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Kinross Gold to spend $1bn to expand Mauritania, Nevada mines

Projects aim at boosting output and lowering costs.

Fortescue says CEO to step down, growth focus to shift beyond mining

Fortescue Metals Group Chief Executive Neville Power will step down in February, a voluntary but surprise departure that sent shares sliding, as the world's fourth-biggest iron ore producer looks to diversify beyond mining.

Gold miners seek safety as political risks rise

Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp's threat this week to freeze investments in Greece after years of frustrating and costly permit delays highlighted the risks the industry faces when it strays away from mining-friendly countries.

India's JSW Steel aims to to increase own iron ore production

The company, India's biggest local steelmaker, aims to be producing 80% of the iron ore needed for its flagship plant in south India in three years time

S.African miner Lonmin says licence not at risk after ministry warning

The South African mines ministry has told platinum miner Lonmin that it failed to meet some of its social and labour obligations, the producer said on Tuesday, but added it did not think its operating licence was in jeopardy.

Canada's Sherritt eyes nickel products for booming battery market

The rise of electric cars is spurring Sherritt International Corp to consider branching into producing the types of nickel most sought after by battery manufacturers, the chief executive of the Canadian company said on Monday.

S.Africa mining minister will not say contested charter is law – Chamber of Mines

Mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane had pledged in writing to a court that he would not publicly say changes to an industry charter were "law" until a judicial challenge has been completed.

Gold eases as dollar ticks up, but weak stocks support

The metal's move lower came as the dollar erased earlier losses to rise 0.4 percent versus a basket of currencies. A firmer dollar makes gold more expensive for holders of other currencies.

Australia's Newcrest restarts output at part of quake-damaged gold mine

Cadia - the company's biggest and lowest-cost source of gold - led to a 55-percent fall in gold output at the mine in the June quarter.

South Africa's NUMSA union demands 15 percent wage hike in coal sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has demanded Glencore raise coal mining wages by 15 percent.

Gold price rise lifts Mali's 2016 state mining revenues by 1 percent

Mali is the third-biggest gold producer in Africa after South Africa and Ghana, and gold overwhelmingly dominates its mining sector.

Canada's Alamos Gold buys Richmont in a deal valued at Cdn$905 million

Acquisition makes of Alamos a top-10 gold producer in North America.

Zambia sees copper output easing slightly this year

Mainly due to lower output from Konkola Copper Mines, a subsidiary of London-listed Vedanta Resource

Asia gold-demand hit by high prices ahead of expected festival-led buying

Demand for physical gold in Asia could pick up in the coming weeks as India's festival season drives interest in the metal, after high prices kept buyers at bay again this week.

China invests $9.1 billion in Rosneft as Glencore, Qatar cut stakes

Deal boosts energy cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.

Russia's Gokhran has bought only gold this year

Gokhran, part of Russia's finance ministry, was influential on the global platinum group metals markets in the 1990s and 2000s, when palladium stocks it accumulated during the 1970s and 1980s came to the market and depressed prices.

Australia state raises gold royalty, other mining fees to repair budget

Gold miners in Western Australia state are being hit with an increase in royalty payments under measures released on Thursday that are designed to return the one-time "economic engine of a nation" to fiscal health via revenue from the mining sector.

Cuba shuts down nickel industry as Hurricane Irma approaches

Cuba has begun to shut down its nickel industry in preparation for Hurricane Irma, state-run television said on Thursday.

LME to slash some fees to win back volumes as rivals circle

The London Metal Exchange sought on Thursday to win back trading volumes by proposing a cut in fees for trades crucial to its physical user base as rivals gear up to offer alternatives.

South Africa's manufacturing, mining output disappoint as economy limps

Official figures released on Thursday signall a bad start for the second half of the year with business confidence at its lowest in more than three decades.

EU states at odds over steel tariffs against Russia, Brazil

Steelmakers have accused the four countries of dumping the steel used in construction and machinery so the European Commission, the trade policy watchdog, had set out plans to levy tariffs of up to 33 percent.

India needs to find allies to tap cheap funds for clean coal – trade body

According to the World Coal Association, India will need to ally with countries including the US, Japan, and Australia, to get cheaper funding from multilateral development banks to access cleaner technology.

Gold miner Acacia buys put options at $1,300 per ounce

Acacia Mining, which is scaling back operations to cut losses and settle a dispute with the Tanzanian government, has spent $3.2 million on options to sell 210,000 ounces of its gold output at $1,300 per ounce.

China to loan Guinea $20B to secure aluminium ore

China agreed on Wednesday to loan Guinea $20 billion over almost 20 years in exchange for concessions on bauxite, an ore of aluminium which the West African country has in abundance, the mines minister said.

S. Korea's SK Innovation starts production of batteries with more nickel

South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Thursday it has started commercial production of lithium-ion batteries with an increased portion of nickel, while reducing the usage of expensive components such as cobalt to extend battery life and cut costs.