Philippine miners call for end of ban on big new projects
Miners are urging the government to lift a six-year ban on large-scale projects in the Philippines after the state removed restrictions on smaller ventures.
More than 20 Philippine mines pass govt review, 4 fail official
The panel reviewed the 27 mines in the worlds No. 2 nickel ore supplier that former Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez ordered closed or suspended last year.
Up 75% in a year battery producers stock up on high grade exchange-held metal in anticipation of electric vehicle boom.
Philippines top nickel miner keeps sales guidance despite govt curbs
The Philippines top nickel ore producer, Nickel Asia Corp, said its export plans in 2018 remain unchanged despite government plans to limit mining areas.
Nickel market eyes Philippines as mine review delayed yet again
The review by the Mining Industry Coordinating Council is now set to take six months instead of three, according to the Department of Finance.
B2Gold says Malis new code wont affect its Fekola mine
The Canadian miner says any contemplated amendments in a new mining code will not apply to Fekola without its consent.
Indonesia to lead nickel production: BMI
The market intelligence firm says global nickel ore production growth will continue to accelerate in 2018 as major producer countries see a recovery in production levels following subdued output in 2017.
Mali mine takes B2Gold 2017 output to record high
This is the ninth consecutive year the Canadian miner achieves record annual gold production.
Nickel prices will continue to fall: BMI
Increased supply from Indonesia and subdued demand from China are the main drivers behind the downward trend.
Philippines Duterte holds open pit mining ban despite pressure
President Rodrigo Dutertes decision not only ignores demands from pro-mining groups but also from members of his own government, including the current environment minister Roy Cimatu.
B2Gold to kick commercial production at Mali mine earlier than planned
The Fekola mine will add up to 410,000 ounces of gold to the companys annual output.
Philippines open pit mining ban could be lifted before year end
Mines minister says will follow new recommendations of environment regulator reviving projects like giant Tampakan, Silangan copper-gold mines.
Philippines Duterte lifts suspension on gold miner Lepanto
Lepanto was among more than two dozen companies ordered halted by a sacked minister who led an environmental crackdown.
B2Gold up on higher-than-expected production
Company said it expects production of between 50,000 and 55,000 ounces of gold from its new mine in south-western Mali to bring total metal production for 2017 to between 530,000 and 570,000 ounces of gold.
Philippines confirms environment minister who supports open pit mining ban
Roy Cimatu, who replaced ousted ecologist Regina Lopez in May, has said he would review evidence brought forward by mining companies and communities before deciding whether to keep, modify, or reverse his predecessors measures.
Philippines delays environment minister nomination approval over mining woes
Former minister Lopez had to leave the post after the same legislative panel that delayed Cimatus confirmation rejected her appointment.
Philippines President says open-pit mining ban should stay
Rodrigo Duterte said ban should remain in place given the environmental damage it causes, but noted he would give companies time to find alternative mining methods.
Philippines to expand mining ban to watershed areas, ore exports
In an effort to receive more financial benefits from mining operations, the governments proposal will also require investors in the sector to get legislative approval before operating.
Philippines says open pit mining ban to stay put
Environment and Natural Resources minister Roy Cimatu also said there was no rush to make decision on suspended, closed mines.
Philippines plans new law to ensure responsible mining
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the countrys mining industry pays too little in tax and not enough in compensation for any environmental damage.
As Indonesian nickel ore flows again to China, famine turns to feast: Andy Home
The flow of Indonesian nickel ore to China has resumed after a three-and-a-half year break.
Nickel production to grow for first time since 2013 report
More supply will likely drag prices lower, as the metal already touched a one-year low of $8,680 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange last week and is down more than 10% this year.
For these women, working underground is a bright opportunity
Mothers will do everything to ensure a bright future for their children.
Philippines to keep mining law intact, despite new minister appointment
The new head of the environment office, Roy Cimatu, has however said he believed it was possible to balance mining and natural resources protection.
Philippines shows anti-mining environment minister the door
Congress decision puts and end to a 10-month tenure during which Regina Lopez ordered the closure of more than half the countrys mines and banned open-pit mining.