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Vale to ditch 20% of its nickel assets in Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Vale to ditch 20% of its nickel assets in Indonesia

The agreement signed with Indonesia’s outgoing government also means higher royalties to be paid by the firm.

Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.

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.

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."

Former Xstrata boss tried buying BHP’s coal division: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Former Xstrata boss tried buying BHP’s coal division: report

It is unclear whether Mick Davis bid for all the assets that BHP ended up including in the new to-be listed firm.

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.

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Nickel is present in over 3000 different alloys that are used in over 300,000 products for consumer, industrial, military, transport/aerospace, marine and architectural applications.

Ship laden with Arctic nickel on historic Northwest Passage voyage

Frik Els | October 3, 2014
Ship laden with Arctic nickel on historic Northwest Passage voyage

The polar class vessel is loaded with a cargo of nickel concentrate from Nunavik’s Deception Bay destined for the port of Bayuquan, northern China.

Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 3, 2014
Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Operations, however, won’t resume until at least Oct. 7.

Operations at Freeport Grasberg copper mine remain blocked

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Operations at Freeport Grasberg copper mine remained blocked

Protesters are demanding management to review safety conditions following a fatal accident on Sept. 27.

Rio Tinto, Glencore could save $500m by joining coal businesses

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Rio Tinto, Glencore could save $500m by joining coal businesses

It would also create a a 15-kilometre long ‘‘super pit’’ from the union of Rio’s Mount Thorley Warkworth and Glencore’s Bulga open-pit mines.

Newmont ships first copper from Indonesia in eight months

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Newmont ships first copper from Indonesia in eight months

30,000 tonnes of copper concentrate were sent out Monday.

London Metal Exchange raises fees by a third

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
London Metal Exchange raises fees by a third

This is the first fee hike since Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. acquired LME for $2.2 billion in 2012.

INFOGRAPHIC: A year's extraction of metal shown next to landmarks and cities

Visual Capitalist | September 25, 2014
A years extraction InfoGraphic Penn2

For thousands of years of development as a species, humans never really needed to understand the real meaning behind big, unreachable numbers such as billions or trillions.

Nickel price tipped to average $20,000t in 2015 as sector prepares for more buoyant annual gathering

Field Public Relations | September 25, 2014

An average nickel price of US$20,000 per tonne has been forecast for Australian nickel producers in 2015 – but the sector has been urged to keep its grass roots focus on untapped potential nickel discoveries in Australia, rather than overseas.

BHP to go ahead with London-listing of demerged $15bn firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
BHP to go ahead with London-listing of demerged $15bn firm

New company would still have its primary listing in Australia, with secondary listings in South Africa and the UK.

Manitoba officially opens two mines

Andrew Topf | September 21, 2014
Reed Copper project: The next mining milestone in Manitoba

Two mines in the Snow Lake area of Manitoba, Canada, were officially opened last week.

Sudbury digging deep for underground mining research

Andrew Topf | September 21, 2014
Vale Sudbury mine

The Centre for mining Excellence in Sudbury is launching a request for proposals that would be eligible for its $46 million Ultra Deep Mining Network, Northern Ontario Business reported earlier this month.

What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

Frik Els | September 18, 2014
What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

"All that's required is to hand the world’s best mining assets to the world’s best management."

Frik Els

$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.

Vale's Q2 nickel production plunges in Sudbury

Canadian Mining Journal | September 12, 2014

Vale’s companywide nickel production in the second quarter of 2014 was 61,600 tonnes, an 8.6% drop from the first quarter and 5.3% fall from the year-ago period.

Nickel price rally still has a long way to go

Frik Els | September 9, 2014
Nickel price rally still has a long way to go

Filipino supply worries, depleting Chinese stocks and Indonesian refinery delays could see nickel rise close to $30,000 a tonne.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.

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Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

Frik Els | September 3, 2014
Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

There's a history there of course. Just ask Mick Davis.

Glencore’s Dominican mine saved by the President

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Glencore’s Dominican mine saved by the President

President Danilo Medina vetoed bill creating a National Park, which would have blocked the expansion of Glencore's Falcondo mine.

Vale, Glencore break off Canada nickel talks

Frik Els | September 2, 2014
Vale, Glencore break off Canada nickel talks

Nickel prices have surged this year, making rationalization and cost-cutting in the Sudbury basin less urgent.

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