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Mercedes-Benz will produce electric batteries in Poland – PM

The new investment would create 300 jobs and that investments would total over 200 million euros.

To meet climate goals, world urged to reuse natural resources

"It is like when you look in your closet on a morning and you only look for pants"

Eldorado Gold counting down to open its first mine in Canada

The company is on track to kick off commercial production at its Lamaque project in Val d’Or, Quebec, during the first quarter of the year.

Mining meets bauma 2019: let’s produce business

Gathering all international key players, it is the mining industry’s leading platform: bauma. For you to stay on top of things. And get down to business. Are you in?

North America helps Sandvik to weather weaker Asia

In Sandvik Machining Solutions growth was moderate at a low single digit pace, impacted primarily by a decline in Asia and slower activity in the automotive segment

Gold, silver and platinum now printed directly onto fabrics

Up till now, metals were printed onto fabrics by coating the fabric with plastic.

The aluminium puzzle: record deficit but bombed-out price: Andy Home

A new year but the same old problems for aluminium. "When you look at the economics of producing aluminium, these prices cannot be sustainable."

Germany's 2019 hard coal imports seen rising after mining ends

Germany is expected to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year, up roughly 1.4 percent from 2018 despite mounting competition from renewable energy.

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

ALROSA earns $463m at international auctions in 2018

Alrosa traditionally holds its auctions in Russia, Belgium Israel, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

EU takes aim at Turkish steel sector already buckling under Trump tariffs

Our export markets have disappeared, the local market hardly exists, we've got lots of capacity and no market.

Palladium reaches another record as JPMorgan sees more upside

Investors appear to be ignoring the fact that weak sales figures have been reported for all major auto markets in recent days.

LME to launch seven new contracts on March 11, lithium due in Q4

“We believe that these new cash-settled contracts... will help lower barriers to market entry"

Cornish secures further funding to build lithium mine in UK

The funds will enable the company to expand activities in south-west England and to drill exploratory boreholes to extract samples of lithium-bearing brines.

Robots go to the "bottom": development forecasts for automated mining systems in 2019

It has always been difficult to bring miners to experiment in the production, which has been developing for centuries.

Poland's KGHM expects 2019 average copper price at $6,100-6,300/t

"We refer to lower end of copper price range forecast by analysts and we assume an average copper price at $6,100-$6,300 per tonne."

EU agrees to extend steel import curbs until 2021

All steel imports will be subject to an effective cap until July 2021 to counter concerns of EU producers that European markets could be flooded by steel.

Mining’s biggest jobs are up for grabs. Here are the contenders

Some of the mining world’s top executives are starting to plan their departures.

Electric cars seen getting cleaner even where grids rely on coal

The global share of zero-carbon electricity generation is set to increase from 38 percent last year to 63 percent by 2040.

Russia’s Alrosa back to mining diamonds in Zimbabwe

The world’s top diamond producer by output, is returning to Zimbabwe after almost two years, as the company continues to expand beyond Russia.

Merkel seeks to heal rift over role of coal in Germany's economy

The Chancellor will use a Tuesday dinner meeting in Berlin to press a panel plotting an exit from the world’s most widely used power-plant fuel.

How lapis lazuli helped uncover the role of women in the creation of medieval manuscripts

Prior to this discovery, it was thought that mainly men were allowed to use the blue stone.

The rising cost of socially responsible investing: Mark Gilbert

As the saying goes, if you think knowledge is expensive, try ignorance.

Lucara Diamond kicks off the year with 127-carat find at Karowe

The 127 carat, top white gem diamond, is one of the of 129 precious stones of over 100 carats the company has recovered at the mine since it began operations in 2012.

Centamin gold output falls 13% in 2018 on decline at flagship mine

The company produced 472,418 ounces of gold at its Egypt-based Sukari mine last year, compared to 544,658 ounces in 2017, due to disruptions and lower grades at the operation.