If for some reason, you still think that the commodity markets are predictable, today’s chart provides a nice piece of humble pie.
Nickel Mining News
They're running a study led by Paul Watkinson, who has investigated the conversion of carbonaceous solids into gaseous and liquid fuels.
Copper surged as much as 2.1 percent, the most since Nov. 13, to $7,262 a metric ton on the London Metal Exchange.
RNC Minerals in talks with commodity traders, mine operators and financiers to secure $1bn to build world's biggest nickel and cobalt project next year.
Data obtained from the Arkyd-6 will be use in the development of the Arkyd-301, Planetary Resources next spacecraft platform and the beginning of its space resource exploration program.
Indonesia state-owned holding Asahan Aluminum, or Inalum, would grab a 41.64% stake in the local unit of Freeport, which increases its current ownership in it to 51%.
The good luck for BHP is that only about 40 to 45 percent of existing nickel mine supply is suitable for processing into a battery-grade chemical product.
The company is looking in Canada, the world's No. 3 cobalt producer.
"We are thrilled to complete our  rebranding to Nickel Creek Platinum, a name which reflects our company's significant endowment of nickel and PGMs..."
The mining cycle turned two years ago – gains for the sector's largest companies have far outpaced stocks like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook since.
Increased supply from Indonesia and subdued demand from China are the main drivers behind the downward trend.
Arrival of new Silicon Valley players like Tesla and Apple to old world of metals serves to reinforce focus on environmentally clean, ethical supply chains.
Ninth gain puts red metal on longest winning streak since 2004.
"Now is the era of the Vale dividends. Vale will become a big payer of dividends if everything goes well," CEO Fabio Schvartsman said on Friday.
More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.
The country will tailor the protocols to reflect the unique aspects of its domestic mining sector.
The proceeds will be used for refinancing existing debt, financing capital expenditure and general corporate purposes.
Panel of investment banks and research houses forecast declines in copper, zinc, lead and palladium prices in 2018.
French bank Natixis has broadened its $32 million lawsuit over fraudulent receipts for nickel stored at warehouses in Asia by adding a unit of commodities giant Glencore as a defendant, a court filing showed.
Australia, home to world's second-biggest cobalt reserves, is seeing rush of interest in projects from makers of the batteries used in electric vehicles.
Glencore's all in to supply surging demand for copper, nickel and cobalt from electric vehicle boom but CEO Ivan Glasenberg has "zero interest" in lithium.
Uniquely among its peers, Glencore derives a substantial slice of its earnings from trading commodities, rather than producing them.
Base metals were hot this year with zinc, copper and aluminum among leaders, climbing between 15% and 23%. What about 2018? Analysts say China will know.
While "everyone knows there are great opportunities" for nickel in the EV sector, "prices are not there", according to Vale Chief Exec Fabio Schvartsman,
CEO Anthony Milewski: Cobalt 27’s stockpile of cobalt “is a way for investors to speculate on the price of cobalt, plain and simple.”