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Iron ore’s rally hits 50% as China economy support fans optimism

21 Dec 2021 /  Annie Lee, Bloomberg
Iron ore in Singapore jumped as much as 4% to $129.45 a ton, the highest since mid-October.

Amplats to sell Bokoni Mine to African Rainbow Minerals

20 Dec 2021 /  Shanima A, Reuters
For a cash consideration of R3.5 billion.

Wescoal in a ‘sweat spot’

20 Dec 2021 /  Keith McLachlan
Group plans to sweat its existing coal assets – but, intriguingly, is seriously considering investing into renewable energy projects.

The world wants more Lithium but doesn’t want more mines

19 Dec 2021 /  Thomas Biesheuvel and Misha Savic, Bloomberg
Prices for lithium, the building block of electric-vehicle batteries, shot to a record this year.

Dump diamonds for digital?

19 Dec 2021 /  Kim Harrisberg, the Thomson Reuters Foundation
Botswana bets on tech.

Metals key for EVs will be pricier for longer after record year

18 Dec 2021 /  Annie Lee, Bloomberg
'The new Covid-19 variant has thrown a cog in the wheel of the global recovery,' said Kwasi Ampofo.

Sibanye sees gold output at lower end of guidance

15 Dec 2021 /  Promit Mukherjee
After it had to close some operations due to fatal accidents and safety audits.

Gold holds worst loss this month as Fed meeting outcome awaited

15 Dec 2021 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg
Spot gold steadied at $1 770.44 an ounce by 11:33 a.m. in Singapore after dropping 0.9% Tuesday.

Scrap metal industry ‘cannot and should not’ carry a double burden related to exports

15 Dec 2021 /  Amanda Visser
‘Patent contradiction’ by the dtic has left the industry to contend with both an export duty and a ‘price preference’ system.

US must create a post-plastic economy, scientists say in new study

12 Dec 2021 /  Leslie Kaufman, Bloomberg
As much as 2 million metric tons of plastic wind up in the ocean.

Shell’s planned seismic survey has kicked up a storm in South Africa

11 Dec 2021 /  Mia Wege, Barend Erasmus, Christel Dorothee Hansen, Els Vermeulen, James Roberts, Jean Purdon and Michael John Somers
Here’s an explainer.

Battle for SA platinum miner comes to a boil

10 Dec 2021 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg
Implats revived its pursuit of the smaller producer at the end of last month, following Northam’s swoop to buy out RBPlat’s biggest shareholder.

China steps up overseas hunt for ore needed to make aluminum

9 Dec 2021 /  Bloomberg News
Another sign of the nation’s chronic reliance on raw-material imports.

Eskom’s coal fleet being ‘run into the ground’ says expert

8 Dec 2021 /  Moneyweb
Lenders concerned about poor technical performance.

De Beers to explore mining in Angola

7 Dec 2021 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters
Will start discussions to agree upon a mineral investment contract, the company said.

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  CPIThe Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures monthly changes in prices for a range of consumer products Dec 2021 5.90%
  CPI ex OERThe Consumer Price Index excluding Owners’ Equivalent Rent (CPI ex OER) measures monthly changes in prices for a range of consumer products excluding Owners’ equivalent rent that measures changes in the cost of owner-occupied housing Dec 2021 6.40%
  RepoThe rate at which the Reserve Bank lends money to the country’s commercial banks and set by the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Jan 2022 3.75%
  Prime lendingThe Prime Lending Rate is the rate of interest that commercial banks will charge their clients when issuing a loan (home loan or vehicle finance) Jan 2022 7.25%

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