Coal miners supplying Asia's rapidly growing economies have plenty to be optimistic about as prices and demand appear robust, but they should be wary.
China Mining News
"Metals markets are well supplied and weaker demand from China will prove too strong a headwind for prices," says new report.
Miners around the globe produced 330,000 more tonnes of copper between January and March this year than in the same period of 2017, helped by higher production in world’s leader Chile.
The panel reviewed the 27 mines in the world's No. 2 nickel ore supplier that former Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez ordered closed or suspended last year.
A slump in cobalt prices and the shares of Chinese refiners may provide an ideal bargain-hunting opportunity for investors.
The threat of new tariffs against China pits the world's two largest economies against each other and looks set to disrupt global supply chains for the tech and auto industries.
The Competition Commission of India green-lighted the $4.1 billion deal reached in May between the Canadian potash giant and China’s Tianqi Lithium.
The country's antitrust regulator is investigating the effects on the market of Chinese miner Tianqi Lithium acquisition of a 24% stake in SQM, the world's second largest lithium producer,
First production from the Pilbara-based project, which it says it’s one of the world’s most technologically advanced, is expected in 2021.
The 35-member union includes China Molybdenum Co.-controlled Tenke Fungurume Mining and MMG Ltd., as well as subsidiaries of China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group and Huayou Cobalt Co. Sicomines, among others.
So far, Trump has taken little action beyond tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on imports from China, the European Union and other countries.
A week choc-a-bloc with billion dollar copper, iron ore and cobalt deals ends with huge drop in prices and sell-off in stocks of mining's biggest names.
China's State Council issued guidelines on Friday for previously announced measures easing restrictions on foreign investment.
China is the world's biggest car market and produces only a fraction of the platinum and palladium it consumes.
Trump is due to unveil revisions to his initial tariff list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday.
BHP building $3.4B mine amid surging lump premiums, high-grade fines prices up 30% in a year, is latest indicator iron ore is once again a mining cash cow.
China is home to the majority of the world's lithium processing facilities and sucks up most output of top producer Australia.
There may be a slight problem with the prevailing theme for the iron ore market this year, namely that China is increasingly interested in using higher-grade ore as part of efforts to boost output and lower per unit pollution.
Tianshan has annual aluminium smelting capacity of 1.4 million tonnes.
It produced 4,600 tonnes of lithium more than Chile in 2017 boosted mainly by record output at Mt Cattlin and Mt Marion mines.
China now has the fastest development of EVs in the global market.
Iron ore shipments from the world's biggest export terminal rose to 45 million tonnes in May from 42.6 million tonnes in the previous month.
Inner Mongolia expects to complete a 2020 target of cutting 54.14 million tonnes by 2018.
A lull in purchasing by battery makers suggests the market is not yet short of supply.
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