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Vale doubles down on nickel ahead of EV revolution

Vale needs to sort out once and for all its problem child, Goro, and keep its fingers crossed that Tsingshan's announcement is, for now at least, "just talk".

Chile's Codelco agrees contract with Gabriela Mistral mine workers

The deal, approved by 91.7 percent of the union, also included 1.1 percent salary increases, Codelco said.

EU's largest coking coal producer seeks growth through acquisitions

Poland's ambitions to invest in coal have stirred outrage at U.N. climate talks taking place in Katowice.

Gold-backed ETFs up on stock volatility in November

Gold-backed ETFs registered inflows in all the world's major regions in November, as volatile stock markets fueled flight-to-safety buying.

Brazil to auction 20,000 mining areas in first half 2019

The agency is creating a system to carry out the auction electronically,

Malaysian uncertainties complicate Aussie miner Lynas' growth plans

Lynas $800 million plant on the east coast Malaysia began operations in 2012 after long delays caused by legal challenges and environmental disputes.

Vale says recent dip in global steel prices is temporary

Global capacity utilisation in the steel sector has risen to 76% this year from 73% last year, indicating excess capacity in the sector is shrinking.

Newmont says 2019 gold production at mid-point of previous outlook

The Colorado-based miner sees 2019 output at 5.2 million ounces of gold, from an earlier forecast range of 4.9 million ounces to 5.4 million ounces.

Paulson wins support for replacing only 3 Detour Gold directors

For substantive change to take hold at the company, long-term directors who have presided over value destruction and overseen technical failures of prior mine plans need to be replaced.

Congo mining revenues jump 147% in first 9 months of 2018

DRC has collected $1.21 billion in revenues from its mining sector over the first nine months of 2018.

Brazil prosecutors say Petrobras received bribes from Glencore, Trafigura and Vitol

Prosecutors said the companies bribed employees at Petrobras, as the Brazilian state oil company is known, to the tune of $15.3 million between 2009 and 2014.

Palladium outshines gold for first time in 16 years

Parity with gold is fundamentally justified the market has been in sustained deficit and the effects of that are being borne out,” said Marcus Garvey, analyst at ICBC Standard bank

Vanadium's electric future hobbled by its industrial past

Supply scarcity and the resulting price volatility are the two biggest hurdles to vanadium's potential bright electric future.

VW says last generation of combustion engines to be launched in 2026

The German carmaker is now committed to radical steps to stop global warming.

Vale to go it alone on $500m investment in New Caledonia nickel mine

New Caledonia could be a very important part of our strategy to supply nickel, especially given the EV revolution.

Serbia's mining sector could contribute 5% of national output by 2023- minister

Rio Tinto and China's Zijin Mining are potentially the biggest investors.

BHP gets green light to develop nickel mine in Western Australia

Using more nickel cuts costs by reducing the amount of expensive cobalt, a mainstay of current battery technology.

Sudan allows local private sector firms to export gold

The measure is part of efforts to stem smuggling of gold, one of the country's main sources of foreign currency.

China copper premiums slump to 18-month low as demand wanes

The premiums, paid on top of benchmark three-month London Metal Exchange (LME) prices, fell 10.7% from Friday's levels to $62.50 a tonne, the lowest since June 2017.

ISS backs Detour Gold board proposals in Paulson proxy fight

Detour is under pressure from two other investors, investment company Coast Capital Management L.P.and hedge fund Livermore Partners, to overhaul its board and consider a sale.

Congo triples levy on cobalt with strategic-minerals decree

Congo is Africa's top copper producer and mines more than 60 percent of the world's cobalt

Trade war relief for metals, but bull-bear battle rages on: Andy Home

The macro picture may have brightened just a little after the weekend meeting of the U.S. and Chinese presidents, but signs the global economy is losing momentum, do not bode well for metals demand.

Congo state miner in production-sharing deal with Chinese firm

Production sharing agreements align the interests of the two partners because the risk now weighs more on the investor than on Gecamines.

Iluka resumes operations at Sierra Leone rutile mine as strike ends

The strike was the second in the past month to hit Sierra Rutile, one of Sierra Leone's largest companies, following a week-long stoppage in October that led Iluka to cut its output forecast.

Codelco strikes contract deal with workers at Ministro Hales mine

The 36-month contract was approved by 53% of the union.