The coal industry needs to counter the negative attitude towards the industry by investing in clean coal technology and funding research initiatives to find alternative markets for coal, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.
When the US lifted sanctions on United Co. Rusal, the conditions imposed on billionaire Oleg Deripaska provided relief for rival Russian tycoon Vladimir Potanin.
Coal developer Paringa Resources has signed a sales agreement with utility Big River Electric Corporation (BREC) for up to 1.4-million tonnes of coal between 2019 and 2023 from its Poplar Grove mine, in Kentucky.
The sales agreement with BREC took Paringa’s total five-year contracted sales position to 6.8-million tonnes.
Global miner Anglo American laid off 180 workers at its flagship Los Bronces mine in central Chile, part of a plan to boost productivity at the deposit that has raised the ire of some of its unionized workers.
South Africa's largest labour union group, with more than a million and a half members, said on Wednesday it would stage a nationwide strike on Feb. 13 over large-scale layoffs at ailing state-owned firms and at private companies.
London-listed Chaarat has completed the $55-million acquisition of Kapan Mining and Processing from fellow-listed Polymetal International.
Some 14 500 workers have registered with Indian major Adani for work on the $16.5-billion Carmichael coal project, the head of its Australian unit said on Wednesday, lobbying the Queensland government get behind the project
JSE- and LSE-listed platinum-group metals (PGMs) and chrome producer Tharisa has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets, effective February 6.
Tharisa has a market capitalisation of R5.1-billion and has its primary listing on the JSE, and a secondary standard listing on the main board of the LSE. Its share capital will be unaffected by the A2X listing.
Martin Purvis has tendered his resignation as MD and CEO of ASX-listed MZI Resources effective immediately, as the company started the process to explore options to realise value at its Keysbrook mineral sands project, in Western Australia.
An interim CEO is expected to be appointed shortly, MZI said on Tuesday.
India's 2018 thermal coal imports rose at the fastest pace in four years, according to two industry sources, despite moves by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to cut imports in a bid to reduce its trade deficit.