China plans to introduce policies to boost domestic spending on items such as automobiles and home appliances this year.
China Mining News
The London Metal Exchange index slumped to a one-and-a-half year low of 2730.1 on Jan. 3.
Even if a trade agreement is reached soon, analysts say it would be no panacea for China's economy, which is expected to continue decelerating in coming months.
"It’s a bullish sign for gold"
But over the long term, the global copper deficit is expected to shrink, and the market will shift to oversupply.
Chinese steel futures rose on Friday buoyed by expectations that steel mills would replenish their stocks of the raw material.
China launched the crackdown on the rare earth sector in 2009, with authorities claiming that illegal activities drove down global prices and made it impossible to cover the huge environmental costs of production.
With metals ringing off the new year on a weak note, both price- and demand-wise, BMO Metals says the main questions for 2019 revolve around China and whether its government is doing enough to slow the country's economic contraction.
We probably have more rare earth deposits in Canada, or controlled by Canadian-listed juniors, than anywhere in the world.
Traditionally used for steel production, the world is waking up to vanadium for clean energy solutions as pressure mounts to address climate change.
Barrick now trades as GOLD in New York and continues as ABX in Toronto.
The founder of the US private security company aims to raise as much as $500 million to invest in deposits of metals such as cobalt, lithium and copper.
China’s No.1 gold miner aims to sell up to 3.4 billion A shares to investors, a plan which is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.
Raw materials have lost ground amid a flurry of signs the pace of expansion will slow next year.
Gold is closing out 2018 with a flourish.
The price of palladium has more then doubled in the past three years.
Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls
In 2014, Barra listened to accounts of families who’d lost a member while driving in a General Motors Co. Chevrolet Cobalt that malfunctioned.
The gloomy data points to a further loss of economic momentum as a trade dispute with the US piles pressure on China's vast manufacturing sector.
China's top copper smelters on Thursday raised their floor treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for the first quarter of 2019 by 2.2 percent.
Electric utilities have already spent billions of dollars to meet the requirements.
Chinese iron ore and rebar contracts, however, edged up on hopes that steel demand will pick up.
The meeting would be the first in-person talks since Trump met with Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires on Dec. 1.
The project will be located in the Lukuni region in the south.
Carbon products are widely used in sectors such as metallurgy, chemicals, aviation and renewable energy.