kerimov.

Congo's public revenues from mining sector nearly double in 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo's mining sector paid $1.57B in revenues to the government last year, up 91% on 2017.