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

Escalating trade war dents investor demand for raw materials.

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

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

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

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.'

Top copper miner says it can fund key projects through 2020

Codelco expects production will remain flat at around 1.8m tons of copper this year.

Rand shows its mettle as iron ore prices surge

The rand is closely tracking the fortunes of iron ore.

SA’s commodity of the year goes to manganese

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

Miner studying plans to build 250,000-ton smelter for Gamsberg.

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

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

Metals show ‘best performance’ when inflation quickens to 2%.

US steel import tariff could hurt SA steel sector

The implementation of the tariff could decrease local production.

What to watch in commodities

Glencore, BHP Billiton among companies to report this week.

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

As China curbs supply this winter to cut pollution.

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