Vale SA Mining News

Samarco eyes restart in 2019, when Brazil license analysis concludes

Samarco expects to obtain next year all licenses needed to resume operations suspended after the 2015 environmental disaster.

Brazil mining exports to rise 2.5 pct in 2018 -Ibram

By value, mineral exports are expected to increase to $30 billion from $28.37 billion last year.

Vale’s iron ore output hit fresh record high despite trucker strike

Iron ore output hit 96.755-million tonnes in the three months to June 30, while pellet output reached 12.838-million tonnes, despite a nationwide truck drivers strike that paralyzed the country in May.

Japan's Mitsui may raise its stake in Vale — executive

The sale of Vale stakes has been a subject of market speculation since the world's largest iron ore miner moved to a single class of stock in October. Mitsui currently holds a 5.51 percent stake in Vale.

Iron ore slides to seven-month low as trade war fears mount

Iron ore’s starting to buckle after a series of warnings that prices are set to drop amid rising global supply, and as investors fret about the potential impact of escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Terratec and Vale win award for exemplary biosolids management

Mine closure is one of the biggest prices the environment pays in the mining enterprise, so coming up with a canopy system to restore the mining-impacted land to its natural condition is of invaluable importance, making Terratec’s innovation a considerable contribution to the field.

Brazilian President changes decades-old mining laws to lure investment, protect environment

The two separate decrees aim at making the local industry more competitive and sustainable, while while implementing rules on the collection of higher mining royalties.

Vale moves ahead with long-awaited expansion of Voisey's Bay mine

Transiting Voisey's Bay nickel mine from open-pit operations to underground will cost about $2 billion, and is expected to extend its productive life to 2035.

Vale confirms coming ‘announcement’ about Canada’s Voisey's Bay mine

Government and company officials told CBC News that a "significant" mining announcement would take place on Monday.

Brazil’s President to change mining regulations as early as next week

Michel Temer is expected to issue a decree next week introducing key changes to mining rules that date back to the 1960s.

ICSID rejects BSGR’s motion in battle over Simandou iron ore project in Guinea

The information was made public by The Wall Street Journal, whose journalists had access to a procedural order.

Brazilian pension funds to sell stakes in Vale

The share sale may be worth up to $2.4 billion if BNDESPar, the investment arm of state development bank BNDES, also sells part of its Vale stake.

Vale’s iron ore output hit record high in 2017

Output of the steelmaking material reached 366.5 million tonnes last year, boosted by record high productionat Vale's northern system, which composed of its Carajás, Serra Leste and the massive S11D mine.

Vale aims to halve debt to $10bn by 2019

The company also said is ready to shut Caledonia mine mid-next year if it has not found a strategic partner ready to buy a 20 to 40% stake in the project.

Brazil mining code unchanged as Senate fails to vote on bill

Brazil’s lower house of Congress removed from the agenda the discussion of a transitory presidential decree, which modified the country’s current mining law.

Brazilian miners up in arms as lawmakers hike iron ore, gold royalties

They claim it won’t be possible to cut costs enough to offset the higher levies, and warn that some miners may need to pass on this new cost increase to the industrial production chain.

Vale says still looking to sell stake in New Caledonia nickel mine

The miner denied it had decided to suspend the sale of a stake in its loss-making New Caledonia nickel mine (VNC), and added that its plan to find a partner is still a go.

Vale’s iron ore output hits another record

Iron ore production rose 3.3% compared with the same period last year to hit a fresh quarterly record of 95.1 million tonnes.

Vale puts stake in New Caledonian nickel unit up for sale

Move is part of a wider review of low performing assets after new Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman took charge in June.

Brazil’s president revokes decree allowing mining in Amazon

It would have opened up for mining a vast national reserve in the country’s Amazon, larger than the size of Switzerland.

Brazil's Vale to meet debt target before implementing new growth plans – exec

The company is also interested in investing in the electricity sector itself or through a joint venture.

Brazil judge blocks decree allowing mining in Amazon

Federal judge Rolando Spanholo said opening the area known as Renca to mining can only be done by an act of Congress under the constitution.

Brazil to let mining happen in Amazon area the size of Switzerland

The region, preserved as a national reserve for more than three decades, is thought to be rich in gold, iron ore, copper and other minerals.

Changes to Brazil mining law to bring mostly higher taxes, costs — experts

Experts and mining companies fear some of the modifications that go in effect in November, will result in hefty taxes, higher research costs and decrease interest from foreign investors.

Argentina passes mining act expected to create 125,000 new jobs

Agreement is part of plan to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.