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Japan's Kyushu Elec likely to delay nuclear plant restart due to Kobe Steel checks

The government and industry want reactors restarted to cut electricity bills, but swathes of the public oppose returning to atomic energy.

Freeport Indonesia targets 1.1 million tonnes copper concentrate exports by end 2017

The company had exported 684,333 tonnes of copper concentrate by end-October, according to government data.

Zambia's state-controlled investment firm wants bigger stake in copper mines

Following sharp rise in copper prices this year, ZCCM Investments Holdings wants to increase its stakes Zambia’s mines and expects higher dividend payments.

Copper execs see balanced market, warn on rising costs, regulation

Representatives of major mining companies believe the global copper market will be balanced for the foreseeable future even as mine supplies tighten and demand from China, the world's top consumer, remains strong.

Volkswagen's talks with cobalt producers end without deal

Meetings last week between major cobalt producers including mining giant Glencore to supply world’s largest automaker Volkswagen ended without a deal.

Canada's Dalradian plans to dig deep for Northern Irish gold

Dalradian acquired mineral rights in 2009 to more than 80,000 hectares of land in Northern Ireland, including the Curraghinalt gold deposit.

Adani hopes for govt coal mine loan fade after Australian election

The Queensland state premier, who had originally supported Adani's application for a federally funded loan, now says her government will veto it.

Petra Diamonds sees brighter 2018 after warning of debt breach

Despite possible breach of banking agreements, company execs believe finances will improve following lift of Tanzanian export ban.

Workers at BHP copper mine in Chile end strike over layoffs

Unionized workers at Escondida copper mine in Chile ended a 24-hour strike Friday but may put down tools again next week over company's planned layoffs.

Nickel rally stalls, electric car boost some years away

Slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.

Asia gold-demand sluggish as high prices deter buyers

"Stable prices at higher levels have kept gold buying subdued," said Dick Poon, general manager at Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Limited.

Australia's Clive Palmer wins court case against China's CITIC

Palmer's Mineralogy claimed it is owed money by CITIC's Sino Iron mine in Western Australia over a failure to agree to a formula for calculating the value of the ore extracted at the site following a shift in pricing in the iron ore market.

Chile's Codelco copper output dips but company posts profit

Codelco Chief Executive Pizarro said company produced 1.24m tonnes of copper in January-to-September period, a 3 percent decline from same period last year.

Chile lithium miner SQM says legal dispute could linger through 2018

Sociedad Quimica Y Minera said on Thursday its ongoing legal dispute with Chilean authorities over royalty payments may not be resolved until end of 2018.

Australia's ANZ resigns membership of London Metal Exchange

The LME said in a notice to users that the resignation would be effective at the close of business on Nov. 24.

Dalian coking coal, iron ore extend rally to 10-week high

China's coal imports dropped 21 percent in October as government moves to replace coal with cleaner fuel, iron ore prices followed coal futures higher.

South Africa's NUM union signs three-year wage deal in coal sector

Deal averts a sector-wide strike that could have impacted power supply.

Union at Alcoa Canada aluminum smelter backs strike mandate

Collective agreement for 1,030 unionized workers expires 11:59 EST Wednesday, after workers can legally strike and Alcoa will have right to lock them out.

Brazil's Congress approves higher mining royalties

Brazil's lower house passed a bill that would boost royalty rates on iron ore by 75%, as both houses voted in a win for President Michel Temer's reform agenda.

South African gold miners' silicosis lawsuit nearing settlement

Lawyers acting for thousands of gold miners who contracted lung diseases at work in SA mines say an out-of-court settlement could be reached by December.

London Metal Exchange outlines waivers to new OTC fee

A consultation with users on the fee will start on Nov. 22 and end on Jan. 12 with a view to beginning charges from April 3, the LME said in a statement.

Indonesia's Antam eyes 162 pct jump in 2018 nickel ore sales

PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (Antam) is targeting 11 million tonnes in nickel ore sales next year, a jump from an estimated 4.2 million tonnes this year.

Whoever wins Presidential election, Chile state copper giant may get boost

The world's largest copper miner, Codelco, may see a boost in investment cash regardless of who wins next month's presidential runoff in Chile, as both candidates have vowed to end the state-run firm's funding of the military.

South Africa's parliament delays passing key mining law

Lawmakers will miss a December target to pass changes to mineral resource laws, seen as key for greater investor certainty.

BHP, Vale get extension to settle $48 billion Samarco claim

BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA have secured a 150-day extension from a Brazilian court to negotiate a settlement of a $48 billion claim stemming from the Samarco mine disaster in 2015, BHP said on […]