It will expand to include more commodities, including zinc, lead, nickel, tin and silver, in the next step.
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.
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.
Rusal is Avtovaz's top aluminium supplier.
A company executive says Vedanta is not looking to set up plant elsewhere.
Codelco chief executive Nelson Pizarro said a strong copper price in early 2018 had offset the impacts of rising production costs.
Benavides had previously led Falabella, one of Latin America's largest retailers with operations spanning department stores, supermarkets, malls and more.
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.
Deripaska is now actively preparing the next step: reducing his stake in En+, the group which controls Rusal.
Physical gold demand remained subdued this week in most Asian hubs as prices rebounded following an initial dip.
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.
Brazilian miner Vale SA expects iron ore output at its premier S11D mine to reach 58 million tonnes this year.
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.
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.
Iron ore is still a long way behind other commodity markets, such as crude oil, where paper trade exceeds physical by large multiples.
Demand for electric vehicles, using cobalt in batteries, could spark a deficit of cobalt as soon as 2022.
German car manufacturer Daimler also joined the RCI last month.
India is the world's biggest consumer of silver, which is mainly used for jewellery making in the country.
The pollution control board of Tamil Nadu said the smelter was found last week to be preparing to resume production without permission.
Washington said the sanctions were designed to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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 Mining said on Thursday it was considering paying its first dividend now that it had reported a profit, cut debt and built up cash.
The Trump administration is strategizing to reduce import reliance for metals "critical to the economic and national security of the United States."
Petra has been hit by production delays, strikes, a confiscated consignment of diamonds and a strong South African rand.
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.