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China metals companies trade on Shanghai exchange's new platform

It will expand to include more commodities, including zinc, lead, nickel, tin and silver, in the next step.

Chinalco closes gap on top aluminium producer Hongqiao via Yunnan deal

Yunnan Metallurgical Group, which controls Yunnan Aluminium Co Ltd, will be merged into China Copper Co, a joint venture between Chinalco and the Yunnan provincial government.

Trump metals tariffs make Granite City great again, but at what cost?

The United States Steel Corp is re-hiring or recruiting around 500 workers as it readies for production in mid-June at a blast furnace it idled in 2015.

Russia's Avtovaz explores alternatives to sanctions-hit Rusal

Rusal is Avtovaz's top aluminium supplier.

Vedanta sticks with plan to expand Indian smelter despite deadly protests

A company executive says Vedanta is not looking to set up plant elsewhere.

Chile's Codelco profits up slightly despite rising costs

Codelco chief executive Nelson Pizarro said a strong copper price in early 2018 had offset the impacts of rising production costs.

Chile's Piñera taps businessman Benavides as Codelco chairman

Benavides had previously led Falabella, one of Latin America's largest retailers with operations spanning department stores, supermarkets, malls and more.

Meghan Markle makes gold sales sparkle

The Meghan Markle effect has spread to yellow gold jewelry, helping boost United States sales in the first quarter of 2018 with further gains expected.

Sanctioned tycoon Deripaska resigns as director of his firm Rusal

Deripaska is now actively preparing the next step: reducing his stake in En+, the group which controls Rusal.

Asia Gold-Demand fades as prices recover; India discounts widen

Physical gold demand remained subdued this week in most Asian hubs as prices rebounded following an initial dip.

Gold miner Centamin cuts output targets on lower grade ore

Gold output in 2018 will now be between 505,000 and 515,000 ounces, compared with a previous forecast of 580,000 ounces, Centamin said.

Vale sees key mine topping iron ore output forecasts in 2018 -source

Brazilian miner Vale SA expects iron ore output at its premier S11D mine to reach 58 million tonnes this year.

Militia kills five in attack on Banro Corp's east Congo gold mine

Fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia in eastern DRC forced Banro to suspend operations at the Namoya gold mine for a month in mid-2017.

Distraction or disaster? Freeport’s giant Indonesian mine haunted by audit report

As follow-up to the audit, the environment minister issued two decrees that gave Freeport six months to overhaul management of its mine waste at Grasberg.

China opening may spark iron ore to become more like crude oil: Russell

Iron ore is still a long way behind other commodity markets, such as crude oil, where paper trade exceeds physical by large multiples.

Electric vehicles seen driving cobalt crunch by mid-2020s

Demand for electric vehicles, using cobalt in batteries, could spark a deficit of cobalt as soon as 2022.

Chinese battery firms join Responsible Cobalt Initiative

German car manufacturer Daimler also joined the RCI last month.

MCX launches India's first silver options

India is the world's biggest consumer of silver, which is mainly used for jewellery making in the country.

Indian state seeks permanent closure of Vedanta's copper smelter-officials

The pollution control board of Tamil Nadu said the smelter was found last week to be preparing to resume production without permission. 

Sanctions-hit tycoon Deripaska asks Kremlin to buy some of his aluminium -source

Washington said the sanctions were designed to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Chile high court declines to weigh in on lithium spat at Maricunga

In a written decision, it said it was "the responsibility of the lower-court judge" who is reviewing the case and was not a constitutional issue.

Anglo Asian copper, gold, silver miner moots maiden dividend

Anglo Asian Mining said on Thursday it was considering paying its first dividend now that it had reported a profit, cut debt and built up cash.

What are "critical" minerals and what is the US going to do about them?: Andy Home

The Trump administration is strategizing to reduce import reliance for metals "critical to the economic and national security of the United States."

Petra Diamonds says it urgently needs to raise $178m to cut debt

Petra has been hit by production delays, strikes, a confiscated consignment of diamonds and a strong South African rand.

Polyus expects 2018 gold output at top of forecast range

Polyus, Russia's largest gold producer, said 2018 production was likely to be at the upper end of its forecast range of 2.375-2.425 million troy ounces.