Investigation is casting a wider net with the addition of Venezuela and Nigeria to its investigation, increasing the likelihood that Glencore’s management will get bogged down in a lengthy legal process.
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The ex-head of iron ore business in China, Stern Hu, spent almost nine years in a Shanghai prison after a 2010 conviction for corruption and industrial espionage.
Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.
Shares fell as much as 13% after the miner and commodities trader was told by US Department of Justice to produce documents on Nigeria, Congo and Venezuela.
China's top steel maker China Baowu Steel Groups move is in line with Beijing's goal push to relocate heavy industries from polluted and crowded regions to places with less environmental pressure.
It is not the first time Chinalco, China's biggest state-owned aluminium producer, has run afoul of the country's ever stricter environmental regulations.
Teneris will lay off 40 workers at its TenarisAlgomaTubes plant in Ontario and adjust output there because of the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
A German battery plant could help ease an expected negative impact in the workforce employed by the local automotive industry.
Smelters seek to address low zinc prices and treatment charges.
Zinc continued to slide after entering a bear market amid concern about increased supply and declining demand.
While trade tensions haven’t yet provided much support, an escalation combined with a slide in the dollar could lift prices.
Inflation is set to get an even bigger jolt now that Trump has formally approved 25 percent tariffs on as much as $50 billion of Chinese goods.
The project is scheduled to launch by the end of 2020, producing high-quality stainless steel strips with an annual capacity of 680,000 tonnes.
Disruption to copper's supply chain has taken place at the refined metal segment of the chain, distorting trade flows but not directly removing units from the supply-demand balance.
Strong demand growth will be largely focused on high-grade lithium, according to research firm Roskill.
Battery materials can charge mining's next supercycle but new study says automakers will "throw away tens of billions" making electric vehicles no-one wants.
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.
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.