Base Metals

China copper imports soar

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

KCM to restart operations at Nchanga smelter as court date with...

KONKOLA Copper Mines (KCM), owned by Vedanta Resources, plans to restart its Nchanga smelter on June 22, said Reuters, citing the company. KCM said the...

Glencore ‘leads bid’ for Exxaro’s Rosh Pinah

Glencore International is emerging as the preferred bidder for the 50.04% stake in Namibia's Rosh Pinah Zinc mine held by Exxaro Resources, reports Bloomberg.

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...

Ivanhoe scopes for $1.4bn Congo mine

Shares in Ivanhoe Mines slid following publication of a preliminary study of its Kamoa copper mine which set down plans for a two-stage project.

Miners propose sliding scale of price-linked royalties in DRC talks

MINING firms operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including Glencore and Randgold Resources, want the central African government to replace the windfall...

BHP Billiton pulls rug under metal firms

BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining group, has withdrawn from an electricity saving aluminium beneficiation plan because it allegedly earns more from exporting the metal directly.

Copper hits fresh high

Copper has risen to a record high of $9,437.50 per tonne, fuelled by a supply-bottleneck in Chile.

Vedanta registers lower half-year base metals output at Zambia, SA

METAL production at Vedanta's Zambia copper operations recovered about a fifth in the second quarter, but it was not enough to prevent a hefty...

Vedanta has cracked Gamsberg: Kumar

Gamsberg is low-grade and contaminated, but Vedanta has 'cracked' the issue of manganese contamination, says Africa base metals CEO, Kishore Kumar.