China Mining News

INFOGRAPHIC: Investing in the rise of the new spending class

The world’s most populous country has been the primary engine of economic growth for decades, but recently investor optimism around China has diminished significantly.

China FX reserves fall almost $100 bln to lowest since May 2012

The size of the drop was second only to the $107.9 billion fall in December, the largest monthly decline on record.

US scientists figure cost-effective way to extract rare earths from coal

The new mineral processing technique also makes the extraction environmentally friendly.

China 'war on coal' to drive labour unrest — report

The country's renewable energy industry will benefit, as it is set to step in as a substitute for coal in the coming years.

China gets tougher on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Beijing to set up tracing system to determine and certify the origin of the materials.

THEnergy review of the Energy and Mines Summit in London

More than 200 delegates from the mining, renewable energy and finance sectors attended this event.

This is what’s making iron ore prices even worse

Iron ore prices, traditionally influenced primarily by demand and supply factors in the physical market, are showing signs of becoming “financialised” as paper trading increasingly plays a part in driving prices.

World's top 10 rookie gold mines

These high-grade mines will soon start competing with gold mining's industry leaders.

Chinese miners rescued after 36 days trapped underground

Rescuers drilled two big holes into the tunnel to save the trapped miners, who were brought to the ground in a capsule.

World’s biggest iron ore port shut as cyclone to hit Australia

BHP Billiton began evacuating workers from its Port Hedland export facilities early Friday.

Australia, Germany, Japan at high environmental risk due to reliance on coal — report

The global coal industry is being squeezed by competition from cheap gas, declining demand and clean-air regulations that have raised costs for burning the fossil fuel.

Iron ore price: Seaborne trade is Opec on crack

New warnings about impact of super-concentrated supply of steelmaking raw material.

CHARTS: Chinese supercycle can't be repeated

Mining hits a BRIC wall.

Current mining downturn not a ‘normal’ one — Moody’s

The ratings agency expects physical supply/demand imbalance to widen further, leaving miners in extremely weak conditions.

CHART: Stop panicking about Chinese growth

China’s slowdown is nothing new. Growth peaked in 2007 and had been on a clear downward trend since 2011.

Comparisons to 2008 spark gold’s fear trade

Plunging oil prices, rising market volatility, surging global debt—it’s all beginning to remind some investors of 2008.

Chile losing ground as top copper producer since metal price in the pits

From 2005 to 2015 Chile's copper output rose a mere 8%, while Peru’s grew 37%, China’s 114%, Zambia’s 72% and Congo’s 956%.

Moody's puts 175 energy and mining firms on review as low prices bite

Top miners BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale and Anglo American are among the firms at risk of rating downgrade.

Rick Mills: How to profit from the demands of a growing world population

As the world prepares to house, feed and care for 9.7 billion people, Ahead of the Herd founder Rick Mills is looking for the companies that will profit from the silent tsunami of demand creeping up on resource and healthcare providers.

China shutting another 4,300 coal mines

Beijing will invest $4.6 billion over the next three years to close small and inefficient coal mines across the country.

MMG’s gigantic Las Bambas mine in Peru makes first copper shipment to China

The company shipped roughly 10,000 tonnes of copper concentrate from Las Bambas from the Port of Matarani to China on Jan. 15.

Gold to shine with the market's decline

Gwen Preston of Resource Maven discusses the recent downturn in the US markets and it's effect on the mining sector.

US sets moratorium on new federal coal leases

The freeze on new leases for coal mined from federal lands is part of a sweeping review of the federal coal plan.

Rio Tinto freezes all pay for 2016 as commodities rout bites

Chief executive Sam Walsh told employees he expected 2016 to be "an even tougher year" than the last.

How the iron ore rout is helping rare earth prices

The world's largest producer of cerium – the bellwether for the rare earth industry – does so as a byproduct of iron ore mining.