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Vedanta mulls options for Indian iron ore workers after shutdown-sources

Vedanta is considering options including lay-offs for some of the 2,000 employees of its iron ore business that was shut down by a court.

Japan's Sumitomo Metal says global nickel deficit to widen this year

Global demand for nickel is increasing by 7.3 percent in 2018 from last year to 2.298 million tonnes, while supply rises 6.8 percent to 2.210 m tonnes,

South Africa's Sibanye confirms all five missing miners’ dead

Sibanye-Stillwater has recovered the body of the fifth and final missing mine worker after a three-day search.

US electric car sector, wary of China, seeks more domestic lithium

China is home to the majority of the world's lithium processing facilities and sucks up most output of top producer Australia.

France's ERAMET raises bid for Australia's Mineral Deposits

ERAMET said it would pay A$322 million for the shares it did not already own in the company.

Australia's Incitec Pivot wins explosives' contract with Fortescue Metals

The contract with the two units of the world's fourth-largest iron ore miner will last until December 2023

China wants more high-grade iron ore? Not according to the import data: Russell

There may be a slight problem with the prevailing theme for the iron ore market this year, namely that China is increasingly interested in using higher-grade ore as part of efforts to boost output and lower per unit pollution.

Rio Tinto hires CFO from Danish shipper Maersk

Major miner Rio Tinto named Jacob Stausholm to replace outgoing financial boss Chris Lynch when he retires in September.

Vedanta to double output at Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines – regional CEO

Vedanta's Deshnee Naidoo told Reuters, adding that KCM is on track to produce 400,000 tonnes of copper a year in the next few years.

China's Tsinghua University unit to buy aluminium firm for $3.7bn

Tianshan has annual aluminium smelting capacity of 1.4 million tonnes.

Death toll rises to four at South Africa's Sibanye mine

Search for the fifth miner continues.

Australia's Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China rise 2.4 pct in May

Iron ore shipments from the world's biggest export terminal rose to 45 million tonnes in May from 42.6 million tonnes in the previous month.

China's Inner Mongolia to close 22 small coal mines this year

Inner Mongolia expects to complete a 2020 target of cutting 54.14 million tonnes by 2018.

Mitsubishi Materials unveils boardroom shake-up as data tampering scandal deepens

The boardroom shake-up comes a few days after fresh cases of misconduct at its Naoshima copper smelter and refinery in western Japan was found.

Workers at BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile approve labor contract

The deal also includes a 2 percent increase over current base salaries.

Escondida union in Chile optimistic will reach deal with BHP

The union at the world's largest copper mine said BHP has promised to respond to its recent proposal for a new contract by 3 pm local time on Monday.

Main customer of Arizona coal plant goes green, ignoring Interior Dept

The decision was made despite a plea from the head of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, who said that a 1968 law gives the Interior Secretary power to require the Central Arizona Project to buy energy from the Navajo Generating Station.

Congo mining code regulations signed into law – aides

Code sets Congo on collision course with mining firms.

Asia Gold-Demand quiet amid small price moves, India discounts widen

Benchmark spot gold prices have moved since last Friday's close, with the spread between its highs and lows the narrowest of any week since August 2007.

China copper imports rise in May to highest since Dec 2016

China's copper imports rose to their highest in 17 months in May as the country's crackdown on scrap leaves it buying more of the metal in other forms.

Australia's Mineral Resources okays Atlas talks with other potential buyers

Move comes a day after Fortescue Metals said it had built a stake in Atlas large enough to block a takeover.

Trump's love for coal and Republicans who want more solar

Energy policy has almost never fallen perfectly along party lines, especially in the era of Trump.

LME says plans to launch about 15 contracts from January 2019

The exchange said in March that any launch of a new cobalt contract would not be until the end of 2018 or early 2019.

Scotiabank to scrap half its metals business- sources

ScotiaMocatta is curtailing lending to the physical metals supply chain and would refocus on major corporate clients.

Botswana Diamonds to buy BCL's stake in exploration project

BCL mine group, which has been under liquidation since 2016, is selling its 51 percent stake in Maibwe Diamonds for an undisclosed amount.