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Liberia set to secure ancestral land rights with long-awaited law

Liberia's Senate passed the Land Rights Bill last week after four years of debate. The law recognises customary land rights as equal to private ownership.

Gold hovers just above $1,200 as dollar steadies

Gains in the Chinese yuan on Monday made gold cheaper for buyers in the world’s biggest gold consumer, providing some support for prices.

Vale's iron ore output will rise only if prices increase -CEO

Fabio Schvartsman said the company would ramp up annual production to 450 million tonnes only when prices rise.

Tipping point? Inflation creep at Australia's mines to erode margins

Rising costs, falling metals prices may eat into margins.

Floods hit festival gold buying in India

Demand for physical gold was modest in India this week as the top bullion consuming state of Kerala coped with floods, while interest for the metal remained lacklustre elsewhere in Asia as buyers awaited a dip in prices.

Kremlin aide wants top firms to invest more rather than pay windfall tax

Kremlin aide Andrei Belousov said on Friday he would like major Russian firms to invest in social projects rather than pay higher taxes.

Chile says to clamp down on water rights in lithium-rich Salar de Atacama

Chile is preparing major new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats, home to top lithium miners Albemarle and SQM.

Australia faces increased blackout risks this summer as coal plants age

The risk of blackouts in Australia's upcoming summer has grown from last year as ageing coal-fired power plants have become less reliable.

US disrupts aluminium supply chain, but not where it counts

In the United States, old aluminium smelters are being brought back to life.

Australia's South32 annual profit jumps on robust manganese, alumina demand

Australia's South32 Ltd posted a 16 percent rise in its annual underlying earnings, as healthy demand for manganese and alumina helped offset tepid output at its Illawarra coal project.

Sibanye-Stillwater eyes bullion assets after swinging to profit

Sibanye-Stillwater will look for growth in the bullion sector once it has improved its debt levels and outlined a blueprint for improving safety at its gold operations.

South African watchdog approves Glencore's bid for Chevron assets

Deal is for Chevron's local and Botswana assets.

Chinese firm launches $832m Zambia copper mine

NFC Africa, majority owned by China Non-ferrous Metals Company Limited launched output at a new $832 million Zambian copper mine, extending the firm's lifespan by over 20 years.

Planes and trains oust miners from top ranks of Canada benchmark

Companies that make and move things are now a bigger part of Canada’s stock market than those that dig them up.

South African gold miners and union deadlocked over wages

South Africa’s National Union of Mine workers, the biggest labor group at gold mining companies in the country, said it’s deadlocked over pay with the producers after numerous rounds of negotiations.

Chinese, Canadian-Finnish, Cypriot firms bid for Serbia copper mine

China's Zijin Mining, Canadian-Finnish fund Champion and Cyprus-based U Gold have bid for a strategic partnership in RTB Bor, Serbia's only copper mine and smelter.

Russian ministries reject proposed windfall tax on metals and mining firms

Russian government ministries have agreed that a proposed windfall tax on metals, mining and chemical companies was inappropriate.

No matter how many leaders Australia knifes, renewable energy will still win: Russell

The problem for Australia is that this isn't something being imagined, it's the reality of a country that can't find political and social consensus on climate politics and the role of its vast reserves of coal, natural gas and even uranium.

Zambia copper output up 10.6% in first half of 2018 – central bank

Stable power supply and relatively higher metal prices prove beneficial to Zambia's copper industry.

Brazil's Samarco mine unlikely to restart in 2019 -BHP

There is little likelihood that Brazil's Samarco iron ore mine, a joint venture between Vale SA and BHP Billiton, will restart operations next year even though it expects to have all of the required licenses.

South African gold sector wage negotiations deadlock – union

Wage negotiations in the gold sector are at a deadlock and the South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a dispute, a move that is one step short of a strike.

Three companies from Canada, China, Russia bid for Serbian copper mine

Serbia's government said it was seeking a partner to invest at least $350 million in debt-laden RTB Bor.

BHP annual profit jumps 33 percent, misses forecast

Analysts thought profits would reach $9.27 billion.

Nutrien steers potash recovery as BHP waits in the wings

Canada's Nutrien Ltd, the world's biggest potash miner by capacity, has helped engineer a surprising price rebound for the fertilizer by idling capacity.

South Africa's Impala Platinum flags wider full-year loss

Implats said on Monday that it expects its full-year loss to widen due to impairments relating to its Rustenburg assets.