Alaska's Pebble Mine project kicks off permitting process

The application is a milestone for a project that seemed dead during the Obama administration. Now it is moving forward under President Donald Trump.

Ships in a bottleneck: China, Australia ports clogged as coal, iron ore demand soars

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.

Workers down tools at Pan African's main South Africa gold mine

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.

Moscow Exchange to launch deliverable gold futures in 2018

Launching deliverable futures for gold in 2018 is a move to further prop up bullion market liquidity, said bourse chief exec Alexander Afanasiev.

Australia's BlueScope Steel raises half-year earnings forecast

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.

Chile's Antofagasta reaches wage agreement at Centinela mine

Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc said on Wednesday it had reached a new wage agreement with unionized workers at its Centinela mine.

Thyssenkrupp shareholders get impatient for change

Investors becoming impatient with pace of its restructuring, putting pressure on CEO Hiesinger to fix underperforming units and revive flagging share price.

Peru $2 bn copper mine auction rescheduled for February

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.

Mining listings bring Indian gold and Irish zinc to London

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.

Miners big and small bank on China's hunger for high-grade iron ore

China's aggressive campaign to clean its skies by clamping down on polluting steel mills has fuelled a need for high-grade iron ore.

French steel firm Ascometal attracts four bidders – unions

Liberty House, Schmolz + Bickenbach and Spain's Sidenor submitted offers by a Monday deadline, while an unnamed party submitted a letter of intention.

Threat of strikes looms large for copper supply in 2018: Andy Home

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.

India's Tata Steel board approves up to $2 bln rights issue

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.

Acacia to sell Burkina Faso asset for $45 m to Canada's Sandstorm Gold

The deal is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2018.

Dalian iron ore, coking coal extend gains even as steel retreats

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 says likely to quit global coal lobby group

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.

Vale says won't pay bonuses to striking Mozambique mine workers

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.

Russia's Nornickel opens $2.5 bln credit line for refinancing

The proceeds will be used for refinancing existing debt, financing capital expenditure and general corporate purposes.

Gold miner Avocet to sell Burkina Faso assets

The sale is part of a larger restructuring involving Avocet's overdue loans totaling $28.7 million.

ArcelorMittal South Africa paying first fine instalment in parts

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.

First Quantum buys option for stake in Northern Dynasty project

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.

Rio Tinto to retrofit Pilbara trucks for autonomous handling

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.

Vale workers in Mozambique down tools at Moatize mine over bonus pay

Workers at Vale's Mozambique Moatize coal mine downed tools on Friday in a dispute over bonus payments, paralysing work at the plant.

Natixis bank broadens metals fraud lawsuit, targets Glencore unit

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.

Asia Gold-Price dip props up demand, India buyers await lower prices

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.