Angola has vowed to increase diamond production and per carat value, aiming to become a top 3 producer by 2021.
The plant's conveyor belt caught fire Sunday morning.
Antofagasta's copper production rose 3 percent to 725,300 tonnes last year, allowing the company to weigh potential expansion projects.
Only eight out of 115 workers voted in favor of a strike, much less than the overall worker majority required for a legal strike.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will continue to invest aggressively despite an uncertain business environment.
Chinese producers such as Ganfeng and General Lithium have new plants that have been commissioning since Q3'18 and are starting to hit their stride.
January is a typically strong month as demand tends to gather pace going into the Lunar New Year.
Analysts say they expect India to be a key market for global miners in 2019 as China's "war on pollution" will lead to lower demand from that country.
The contract will generate at least $586 million in royalties, income and social project investment during its lifetime.
Freeport posted fourth-quarter net income of $140 million, or 9 cents per share, compared to $1.04 billion, or 70 cents per share.
The dispute centered around a contract term that requires Albemarle to provide as much as 25 percent of its annual production of lithium at a discount.
It is improbable that a strike would have an impact on total exports.
"It feels like the penalties are not balanced" - Hendra Sinadia, Indonesian Coal Mining Association.
"The markets are a reality, they are outside RBCT's control" - Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane, RBCT chairwoman.
"ANZ has suspended its physical precious metals custody service as it does not align to our business strategy at this time"
Industry analysts recommend investors buy shares of companies building new U.S. copper mines, a marked change from just 12 months ago when most recommendations were to hold.
The joint venture, to be owned 51 percent by Toyota and the rest by Panasonic, could also provide batteries to Toyota’s EV technology partners Mazda Corp (7261.T) and Subaru Corp (7270.T).
The German car industry shouldn’t depend on Asian suppliers.
Galaxy said the reserves for the project are now estimated to be 42% higher than its last estimate.
Berkshire's geothermal business operates in California's Salton Sea using lithium-rich brine.
The new investment would create 300 jobs and that investments would total over 200 million euros.
The World Bank sees South Africa's gross domestic product growing by 1.3 percent this year, an improvement from a forecast of 0.9 percent for 2018.
Sibanye said it had received AMCU's demands and that they were being considered by management.
"It is like when you look in your closet on a morning and you only look for pants"
Jervois, which has applied for a prospecting licence in Tanzania, says the deal would complement its efforts to establish a presence in east Africa.