Nickel Mining News

Cobalt drilling quadruples in Q4

"No drilling, no discoveries, no reserves, no mines."

New study rips into cobalt, lithium price bulls

"Significant surpluses" from next year to decimate prices says second bearish report on electric vehicle battery materials.

Russian billionaire Potanin buys 2% of Nornickel from Abramovich

The dispute is part of a long-running battle for control of Nornickel, a $30 billion company that is one of the world's top nickel producers.

Indonesia to lead nickel production: BMI

The market intelligence firm says global nickel ore production growth will continue to accelerate in 2018 as major producer countries see a recovery in production levels following subdued output in 2017.

LME rethinks cobalt contract for electric vehicle sector

The exchange is instead looking at offering a cash-settled cobalt metal contract.

Why electric vehicles could fracture the nickel market: Andy Home

The EV story is a strong, slow-burn bull case for higher nickel prices.

Finland's former Talvivaara files for bankruptcy

Finland's Ahtium Oyj , previously named Talvivaara Mining Company has filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure financing for future projects.

Daimler's R&D chief sees nickel rich batteries gaining traction

The car industry is moving towards making electric car batteries with a higher ratio of nickel.

Commander and Fjordland announce $1.2 million exploration program in Labrador

Their 29,400-hectare property is located in central Labrador, 80 kilometres south of Vale’s Voisey’s Bay Nickel mine

China’s staggering demand for commodities

It’s said that in China, a new skyscraper is built every five days.

Billionaire Lundin chases base-metal buy with $3 billion budget

Copper ‘might be the easiest asset to work with:’ Lukas Lundin.

Billionaires in Russia's Nornickel dispute agree to delay stake sale

The ownership dispute is part of a long-running battle for control of Nornickel, a $33 billion mining company.

Russian billionaires risk "shootout" in battle over nickel giant

After a five-year peace deal ended in December, the power struggle between two major Nornickel shareholders resurfaced earlier this month.

Shipping gauge shows iron ore, copper prices heading for fall

CHART: Baltic Dry Index has plummeted 32% since December, opening up huge gap to closely correlated industrial metal prices.

Nickel-copper-cobalt find vaults Vancouver junior to top of TSX-V ranking

Garibaldi Resources beats out tech, energy, life sciences firms for Toronto market's annual crown with 2,351% market cap gain and 150m shares traded.

Vancouver company obtains positive results in process of extracting metals from petcoke

MGX Minerals will proceed with its previously announced partnership with Highbury Energy.

Cobalt price: Supply scramble heats up with Canadian deal

Cobalt 27, RNC Minerals shares pop after inking $70m deal on world's largest undeveloped cobalt, nickel sulphide deposit.

Anglo American 'shows off' — doubles profits, halves debt, pays highest divvy in a decade

Company became the latest top miner to report soaring profits, hefty dividends and lighter debt burden.

Glencore gives investors $2.9bn in dividends after ‘strongest’ results ever

The Swiss miner and commodities trader Glencore said its solid finances will let it to pursue more acquisitions if opportunities arise.

Eramet eyes expansion in electric vehicle metals

Eramet is actively looking at acquisition targets after previously acquiring a lithium deposit in Argentina.

Toyota to make cheaper electric motors by halving use of rare earths

Asia’s No.1 carmaker has developed a magnet that reduces dependence on neodymium, a key rare earth metal used in the world’s most powerful batteries for electric vehicles.

BHP rebuffs Elliott as first-half profit hits three-year high

The New-York based fund argues an overhaul could add more than $22 billion in value for shareholders and wants BHP to conduct an independent study.

Co-owners of Russia's Nornickel back in fight for control

Nornickel, a $33 billion mining company, competes with Brazil's Vale SA for the rank of the world's top nickel producer.

Australian Mines signs off-take deal with Korea's SK Innovation

Australian Mines said the agreement included an option for SK Innovation to buy up to 19.9% of its ordinary shares.

Mining M&A jumps to 4-year high – expect more in 2018

New report says "deals in lithium, copper and cobalt are expected to feature high on the agenda of management teams across the industry."