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LATEST Base and Industrial metals, iron and steel  

Kumba appoints Mkhwanazi as CEO, H1 earnings rise 20%

26 Jul 2016 /  Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg  
Themba Mkhwanazi will take the helm as chief executive from September 1.

Why lithium will see another price spike this year

21 Jul 2016 /  James Stafford (  
Electric cars are going mainstream.

End of Australia’s iron ore supply rush seen bolstering prices

21 Jul 2016 /  David Stringer (Bloomberg)  
Expansions by the big miners have run their course, analyst says.

BHP Billiton: Taking pain in petroleum

21 Jul 2016 /  Warren Dick  
With the bill for Samarco still to come.

Copper in London surges above $5 000 on bets of global stimulus

13 Jul 2016 /  Agnieszka de Sousa (Bloomberg)  
Gains in Shanghai more marked on South China Sea uncertainty.

Copper is just a bystander in commodities’ best start since 2008

23 Jun 2016 /  Agnieszka de Sousa (Bloomberg)  
Red metal’s performance is the worst among major industrial metals.

Kenmare confident it can pull off debt restructuring

20 Jun 2016 /  Kenmare Resources Limited   
All lender approvals have been received.

Bushveld achieves commercial concentrate grades of tin

20 Jun 2016 /  Bushveld Minerals Limited  
At its Groenkloof deposit.

From awesome in April to gutted in May, iron ore comes back down

31 May 2016 /  Bloomberg News  
Turning point came when regulators, exchanges acted, Dang says.

‘Real spark’ for copper demand is renewable energy, BHP says

27 May 2016 /  David Stringer (Bloomberg)  
Miner seeking to raise output at mines in Australia to Chile.

Zinc declines to two-week low in London as China imports slide

25 May 2016 /  Luzi Ann Javier, Bloomberg  
Zinc shipments fall 49% month-on-month.

Richest lithium nation risks being left behind in Tesla-led boom

24 May 2016 /  Eduardo Thomson, Bloomberg  
Chile would be looking to ramp up lithium production, but for a dispute between government and the former son-in-law of a military dictator.

The commodity that no one knows about but everybody wants to buy

18 May 2016 /  Thomas Biesheuvel and Jesse Riseborough, Bloomberg  
Niobium is used in steel and 7 times more valuable than copper.

More Chinese resource acquisitions on the way

17 May 2016 /  Lara Smith (Core Consultants)  
“Has a unique opportunity to acquire mining assets for the long-term.”

OP-ED: Sacrificing the steel industry to save Mittal

10 May 2016 /    
Developments thus far have been a farce.

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