Ferrous Metals

Kumba starts arbitration process in price war

Kumba Iron Ore starts the arbitration process against ArcelorMittal in a dispute over the supply of cheap ore to South Africa's largest steelmaker, who has bumped up prices significantly since the battle started.

SA president’s son linked to Sishen firm

There have been ominous developments on the board of Imperial Crown trading with Duduzane Zuma, son of the country's president, Jacob Zuma, becoming a director.

Fresh approach to SA iron ore export growth

Kumba CEO Chris Griffith says a breakthrough has been reached with Transnet Freight Rail over the future expansion of the Sishen-Saldanha export corridor.

Rio Tinto ups iron ore outlook after strong Q1

Rio Tinto raises iron ore output forecast after a 39 percent jump in first-quarter production.

Kumba expects 70m tons production by 2019

South-African based pure iron ore company Kumba Iron Ore says it expects to increase output to 70 million metric tons by 2019, from 39.4 million in 2009.

Kumba battles new Sishen player

Kumba Iron Ore has made it a priority to prevent Imperial Crown Trading 289 getting its hands on a stake in the Sishen Iron Ore mine.

Union declares dispute with Xstrata Alloys

Union declares a dispute at Xstrata Alloys

S.Korea steel body joins iron ore price protests

The Korea Iron & Steel Association said it has joined European and Chinese steel bodies to oppose recent raw material price increases.

Rio sounds death knell for annual iron ore pricing

Rio Tinto says it is dumping the annual iron ore pricing in favour of quarterly pricing. It is the last of the top three to do so.

Metmar acquires 40% of Zim Alloys Chrome

Metmar Africa, in which JSE-listed Metmar Limited, has acquired a 40% stake in Zimbabwe Alloys Chrome for $51.3m.