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.
The parties have agreed not to release the transaction price.
The Commerce Department confirmed it submitted results of national security investigation into aluminum imports that could lead to broad import restrictions.
Aluminum Corp of China, the country's biggest state-run aluminium firm, says 2017 profits rise more than tenfold, without providing a profit figure.
Lonmin announced $1.1bn impairment charge due to weaker platinum prices and a firmer rand, plunging it deeper into operating losses.
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
The mines, in the eastern states of Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar, are expected to operate at full capacity by 2022.
Statistics come as the administration of President Donald Trump claims credit for new jobs in the coal industry.
Wall Street fell on Thursday after a run of strong performances from the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index.
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.
The decline to 903,000 tonnes came despite the start of operations at a new wing.
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.
The watchdog's mandate will be to help solve disputes or conflicts between communities and Canadian companies.
BHP's iron ore output climbed to 72 million tonnes for the three months ended Dec. 31 versus 70 million tonnes a year ago.
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 has now amended contracts of all 68 coal mining companies, marking victory for the government after earlier miner resistance to adopt to new terms.
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.
The SEC had accused Rio Tinto, Albanese and Elliott of concealing the deteriorating value of assets at Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique.
The company's 2017 preliminary gold production of 2.6 million ounces was at the high end of its forecast range.
Federal prosecutors announced ruling in a statement that said electricity transmission lines and a bauxite pipeline damaged soil and silted up rivers.
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.
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