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Main customer of Arizona coal plant goes green, ignoring Interior Dept

The decision was made despite a plea from the head of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, who said that a 1968 law gives the Interior Secretary power to require the Central Arizona Project to buy energy from the Navajo Generating Station.

Congo mining code regulations signed into law – aides

Code sets Congo on collision course with mining firms.

Asia Gold-Demand quiet amid small price moves, India discounts widen

Benchmark spot gold prices have moved since last Friday's close, with the spread between its highs and lows the narrowest of any week since August 2007.

China copper imports rise in May to highest since Dec 2016

China's copper imports rose to their highest in 17 months in May as the country's crackdown on scrap leaves it buying more of the metal in other forms.

Australia's Mineral Resources okays Atlas talks with other potential buyers

Move comes a day after Fortescue Metals said it had built a stake in Atlas large enough to block a takeover.

Trump's love for coal and Republicans who want more solar

Energy policy has almost never fallen perfectly along party lines, especially in the era of Trump.

LME says plans to launch about 15 contracts from January 2019

The exchange said in March that any launch of a new cobalt contract would not be until the end of 2018 or early 2019.

Scotiabank to scrap half its metals business- sources

ScotiaMocatta is curtailing lending to the physical metals supply chain and would refocus on major corporate clients.

Botswana Diamonds to buy BCL's stake in exploration project

BCL mine group, which has been under liquidation since 2016, is selling its 51 percent stake in Maibwe Diamonds for an undisclosed amount.

Cupric Canyon to start construction of Botswana copper mine in October

Sparsely-populated Botswana is the world's top diamond producer by value.

Canada's Quebec halts crypto mining projects, may raise fees

Quebec's energy ministry said it ordered Hydro Quebec to hold off on new digital currency mining operations until regulators set new roles for the industry.

Australia's Fortescue takes stake in Atlas Iron, may block buyout

Fortescue said it had agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in Atlas at A$0.04 per share, or A$55.7 million.

Sibanye CEO says seismic events a fact of life for South Africa mines

Sibanye has faced strong criticism from unions, local media and the government after the earthquake at its Driefontein gold mine that killed the miners.

Congo mining regulations to be signed into law on Friday — mines minister

Congo's prime minister wants to immediately implement the new mining code without any concessions to industry demands that key provisions be amended.

India's May gold imports plummet as price rally dents demand

The country's gold imports in the first five months of 2018 fell 39.4 percent from a year ago to 274.2 tonnes, data compiled by GFMS showed.

South Africa's Harmony raises $82 mln via share sale

The South African company, which competes with AngloGold , Gold Fields and Sibanye-Stillwater at home, sold 55 million new shares, or 15 percent stake, at 19.12 rand each, an 11.7 percent discount to the closing price on Tuesday.

N. American gold ETF outflows up in May — World Gold Council

Volatility in the metal's market dragged prices lower.

Gold jewelry sales recovering in China, but platinum left on the shelf

Chinese jewelry sales are a key component of global demand for both physical gold and platinum, accounting for 14% and 16% of consumption respectively.

LME says looking at expanding eligibility for Rusal metal

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is working to see if it can expand access to Rusal’s aluminum, which is under suspension due to U.S. sanctions.

Chile's SQM hires ex-chairman Ponce as adviser, government says

SQM has retained former chairman Julio Ponce as an adviser despite an agreement to distance himself from the firm to end a long-running royalties dispute.

US lawmakers set bill seeking to control Trump on tariffs – key lawmaker

Some Republican lawmakers warn that Trump could trigger a trade war that would destabilize the economy and ultimately hurt American workers.

South Africa's Harmony Gold says to sell up to $99 mln of new shares

The proceeds will be used to used to pay down part of Harmony Gold's outstanding $150 million bridge loan for the Moab Khotsong mine.

Canada vows to protect metals sector but resists call for quick action

Canada retaliated against the latest punitive measures last week by proposing levies on C$16.6 billion worth of U.S. exports.

German battery maker Akasol plans Frankfurt listing in June

The company is planning to sell new shares worth about 100-125 million euros ($117-$147 mln) in a deal valuing it at about 400-500 million euros.

Mexico hits back on US steel, slaps tariffs on pork, bourbon

As of Tuesday, Mexico will impose tariffs of 15 percent to 25 percent on U.S. steel products.