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Russia's Nornickel in talks to supply materials for BASF's battery plans

Russia's mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) said on Tuesday it was in talks with German chemicals firm BASF to supply raw materials needed in the process for making lithium-ion batteries in Europe in the future.

Australia backs lithium mine to spur battery push

Govt investing in lithium mine for first time

South Africa's chamber of mines challenges new charter in court

South Africa's Chamber of Mines has applied to a high court for an interdict to prevent the implementation of a new charter that increases the minimum threshold for black ownership of mining companies

Iron ore reverts to supply-driven market after 2016 aberration: Russell

Iron ore's demand-driven price surge last year is increasingly looking like an aberration as supply factors once again start to weaken the price outlook.

Cobalt 27 aims to tap electric car revolution with $150m IPO

Minerals company Cobalt 27 Capital Corp made its debut on Canada's Venture Exchange on Friday, raising C$200 million in a listing that offers investors exposure to cobalt, a key metal for batteries in electric cars.

Australia's Atlas defers new iron ore mine over price falls

Australia's Atlas Iron, which narrowly escaped collapse when iron or prices crashed in 2015, has deferred construction of a new mine, citing weak prices for the steelmaking commodity.

Freeport Indonesia says giant copper mine running as normal despite strike

Company says Grasberg copper mine is running as normal

Peter Hambro ousted from his gold mining company Petropavlovsk

New appointments include Russian billionaire

Denmark's FLSmidth sees slow recovery in investment by mining firms

..more willingness among miners to increase capex, but it's a slow recovery

Revised South African charter poses threat to miners, says Moody's

Ratings agency Moody's warned on Wednesday that new regulations seeking to accelerate black ownership in South Africa's mining industry would deter investment, raise costs and diminish cashflow generation.

Freeport Indonesia workers to extend strike for a month – union

Thousands of mine workers at the Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc will extend their strike for another month to protest against layoffs, a union official said on Wednesday.

Ports in China have enough iron ore to build 13,000 Eiffel Towers

With enough iron ore to construct Paris's Eiffel Tower nearly 13,000 times over, China's ports are bursting with stockpiles of the raw material and some of them are demolishing old buildings to create more storage space, trading sources said.

Majors exiting Canada's oil sands acting in own interest: Trudeau

Canada's Prime Ministe rhas dismissed a recent string of major oil companies selling their holdings in the oil sands sector and moving investments to shale fields.

Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warning highlights an additional risk for the energy sector

Gold holds near six-week peak on safe-haven demand

Gold futures struggled to find direction Wednesday, but were marginally higher after the US dollar lost ground following comments from President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump win ignites hope for stalled Alaska copper, gold mine

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. expects the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to announce in the first quarter of 2017 that it will let the application process proceed for the controversial project.

China goes on unexpected commodities binge even as concerns linger

The country acquired crude oil, coal and iron ore last month, customs data showed on Thursday, even as Beijing cools its overheated property market and concerns linger about the health of the world's No. 2 economy.

Oil soars 6% as OPEC reaches deal to limit output in November

Brent crude was up $2.76, or 6%, at $48.73 a barrel.

China buys record North Korean coal as sanctions ignored

It appears that China is interpreting the "people's well-being" as meaning North Korea should be able to export record amounts of coal in defiance of sanctions against the rogue nuclear-armed state.

World's gold miners stick close to home in hunt for more metal

The world's biggest gold miners are taking a cautious approach in their hunt for bullion, spending more money to explore around existing mines rather than new territory in a strategy that may have short-term gains but risks future production growth.

Buenaventura says new gold mine to kick off production in November

The Tambomayo mine to produce its first bar of gold in November and reach full output at the end of this year or the start of next.

Gold up, waiting for clues on timing of US rate rise

Gold prices rose on Wednesday as the dollar slipped against a basket of currencies, trading up 0.3% at $1,322.55 an ounce at 1402 GMT.

How North Dakota’s native protest against oil pipeline became an American movement

The 1,770 kilometre, $3.7-billion (U.S.) Dakota Access pipeline would carry oil from just north of the Standing Rock Sioux’s land in North Dakota to Illinois.

Colombia's largest coal mine resumes exports

Cerrejon has restarted loading and exporting from its Bolivar port after a suspension last week due to suspected contamination.

Goldcorp struggles with leak at Mexican mine

Mexican regulators are examining whether broke any regulations in its handling of a long-running leak of contaminated water at Mexico's biggest gold mine.