Sibanye-Stillwater expects gold output to miss forecast amid wage strike

The company's gold output in 2018 will be lower than forecast as almost half of the employees stopped working since mid-November in a wage strike.

Chile's Collahuasi plans resource sharing with Canada's Teck Resources

Chile's Collahuasi copper mine is seeking "synergies" with companies with operations close to its own mine in the Atacama area.

Norsk Hydro CEO eyes Brazil plant restart in "weeks or months"

The plant is operating at half capacity after early last year admitting it had made unlicensed emissions of untreated water.

China steel prices rise on consumption boost plans, trade talk hopes

China plans to introduce policies to boost domestic spending on items such as automobiles and home appliances this year.

Tanzania's Magufuli wants central bank to buy gold as part of its reserves

Tanzanian President Magufuli said the central bank should start buying the country's gold to curb smuggling and build reserves to stabilise the currency.

Chile copper mines to triple use of sea water in 10 years—report

Use of sea water, both desalinated and direct from the ocean, to increase by 230% over 2018 levels.

Tanzania names latest mining minister in ongoing industry clash

A prolonged spat between the government and gold producer Acacia over a $190 billion tax bill has severely limited the company's operations in the East African nation.

S.Korea court approves seizure of some of Nippon Steel's assets

A request was made by plaintiffs in a wartime forced labour case to seize part of the local assets.

A cold blast from China chills industrial metals markets: Andy Home

The London Metal Exchange index slumped to a one-and-a-half year low of 2730.1 on Jan. 3.

Gold-backed ETFs gained globally in 2018, even with North America outflows

In December alone, gold-backed ETFs globally rose 3 percent, adding 76 tonnes worth $3.1 billion.

Scant relief for U.S. aluminium users from removal of Rusal sanctions

The U.S. Treasury has said it would lift sanctions on Rusal this month after a restructuring.

Chile okays lithium miner SQM's plan to remedy water violations

The 18-month remediation plan includes a new online system to monitor SQM's extraction rates of both brine and fresh water from beneath the salt flat.

Nucor to set up plate mill in U.S. Midwest for $1.35B

Nucor is benefiting from higher steel prices for domestic producers due to tariffs imposed on imports by the Trump administration last year.

China's FX reserves fall in 2018 as slowing economy, trade war weigh

 Even if a trade agreement is reached soon, analysts say it would be no panacea for China's economy, which is expected to continue decelerating in coming months.

Congolese mining company leaves ITSCI certification scheme over cost

Societe Miniere de Bisunzu (SMB), has given 30 days notice to end its contract with ITSCI, a responsible supply chain initiative, citing the scheme's rising costs.

Chilean lithium exports continue rise, to $949m in 2018 – central bank

Global demand for lithium is expected to quadruple by 2025.

Congo election results delayed past Sunday deadline

Government has delayed the release of provisional results from last week’s presidential election as criticism of the country’s handling of the vote grew.

At least 30 gold miners killed in tunnel collapse in northern Afghanistan

Officials said the victims were villagers who were mining for gold illegally, rather than in a government project.

Zambia Vedanta unit halts operations at underground mine on tax concerns

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), majority owned by Vedanta, suspended operations at its Nchanga mine following the introduction of an import duty on copper concentrates, the company said.

China iron ore futures hit over 2-month peak on restocking hopes

Chinese steel futures rose on Friday buoyed by expectations that steel mills would replenish their stocks of the raw material.

Zambia says audit shows mining firms in arrears to government

Mining companies have been demanding Zambia pay the $550-$600 million due to them in Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds.

China to step up crackdown on rare earth sector: ministry

China launched the crackdown on the rare earth sector in 2009, with authorities claiming that illegal activities drove down global prices and made it impossible to cover the huge environmental costs of production.

Indian rescuers struggle to pump out water from flooded mine

The mine became flooded after at least 15 miners went down the narrow pit on Dec. 13.

Congo slashes cobalt output estimate for Jan-Sept 2018

The revision means that output of cobalt rose 35.9 percent compared to the same period in 2017, rather than 92.5 percent as the bank said previously.

Canadian M&A seen rising after hitting 12-year high in 2018

Merger-and-acquisition activity in Canada is expected to strengthen in 2019 as a slump in oil prices could fuel consolidation among energy companies and cannabis deals gain momentum.