Rio Tinto's last two coal mines set to attract bids over $2.5 billion

Company made a strategic decision in 2017 to exit coal and focus on growth in iron ore, copper and its aluminum division.

Tesla chief executive asks Trump for 'fair outcome' on China trade

Elon Musk took to Twitter to call on U.S. President Donald Trump to challenge Chinese auto trade rules.

Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs; Mexico, Canada exempted

Trump has also demanded concessions from the European Union and has threatened to hike tariffs on auto imports from Europe.

Why electric vehicles could fracture the nickel market: Andy Home

The EV story is a strong, slow-burn bull case for higher nickel prices.

Chile's Codelco receives approval for $1 bln desalination plant

The go-ahead from the Antofagasta region's environmental regulator will allow the company to expand its Radomiro Tomic mine.

South Africa's mines minister urges speedy resolution on Optimum mine

The Optimum coal mine, which has faced a strike by its workers over unpaid salaries, sought protection from creditors on Feb. 20.

South Africa's AngloGold backs Randgold's negotiations with Congo govt

Mining companies operating in the country vigorously oppose new code to be signed into law.

Trump set to authorize steel, aluminum tariffs on Thursday

White House says not just Canada, Mexico could be excluded.

Congo's Kabila to sign new mining code soon after meeting with miners

The announcement followed a nearly six-hour meeting on Wednesday between Kabila and mining executives in Kinshasa about the new code, which will raise taxes and remove a stability clause.

Kazakh miner ERG revives sale of Congo copper mine

ERG revives efforts to sell its Frontier copper mine in the DRC despite a drop in valuation to about $400 million, two banking sources said.

Beny Steinmetz's mining firm BSGR enters administration to protect itself

As well as facing legal action, BSGR, which denies any wrong-doing, is suing financier George Soros for $10 billion in damages over lost contracts.

Commentary: Women miners shouldn't be seen as victims

Gold mining in Africa has a bad rap — particularly when it comes to women. But in Mali, one of the world’s poorest countries, the victimization lens does great injustice to the hundreds of women mining alongside men.

Gold slips after hitting 1-week high on trade war fears

Fall followed news that a top economic advisor to the Trump administration had resigned, stoking fears of a trade war and knocking down the dollar.

EU warns Trump of trade war, China raises concerns at WTO

Europe and the IMF urged Donald Trump on Wednesday to step back from the brink of a trade war, after the resignation of his economic adviser emboldened those encouraging him to push ahead with tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.

Finland's former Talvivaara files for bankruptcy

Finland's Ahtium Oyj , previously named Talvivaara Mining Company has filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure financing for future projects.

Asian gold-backed ETFs grow by nearly 10% in February -WGC

Asian-listed gold ETFs added 7.9 tonnes worth $318.1 million, an 8.3 percent increase from January.

Daimler's R&D chief sees nickel rich batteries gaining traction

The car industry is moving towards making electric car batteries with a higher ratio of nickel.

Brazil court denies Norsk Hydro request to resume production

Norsk Hydro ASA to resume full operations at its unit Hydro Alunorte, a court said, in the latest setback after allegations it had contaminated water in the area.

Glencore's talks to sell cobalt to Chinese firm falter on price

Price is a sticking point as Glencore and other major producers are now able to exert more influence in negotiations, sources said.

Congo's Kabila meeting with mining companies postponed

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's plan to discuss proposed changes to mining royalties with mining company representatives on Tuesday has been postponed by a day.

China to cut more coal, steel output to defend 'blue skies'

China’s state planner pledged on Monday to cut more steel and coal production capacity this year.

Partying with purpose: world's miners drink and deal after dry years

But they also come with a catch - pitching ideas, striking deals and securing funding is the name of the game.

UK firm pilots using blockchain to help BMW source ethical cobalt

The competition is intensifying to use blockchain to try to eliminate battery minerals produced by child labour.

Workers at Cajamarquilla zinc smelter in Peru start strike -union

The strike started at 7:30 (12:30 GMT) and has affected production at the smelter, said the union's secretary general, Simon Diaz.

Sudden jump in zinc stocks threatens bull party: Andy Home

The London zinc price has been on a two-year romp, hitting a 10-year high of $3,595.50 a tonne last month.