"There is absolutely no way any company in the world could assure its consumers that the cobalt in its products is not tainted by child labour."
Power restoration has started but it will be gradual.
What will define Chinese demand for iron ore is continued urbanization, infrastructure investments, auto production.
From January to September, scrap copper shipments from the United States fell 13.8 percent.
Due to lower production amid bad weather and a slow ramp-up after a regular maintenance, Sumitomo now expects a loss of 13.6 billion yen.
BHP had promised to return all of the net proceeds from the $10.8 billion sale of its U.S. shale business to shareholders when the deal was announced in July.
Japan's top aluminium rolling company is removing Rusal from its suppliers list for next year due to uncertainty over U.S. sanctions.
Smaller mines and developers who previously found capital through retail investors in public markets are increasingly turning to specialist investors.
Ecuador is being hailed as the biggest potential new source of supply of the metal used in renewable energy.
Shares in Sibanye-Stillwater hit a monthly low on Thursday, down 13.28 percent.
Arcelor reported a 42 percent year-on-year increase in third-quarter core profit (EBITDA) to $2.73 billion, roughly in-line with analyst expectations.
South Africa has the world's deepest gold mines and an earth tremor at one of Sibanye-Stillwater's mines killed seven miners in one incident alone in May.
The government is keen to develop the mine which holds an estimated 7.4 billion tonnes in reserves.
The world's biggest miner promised in July to return the $10.5 billion in sale proceeds to shareholders.
Nornickels consolidated copper output has risen by 20% to 290,878 tonnes in the first nine months of 2018.
"Our vision is to be the world's leading uranium company" - Ni Tao deputy manager of China National Uranium Co Ltd
Outotec now expects its adjusted 2018 EBIT margin to be in the range of 5-6% against the previous target of 5-7%.
Aanalysts expected the miner to post a profit of 12.68 billion rupees.
Mitsui has said it will trim its thermal coal assets in the long term but would continue to invest in coking coal - a key raw material for steel-making.
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The company had run out of critical consumables and spares required for its mines, forcing the shutdown
Glencore expected to achieve annual cash savings of more than $300 million in its coal business by the end of 2018, but now it expects savings of more than $450 million by year-end.
Implats plans to trim staff by about a third -- more than 13,000 jobs -- over two years at its Rustenburg platinum belt.
Randgold plans to sweeten its 2018 dividend by 35%, to $2.69 per share from $2, and pay it before the merger closes.
Increased grades expected in Q3 and Q4 of this year.