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France's ERAMET bids $218 mln for Australia's Mineral Deposits

ERAMET said the offer would enable the full consolidation of the TiZir joint venture.

Kaz Minerals to scrap Hong Kong listing

Since the 2011 secondary listing only a small number of shareholders have elected to hold their stock on the Hong Kong register, Kaz Minerals said.

Vale eyes $1 bln in dividends each quarter this year

The comments came a day after Vale reported a first-quarter slide in profit of 36 percent on higher costs and lower iron ore prices.

Jewelry companies team up with IBM on blockchain platform

Gold and diamond companies joined with IBM to develop blockchain technology to track the origin of jewelry and ensure it is ethically sourced.

Vale unsure if New Caledonia nickel operations will continue

A day after first quarter results showed a 36 percent slump in profit, executives said they were not satisfied with nickel prices.

US sanctions on Rusal shatter aluminium's supply chain: Andy Home

By extending the sanctions deadline to Oct. 23, 2018, the Treasury Department has given Rusal and the aluminium market some much needed breathing space.

Russia's Nornickel cuts 2018 output forecast for copper project

The Bystrinsky project is now expected to produce 25,000-31,000 tonnes of copper and 90,000-110,000 ounces of gold in concentrate in 2018.

Chile copper mine Escondida says no early wage agreement reached

The official deadline to start contract discussions begins in June.

Cenovus says railways are ready to ease oil transportation bottlenecks

Oil and gas producer Cenovus Energy Inc expects Canada’s railways to be able to carry more oil in the second half of this year.

Australian gold miner Newcrest downgrades full-year production forecast

Newcrest now expects production of 2.25-2.35 million ounces of gold for the full-year ending June 30.

Brazil's Vale 1st-qtr profit slumps by a third as costs rise

The world's largest iron ore producer posted a 36 percent slump in first-quarter profit compared to the same quarter a year earlier.

Canada's First Cobalt eager for more after U.S. Cobalt buy

Refinery could be working in 1-to-2 years' time.

Southern Copper says legal dispute over Peru's Tia Maria resolved

Southern Copper Corp's chief executive said on Wednesday it had reached a settlement with a company in Peru that blocked development of its $1.4 billion Tia Maria project with a legal injunction.

Gold Fields' quarterly output falls, South Deep woes rumble on

South African miner reported lower production for the March quarter and flagged more challenges at its problematic South Deep mine on Wednesday, sending its share price sharply lower.

Silver price could increase in 2018 on safe-haven demand -CPM

The price of silver could get a boost from international political and economic risk purchases, CPM Group said.

Namibia may scrap black ownership requirements for mining companies – minister

Namibia may scrap requirements for black ownership in mining as it seeks to woo investors to an industry that is rebounding with the commodities cycle.

Canada's Teck Resources profit rises on higher sales volumes

Teck, which also mines copper, zinc and gold, said adjusted profit attributable to shareholders rose to C$753 million.

Chile's Copec to buy stake in copper project in Peru

Mina Justa, which is expected to require investment of around $1.6 billion, is due to begin construction in the second half of 2018.

Australia's New Century to supply zinc concentrate to Concord

In the miner's fifth supply deal, Concord will take approximately 5 percent of production when it begins in the third quarter at the Century Zinc Mine.

Philippines' top nickel miner keeps sales guidance despite govt curbs

The Philippines' top nickel ore producer, Nickel Asia Corp, said its export plans in 2018 remain unchanged despite government plans to limit mining areas.

South Africa's mines minister to challenge court ruling on black ownership threshold

The appeal will add a layer of uncertainty to a sector battered for years by depressed prices, soaring costs and opaque policies.

Cuba sees 2018 nickel plus cobalt output topping 50,000 tonnes

The country was ranked 10th in world nickel production in 2016 and sixth in cobalt.

Congo's state miner seeks to dissolve Glencore venture over debts

Gecamines said on Tuesday that debts owed by Kamoto to Glencore and its subsidiaries at the end of 2017 topped $9 billion.

Union at BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile says no advance deal likely

The union accepted an offer to begin early negotiations with the Anglo-Australian miner in March to avoid another strike at the northern Chile mine.

First-quarter profit rise at Sweden's Sandvik marred by mining miss

Its shares are still up more than 10 percent in 2018, outperforming a flat European industrial sector index.