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From human rights disaster to world class mine

The unfolding story of the Bisie Tin Mine in the DRC.

Retail sales rise in August

Sales up by 5.5% year-on-year.

Zinc prices have rallied so much even miners are complaining

Price of $2,500 to $2,800 a ton is seen as more sustainable.

Aluminum burnishes credentials as top commodity, surging anew

Metal rises to highest since 2012 on report of smelter closure.

Iron ore sinks as ‘peak steel’ call, supply angst rattle market

Benchmark price drops into the $60s after a four-day tumble.

Iron ore at risk of further losses as price tumbles to July low

The steel-making raw material is in retreat after a slew of negative outlooks.

Orion Minerals to list on the JSE

The company is driving the biggest exploration programme in Southern Africa.

China sends one of the West’s most critical materials soaring

Tungsten prices have jumped 50% in the last two months.

Hunt for next electric-car commodity quickens as prices soar

Cobalt prices have surged at four times the pace of major metals in the past year.

Zinc breaks through $3 000 barrier

As metals rally gathers pace.

Electric-car revolution is shaking up the biggest metals markets

Producers of copper, cobalt, aluminum to benefit from changes.

ArcelorMittal SA predicts sharply higher H1 loss

Shares fall 5% on the announcement.

Anglo American raises iron ore target for the year

Iron ore production up 27% to 15.7 million tonnes.

Best-performing metals as hard to trade as they are to find

Ruthenium, iridium and rhodium up at least 33% as demand grows.

More precious than gold? Copper’s the better inflation hedge

Since 1992, metal’s returns were three times more than bullion.



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