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S.African lobby group opposes parts of new draft mining charter

The Minerals Council South Africa said it does not support some elements in the latest draft of an industry charter.

Wall Street builds immunity to trade war rhetoric

So far, Trump has taken little action beyond tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on imports from China, the European Union and other countries.

After cobalt-free pledge, Panasonic to triple consumption for auto batteries – sources

Panasonic Corp expects to more than triple its cobalt consumption in five years' time.

S.Africa's draft law proposes 30 pct black ownership for mining firms within 5 years

Agreeing a new version of the charter is seen as instrumental to securing further investment in the mining sector.

China's issues guidelines on foreign investment measures

China's State Council issued guidelines on Friday for previously announced measures easing restrictions on foreign investment.

Germany's Heraeus to open $100 mln precious metals recycling plant in China

China is the world's biggest car market and produces only a fraction of the platinum and palladium it consumes.

Canada says agreed with US to keep NAFTA alive, no talks set

Negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement started last August and were initially scheduled to finish by the end of December.

China urges US to make 'wise choice' on trade tariffs

Trump is due to unveil revisions to his initial tariff list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday.

Congo miner Gecamines plans to renegotiate with foreign partners

Heavily in debt and with dwindling output, Gecamines has long complained about its joint venture terms.

Vedanta mulls options for Indian iron ore workers after shutdown-sources

Vedanta is considering options including lay-offs for some of the 2,000 employees of its iron ore business that was shut down by a court.

Japan's Sumitomo Metal says global nickel deficit to widen this year

Global demand for nickel is increasing by 7.3 percent in 2018 from last year to 2.298 million tonnes, while supply rises 6.8 percent to 2.210 m tonnes,

South Africa's Sibanye confirms all five missing miners’ dead

Sibanye-Stillwater has recovered the body of the fifth and final missing mine worker after a three-day search.

US electric car sector, wary of China, seeks more domestic lithium

China is home to the majority of the world's lithium processing facilities and sucks up most output of top producer Australia.

France's ERAMET raises bid for Australia's Mineral Deposits

ERAMET said it would pay A$322 million for the shares it did not already own in the company.

Australia's Incitec Pivot wins explosives' contract with Fortescue Metals

The contract with the two units of the world's fourth-largest iron ore miner will last until December 2023

China wants more high-grade iron ore? Not according to the import data: Russell

There may be a slight problem with the prevailing theme for the iron ore market this year, namely that China is increasingly interested in using higher-grade ore as part of efforts to boost output and lower per unit pollution.

Rio Tinto hires CFO from Danish shipper Maersk

Major miner Rio Tinto named Jacob Stausholm to replace outgoing financial boss Chris Lynch when he retires in September.

Vedanta to double output at Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines – regional CEO

Vedanta's Deshnee Naidoo told Reuters, adding that KCM is on track to produce 400,000 tonnes of copper a year in the next few years.

China's Tsinghua University unit to buy aluminium firm for $3.7bn

Tianshan has annual aluminium smelting capacity of 1.4 million tonnes.

Death toll rises to four at South Africa's Sibanye mine

Search for the fifth miner continues.

Australia's Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China rise 2.4 pct in May

Iron ore shipments from the world's biggest export terminal rose to 45 million tonnes in May from 42.6 million tonnes in the previous month.

China's Inner Mongolia to close 22 small coal mines this year

Inner Mongolia expects to complete a 2020 target of cutting 54.14 million tonnes by 2018.

Mitsubishi Materials unveils boardroom shake-up as data tampering scandal deepens

The boardroom shake-up comes a few days after fresh cases of misconduct at its Naoshima copper smelter and refinery in western Japan was found.

Workers at BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile approve labor contract

The deal also includes a 2 percent increase over current base salaries.

Escondida union in Chile optimistic will reach deal with BHP

The union at the world's largest copper mine said BHP has promised to respond to its recent proposal for a new contract by 3 pm local time on Monday.