Arconic shares jump after report of buyout by Apollo Global

The deal could be reached by mid-January.

Zambia says mines have failed to show impact of higher taxes

The Chamber of Mines said that as a result of the changes, more than 58% of Zambia's copper producers would be loss-making at current prices.

India's top court says "every second counts" for miners trapped for 3 weeks

The workers were ensnared on Dec. 13 when the illegal mine in the northeastern state of Meghalaya was flooded.

Detour Gold names Paulson-backed Bill Williams as interim CEO

Shares of the company were up 1.5 percent at C$11.93 in early trade.

S.Koreans seek Nippon Steel asset seizure in 'forced labour' case

The application for the asset seizure, if approved by the court, could further strain South Korea's already frosty bilateral relations with Japan.

Galaxy Resources receives partnership offers for flagship Argentinian project

Galaxy will only proceed with a strategic partner "if the final terms of the relationship properly recognise the fundamental underlying value of Sal de Vida"

LME confirms it will end suspension on Rusal metal if sanctions lifted

The LME proposed removing its block on Rusal metal on Dec. 19, after the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) struck a deal with Rusal to sever the Russian oligarch's control over them.

Rio Tinto, Mongolia sign power deal for Oyu Tolgoi copper mine

The Oyu Tolgoi project is central to Rio Tinto's push to diversify its portfolio away from iron ore.

Chile monthly copper output highest in 13 years

Ore grades and efficient processing increase output in the world's top producer of the red metal.

Chile's Collahuasi aims to extend output at copper mine with $3.2B project

The project at Collahuasi is one of the world's largest copper mines, with an estimated 2018 production of 545,000 tonnes.

Chile to delay arbitration with top lithium producer Albemarle

Under the contract, Albemarle had agreed to provide as much as 25 percent of its annual production at a discount to companies seeking to produce battery metals within Chile.

India in talks with US over steel tariff exemption – govt official

"We need to look after the interests of the domestic steel industry"

Board of Brazil's Vale gives CEO Schvartsman another term

Schvartsman, appointed CEO in March 2017 to replace Murilo Ferreira, had been set to end his term in May.

Asia Gold-Safe haven lure fails to lift demand; Indian jewellers stock up

Physical gold demand lacked vigour in most Asian hubs this week as limited safe haven interest failed to lift activity into the year end.

Rusal appoints independent director as new board chairman

Jean-Pierre Thomas was elected by the board as chairman with effect from Jan 1.

Rio Tinto says no job cuts in 2019 due to driverless train project

The $940 million rail project, AutoHaul, is focused on driverless train movement to transport ore and has been in development since 2012.

Russia's Rosatom tells Chile it can help boost lithium output

Automakers, governments, miners and other have increasingly lobbied officials for access to Chile's coveted resources.

China's industrial profits suffer first drop in 3 years, piles pressure on economy

The gloomy data points to a further loss of economic momentum as a trade dispute with the US piles pressure on China's vast manufacturing sector.

China copper smelters raise TC/RC floor for Q1 2019

China's top copper smelters on Thursday raised their floor treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for the first quarter of 2019 by 2.2 percent.

Rusal board chairman quits as part of U.S. sanctions waiver deal

Rusal said it expected to choose Warnig's successor on Thursday.

Dalian coke futures end at 3-week low on demand concerns

Chinese iron ore and rebar contracts, however, edged up on hopes that steel demand will pick up.

U.S. trade delegation to travel to China week of Jan. 7 for talks

The meeting would be the first in-person talks since Trump met with Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires on Dec. 1.

Russia's Nornickel terminates agreement with Botswana's BCL on asset sale

The termination of the agreement will also enable Nornickel to pursue its own strategy for the African assets.

Japan's Sumitomo Metal sees global nickel deficit nearly halving in 2019

Global demand for nickel is seen increasing by 3.4 percent in 2019 from this year to 2.339 million tonnes.

China's Zhejiang Huayou to invest $147m in copper project in DRC

The project will be located in the Lukuni region in the south.