Nickel Mining News

CHART: Copper, nickel, zinc prices – plenty upside just to revert to mean

Even after two years of gains, industrial metals trade well below 10-year mean prices. Silver looks cheap, but gold, crude may be fully priced already.

Copper price takes another huge hit

Bears ignore soothing words about US-China trade war dropping copper to near 1-year low in frenzied trade.

China's top EV maker starts battery-swap service to lure users

Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.,is preparing for a stock-market listing and starting a battery-swap service to reduce customers’ range anxiety and keep up with similar offerings from rivals.

Automaker shares soar on U.S. proposal to eliminate tariffs

Shares in European carmakers are having their best trading day in two years after a U.S. official floated a proposal to eliminate vehicle-import tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Eramet searches for lithium deposits in Chile, Argentina, Brazil – CEO

"Our priority is to develop our existing lithium deposit in Argentina. But we are also looking for other deposits in Chile, Argentina and Brazil,"- Eramet Chief Executive Officer Christel Bories

Hitching gold to the electric vehicle bandwagon

Don't get your hopes up.

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

CHARTS: Halfway through 2018 and the mining rally is over

“China’s buoyant mood is giving way to concerns around tightening credit and a slowing manufacturing sector."

Commodities face a twin threat, Morgan Stanley says

Amid the warnings, copper was listed as the top pick after palladium.

Noront Resources seeks exploration partner

Noront CEO said the move is necessary as the company continues to lead exploration in Ontario’s massive Ring of Fire.

Sienna looks for cobalt in Sweden

The Vancouver-based miner wants to identify new drilling targets at its Slättberg project.

Sibanye, Regulus join efforts to develop Argentina’s Altar project

Sibanye Canada and Regulus’ newly formed Argentinean subsidiary Aldebaran Resources will create a strategic partnership to unlock value at the copper-gold project, located in the San Juan province.

China’s No.1 maker of battery cells for EVs to build plant in Germany

A German battery plant could help ease an expected negative impact in the workforce employed by the local automotive industry.

Sibanye-Stillwater hit with lawsuit over mounting fatalities, losses

US law firm Bernstein Liebhard said the suit would deal with "misleading statements" made by the precious metals producer, which has had 21 fatalities on its operations so far in 2018.

Philippine miners call for end of ban on big new projects

Miners are urging the government to lift a six-year ban on large-scale projects in the Philippines after the state removed restrictions on smaller ventures.

Lithium demand from battery makers to almost double by 2027

Strong demand growth will be largely focused on high-grade lithium, according to research firm Roskill.

Automakers spending $255B on EVs a 'pile-up of epic proportions'

Battery materials can charge mining's next supercycle but new study says automakers will "throw away tens of billions" making electric vehicles no-one wants.

Volkswagen invests USD$100m in solid-state battery research firm

Sold-state batteries have been made with ceramics and glass.

Trump vows to open Minnesota's Superior National Forest to mines

Trumps administration will soon be “taking the first steps” to rescind a move made by the Obama administration to put the national forest off limits to industry activity.

Trade worries aside, copper price has further to fall

"Metals markets are well supplied and weaker demand from China will prove too strong a headwind for prices," says new report.

More than 20 Philippine mines pass govt review, 4 fail — official

The panel reviewed the 27 mines in the world's No. 2 nickel ore supplier that former Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez ordered closed or suspended last year.

BHP steps up efforts to sell Nickel West business in Australia — report

The world's top miner is said to have hired Goldman Sachs to assist with the sale of the Western Australia-based nickel operation.

US-China trade spat wipes $57B from top mining stocks in fortnight

Copper, iron ore prices drop, mining majors punished as US threatens more tariffs on "predatory" Chinese imports and Beijing calls it "blackmail".

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.