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Indian regulator approves Nutrien’s sale of stake in SQM to Tianqi

The Competition Commission of India green-lighted the $4.1 billion deal reached in May between the Canadian potash giant and China’s Tianqi Lithium.

Copper and cars: Boom goes beyond electric vehicles

UPDATED CHART: By 2025 demand for copper from global vehicle market will double to 3.3 million tonnes.

Chile antitrust watchdog probing Tianqi buy of lithium miner stake

The country's antitrust regulator is investigating the effects on the market of Chinese miner Tianqi Lithium acquisition of a 24% stake in SQM, the world's second largest lithium producer,

After cobalt-free pledge, Panasonic to triple consumption for auto batteries – sources

Panasonic Corp expects to more than triple its cobalt consumption in five years' time.

RANKED: Commodities that are added to mining company names

No surprise who the winner is.

US electric car sector, wary of China, seeks more domestic lithium

China is home to the majority of the world's lithium processing facilities and sucks up most output of top producer Australia.

Vale deal shows carmakers will need to pay up to secure cobalt

Vale agreement sets something of a price benchmark for long-term cobalt deals by showing what financial investors are willing to pay.

Australia takes over Chile as world’s No.1 lithium producer

It produced 4,600 tonnes of lithium more than Chile in 2017 boosted mainly by record output at Mt Cattlin and Mt Marion mines.

China boasts world’s highest sales volume of electric vehicles

China now has the fastest development of EVs in the global market.

Cobalt battery boom wavers as prices slide in top user China

A lull in purchasing by battery makers suggests the market is not yet short of supply.

Wheaton Precious Metals, Cobalt 27 acquire cobalt stream from Vale for US$690M

"We see numerous similarities between cobalt and silver."

Agents with the most mining deals in 2018

Canaccord, BMO and Patersons.

China's CITIC grabs stake in Ivanhoe Mine for $560 million

CITIC Metal will own 20% of the Canadian miner, which makes its biggest shareholder.

Vale moves ahead with long-awaited expansion of Voisey's Bay mine

Transiting Voisey's Bay nickel mine from open-pit operations to underground will cost about $2 billion, and is expected to extend its productive life to 2035.

Congo mining code regulations signed into law – aides

Code sets Congo on collision course with mining firms.

Northvolt begins building Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery plant

The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.

Glencore faces third Congo legal challenge this year

Congolese-American businessman and convicted fraudster Charles Brown claims he's owed $1 billion in compensation for a 19% stake he previously held in Mutanda Mining, and which Glencore allegedly sold in two fraudulent transactions, in 2007 and 2012.

LME says plans to launch about 15 contracts from January 2019

The exchange said in March that any launch of a new cobalt contract would not be until the end of 2018 or early 2019.

It was a great first quarter for battery material financings

Lithium, copper and nickel.

DeepGreen research ship returns with early positive findings on viability of deep ocean metals for our future

Third of seven ocean campaigns, Co-sponsored with Maersk, retrieves thousands of polymetallic nodules from top of ocean floor.

German battery maker Akasol plans Frankfurt listing in June

The company is planning to sell new shares worth about 100-125 million euros ($117-$147 mln) in a deal valuing it at about 400-500 million euros.

About 75,000 jobs to go in Germany’s auto industry because of EVs — study

The country's car industry currently employs about 840,000 people, with 210,000 of them working on powertrain production, the sub-sector set to be the worst hit.

Cobalt thrifting in EV batteries won’t dent price any time soon

Even best-case, mass early roll-out of new cobalt-light batteries won’t solve cobalt supply issues says new report.

Daimler says electric cars on target after report of launch delays

Battery production could become a major choke point for vehicle electrification as more automakers shift their model lineups to EVs and hybrids.

Cobalt price: Congo production surges

Top supplier of battery raw material ups output 34% year on year.