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A copper mining lesson from Zambia

History repeats itself.

Zambian president threatens to ‘divorce’ Vedanta, Glencore

'I want to make it very clear that I have come here to sanction, if it’s the will of the Zambian people, that we divorce these mines.'

LATEST Coal  

BHP sees coal’s era ending in shift to the battery age

Miner won't add production as it prioritises growth in commodities tied to the shift to renewable energy.

The world’s last coal plant will soon be built

The tide is turning for coal.

LATEST Diamonds and gems  

Diamond trading goes online as Lucara takes on industry goliaths

The opaque diamond trade may be ripe for disruption.

Second-biggest diamond in history found, but it’s not that great

Giant 1 758-carat diamond found in Botswana.

Oil holds losses on weak demand outlook, Opec’s date uncertainty

Oil has lost about 20% since late April as growing American inventories and the US-China trade dispute continue to cloud the demand outlook.

US says video shows Iran was involved in an attack on tanker

The video was the first evidence publicly put forward by the US to support its claim.

Mining opponents harassed, killed in SA, HRW says

Municipalities often block attempts by communities to protest against projects by using reasons that have no basis in law, report says.

How countries are getting tougher with mining companies

Governments are seeking to increase their share of profits, rather than all-out resource nationalism.

LATEST Gold  

Gold gains to near highest since 2013 as bulls ‘back in control’

Bullion has regained its lustre after the Fed signalled it was ready for looser policy and the ECB hinted at possible stimulus.

Gold logs best week in 3 years as price bursts past $1 400

There are a number of reasons for gold's rally.

Amplats expects 80% jump in half-year earnings

On the back of increased metals price and one-off impairments that weighed on results in the same period a year earlier.

Num seeks platinum mine comeback

The union wants to represent 30% of the more than 167 000 workers at platinum producers, by the end of 2019.

LATEST Mining Indaba  

Restoring the relationship

The mining industry is back on speaking terms with government.

The road to recovery

Getting SA mining back to where it should be.

Palladium boom gives South African miners only temporary reprieve

Local miners still face an uphill battle.

Military stake stymies $4bn Zimbabwe platinum project

Plans to build country's biggest platinum mine in question as investors remain weary.

LATEST Silver  

Silver extreme pits big investors versus small as ETFs surge

Large, active funds bearish even as ETF assets rise to record.

Another bullion flash crash is testing the nerve of traders

More than 25 million ounces of white metal traded in a minute.

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