Vedanta Resources Mining News

India court panel extends hearing on Vedanta smelter case

State authorities permanently shut down the Tamil Nadu plant after police fired on protesters calling for the closure of the plant in May over concerns it was polluting their air and water.

Zambia power system glitch cuts electricity supply to some mines

Power restoration has started but it will be gradual.

Zambia's finance minister says new mining taxes will not hit operations

Mining companies operating in Zambia will still meet their operational costs even after the government imposes higher taxes.

Copper smelter hits cause physical squeeze in Asia

The copper market is currently experiencing a squeeze on physical metal which is unexpected.

Zambia says open to dialogue with miners over tax increases

Africa's second-largest copper producer said late last month that it would introduce new mining duties and increase royalties to help bring down mounting debt.

Nyrstar profit warning highlights zinc's disconnects

Belgian zinc producer Nyrstar issued a profit warning last week, citing "adverse market conditions".

India's Anil Agarwal succeeds with Vedanta Resources buyout

Some in the industry see this move as a prelude to a potentially broader deal with bigger miner Anglo American.

Global bauxite production to grow: Fitch

Fitch Solutions Macro Research states that bauxite production growth will remain high over the coming years, as new projects come online in Australia, Indonesia expands exports, India’s production ramps up, and existing projects in Guinea drive growth.

Anil Agarwal given more time to make firm offer for Vedanta Resources

He has been given more time to make a firm offer or walk away from a deal to buy out minority shareholders in Vedanta Resources for 778 million pounds ($1 billion).

Anil Agarwal faces shareholder resistance to $1 billion Vedanta bid

Billionaire Anil Agarwal faces investor resistance to his $1 billion bid to buy out minority shareholders in Vedanta Resources and take the London-listed Indian miner private.

Zambia aiming for power prices that reflect costs by end 2018

The new measure will affect global mining firms including First Quantum Minerals, Glencore, Barrick Gold Corp and Vedanta Resources which currently pay a flat rate of 9.30 cents/kWh.

Vedanta to double output at Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines – regional CEO

Vedanta's Deshnee Naidoo told Reuters, adding that KCM is on track to produce 400,000 tonnes of copper a year in the next few years.

Vedanta’s troubles worsen as Indian state orders permanent closure of smelter

Deadly protests last week over alleged pollution from the Tuticorin smelter have prolonged a shutdown of the 400,000 tonnes-a-year operation. This time it seems to be forever.

Vedanta considers building zinc smelter in South Africa

Company is accelerating expansion of its African zinc operations to take advantage of a surge in zinc prices.

Vedanta, others can transport royalty-paid iron ore from Goa -Court

India's Supreme Court in February quashed all iron ore mining permits in the southwestern state of Goa, one of the top producing states for the steel making raw material.

Vedanta wins bid to buy bankrupt Electrosteel Steels

The transaction, financial details of which were not disclosed, is part of India's new bankruptcy law.

Vedanta shuts protests-ridden copper smelter in India for 15 days

The maintenance activity, originally scheduled for April, comes amid media reports that thousands had taken to the streets and shut shops in Thootukudi to protest against the expansion of the smelter.

Vedanta hit by iron ore mining halt in Goa

Company's shares fell as much as 5.5% on the news that the Indian Supreme Court had cancelled all the 88 existing iron ore mining licences in the Indian coastal state of Goa.

Agarwal plans to keep his Anglo American stake for a long time

Indian commodities billionaire said the rally in Anglo American Plc vindicated his personal bet in the mining group.

Anglo American investors demand clarity as dealmaker incoming chairman arrives

Stuart Chambers faces investor calls for clear direction at the company, long seen as a potential takeover target.

Indian billionaire Agarwal to be Anglo American’s top shareholder

He intends to buy as much as 1.5 billion pounds (about$2 billion) worth of additional Anglo American shares.

Vedanta CEO Tom Albanese to leave company in August

The news follows the exit of former Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll, who stepped down last month.

Indian billionaire Agarwal goes after 12% of Anglo American

Deal would make of Volcan Investments Ltd., Agarwal's family trust, the second-largest investor in Anglo American.

Anglo American declines merger offer from Vedanta

Vedanta Resources’ chairman Anil Agarwal allegedly approached Anglo in several opportunities earlier this year to discuss potential tie-ups.

Former Anglo CEO Cynthia Carroll is back, joins Vedanta's unit board

Carroll, who led Anglo American from 2007 to 2013, will chair the company’s Vedanta Resources Holdings Ltd. unit and advise the group’s chairman.