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Canada's Quebec halts crypto mining projects, may raise fees

Quebec's energy ministry said it ordered Hydro Quebec to hold off on new digital currency mining operations until regulators set new roles for the industry.

Australia's Fortescue takes stake in Atlas Iron, may block buyout

Fortescue said it had agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in Atlas at A$0.04 per share, or A$55.7 million.

Sibanye CEO says seismic events a fact of life for South Africa mines

Sibanye has faced strong criticism from unions, local media and the government after the earthquake at its Driefontein gold mine that killed the miners.

Congo mining regulations to be signed into law on Friday — mines minister

Congo's prime minister wants to immediately implement the new mining code without any concessions to industry demands that key provisions be amended.

India's May gold imports plummet as price rally dents demand

The country's gold imports in the first five months of 2018 fell 39.4 percent from a year ago to 274.2 tonnes, data compiled by GFMS showed.

South Africa's Harmony raises $82 mln via share sale

The South African company, which competes with AngloGold , Gold Fields and Sibanye-Stillwater at home, sold 55 million new shares, or 15 percent stake, at 19.12 rand each, an 11.7 percent discount to the closing price on Tuesday.

N. American gold ETF outflows up in May — World Gold Council

Volatility in the metal's market dragged prices lower.

Gold jewelry sales recovering in China, but platinum left on the shelf

Chinese jewelry sales are a key component of global demand for both physical gold and platinum, accounting for 14% and 16% of consumption respectively.

LME says looking at expanding eligibility for Rusal metal

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is working to see if it can expand access to Rusal’s aluminum, which is under suspension due to U.S. sanctions.

Chile's SQM hires ex-chairman Ponce as adviser, government says

SQM has retained former chairman Julio Ponce as an adviser despite an agreement to distance himself from the firm to end a long-running royalties dispute.

US lawmakers set bill seeking to control Trump on tariffs – key lawmaker

Some Republican lawmakers warn that Trump could trigger a trade war that would destabilize the economy and ultimately hurt American workers.

South Africa's Harmony Gold says to sell up to $99 mln of new shares

The proceeds will be used to used to pay down part of Harmony Gold's outstanding $150 million bridge loan for the Moab Khotsong mine.

Canada vows to protect metals sector but resists call for quick action

Canada retaliated against the latest punitive measures last week by proposing levies on C$16.6 billion worth of U.S. exports.

German battery maker Akasol plans Frankfurt listing in June

The company is planning to sell new shares worth about 100-125 million euros ($117-$147 mln) in a deal valuing it at about 400-500 million euros.

Mexico hits back on US steel, slaps tariffs on pork, bourbon

As of Tuesday, Mexico will impose tariffs of 15 percent to 25 percent on U.S. steel products.

U.S. tariffs "unjustified", Britain's May tells Trump on call

The leaders spoke for the first time since the announcement in a 30-minute call and agreed to discuss the issue further at the G7 summit in Canada later this week.

Daimler says electric cars on target after report of launch delays

Battery production could become a major choke point for vehicle electrification as more automakers shift their model lineups to EVs and hybrids.

Vietnam sets out green ambitions with bold targets for solar, rare earth

Vietnam is aiming to increase the use of household solar energy equipment to 12 percent by 2020, and 26 percent by 2030.

Metals merry-go-round: hiring picks up as prices recover

More hires are expected as brokers eye opportunities from China’s mainland exchanges opening to investors abroad.

Coal lobby fights black-lung tax as disease rates surge

The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is at risk of insolvency due to soaring debt and a slashing of coal-company contributions through a scheduled tax cut.

Directors at Russia’s En+ working with Rothschild to get firm off US blacklist -source

U.S. banks worked on the En+ initial public offering in November, but some have taken a step back since the sanctions.

Canada mulls aid for steel, aluminum industry after US tariffs

Canada's cabinet on Monday discussed how to protect the domestic steel and aluminum industry from U.S. tariffs.

China's Chinalco starts $1.3bn expansion of Peru copper mine

The investment will increase the mine's copper output by 45 percent by 2020, with the value of production exceeding $2 billion annually.

Trump aide: Canada trade row a "family quarrel", Trudeau overreacting

The United States said it was moving ahead with tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Talks end with China warning trade benefits at risk if U.S. imposes tariffs

China says implementing tariffs will void agreements.