These are some of the top mining assets on the block

Big mining companies, restored to health following the 2015-16 price crash, are seeking to rationalize their portfolios and acquire assets in line with heightened focus on the best quality minerals and anticipated demand for battery materials.

Aurubis buys Codelco's shares in Deutsche Giessdraht

The parties have agreed not to release the transaction price.

U.S. Commerce Dept confirms sent Trump aluminum probe results

The Commerce Department confirmed it submitted results of national security investigation into aluminum imports that could lead to broad import restrictions.

Chinalco sees tenfold surge in profits

Aluminum Corp of China, the country's biggest state-run aluminium firm, says 2017 profits rise more than tenfold, without providing a profit figure.

Impairment drives Lonmin deeper into loss ahead of takeover

Lonmin announced $1.1bn impairment charge due to weaker platinum prices and a firmer rand, plunging it deeper into operating losses.

Turkish gold imports hit record 370 T in 2017-Borsa Istanbul

This was the highest level of imports since the data was made available in 1995 and well above the previous record of 302 tonnes set in 2013.

Asia Gold-Demand firms ahead of Chinese New Year; India discounts widen

"Demand has actually increased on the physical side, mainly because there has been some pull-back in prices this week," said a GoldSilver Central dealer.

Russia's Polyus launches $250m bond offering

The offering is for senior unsecured guaranteed convertible bonds with maturity of January 2021, expected to carry a coupon of between .5 and 1 pct per annum.

Union at Colombia's Cerrejon to hear wage offer before possible strike vote

"We will meet with the company... after a request from them to present a new offer, the fourth in this negotiation," said the Sintracarbon union president.

India to allot Coal India 11 new mines to boost production by two-fifths

The mines, in the eastern states of Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar, are expected to operate at full capacity by 2022.

Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017 – data

Statistics come as the administration of President Donald Trump claims credit for new jobs in the coal industry.

Australian shares slip slightly on Wall Street pause; NZ little changed

Wall Street fell on Thursday after a run of strong performances from the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index.

Platinum miner Lonmin's lenders relax loan agreements again

Lonmin's lenders had granted the company a waiver of compliance with a loan agreement that required its net worth to remain at a minimum of $1.1 billion.

Output at Chile's Escondida copper mine falls 7.8 pct in 2017

The decline to 903,000 tonnes came despite the start of operations at a new wing.

Chile's Corfo, SQM strike deal in lithium dispute

The deal frees the miner to apply for increase in production quota amid demand boom and surging prices for lithium, which is used in EV batteries.

Canada creates watchdog to oversee companies' conduct abroad

The watchdog's mandate will be to help solve disputes or conflicts between communities and Canadian companies.

BHP second-quarter iron ore output up 3 pct, maintains forecast

BHP's iron ore output climbed to 72 million tonnes for the three months ended Dec. 31 versus 70 million tonnes a year ago.

Tracking Europe's waste: 'There's gold in them landfills'

Some of Europe's richest deposits of valuable materials are in the trash, ranging from gold in smartphones to cobalt in electric car batteries.

Indonesia completes contract amendments with coal miners

Indonesia has now amended contracts of all 68 coal mining companies, marking victory for the government after earlier miner resistance to adopt to new terms.

Supply disruptions could boost copper prices -Chile's Cochilco

Cochilco, Chile's state copper commission, raised its estimated 2018 avg price for the metal to $3.06 per pound from its previous forecast of $2.95.

Rio Tinto says SEC fraud case should be dismissed

The SEC had accused Rio Tinto, Albanese and Elliott of concealing the deteriorating value of assets at Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique.

GoldCorp forecasts lower costs for 2018; shares on track for nine-month high

The company's 2017 preliminary gold production of 2.6 million ounces was at the high end of its forecast range.

Brazilian miner Vale ordered to repair environmental damage

Federal prosecutors announced ruling in a statement that said electricity transmission lines and a bauxite pipeline damaged soil and silted up rivers.

Rio Tinto 2017 iron ore exports up 1 percent, maintains 2018 guidance

On Tuesday Global miner Rio Tinto reported a 1 percent rise in iron ore shipments for 2017 to 330.1 million tonnes, meeting its guidance.

Copper faces double supply disruption threat in 2018: Andy Home

What two factors threaten to disrupt the copper sector in 2018?