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South Africa's NUM says coal strike to begin on Nov. 19

The planned strike in the coal sector could affect power supply in Africa's most industrialized economy, as about 85 percent of electricity is generated from the fossil fuel.

Russia's Polyus says Q3 net profit down 5 pct y/y

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 7 percent to $475m while total revenue grew 5 percent to $744m.

Armed separatists occupy villages near Freeport's Indonesia mine

Armed separatists have occupied five villages in Indonesia’s Papua province, threatening to disrupt Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s giant Grasberg copper mine, which has already been hit this year by labor unrest and a dispute over operating rights.

China's Antaike says global nickel deficit to shrink in 2018

Global deficit in nickel supply to drop 53,000 tonnes in 2018 from 98,000 tonnes this year, partly due to recovery in Chinese production growth.

Deaths spike in South Africa's deep and dangerous mines, reversing trend

Fatal accidents last week raised number of fatalities in 2017 to 76, above the 73 reported in 2016, South Africa’s Chamber of Mines said in a statement.

Glencore extends lockout at Australia coal mine as talks stall again

Glencore has extended a lockout of 190 workers at Oaky North mine in eastern Australia for a further two weeks.

Chinese battery maker CATL eyeing upstream cobalt investments

China needs to ease its reliance on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

McEwen Mining targeting acquisition spree to get S&P listing

The company expects to increase its own annual gold production from 146,000 equivalent ounces in 2016 to 223,000 by 2020 from its four mines

Congo mining output rises, central bank warns of inflation risk

Rising mining production should help ease some of the economic problems in Congo where inflation is expected to hit 48 percent this year.

Brazil regulator rejects Vale bid to change output target for railroad

Production goals for Vale's Carajas project, the world's largest open-air iron ore mine, are directly tied to cargo shipments on its railroad there, which carries output to Brazil's Ponta da Madeira port.

Asia gold-wedding bells set to ring in fresh demand in India

Gold is considered an essential part of weddings in India, second-biggest consumer of the metal in the world after China.

Argentina seeks new markets for aluminum as the US probes imports

The US' Commerce Department announced in April that it was probing imports of aluminum from China and elsewhere, blaming unfairly traded imports for causing several domestic smelters to close or halt production in recent years.

London Metal Exchange Week galvanised by electric dreams: Andy Home

This year, copper was shoved out of the London limelight by new hot metals such as lithium, cobalt and nickel.

Congo state miner failed to log $740 million in revenues, report says

Gecamines copper output has plunged since 1980s and it has failed to internally register $740 million in income between 2011-2014, much of which is now untraceable, the Carter Center said in a report on Friday.

BHP aims for more copper, oil; steers away from EV minerals

BHP CCO Balhuizen says while 2017 marks "tipping point" for EVs entering mainstream of metals demand forecasting, in terms of sales mass move is further off.

Cenovus posts smaller loss as production more than doubles

Company lost $69 million in its latest quarter as it more than doubled its production compared with a year ago.

Namibia's economy to grow faster in 2017 as mining bounces back

The country's mining sector is emerging from years of contraction and the impact of recent severe drought eases, the finance minister said on Thursday.

Kyrgyzstan government shuts Kaz Minerals mine for 3 months

Company said it did not know why the operations had been suspended, but a source familiar with the situation pointed to political disputes between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Lower Q3 and Mali tax row take the glow off Randgold

Miner said full-year profit and output was on track despite a third-quarter dip, but its shares slid to a three-month low after its CEO did not rule out seeking arbitration over a tax dispute in Mali.

Stratex shareholders block Crusader mining deal

Shareholders of miner Stratex International blocked reverse takeover of Australian-listed Crusader Resources and voted CEO Marcus Engelbrecht out of office.

Peru mines minister sees investment up on high prices, permits

Mining investment in Peru set to fall for a fourth straight year in 2017, but Mining Minister Cayetana Aljovin expects it to bounce back in 2018.

Australia's Capricorn copper mine set to start production in Nov

A joint venture between EMR and mining group Lighthouse Minerals, the operation is expected to produce 25,000-35,000 tonnes of copper concentrate a year.

Chile sees Codelco's first lithium output in 6 to 7 years

Most of Chile's 7.5 million tonnes in reserves of lithium are found in brine deposits,and take at least seven years to develop.

Rio Tinto throws its weight behind Africa as mining central

Africa largest untapped source of growth for industry and would provide huge opportunity, says Rio Tinto's chief executive of energy and minerals.

Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

Although there have been small gains in coal output and hiring this year, driven by foreign demand, production levels remain near lows hit in 1978.