Tianqi Lithium Mining News

Chile’s court rejects lawsuit to block Nutrien’s sale of stake in SQM to Tianqi

While the decision is final and not subject to appeal, one legal hurdle remains — Pampa Group, which controls SQM, earlier this month filed an additional appeal with Chile’s TDLC antitrust court.

Nutrien says SQM top shareholder seeking to block Tianqi deal for ‘personal benefit’

Nutrien’s executive vice-president Michael Webb, described Julio Ponce, the Chilean miner’s top shareholder and former chairman, as a “hypocrite” and urged him to “look beyond himself."

Chilean court suspends sale to Tianqi of stake in lithium miner SQM

The Constitutional Court said it would hear arguments in the case on Oct. 22.

China's Tianqi Lithium seeks up to $1 billion in Hong Kong listing

The final deal size could be smaller than $1 billion due to a steep drop in lithium carbonate prices.

China's Ganfeng grabs SQM's stake in Argentinean lithium project

The $87.5-million deal is the latest Chinese acquisition of a lithium project in South America, following Tianqi Lithium’s decision to buy 24% of SQM for $4.1 billion, which has not yet been approved by Chile’s antitrust regulator.

Tianqi goes ahead with $382-million Greenbushes lithium mine expansion

The expansion, on top of a $238 million upgrade due for completion in April, will double the mine’s production to 1.95 million tonnes a year of lithium concentrate a year from 2020.

Tantalum miner threatens expansion at Australia's biggest lithium mine

Trial dates have been set to determine whether expansion at the Greenbushes mine, in which Tianqi Lithium holds a stake, would impact its mineral rights.

China tightens grip on global battery metals with Chile deal

Chengdu-based Tianqi is seeking to almost triple production capacity through 2020.

It's time to regulate the lithium cartel

There is an emerging oligopoly in one of the hottest elements on the periodic table, lithium.