China Mining News

Why lithium, why now?

A global energy transition is underway, with lithium-ion as one of the leading energy storage technologies for both handheld technology and electric cars.

Chinese EV market nearing 2% penetration

Plug-in-vehicle market in China surges to a record 1.8% of total passenger vehicle sales.

Iron ore price resumes fall

At three-month low with $50s now in sight.

A new challenge to the dollar

China announced the creation of an oil futures contract that will be denominated in Yuan and convertible into gold.

China iron ore makes biggest monthly drop since May 2016 as demand concerns rise

The Dalian Commodity Exchange's most-traded iron ore contract, for January delivery, closed down 0.98 percent at 454.5 yuan ($68.45) per tonne.

Chinese carmaker to take $28m stake in Australian lithium company

Great Wall will be involved in what seems to be the first direct investment in a lithium supplier by an automaker.

China bought tonnes of North Korean coal

North Korea’s biggest trading partner imported 1.64 million tonnes of coal in August

HKEX plans to launch iron ore futures in November

Hong Kong stock exchange plans to launch a U.S. dollar-denominated, cash-settled iron ore futures contract in Hong Kong to compete with U.S. & Asian rivals.

China-backed Yancoal Australia exercises option to up stake in coal mine

The agreement brings Yancoal’s stake in the Warkworth project to about 85 percent.

China to revoke over 1,000 iron ore mining licences amid pollution crackdown

Figure represents about a third of the country's iron ore mines currently in operations.

Iron ore prices bounce back

Following several days of losses, iron ore spot markets saw a slight growth on Tuesday

Zinc deficits persist in the short term: BMI

A new report from BMI Research states that the global refined zinc market will remain in deficit over the next few years

ABB teams up with Northvolt on Europe's biggest battery plant

Swedish project, envisioned on scale of Tesla's Gigafactory, aims to cater to auto industry, compete with Asian suppliers.

China wants to reduce winter pollution by cutting steel production

China is expected to slash in half the rate of steel production in Tangshan, a city in the north-east that produces 11 per cent of the country’s total output

China and Argentina to strengthen mining cooperation

The Asian giant is very interested in “intensifying investment trade and cooperation” with Argentina

China coking coal, coke prices sink again amid oversupply worries

The most-active coking coal futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange tumbled as much as 6.5 percent in early trade on Monday.

Gold companies take a shine to China's Silk Road

As far as China's miners are concerned, the modern-day Silk Road is paved with gold.

Tenova contracted as reliable supplier of processing lines for aluminum by Chalco Ruimin

The lines will start their production at the beginning of 2019.

The graphite fix: Inside China's newest commodity addiction

Environmental protection campaigns in China are tightening the country's supplies of both graphite and needle coke.

More bad news for copper price

Concentrate supply appears abundant as Chinese smelters hike treatment and refining charges by as much as 10%.

Iron ore's recent reversal likely the start of longer slide: Russell

As always when prices start to decline after a surge that appeared unrelated to supply-demand fundamentals, the question is will the reverse become a rout and where exactly does fair value lie?

Philippines delays environment minister nomination approval over mining woes

Former minister Lopez had to leave the post after the same legislative panel that delayed Cimatu’s confirmation rejected her appointment.

Iron ore price drops through $70

Now Australia's central bank wades into debate about the direction of the iron ore price.

Iron ore price drops as Chinese steel begins to pile up

Chinese steelmakers are producing at record rates before mandated cuts in winter which could result in a steep drop-off in iron ore demand later this year.

Ingr expands in China with extension of Soo Kee Group Grading partnership

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research has announced it is expanding its existing grading partnership with Soo Kee Group into China, following the launch of Soo Kee’s bridal specialist brand, Love & Co., in the country.