Chances are slim of BHP Billiton making another attempt to take over Rio Tinto, analysts say.
Metorex lowers its copper output forecast at its Ruashi plant by 20%, but there's an upside, with production costs expected to drop from improved cobalt credits.
Jinchuan out of bidding for Ravensthorpe nickel.
Australia will impose an interim dumping duty of 16 percent on some aluminium extrusions from China.
Chambishi Metals, which shut owing to losses related to the global economic slowdown, would restart output later this week, its CEO said.
Transnet is looking closely at switching manganese ore exports from the Northern Cape to Saldanha Bay, instead of using Port Elizabeth or the new port of Coega.
BHP Billiton plans to invest about $10bn in capital and exploration expenditure during 2010.
China's refined copper imports rise strongly in September, while primary aluminiuum remains steady.
Exxaro Resources is evaluating its own zinc assets before possibly taking a look at those of Anglo American, which has put them up for sale.
BHP Billiton's copper output slides on Olympic Dam woes, but its South African businesses show improved output compared to the June quarter.