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Indigenous rights 'invisible' as Ecuador pushes mining, oil projects: U.N.

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.

Mining industry leadership set for changing of the guard

Boards are pushing for candidates with gender and age diversity.

China's Chalco shuts 470,000 tonnes of aluminium capacity as price slump bites

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.

S.Africa's main iron ore export rail link closed until Dec. 9

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.

Construction on $4B Indonesia EV battery project begins Jan 2019 – Minister

Looking at its resources, Indonesia will become the main player in lithium batteries.

Mitsubishi Materials says its Indonesia copper smelter declared force majeure on some deliveries

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 turns first profit in four years ahead of Sibanye takeover

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.

India's Adani says to fully fund its troubled Australia coal project

Taking a big step closer to building the long-touted project that has faced fierce resistance from green groups.

AMT to become first LME ring trader as ferrous liquidity provider

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.

BMW joins project to improve conditions for cobalt mining in Congo

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.

Indonesian president calls for Freeport deal to be wrapped up quickly

For Indonesian President Joko Widodo, seeking reelection next year, getting a majority stake in the mine for Indonesia would be a political boon.

Congo plans to audit Glencore unit's cobalt over uranium levels

Relations with Congolese authorities have grown increasingly strained in recent months as the government pushes for foreign investors to contribute more.

Codelco copper output, profit falls as costs rise

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.

Detour Gold denies Paulson's demand to immediately replace CEO

In a letter to shareholders, Detour said it had "tried hard to settle with Paulson," but was unable to reach an agreement.

World Gold Council to appoint David Tait chief executive

Tait will take over in February from Aram Shishmanian, the council's CEO for the last decade.

Rio Tinto to proceed with $2.6B iron ore mine in Western Australia

Construction for the project will start in 2019, with first production expected in late-2021.

Chile's Spence copper mine back in operation after strike

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.

Indian court panel says state government overreached by closing Vedanta smelter

The company was not given any notice or opportunity to explain its position.

Australia's Fortescue readies first shipment of new mid-grade iron ore

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.

World Gold Council to appoint David Tait chief executive

The World Gold Council is funded by gold mining companies and aims to expand demand for gold.

Russia sets aside 10B roubles to buy aluminium

Russia makes a move to support sanctioned aluminium producer Rusal.

Sierra Leone president urges end to strike at Iluka's rutile mine

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 awards mining exploration contract to 10 mining, consulting firms

Nigeria, Africa's top crude oil producer, is aiming to diversify its economy by developing other industries such as mining through various incentives.

S. African minister unhappy with Gold Fields after job talks

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 plans to expand its African footprint, buy Barrick gold mines

La Mancha is a private gold company with investments in Toronto-listed Endeavour Mining, Australia's Evolution Mining and Ghana-focused Golden Star Resources.