Resource-rich Mongolia rejects cap on foreign workers for 2018

Some members of Mongolia's parliament sought to limit the number of new resident permits granted to foreigners to 100 per year to protect domestic jobs.

Colombia bomb halts Cerrejon coal train; output, exports unaffected

The attack occurred late on Monday in northern La Guajira province where the open-pit coal mine is located.

China will crack down on illegal coal mining in 2018: safety watchdog

Coal mines that fail to meet safety measures or operational standards will be ordered to close and rectify violations, the State Administration of Work Safety said.

LME says likely to make fee cuts permanent after volumes rise

The LME cut fees on short-dated carries in October and on medium-dated carries in November in a bid to revive volumes.

Asia Gold-Price dip perks up demand ahead of festive, wedding seasons

Spot gold has declined about 1 percent so far this week and was headed for a second straight weekly drop due to a recovery in the dollar.

Russia says discussing road map for usage of PGMs with South Africa

Donskoi discussed the need for more active cooperation in the usage of PGMs.

Canada's Thor Explorations may raise up to $35m in a London listing

Thor, which is already listed in Toronto's TSX Venture Exchange, will use the proceeds of the new listing mainly to fund its Segilola Gold Project.

Kumba Iron Ore reverses Sishen mine-linked impairment charge

The unit of Anglo American said reversal, net of tax and non-controlling interest, was 2.6 billion rand and would be included in its basic earnings.

Endeavour in talks to avert Ivory Coast protests over gold production plans

Company has opened negotiations with local people in Ivory Coast in an effort to head off protests at two gold mines where the company aims to boost production by nearly 4% this year.

Political shifts lift investor mood in southern African mining

Mining is a long-term game, but in southern Africa dramatic political changes have transformed the investment mood for the better in the space of a year.

Colombia's Cerrejon, union reach last-minute deal to avoid strike

The largest union at Cerrejon has reached an 11th-hour salary and benefits deal with the company, avoiding a strike, the union said on Thursday.

Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk names new chief executive

The appointment comes less than a month after Kazakh businessman Kenges Rakishev told Reuters he wanted to bring back co-founder Pavel Maslovskiy as CEO.

Two more directors leave Goldman after trading slump

This leave added to a string of departures by key commodities traders after the Wall Street firm reported a sharp drop in 2017 trading revenue.

South Africa's Gold Fields says headline earnings to fall up to 12 pct

The miner flagged headline earnings per share of $0.23 to $0.26 per share for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017.

Coal buyers spooked by Indonesia's new shipping rules

Indonesian coal buyers holding back orders of fuel after government issued new shipping rules for coal and crude palm oil that restricts exports to vessels.

South Africa gold miners seen close to silicosis lawsuit settlement

A class action suit brought against gold producers in South Africa is likely to be settled "within months" with $755 million going to miners suffering from fatal lung disease

Russia's Nornickel to grow platinum group metals mining in new JV

The world's leading palladium producer is planning a joint venture with Russian Platinum.

Why Tesla is turning to Chile for its lithium: Andy Home

Chile is an obvious place for Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, to look for secure supply, as the global lithium mother-lode is in the brine lakes of the country's Atacama desert.

South32 prepares to spin off South African coal assets within six months

President and chief operating officer Mike Frasersaid company has received a number of offers for the assets, which it up for sale in November last year as part of a shift away from coal.

Investment poised to increase in Chile – central bank survey

Chile's economy is poised to improve by mid-year as rebounding copper prices and President-elect Sebastian Pinera's promise of business-friendly policies increase optimism among investors.

Palladium rally may mean auto catalytic converter price hikes coming

Increased automotive industry demand and a supply shortage boosted the price of palladium to an all-time high of $1,138.00 on Jan 15

Bluejay Mining seeks pigment riches as Greenland's ice retreats

The company aims to achieve output of the world's highest grade deposit of ilmenite in Greenland next year, its CEO said.

Sibanye-Stillwater's 2017 platinum production up, gold falls

Platinum group metals production in South Africa rose 4 percent above the firm's guidance, to stand at to 1.19 million ounces.

Activist Elliott steps up calls for BHP to scrap dual listing

Elliott has previously urged BHP to change its structure, with listings in both Britain and Australia, but the company has resisted.

A third of S.Africa miners say no new investments in 2018 – survey

The mining sector in the world's top platinum producer has in recent years been laid low by soaring wage and power costs, depressed prices, violent social and labour unrest as well as policy uncertainties.