Miners downed tools from Feb. 22 to March 6, affecting waste-stripping at the mine and mining of ore.
Advantage Lithium has temporarily replaced CEO David Sidoo after he was arrested last week by U.S. authorities.
PPC wants to conclude the sale by May and has been in touch with investors from the United States, Russia and China.
For least seven key rare earths - including praseodymium, used in magnets, and yttrium, used in ceramics - China was a net importer in 2018 for the first time in more than 30 years.
Glencore has lodged a complaint with the LME for an ongoing dispute with the warehouse operator at Port Klang, Malaysia.
The shares, accounting for a 1.7% stake in the world's largest palladium producer, were bought predominantly by British-based investors, with Russian investors also buying a third of the shares.
Foreign-controlled miners are required to gradually start reducing ownership after five years of production.
Brazil's government wants Congress to reconsider a decades-old proposal to allow mining in indigenous reserves, which occupy 13% of the country's territory.
Developing of one of the world's biggest untapped copper and gold deposits is currently stalled by a multi-billion dollar legal wrangle with foreign mining firms.
The deal raises Polyus' stake in Sukhoi Log, one of the largest untapped gold deposits in the world, to 63.4%.
The train had to be deliberately derailed after it reached speeds of 162 km/hour (101 mph), destroying two locomotives, 245 ore cars and 2 km (1.2 miles) of track.
More certainty is needed on the demand outlook before prices can lock in a definitive direction.
Production at Las Bambas has not yet been affected by the protest but could be if it continues or intensifies.
For years, such enterprises have survived on bank loans and local government backing, robbing more deserving companies of financial resources that could have otherwise contributed to local growth.
The steel and alumina contracts have the best chance of succeeding, according to analysts, traders and other industry sources.
Indonesian state miner PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) targets to start operation of its ferronickel smelter in East Halmahera in the second half of this year.
Polymetal increased its ore reserves by 15 percent last year to 24 million ounces of gold equivalent.
The drop in futures mirrored weakness that has prevailed in the physical market since last week, as steel mills reduced output to comply with anti-smog measures.
The deal reflects the company's effort to rebalance its coal assets, shifting away from thermal coal investment and focusing more on coking coal.
A construction boom in Rwanda has driven up demand for cement as the government builds roads, power plants and a new international airport.
The market terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Vale did not identify the executives or say what relation they had with the operation in Brumadinho, where the Jan. 25 disaster occurred.
Physical gold demand picked up pace in major Asian hubs this week, with bullion being sold at a premium for the first time in more than three months in India.
Freeport was given an allowance of 198,282 wet tonnes of copper concentrate, while Amman was given 336,100 wet tonnes.
The miner, which has pledged substantial decarbonization by 2050, is reshaping its aluminium division longer term to focus on supply chain transparency and lowering emissions.