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Brazil to redo Amazon mining decree after criticism

Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining responding to overwhelming criticism.

Canada's Toromont to buy Caterpillar dealer Hewitt for C$1.02 billion

Cash and shares deal aims to expand Toromont's network of heavy equipment dealers in eastern Canada.

Third trapped miner dies at Harmony Gold South Africa mine

Two more remain missing after they were trapped underground following an earth tremor last week.

China issues draft rules for utilities to boost coal stocks – govt

During winter and summer, power companies' coal inventories must be five to 10 days above normal levels.

China to shut 6,000 non-coal mines by 2020 to improve safety

China will shut 6,000 non-coal mines in an effort to reduce mining accidents and deaths by 2020, the State Administration of Work Safety said in a five-year plan.

Five miners trapped after earth tremor at S.Africa's Harmony gold mine

Rescue teams have been working to find the workers since the incident occurred at about 10.30 a.m. local time at its Kusasalethu mine near Cartonville, west of commercial hub Johannesburg.

Glencore's Zambian unit says investments at risk due to power issues

Power has been restricted due to a dispute over new, higher tariffs.

Indian miners risk death for granite tiles and kitchens, report says

Six out of 10 labourers toiling in southern Indian quarries for granite for tiles, fireplaces and kitchen counters around the world are working in dangerous conditions to repay huge loans, charities mapping the hidden supply chain said on Wednesday.

OZ Minerals to build $700 mln copper mine in Australia

OZ would begin construction of its Carrapateena copper mine in Australia, the country's largest undeveloped copper project, which it estimated would cost A$916 million ($724 million).

COLUMN-COMEX copper stocks are at 13-year highs, and rising: Andy Home

COMEX stocks are the third, often forgotten component of the global copper inventory picture.

Congo H1 copper output up 15%, inflation to hit 52%-cbank

Copper output in Congo, Africa's top producer of the metal, rose 15 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2017 to more than half a million tonnes, and cobalt production surged 27 percent to almost 40,000 tonnes, the central bank said.

Eager for red-hot cobalt gains, investors think small

Prices for cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, have spiked 83 percent this year.

South Africa welcomes Tegeta coal mine sale by Oakbay

South Africa's government welcomes the sale to a Swiss-based firm for $225 million, citing the jobs the sale could save, the department of mineral resources said on Wednesday.

China coal imports from Australia climb for second month

Chinese coal imports from key supplier Australia chalked up year-on-year gains for the second straight month in July, customs data showed, as local output of the commodity eased amid a crackdown on illegal mining and pollution.

Vedanta's zinc unit gets helping hand from China, Q1 earnings rise

Diversified miner Vedanta Resources' first-quarter core earnings rose about 48 percent on higher zinc production, with renewed demand for the metal driven by higher steel production in China.

Elliott's BHP adventure pays dividends, but not total victory: Russell

It's tempting to think that BHP Billiton has caved into demands by activist investor Elliott Advisors by agreeing to sell its U.S. onshore oil and gas business and by boosting the returns to shareholders.

BHP Billiton to replace two directors in board shake-up

Controversial director Grant King is stepping down, only six months after joining the company amid concerns among investors over oil investments.

Polish coal mining swings to profit on prices, restructuring

According to the Industrial Development Agency (ARP), net profit at Polish coal mines stood at 1.45 billion zlotys (US$400.06 million) in the first half of the year compared to a 800 million zlotys loss a year earlier.

Glencore's Zambian unit may shed 4,700 workers on power shortages

Mopani Copper Mines, Glencore's Zambian unit, said on Tuesday it may lay off nearly 5,000 workers due to a dispute with its electricity supplier over prices that has led to reduced power supply to its […]

BHP says not to seek go-ahead for its Jansen potash project in 2018

Due to uncertain timing on the need for the commodity used as fertilizer

Miner Fortescue returns record dividend as profit leaps

World number 4 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group said on Monday it will pay a record-high final dividend after more than doubling its annual profit, and plans to give more of its profits to shareholders in the future.

Zambia restores full power supply to First Quantum mines

Zambia's state power company reduced electricity supply to two First Quantum copper mines because the mining firm had failed to pay the new flat electricity tariff.

AngloGold Ashanti revives plans to spin off South Africa mines – Reuters

Should the spinoff happen, AngloGold would be the latest miner to reduce exposure to South Africa, where political instability, controversial new mining rules and a stronger rand have made it less attractive to operate.

Zimbabwe tightens screws on miners' export earnings in forex crunch

The country's Reserve Bank has ordered platinum and chrome miners to surrender 80 percent of their export earnings to the central bank as the country struggles to contain a crippling dollar note shortage.

Ex-Integra Gold executives launch new mining exploration company

The company, to be named Integra Resources Corp, plans to acquire an advanced-stage gold-silver project in Canada or the United States in the next two months, and then apply to list on the TSX Venture Exchange, CEO George Salamis said.