Base Metals

US risked Chinese battery monopoly had Gertler dispute escalated

GLENCORE'S workaround the US sanctions placed on Dan Gertler, the Congo's mining tycoon, was a remarkable piece of pragmatism on behalf of the Swiss...

Glencore lifts copper production 12% in Q3 as Katanga reopening gains...

GLENCORE posted solid third quarter numbers today in which copper production of 1.06 million tonnes was 12% higher than at the same period last...

Metorex in last phase of rebirth

Diversified mining group Metorex says it is entering the last phase of its rebirth.

First Quantum to repay $224m to Zambian fiscus

First Quantum Minerals has agreed to pay Zambia $224m in tax arrears by Friday, says a senior government official.

Codelco fires riposte, labels Anglo ‘erratic’

Negotiations between the two parties appear to have all but ground to a halt as Codelco launches emotionally charged legal response to Anglo American.

Jinchuan out of bidding for Ravensthorpe nickel

Jinchuan out of bidding for Ravensthorpe nickel.

KGHM says plans for large output rise unrealistic

Copper producer KGHM dropped plans to boost production by some 40% next year because it no longer planned to make a large acquisition of foreign deposits.

China copper imports soar

China's refined copper imports rise strongly in September, while primary aluminiuum remains steady.

Highveld Q2 hot metal output jumps

Highveld Steel and Vanadium, SA's second-largest steel producer, has reported a 19.1% increase in year-on-year production in the second quarter of 2010.

Vedanta convinced talks only route for ZCCM-IH after another SA court...

VEDANTA Resources was convinced a dispute between itself and ZCCM-IH, Zambia's state-owned copper investment company, could only be resolved in terms of a shareholder...