Glencore Mining News

Congo state miner wants meeting over Katanga cobalt-export

“They are taking unilateral decisions that we haven’t verified, that we haven’t certified” - Gecamines President, Albert Yuma

Xiana pays Glencore $25 million for Chilean operation

The Vancouver-based miner acquired Altos De Punitaqui, a producing copper-gold operating company.

Cobalt prices could rally 30% by mid-2019

Glencore's suspension of Congo exports shows how cobalt production expansion plans can go awry.

Glencore's radioactive news may help give cobalt its buzz back

Glencore Plc’s sudden discovery that some of its cobalt is radioactive couldn’t have come at a better time.

Glencore’s Congo unit halts cobalt exports from Kamoto mine

The temporary suspension comes as Katanga found excessive levels of uranium in the mine's ore.

Largo to expand vanadium mine in Brazil

The Maracás Menchen mine has a take-or-pay off-take agreement with Glencore for 100% of its vanadium material.

Glencore is going to get crazy rich on coal next year

Glencore expected to achieve annual cash savings of more than $300 million in its coal business by the end of 2018, but now it expects savings of more than $450 million by year-end.

Horizonte Minerals shares tank on lower nickel project profitability

Horizonte plans to raise $443 million to begin construction on the mine in the middle of 2019, production slated for late 2021.

Glencore posts rise in copper, cobalt output on Katanga restart

Glencore's copper production rose to 1,063,100 tonnes from the start of this year and cobalt output jumped 8,700 tonnes to 28,500 tonnes.

Glencore boss Ivan Glasenberg to retire in 3-5 years — report

He is said to have already begun training three to four people to succeed him in the job.

Zambia's finance minister says new mining taxes will not hit operations

Mining companies operating in Zambia will still meet their operational costs even after the government imposes higher taxes.

Copper smelter hits cause physical squeeze in Asia

The copper market is currently experiencing a squeeze on physical metal which is unexpected.

More than 400 jobs to go at Glencore’s Hail Creek coal mine

The company also said it would reconfigure the mining methods used at Hail Creek, a process that will be phased in over the next 18 months.

ERG bets on cobalt from Congo in quest for growth

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) plans to ramp up cobalt output at its Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) facility as it expects the electric car industry to boost demand for the metal.

Is the reign of Glencore’s billionaire copper king near its end?

Aristotelis Mistakidis, the man who built Glencore’s reputation in copper, is under intense pressure after a string of investigations, problems and legal headaches.

Zambia says open to dialogue with miners over tax increases

Africa's second-largest copper producer said late last month that it would introduce new mining duties and increase royalties to help bring down mounting debt.

Glencore, Tohoku Electric set coal contract price at $109.77/T

The agreed price serves as an industry benchmark for supplies of seaborne thermal coal in Asia.

Glencore mulls integrated LNG project in Philippines

The project would be for a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) to import gas directly to a power plant in the country.

Rocketing vanadium price primed for 'Elon Musk moment'

"To build a gigafactory of vanadium flow batteries, companies will need to own a mine or lease the fully recyclable vanadium" – Simon Moores.

Glencore to double size of $1B share buyback program

Moves follows a growing number of world’s top miners returning more money to investors this year.

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Glencore, China Moly face higher cobalt royalty taxes in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt a strategic metal, imposing a 10 percent royalty tax on producers.

How Anglo quietly built a commodity trader in Glencore's shadow

In just five years, Anglo assembled marketing operations that now sell more metals than the company produces.

Glencore-led Australian coal port wins court nod on $3.2B debt refinancing

It will now have the maturity of $2.6 billion in senior debt extended from this month until September 2026, court documents showed.

Copper deal day hits with a flurry of M&A for the hottest metal

“Everyone loves copper and everyone wants to buy it” has been this year’s mining mantra. Today the ball started rolling.