Nickel Mining News

2017 not so good for nickel: BMI

BMI predicts that in 2017 nickel prices will start to moderately decline, as the global market moves into 27.2 thousand tonnes surplus.

BHP Billiton to lose chairman Jac Nasser next year

He said he had intended to announce his retirement last year but chose to stay on while BHP dealt with the aftermath of the Samarco mine disaster in Brazil.

World’s top miner BHP Billiton finally sees signs of recovery in mining

BHP is not the first major player to flag green shoots in the mining industry. Caterpillar, the world's largest heavy machinery maker, said the same last month.

Botswana pulls out of $279 million Norilsk nickel-mine deal

Botswana withdrew its decision to buy a 50 percent stake in South Africa’s Nkomati mine from GMK Norilsk Nickel PJSC because it can’t afford the price tag of just under 3 billion pula ($279 million).

Philippines to extend ban on new mines, review current permits

The move is part of the government's increasing efforts to clamp down on damage caused by the mining industry in the nation, the world's top nickel ore supplier.

Anglo Platinum sells resources to Northam Platinum for $72 million

The company remains confident the sale of its Rustenburg mines in South Africa to Sibanye Gold will clear its last regulatory hurdle before the end of the year.

Nickel price rally 'on shaky ground'

Partial lifting of Indonesia ore ban could make up any potential Philippines export losses.

Plan Nord: Extracting the most value for Quebec

" Despite the uncertainty around global metal prices, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has thrown his support behind a project that has the potential to be transformational for the north of his province."

INFOGRAPHIC: The facts and figures that make space mining real

While many still see space mining as science fiction, global recruitment expert Fircroft has compiled data that proves it feasible.

CHART: Despite unnerving gold price fall, mining rally's intact

While met coal is clearly the star performer, thermal coal is probably the biggest upset – seaborne prices have jumped 65% in 2016 to above $80 a tonne.

Zinc, lead prices break free from long term downtrend

Resistance breach shows significant upside potential for base metals.

Commodity update: Is the summer slump over?

Despite bumps in the road, most commodities are still having big years on a YTD basis.

Precious metals, nickel, zinc likely to outperform over next 2 years — analysts

The commodity research teams at Macquarie and Barclays, however, are not as optimistic when it comes to potash, aluminum and steel.

Will Anglo stick to radical restructuring plans?

A credit upgrade, a rocketing share price and rally in coal and iron ore call into question downsizing strategy of world's number five miner.

As Philippines announces more mine suspensions, nickel prices go up

The announcement sent global nickel prices up more than 1% on Tuesday.

The hollowing out of Canadian mining

Vale’s takeover of Inco, 10 years on.

Nickel ore ban in sight in Philippines: Analyst

Duterte's government has also ordered a stop to small-scale mining operations working outside the country's mining co-operatives system, a decision that touches gold miners.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.

NASA’s latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go

OSIRIS-REx will collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth, in what it could be a pivotal step for firms currently planning to tap into the space mining business.

Norilsk: A blood red river runs through it

River near the eponymous city of world's top nickel and palladium miner turns crimson.

BHP Billiton launches Prospects blog

The blogs will offer views on economics, commodities outlook and individual markets, and broader issues such as policy, governance and our social contribution.

Mining has nothing to fear from Fed rate hikes

Study shows commodities have been the best performing asset class during Fed rating hike cycles since 1983 with average returns for industrial metals 44%

South32 posts $1.6bn loss but pays maiden dividend

The miner continues to look for new assets, including Anglo American’s 40% stake in their manganese joint venture — Samancor.

Sibanye logs steep rise in half-year profit, mulls platinum mines future

The miner said it was is currently assessing the operational and financial situation of its platinum division, which may require "remedial action".