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Norsk Hydro to resume Brazil's Alunorte output at half capacity

Norsk Hydro said on Tuesday it has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart operations at half capacity at its Alunorte alumina refinery.

Australia's Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China rise 5% in Sept

Iron ore shipments to China from Australia's Port Hedland terminal rose 5.3 percent in September.

Poland's KGHM focused on balance sheet, not dividends

KGHM will deliver updated strategy by year-end and it has no plans to sell foreign assets.

BHP aims to restart Olympic Dam copper facility this month

In August, BHP had shut an acid plant following a boiler tube failure, disrupting copper processing. Underground mining at the site continued as normal.

Oil rises as storm halts output while IEA warns of supply crunch

The International Energy Agency called on producers to pump more as the market “enters the red zone.”

Chile's Codelco plans to raise $1 billion in 2019

Chile's state-owned miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, plans to raise up to $1 billion next year to help finance the overhaul of its existing mines.

Norsk Hydro to resume Brazil's Alunorte output at half capacity

Norsk Hydro has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart half the capacity of its Alunorte, the world's largest alumina refinery.

Dalian iron ore hits nearly 3-week high on restocking outlook

Steel mills have restocking demand after holiday break - analysts.

U.S. grants most of Voestalpine's requests for exemptions to steel tariffs

The United States has granted more than half of the exemptions to its steel import tariffs that Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine and its customers applied for.

China aluminium exports to surge on trade war – CRU

Chinese aluminium exports are expected to surge in coming months and next year after Beijing boosted tax rebates as part of a package to soften the impact of a trade war with the United States.

ERG bets on cobalt from Congo in quest for growth

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) plans to ramp up cobalt output at its Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) facility as it expects the electric car industry to boost demand for the metal.

War on coal is heating up, but China is still the key

The IPCC report highlights that coal now has its back very much against the wall, but equally that the real power for change lies in Beijing.

Albemarle shares drop after media report on Chile lithium quota

Shares of Albemarle Corp fell more than 2 percent on Monday.

Vale board set to approve $1 Billion copper mine expansion -sources

The Salobo mine, in Brazil's Para state, began operations in 2012 and produces nearly 200,000 tons annually.

Germany’s Trimet expects strong 2019 aluminium demand

Global demand for aluminium expected to increase in 2019.

Britain's CNM plans to relaunch Zambia nickel mine next year

The decision to restart output at the mine comes despite plans by the government to hike mining taxes to bring down mounting public debt.

Chile regulator refuses to raise Albemarle lithium output quota -newspaper

Albemarle requested an increase of 258,446 metric tons of Metallic Lithium Equivalent but the government says the information provided was not sufficient to justify the increase.

Zambia says open to dialogue with miners over tax increases

Africa's second-largest copper producer said late last month that it would introduce new mining duties and increase royalties to help bring down mounting debt.

Daimler starts building electric car batteries in Tuscaloosa

Daimler said it will start building a battery plant as part of its planned $1 billion investment to upgrade its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Bolivia to pick new junior partner on lithium in coming weeks

Bolivia will choose a new junior partner to help industrialize its lithium deposits from among seven companies that submitted proposals.

Lynas shares jump on Malaysia review comments

Shares in Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corp jumped 12 percent on Friday after Malaysia's prime minister downplayed the roles of two Lynas critics.

Mali expects 2018 industrial gold output to rise 21 pct

Head of the mines division said a previous production forecast of 59.3 tonnes of gold for 2018 had been marginally increased.

LME launches new contracts with steel, alumina best placed to succeed

The new products range from hot rolled coil (HRC) steel to alumina, the raw material for aluminium, as well as cobalt, which is key for EV batteries.

Dutch eye tax on heavy polluters to fund climate goals

In draft proposals, the government said it would introduce extra levies on CO2 emissions for different sectors to push companies to clean up their acts.

Battle lines drawn for London Metal Exchange

Away from the seminars and cocktail parties, metal producers, traders and users will meet behind closed doors to hammer out details of next year's contracts.