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Ford and IBM among quartet in Congo cobalt blockchain project

5:06am GMT

LONDON Carmaker Ford , technology giant IBM , South Korean cathode maker LG Chem and China's Huayou Cobalt have joined forces in the first blockchain project to monitor cobalt supplies from Democratic Republic of Congo.

Vedanta tells top English court pollution case should be heard in Zambia

15 Jan 2019

LONDON Lawyers for Vedanta Resources told England's Supreme Court on Tuesday that a case raised against the mining company by nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers should be heard in Zambia not London.

Anglo American begins quest to unearth next CEO

15 Jan 2019

LONDON Anglo American has promoted a section head it considers to have CEO potential, focusing its attention on internal talent as it begins searching for a successor to the man who steered the mining company through the 2015-16 commodities price slump.

Congo miner SMB leaves ITSCI responsible-sourcing scheme over cost

08 Jan 2019

GOMA/LONDON The Democratic Republic of Congo's biggest miner of coltan, an ore containing metals used in mobile phones, is leaving the ITSCI certification scheme relied on as a guarantee that minerals are free from human rights abuses.

UPDATE 1-Congo miner SMB leaves ITSCI responsible-sourcing scheme over cost

08 Jan 2019

* SMB says it cannot afford ITSCI's "higher and higher costs"

REFILE-Rio Tinto, Mongolia sign power deal for Oyu Tolgoi copper mine

02 Jan 2019

LONDON/ULAANBAATAR Dec 31 Rio Tinto and Mongolia have signed a deal for the supply of power to the miner's giant copper mine extension at Oyu Tolgoi by mid-2023, with both sides saying the framework agreement marked a step forward after a protracted dispute.

Rio Tinto plans to list Canadian iron ore unit in early 2019: sources

24 Dec 2018

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto is preparing to take its Iron Ore Company of Canada business public in the first half of 2019 by dual-listing it in New York and Toronto, people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Rio Tinto plans to list Canadian iron ore unit in early 2019 -sources

24 Dec 2018

Dec 24 Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto is preparing to take its Iron Ore Company of Canada business public in the first half of 2019 by dual-listing it in New York and Toronto, people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Lab-grown diamond prices slide as De Beers fights back

21 Dec 2018

LONDON Since De Beers abandoned its decades-old policy of refusing to sell lab-grown diamonds as jewelery, the price gap between man-made stones and natural gems has widened - and the difference is set to get even bigger.

Climate ideals clash with coal realities at Polish-led U.N. talks

14 Dec 2018

KATOWICE, Poland Delegates at U.N. climate talks in the Polish city of Katowice point to the mining museum next to the conference venue as the proper place for coal, which provides 80 percent of the country's electricity. | Video

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