Days before Tauli-Corpuz arrived in Ecuador, indigenous groups and about 2,000 protesters marched in the capital Quito and handed the national assembly a proposed law that would ban large metal-mining projects.
Boards are pushing for candidates with gender and age diversity.
China's biggest state-run aluminium producer has decided to make around 470,000 tonnes of annual output at units including Shanxi Huasheng and Shandong Huayu subject to "flexible" output arrangements.
The Saldanha export line carries iron ore sourced mainly from Kumba mines from the Northern Cape province to the Saldanha port in the Western Cape.
Looking at its resources, Indonesia will become the main player in lithium batteries.
The smelter went into maintenance that was scheduled for about 30 days, but has been extended due to a lack of oxygen supply from a neighboring oxygen plant.
Lonmin also said on Thursday it expects Sibanye's deal to close early next year, but cautioned that some uncertainty still exists over its completion.
Taking a big step closer to building the long-touted project that has faced fierce resistance from green groups.
Broker AMT has been appointed by the LME as a liquidity provider for its steel contracts, giving a boost to the market as the first ring trader in that role.
Carmakers seeking to boost sales of electric cars are struggling to get their hands on cobalt, a scarce but vital component in the production of batteries.
For Indonesian President Joko Widodo, seeking reelection next year, getting a majority stake in the mine for Indonesia would be a political boon.
Relations with Congolese authorities have grown increasingly strained in recent months as the government pushes for foreign investors to contribute more.
Mine output fell 3 percent in the first nine months of the year as ore grades sharply declined, leading to a 12 percent drop in pretax profit.
In a letter to shareholders, Detour said it had "tried hard to settle with Paulson," but was unable to reach an agreement.
Tait will take over in February from Aram Shishmanian, the council's CEO for the last decade.
Construction for the project will start in 2019, with first production expected in late-2021.
BHP later confirmed in a statement that it had fired 57 workers, including mine operators, supervisors and maintenance workers, but said the mine was again operating normally.
The company was not given any notice or opportunity to explain its position.
The new product is a major step in the miner's strategy to wring more value from its iron ore after profits halved last financial year.
The World Gold Council is funded by gold mining companies and aims to expand demand for gold.
Russia makes a move to support sanctioned aluminium producer Rusal.
The strike is the second in the past month at Sierra Rutile following a week-long stoppage in October that led Iluka to cut its output forecast of rutile.
Nigeria, Africa's top crude oil producer, is aiming to diversify its economy by developing other industries such as mining through various incentives.
Most workers at Gold Fields' struggling South Deep mine have been on strike since Nov. 2 over the company's plans to cut around 1,100 jobs, or 30% of its workforce.
La Mancha is a private gold company with investments in Toronto-listed Endeavour Mining, Australia's Evolution Mining and Ghana-focused Golden Star Resources.