BHP Billiton has confirmed the formation of the new joint venture for its Indonesian Coal Project with a subsidiary of PT Adaro Energy TBK (Adaro) following the completion of Government approvals.
Kermas teams up with Korean companies to develop iron ore and titanium projects in South Africa.
AIM-traded Bellzone strikes a deal with China International Fund to build a $2.7bn railway that opens up a giant iron ore deposit in Guinea and potentially brings forward the production date.
Kumba Iron Ore, which is 64% owned by Anglo American, says it is confident that the Transnet strike will have no long-term effect on the company's exports.
Kumba Iron Ore has taken formal legal action against the Department of Mineral Resources over the Sishen mineral rights dispute in addition to the lengthy internal appeal already under way.
Kumba defends chairman Lazarus Zim after a report in a South African newspaper suggesting there may be a conflict of interest because of links to the head of the group that snatched rights in Sishen mine.
China's steel industry is ripe for consolidation in coming years, but the process elsewhere has largely run its course, says the head of ArcelorMittal , the world's largest steelmaker.
ArcelorMittal South Africa seeks a quick end to a price row with Kumba Iron Ore and maintains a focus on growing in Africa.
Samancor Chrome, the world's second largest ferrochrome producer, has shut down mine operations following a blast incident that claimed two lives.
Zimbabwe rejects a takeover bid by South Africa's ArcelorMittal for state steel maker ZISCO in a move that could slow a drive to attract foreign investment.