The application is a milestone for a project that seemed dead during the Obama administration. Now it is moving forward under President Donald Trump.
With some vessels waiting to load coal and iron ore outside Australian ports for over a month, key charter rates jumped to highest in more than three years.
About 1,800 workers at Barberton mine downed tools in the strike, which was also called to protest the dismissal of two of its union leaders.
Launching deliverable futures for gold in 2018 is a move to further prop up bullion market liquidity, said bourse chief exec Alexander Afanasiev.
The steel maker said it expects higher earnings before interest and tax at A$460 million ($352.45 million), compared with earlier forecast of A$420 million.
Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc said on Wednesday it had reached a new wage agreement with unionized workers at its Centinela mine.
Investors becoming impatient with pace of its restructuring, putting pressure on CEO Hiesinger to fix underperforming units and revive flagging share price.
Auction for $2 billion Michiquillay copper mine project in Peru was canceled by government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski but is now slated for February.
Two exploration companies with assets spanning gold in India to zinc in Ireland to list their shares on London's Alternative Investment Market on Thursday.
China's aggressive campaign to clean its skies by clamping down on polluting steel mills has fuelled a need for high-grade iron ore.
Liberty House, Schmolz + Bickenbach and Spain's Sidenor submitted offers by a Monday deadline, while an unnamed party submitted a letter of intention.
Strikes and slashed funds at South American copper operations could be an early sign of what is likely to be a defining feature of the market next year.
The company's Kalinganagar plant will be expanded by 5 million tonnes per annum (tpa) to 8 million tpa, entailing a total investment of 235 billion rupees.
The deal is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2018.
Iron ore futures in China rose for a second session on Tuesday, supported by demand from steel producers for high-grade raw material to boost productivity.
BHP said it would seek responses from the World Coal Association over policy differences before making a final decision on whether to quit in March 2018.
The global miner said on Monday it would not pay bonuses demanded by its workers in what it called an illegal strike at the Moatize coal plant in Mozambique.
The proceeds will be used for refinancing existing debt, financing capital expenditure and general corporate purposes.
The sale is part of a larger restructuring involving Avocet's overdue loans totaling $28.7 million.
ArcelorMittal South Africa, which has agreed to pay a 1.5 billion rand ($116.85 million) fine for colluding to fix steel prices in five instalments.
Northern Dynasty Minerals, owner of the Pebble copper-gold project in Alaska, said rival First Quantum Minerals acquired the option to buy half of the project for $1.50 billion.
Mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd said it plans to expand its fleet of autonomous trucks operating in Australia’s Pilbara iron-ore region, part of a cost-cutting program across its operations.
Workers at Vale's Mozambique Moatize coal mine downed tools on Friday in a dispute over bonus payments, paralysing work at the plant.
French bank Natixis has broadened its $32 million lawsuit over fraudulent receipts for nickel stored at warehouses in Asia by adding a unit of commodities giant Glencore as a defendant, a court filing showed.
Gold demand in most Asian centres firmed this week, spurred on by a dip in prices although buyers in the world's second-biggest consumer India held off buying in the hope of further falls.