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Brazil’s Vale close to becoming world’s largest nickel producer

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Brazil’s Vale close to becoming world’s largest nickel producer

The miner beat estimates after logging a 16% jump in Q3 nickel production, taking total output of the metal this year to 201,400 metric tons.

Iron ore and rare earth metals mining: an industry under siege?

The Guardian | October 24, 2014

Resource scarcity and human rights issues surrounding metals extraction, coupled with unrelenting global demand mean the industry is facing some tough realities.

Hopes for Ontario’s Ring of Fire doused as mining companies grow wary

Globe and Mail | October 22, 2014

Ontario’s “Ring of Fire” mineral belt was supposed to be a $60-billion natural resources treasure trove that would bring employment and economic prosperity to a remote part of the province’s north. It hasn’t worked out that way.

African Minerals founder to buy broke London Mining's Sierra Leone assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 22, 2014
African Minerals founder to buy broke London Mining's Sierra Leone assets

Frank Timis has got $20 million to acquire the mine bordering its own iron ore project Tonkolili.

BHP shoots the lights out

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
BHP shoots the lights out

Petroleum, met coal, iron ore production set new quarterly records. Fall in copper volumes not enough to dent 9% overall output growth.

Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Tough regulations and worries about reputation have made trading commodities a source of worries for bank bosses.

IMAGE GALLERY: Gorgeous satellite photos of mining and shipping

Michael Allan McCrae | October 20, 2014
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Warning, the extension looks great but it is not conducive to productivity.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

Supreme Court-appointed panel raps Jindals, 13 other firms for flouting mining rules

DNA India | October 19, 2014

The central empowered committee (CEC), constituted by the Supreme Court, has called the relationship between Sharda Mines (P) Ltd (SMPL) and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) unholy and illegal.

Cliffs the newest victim of iron ore price slump: to take $6bn charge

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Cliffs the newest victim of iron ore price slump: to take $6bn charge

The miner said the move was driven by its revised pricing outlook and adverse market conditions.

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New projects need $90-$100 iron ore – UBS

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Iron ore rally turning into dead cat bounce

Big three successfully defending their oligopoly says new report.

Ebola strikes down West African iron ore company

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
London Mining shares ‘worthless’ due to funding fears

Bankrupt London Mining's Marampa mine in Sierra Leone hit by iron ore price falls, slow ramp up and viral outbreak.

Iron ore price crushed again

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Iron ore price crushed again

Those calling a market bottom after Monday's surge and Chinese import gains may have been premature.

Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX seeks bankruptcy protection

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX seeks bankruptcy protection

Ex-billionaire Eike Batista’s main mining unit became the third of his companies to file for bankruptcy protection in a year.

BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.

BlackRock blames Ebola for London Mining mess

Frik Els | October 15, 2014
Guinea on national emergency over Ebola, mining operations threatened

And the rapid fall in the iron ore price, the Sierra Leone miner's dispute with Glencore and the slow rampup. But especially Ebola.

China's inland mills could be in market for 300mt seaborne iron ore

Frik Els | October 15, 2014
China's inland mills could be in market for 300mt seaborne iron ore

New research shows inland Chinese steel mills pay a 35% premium over seaborne benchmark with 210mt of steel capacity potentially looking for alternatives.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

Australia, Brazil to control 90% of global iron ore trade by 2020

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Australia, Brazil to control 90% of global iron ore trade by 2020

Despite iron ore prices touching rock bottom, the top three producers have no plans to slowdown production. Quite the contrary.

South Africa considers declaring certain minerals as strategic

Reuters | October 14, 2014

Under the bill, such minerals "will be sold for production costs excluding transportation. That is the mine-gate price.

JSW Steel close to acquiring London Mining

Andrew Topf | October 12, 2014
Takeover 333

JSW Steel has almost clinched a deal that would see India's third-largest steel company acquire embattled London Mining (LON:LOND), sources close to the negotiations revealed on Friday.

Valemax finally allowed at Chinese port

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Valemax finally allowed at Chinese port

The mega-ship Shandong Da Ren docked at Dongjiakou port in Qingdao, eastern China, on Oct. 2.

Glencore considered Australia listing: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Glencore considered Australia listing: report

The commodities trader and miner explored a stock-exchange listing Down Under.

Iron ore war: Rio Tinto ‘not standing still’ over BHP’s production boost

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Iron ore war: Rio Tinto ‘not standing still’ over BHP’s production boost

The head of the iron ore division, Andrew Harding, defens Rio's own plans to ramp up ore production.

Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.

Glencore doesn't give up on Rio Tinto, seeks to create largest mining company

New York Times | October 8, 2014

It’s good to be Ivan Glasenberg’s neighbour.

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