China Mining News

Australia's Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China rise 5% in Sept

Iron ore shipments to China from Australia's Port Hedland terminal rose 5.3 percent in September.

Dalian iron ore hits nearly 3-week high on restocking outlook

Steel mills have restocking demand after holiday break - analysts.

China aluminium exports to surge on trade war – CRU

Chinese aluminium exports are expected to surge in coming months and next year after Beijing boosted tax rebates as part of a package to soften the impact of a trade war with the United States.

War on coal is heating up, but China is still the key

The IPCC report highlights that coal now has its back very much against the wall, but equally that the real power for change lies in Beijing.

From Blenheim to BlackRock, here’s why everyone’s bullish about copper

This week, it seems everybody has something in common: they’re all copper bulls.

Gold’s bottom could be investors’ lost treasure

Get ready, gold bulls: The precious metal could be close to finding a bottom.

Chile’s court ruling allows Tianqi to buy stake in lithium miner SQM

The country's antitrust court has approved a deal between the competition regulator and Tianqi, allowing the Chinese miner to buy a nearly one-quarter stake in lithium producer SQM .

China's Ganfeng Lithium prices HK listing at bottom of range

The weak pricing comes at a time when an oversupply of lithium has pushed down prices even as demand for the metal is expected to increase.

BHP sees major copper demand boost from China's widening belt and road

BHP has analysed the impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a network of overseas construction projects, on commodity demand.

No stopping strong global EV sales growth

Across the main auto markets, growth in electric vehicles is booming.

China won’t renew coal, steel output restrictions amid trade war

This winter, regulators are replacing hard caps on coal use and steel production with less strict targets.

Rio Tinto, Japanese partners to inject $1.55B into Aussie iron ore projects

The company said the investment would enable it to sustain production of its Pilbara Blend brand of iron ore and its Robe Valley lump and fines products.

Shell, partners approve huge $31 billion LNG Canada project

This is the largest new LNG project of its kind in years.

Scientists weigh call for much deeper cuts to coal pollution

Coal currently feeds about 27% of the world’s energy demand.

China battery firms set up $700m nickel joint venture in Indonesia

Several global metals producers have also set their sights on Indonesia's nickel reserves, looking to tap an expected surge in demand for the battery metal.

Asia Gold-Buying picks up in China on lower prices; India discounts narrow

Physical demand saw an uptick in the world's biggest gold consumer, China, after prices fell to six-week lows this week.

Chinese interested in buying Rio Tinto’s Namibian uranium mine

Talks between the miner and China National Nuclear Corporation were confirmed by the country's energy minister.

China plans to launch iron ore options in 2019

As the world's top buyer of the steelmaking raw material looks to offer more hedging tools to iron ore producers and steelmakers.

China adopts more flexible output curbs to battle winter smog

Northern China’s key industrial hub will adopt a more flexible program for its anti-pollution output curbs this winter.

The Californian rare earths mine caught between Trump and China

The rare earths trade between the world’s top two economies is largely one-way, with America reliant on China for about 80 percent of its supply.

Ford CEO says Trump metals tariffs took $1B of profit

Ford CEO Jim Hackett encouraged President Donald Trump’s administration to resolve trade disputes quickly or it could do “more damage” to his company.

Gold is stuck in ‘no man's land’ before Fed chief gives outlook

Gold is stuck in no man’s land as the market counts down to the Federal Reserve’s policy outlook.

China Baowu Steel Group denies report about takeover of Magang – media

This deal would help entrench China's position as a serious competitor in global steel markets.

China copper smelters set Q4 treatment/refining charges lower than a year earlier

China's top copper smelters have set their floor treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for the fourth quarter at $90 per tonne and 9 cents per pound.

Nyrstar profit warning highlights zinc's disconnects

Belgian zinc producer Nyrstar issued a profit warning last week, citing "adverse market conditions".