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South Africa's NUMSA union demands 15 percent wage hike in coal sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has demanded Glencore raise coal mining wages by 15 percent.

Gold price rise lifts Mali's 2016 state mining revenues by 1 percent

Mali is the third-biggest gold producer in Africa after South Africa and Ghana, and gold overwhelmingly dominates its mining sector.

Canada's Alamos Gold buys Richmont in a deal valued at Cdn$905 million

Acquisition makes of Alamos a top-10 gold producer in North America.

Zambia sees copper output easing slightly this year

Mainly due to lower output from Konkola Copper Mines, a subsidiary of London-listed Vedanta Resource

Asia gold-demand hit by high prices ahead of expected festival-led buying

Demand for physical gold in Asia could pick up in the coming weeks as India's festival season drives interest in the metal, after high prices kept buyers at bay again this week.

China invests $9.1 billion in Rosneft as Glencore, Qatar cut stakes

Deal boosts energy cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.

Russia's Gokhran has bought only gold this year

Gokhran, part of Russia's finance ministry, was influential on the global platinum group metals markets in the 1990s and 2000s, when palladium stocks it accumulated during the 1970s and 1980s came to the market and depressed prices.

Australia state raises gold royalty, other mining fees to repair budget

Gold miners in Western Australia state are being hit with an increase in royalty payments under measures released on Thursday that are designed to return the one-time "economic engine of a nation" to fiscal health via revenue from the mining sector.

Cuba shuts down nickel industry as Hurricane Irma approaches

Cuba has begun to shut down its nickel industry in preparation for Hurricane Irma, state-run television said on Thursday.

LME to slash some fees to win back volumes as rivals circle

The London Metal Exchange sought on Thursday to win back trading volumes by proposing a cut in fees for trades crucial to its physical user base as rivals gear up to offer alternatives.

South Africa's manufacturing, mining output disappoint as economy limps

Official figures released on Thursday signall a bad start for the second half of the year with business confidence at its lowest in more than three decades.

EU states at odds over steel tariffs against Russia, Brazil

Steelmakers have accused the four countries of dumping the steel used in construction and machinery so the European Commission, the trade policy watchdog, had set out plans to levy tariffs of up to 33 percent.

India needs to find allies to tap cheap funds for clean coal – trade body

According to the World Coal Association, India will need to ally with countries including the US, Japan, and Australia, to get cheaper funding from multilateral development banks to access cleaner technology.

Gold miner Acacia buys put options at $1,300 per ounce

Acacia Mining, which is scaling back operations to cut losses and settle a dispute with the Tanzanian government, has spent $3.2 million on options to sell 210,000 ounces of its gold output at $1,300 per ounce.

China to loan Guinea $20B to secure aluminium ore

China agreed on Wednesday to loan Guinea $20 billion over almost 20 years in exchange for concessions on bauxite, an ore of aluminium which the West African country has in abundance, the mines minister said.

S. Korea's SK Innovation starts production of batteries with more nickel

South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Thursday it has started commercial production of lithium-ion batteries with an increased portion of nickel, while reducing the usage of expensive components such as cobalt to extend battery life and cut costs.

Boom, bust and boom again for rare earths?

As ever with rare earths, this is all about what is happening in China, the world's dominant producer of these critical materials.

First Quantum boosts Minera Panama stake to 90%

Deal valued at $635 million.

Bodies of last missing miners recovered from Harmony mine in South Africa

Death toll has risen to five after a tremor rocked the firm's Kusasalethu mine last week.

BHP hires Barclays, Citi for US shale gas divestment — sources

The business could fetch around $10 billion, two banking sources said.

Zambia's CEC to restore full power to Glencore's Mopani Copper Mines

Zambian electricity utility Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) and Glencore's Mopani Copper Mines have reached an agreement to restore full power supply to the mine from Wednesday, the president's office said on Wednesday.

Caterpillar wins $663 mln U.S. defense contract — Pentagon

Contract is for commercial construction equipment.

Canadian pipeline protesters launch new battle from the water

More than a hundred environmental activists gathered last weekend to practice seaborne drills to disrupt construction on Kinder Morgan's Westridge crude oil terminal.

China Minmetals flags off deep-sea mining voyage

China Minmetals Corp has flagged off its maiden deep-sea venture seeking minerals in the east Pacific Ocean, a company spokesman confirmed.

Peru's Buenaventura seeks partner for arsenic copper project

The company plans to locate the installation next to its existing Rio Seco manganese plant in the Peruvian province of Huaral.