Iron Ore Mining News

Caterpillar touts automation solutions as top miners swing back to profit

The world's No.1 heavy machinery maker is telling miners not to rest on their laurels now that the industry is finally coming back up from a brutal downturn and keep focused on maximizing returns and efficiency.

Iron ore sharp recovery helps Fortescue nearly quadruple profit

The world's fourth largest miner of the steelmaking ingredient said it also benefitted from declining costs.

Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

Global steel production is surging in 2017

Up 7% year on year across all regions, supporting rally in iron ore and rebound in coking coal prices.

BHP Billiton back into the black, pays higher-than-expected dividend

Net profit was $3.2bn for the six months to December 31, compared with a loss of $5.7bn in the same period a year earlier.

Iron ore price sets fresh 30-month high

Despite new survey showing consensus for a steep correction this year.

Canada losing ground as mining investment destination

Report by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) says the country is not in a good position to benefit from the increasing number of companies ready to make new and significant investments.

Vale’s iron ore output just hit another record

The world’s No.1 iron ore miner produced 349 million tonnes of the steelmaking ingredient in 2016, helped partly by the opening of its massive S11D mine.

Kumba’s earnings doubled on higher prices, cost cutting measures

The Anglo American's unit logged earnings of $607 million for 2016, basically double the $304 million it recorded in 2015.

Iron ore soars past $92 a tonne, highest price in 2.5 years

Prices for the steelmaking commodity have more than doubled in value over the past year following near-decade lows of $38 a tonne in December 2015.

Iron ore price hits 2.5-year high

Chinese import volumes rise to second highest on record in January.

Coal dust near Great Barrier Reef worries scientists, environmentalists

Coal has washed up very close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Australian authorities said, following an investigation into complaints of black dust on nearby beaches.

Thabazimbi mine to be transferred to ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd

Until 2014 Thabazimbi was a captive mine owned and run by SIOC, but supplying ore exclusively to and funded by AMSA.

Anglo American to sell Kumba despite iron ore rally — experts

While iron ore prices have climbed 90% in the last year to over $80 a tonne, the sale of Kumba would prove prudent for Anglo's long-term outlook, given its high debt load, BMI analysts say.

BHP to spend $2.2bn on US Mad Dog oil project

Expansion has the potential to increase production to 140,000 barrels of oil per day from the about 80,000 barrels it currently generates.

Rio Tinto logs first annual gain since 2013 on iron ore rally

Shareholders will be the main beneficiaries of the company's cautious approach to capital expenditure in the last three years as it will pay bigger-than-expected divvy of $1.70 per share.

Philippine miners say gov’t shutdown order ‘illegal’

Should the government go ahead with all the recommended shutdowns and suspensions, global supply of nickel will drop by about 8%.

Kumba Iron Ore settles tax dispute in South Africa

The miner, Africa's largest iron ore producer, will pay R2.5 billion, considerably less than the original R6.5 billion it had been asked to cough up.

CHART: Mining rally continues into 2017

Seaborne coal, tin prices are the big exceptions.

Australia’s record-breaking mining exports hint of new sector boom

Higher commodity exports delivered a record trade surplus of $3.5 billion in December, the second monthly trade surplus Australia has recorded in nearly three years.

Here’s what miners should expect and do in 2017

While companies face different outlooks and challenges depending on the commodity they mine and their size, Deloitte says they should all should be looking for the answer to one common question — “Going forward, where should we play and how can we win?"

Moon Express ready for first private lunar trip after raising another $20M

The private space exploration firm has enough money to hit the moon by the end of 2017.

US mines produced an estimated $74.6 billion in minerals last year

The country, however, was 100% import reliant on 20 mineral commodities, including rare earths, manganese and niobium, which are among a suite of materials often designated as “critical” or “strategic.”

Frank Holmes: Time to grab the commodity bull market by the horns

Frank discusses the gold and bond markets and how they have been driven by global uncertainty.

Copper takes some shine off Anglo American’s results

The miner reported broadly higher output in the fourth quarter across all divisions, except for copper, which suffered from lower grades and strikes.