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Iron ore bulls take to their heels as futures plummet below $100

5 Aug 2019 /  Bloomberg News   
Escalating trade war dents investor demand for raw materials.

Don’t be in a rush to do business in world’s top cobalt producer

18 Jun 2019 /  Pauline Bax and William Clowes, Bloomberg    1
Those eager to work with the DRC's new government are learning that it's slow going.

Iron ore, gold surge propel SA miners to 11-year high

13 Jun 2019 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg   
Anglo American, BHP and AngloGold Ashanti have contributed most to this year’s 28% advance in the mining sector.

A copper mining lesson from Zambia

23 May 2019 /  Antony Sguazzin and Matthew Hill, Bloomberg   6
History repeats itself.

Zambian president threatens to ‘divorce’ Vedanta, Glencore

17 May 2019 /  Matthew Hill and Taonga Clifford Mitimingi, Bloomberg  
'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.'

Top copper miner says it can fund key projects through 2020

11 Apr 2019 /  Laura Millan Lombrana and Jack Farchy, Bloomberg  
Codelco expects production will remain flat at around 1.8m tons of copper this year.

Rand shows its mettle as iron ore prices surge

5 Feb 2019 /  Colleen Goko, Bloomberg  
The rand is closely tracking the fortunes of iron ore.

SA’s commodity of the year goes to manganese

26 Jan 2019 /  Siyabulela Mhlaluka   2
Shining a spotlight on manganese, its rising global demand and SA's readiness to handle it for the next 100 years.

Vedanta mulls $800m Zinc smelter for SA mine

3 May 2018 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg  
Miner studying plans to build 250,000-ton smelter for Gamsberg.

After setbacks, Anglo American counting on turnaround for Minas-Rio mine

17 Apr 2018 /  Alexandra Alper and Barbara Lewis, Reuters  
Two leaks in a month, a 90-day outage and $58 million in fines is not enough to temper the company's ambitions in Brazil.

Inflation’s back and commodities will benefit, JPMorgan says

21 Feb 2018 /  Bloomberg News  
Metals show ‘best performance’ when inflation quickens to 2%.

US steel import tariff could hurt SA steel sector

20 Feb 2018 /  Reuters   1
The implementation of the tariff could decrease local production.

What to watch in commodities

19 Feb 2018 /  David Stringer, Jeff Wilson, Tom Wilson and Grant Smith, Bloomberg  
Glencore, BHP Billiton among companies to report this week.

Steel rally’s so powerful it’s now back to Lehman-crisis levels

5 Dec 2017 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam  
As China curbs supply this winter to cut pollution.

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