SINGAPORE Low inventories across the copper supply chain mean that any resolution to the U.S.-China trade war could trigger a snap rally in prices as consumers rush to restock, market participants said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI/MELBOURNE India is looking to lower advance payments and offer larger mining blocks to attract global companies to invest in its coal sector for the first time, but industry sources say the measures may not be enough to draw in big international miners.
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MELBOURNE BHP Group Ltd on Thursday named its Australian head Mike Henry to succeed Andrew Mackenzie as the miner's chief executive, shunning calls from some investors for fresh blood from outside the Anglo Australian giant.
MELBOURNE BHP Group's Australian shareholders on Thursday voted against a resolution to axe the global miner's membership in industry groups that advocate policies counter to Paris climate change treaty targets, backing the board's call and echoing the stance taken by BHP investors in London.
MELBOURNE Australian nickel miner Independence Group on Monday launched a hostile A$312 million ($216 million) takeover bid for smaller peer Panoramic Resources and said it had appetite for more, given demand for new energy metals.
MELBOURNE One Australian project to supply materials to the battery sector was put on hold on Friday and another lost its sole customer as a prolonged downturn in prices amid slowing electric vehicle (EV) sales in China darkened the near-term outlook for demand.
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MELBOURNE Australia's Fortescue Metals Group Ltd nearly doubled its cash on hand in the third quarter after buoyant prices and a move into premium products raised the prices it received for its iron ore.
MELBOURNE Sea disposal of mining waste could spread as Indonesia weighs adopting the technique for new nickel projects, as Papua New Guinea is doing for a gold mine proposed by Australia's Newcrest Mining .