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Johnson Matthey to invest 200m pounds in battery material technology

The specialty chemicals company said the overall market "could be (worth) more than $30 billion (in) sales when battery electric vehicle penetration increases to around 10 percent.

The graphite fix: Inside China's newest commodity addiction

Environmental protection campaigns in China are tightening the country's supplies of both graphite and needle coke.

Miner Kincora secures EBRD help to explore Mongolia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will acquire a 6.16 percent stake in the Canadian company for 1.4 million Canadian dollars ($1.1 million) to further its exploration in Mongolia.

South Africa's Gold Fields says KPMG still external auditors

KPMG cleared out its South African leadership last Friday after it found that work it did for firms owned by the Gupta family, businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma, "fell considerably short" of its standards.

Brazil's Votorantim Metais files for New York, Toronto IPO

Brazil-based mining company Votorantim Metais Holding SA filed on Thursday for an initial public offering in New York and Toronto, to tap into a wide base of investors betting on a long-term recovery in zinc, copper, lead and silver prices.

Iron ore's recent reversal likely the start of longer slide: Russell

As always when prices start to decline after a surge that appeared unrelated to supply-demand fundamentals, the question is will the reverse become a rout and where exactly does fair value lie?

South African workers union to strike at Petra Diamonds' Koffiefontein mine

The National Union of Mineworkers said on Thursday its members would go on an indefinite strike at the mine over wages, benefits.

Miner Hochschild boosts hunt for acquisitions — executive

Company is doubling down on efforts to find early-stage mining projects to acquire and is open to deposits that depart from its focus on silver and gold.

Tanzania orders wall built around tanzanite mines, purchases of stones

President John Magufuli also directed the central bank to buy the precious stone to boost reserves — the latest twist in a spat with mining firms over alleged tax evasion.

Stellar Diamonds seeks to fund first post-Ebola mine in Sierra Leone

The operation would be second biggest diamond mine in Sierra Leone.

Glencore strikes multi-year purchase deal with Angola LNG

Angola LNG said the deal was another step toward building its sales book with the most important players in the LNG market.

Brazil mining reform is raising costs for industry – Vale exec

Mining reforms in Brazil are raising the cost of operating without generating increased interest in investing in the sector, an executive for world's largest iron ore producer Vale said on Monday.

Congo's Gecamines to set new rules on mining proceeds

New controls aims at holding the company's partners, including Glencore, China Molybdenum and Ivanhoe, accountable in copper and cobalt projects

Brazil's Vale to meet debt target before implementing new growth plans – exec

The company is also interested in investing in the electricity sector itself or through a joint venture.

Electric London cabs spur reopening of UK aluminium plant

Norsk Hydro is reopening a British plant in Wales to supply material for the country's first electric vehicle factory.

Botswana seeks option to buy unusually big diamonds from its mines

Draft bill gives government first option to buy unusually large diamonds found in the country's mines, such as the world's second-biggest 1,109 carat diamond discovered by Lucara two years ago.

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.