Asia Gold-India discounts widen; Bangladesh launches trade policy

Higher domestic prices dented demand for physical gold in India, prompting dealers to offer the biggest discounts in 3-1/2 months this week.

Guinea's bauxite boom upending rural communities

Mining companies are upending rural communities and undermining air and water quality while government authorities fail to rein in abuses.

S.Africa's Ramaphosa announces plan to reduce sky-high unemployment

President Ramaphosa announced a wide-ranging set of deals between government, big business and labour that he said would create 275,000 more jobs a year.

Glencore, Tohoku Electric set coal contract price at $109.77/T

The agreed price serves as an industry benchmark for supplies of seaborne thermal coal in Asia.

Hydro shutdown pushes up shares of South 32, Alumina Ltd

Hydro plans to halt production and lay off 4,700 people at Alunorte, which has been operating at half capacity since March due to an environmental dispute.

Global trader Concord takes minority stake in Noranda alumina parent

The stake comes as New Day Aluminium Holdings LLC completes a $110 million refinancing and as it readies two major expansion projects in Louisiana.

Canadian M&A surges in Q3 as mining, real estate deals rebound

Quarterly deal volume was up 91% to $75.7 billion from $39.6 billion in the same period last year, bucking a global trend of declines in Europe and Asia.

China's Ganfeng Lithium prices HK listing at bottom of range

The weak pricing comes at a time when an oversupply of lithium has pushed down prices even as demand for the metal is expected to increase.

BHP sees major copper demand boost from China's widening belt and road

BHP has analysed the impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a network of overseas construction projects, on commodity demand.

Chile weighs arbitration with top lithium producer Albemarle

The contract requires Albemarle to offer as much as 25 percent of its annual production capacity at a discounted rate to companies within Chile.

South Africa's Exxaro eyes South32's coal assets, export quota

South African miner Exxaro is eyeing South32's local coal assets, which include an export quota, as it looks to increase its exports.

EU extends duties on steel pipes from Russia, Ukraine

The European Commission has extended duties on imported steel and iron pipes and tubes from Russia and Ukraine for another five years.

Congo copper output seen up 12% to 1.2 million tonnes

Copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top producer, is expected to rise.

India's Q4 gold imports to jump as investors seek safer bets than stocks

Gold imports could rise 9% in Q4 to 250 tonnes.

Renault-Nissan, Daimler mull extending alliance to autonomous, battery tech

Renault-Nissan and Daimler may expand their cooperation to battery and autonomous cars technology and mobility services, the companies said on Wednesday.

South Africa mulls SOV, should not harm mining sector – minister

South African government is considering a sovereign wealth fund but is looking for a way to fund it without harming the mining industry.

Crude oil, natural gas may be about to repeat coal's hubris

The crude oil and natural gas industries believe they have got their mojo back, with the overwhelming impression gained at two recent conferences that the future is indeed bullish.

Mexican steel industry urges fix to U.S. tariff dispute

Mexico's top steel industry association on Tuesday urged the country's government to resolve an ongoing tariff dispute with the Trump administration before a new trilateral trade deal is signed.

LME storage not market dynamics are driving aluminium stocks lower

London Metal Exchange (LME) on-warrant aluminium stocks, metal not earmarked for delivery, are at their lowest since January 2006.

Zambia mines to pay mineral royalties in dollars to stabilize kwacha

Zambia has asked mining companies to pay mineral royalties directly to the central bank in dollars as one of the measures to help stabilise its kwacha currency

Northam Platinum and South Africa's NUM union sign 3-year wage deal

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) signs three-year wage deal with platinum producer Northam Platinum that secures wage hikes of more than double the inflation rate for its members.

Randgold's hook-up with Barrick to leave large void in London market

Randgold becomes second major miner to announce departure from London.

Diamond trade must reform in face of threat from synthetic stones -U.S.

Efforts to broaden the scope of the Kimberley Process, set to prevent the sale of so-called "blood diamonds", have been stymied for a decade by member states including China, Russia and a number of African nations.

Canada, buoyed by trade deal, to push U.S. on metal tariffs

The agreement protects Canada's automotive industry from potentially devastating U.S. tariffs.

Vedanta to invest $4B in India block to boost output

Vedanta Ltd is investing to boost oil output from its flagship Barmer block in the desert state of Rajasthan to over 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2021.