China Mining News

Global steel production is surging in 2017

Up 7% year on year across all regions, supporting rally in iron ore and rebound in coking coal prices.

BHP Billiton back into the black, pays higher-than-expected dividend

Net profit was $3.2bn for the six months to December 31, compared with a loss of $5.7bn in the same period a year earlier.

China leading the charge for lithium-ion megafactories

As exciting as Tesla's Gigafactory 1 project is, it’s actually just one of multiple large-scale “megafactories” being built – with many of them being in China.

North Korea lights fire under coking coal price

The totalitarian state is the number three supplier to China of the steelmaking raw material.

China won't buy any more North Korean coal this year

The economic noose is being tightened around North Korea's neck after the pariah regime ignored a United Nations resolution by testing a missile last week.

Gold gets a shot in the arm from inflation and China

The question I have is: Why would an investor deliberately choose to lose money? But that’s precisely what’s happening now with inflation where it is.

CHARTS: The gigantic paper market to price gold

The gold market dwarves turnover on the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 combined, German and UK government bonds and even some of the top currency pairs.

De Beers Forevermark passes 2,000 global retail doors

Forevermark, the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies, today announced it has passed 2,000 retail doors globally, following the opening of the Zen Diamond Anatolium store in the city of Bursa in Turkey. The milestone consolidates Forevermark’s position as one of the world’s fastest-growing diamond brands.

Interest rates, inflation, and Trumpian troubles point up for gold

Gold prices of late have been testing support just under the market, if you will, preparing for a healthy rally into higher territory.

Vale’s iron ore output just hit another record

The world’s No.1 iron ore miner produced 349 million tonnes of the steelmaking ingredient in 2016, helped partly by the opening of its massive S11D mine.

Vale resumes sale of remaining fertilizer assets in Brazil

A reworked sale process for plants located in the southeastern city of Cubatão was reportedly launched in recent days.

Appointment of Mr. Zhimin Li as the new Chief Executive Officer of Wesizwe Platinum Limited

The Board takes this opportunity to welcome Mr. Li and wishes him well in his new role which amongst others will be prioritizing the commissioning and commencement of production at the Bakubung Platinum Mine project.

China may tighten up coal output curbs again as prices collapse

Restrictions would remain in place for six months, with some mines and areas possibly excluded.

Coking coal resumes sharp decline

Down 4.7% on Tuesday to five-month low as ultra-cheap Mongolian coal gets trucked into market.

Freeport halts Grasberg mine, begins sending workers home

The firm has not been able to ship copper from the mine in over a month due to a ban on concentrate exports that kicked in on January 12.

Iron ore soars past $92 a tonne, highest price in 2.5 years

Prices for the steelmaking commodity have more than doubled in value over the past year following near-decade lows of $38 a tonne in December 2015.

Iron ore price hits 2.5-year high

Chinese import volumes rise to second highest on record in January.

Rio Tinto logs first annual gain since 2013 on iron ore rally

Shareholders will be the main beneficiaries of the company's cautious approach to capital expenditure in the last three years as it will pay bigger-than-expected divvy of $1.70 per share.

The world’s largest miner wants more action on carbon capture

BHP Billiton says more help is needed from both governments and industry to promote the adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Philippine miners say gov’t shutdown order ‘illegal’

Should the government go ahead with all the recommended shutdowns and suspensions, global supply of nickel will drop by about 8%.

Beijing plans to cut coal use by 30 per cent to fight air pollution

Beijing will intensify its battle against choking air pollution this year and aims to cut coal use by 30 percent, state news agency Xinhua cited the mayor, Cai Qi, as saying.

China plans to destroy an ancient Buddhist city to get the copper buried there

Two Chinese state-owned mining companies plan to destroy an ancient Buddhist city in Afghanistan in order to get the copper underneath it, according to a new documentary.

Coking coal price finally breaks fall

Indian consortium plans to restart Benga mine in Mozambique bought from Rio Tinto for a fraction of Melbourne company's original purchase price.

Freeport may curb Indonesia operations if Grasberg deal delayed further

Miner says that each month of delay in obtaining approval to export means production would be reduced by 70 million pounds of copper and 70,000 ounces of gold.

Australia’s record-breaking mining exports hint of new sector boom

Higher commodity exports delivered a record trade surplus of $3.5 billion in December, the second monthly trade surplus Australia has recorded in nearly three years.