Alcoa revisits financing plans to join Saudi Arabian firm, Maaden, aimed at building a bauxite mine and aluminium smelter with total metal output of 740,000 tonnes/year.
BHP Billiton, having already quit some of its nickel business, is expected to reverse out of the industry completely, and quickly, analysts say.
Zambia Copper Investments will resume trading on the JSE on January 15 in its new role of junior mining house which controls Botswana copper producer African Copper.
Metorex has restructured its copper hedge book, achieving a far better price on more than half the tonnage still sold forward to June 2011.
China's steel industry "firmly opposes" BHPBilliton and Rio Tinto's iron ore joint venture, calling it a "monopoly in disguise".
Zambia Copper Investments, finally released from litigation with Verdanta Resources, is to relist on the JSE with a new name, and fresh business plan, it said.
Hulamin says market conditions are showing some improvement and all the operations are well loaded going into 2010.
Commodity recources company Mwana Africa reports a significant narrowing of its interim loss compared with the losses from a year ago.
The base metals complex has been lacking direction for the next convincing break, and in the absence of significant changes to the fundamentals, the markets are drifting on the back of macro news, says an analyst.
First Quantum, normally an operator of African-based assets, has made an astonishing move for one of BHP Billiton's costliest mistakes, the Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Australia.