Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners — report

Tech giant Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) is said to be in talks...

Glencore gives investors $2.9bn in dividends after ‘strongest’ results ever

Miner and commodities trader Glencore (LON:GLEN) said Wednesday it would pay shareholders $2.9bn in dividends...

Toyota to make cheaper electric motors by halving use of rare earths

Toyota to make cheaper electric motors by halving use of rare earths ...

Congo’s cobalt hopes risk the same ruinous road as Thai rice: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – What do the moves by the...

Soaring cobalt prices force Samsung SDI to mine metal from old phones

Samsung SDI, South Korea’s leading battery maker, has unveiled plans to recycle...

BMW mining deals imminent as cobalt price powers on – report

Image: Shutterstock Copper and base metals markets are having terrible week, but the...

Ivanhoe boss said he’d pay higher taxes in Congo if it benefits locals

Canadian billionaire Robert Friedland, founder and executive chairman of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN),...

Congo seeks more cobalt market control as batteries drive boom

(Bloomberg) — The Democratic Republic of Congo will seek greater control of the global cobalt market by engaging directly with car and battery manufacturers, according...

Randgold calls Congo’s new mining code “draconian”

Miners operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pulling out the...

Electric cars and niche metals lure cash to Africa’s mines

Graphite in Mozambique Traditionally sold to steel mills and the lubricants industry, graphite is benefiting from new demand for lithium-ion batteries needed to power new...

Congo just gave the cobalt price another big boost

Miners and explorers knew that the Democratic Republic of Congo would be...

Bidders for $500m Canada streaming deal as cobalt price surges–report

Cobalt prices have been one of the main beneficiaries of the scramble...

Best-performing battery metal of the past year isn’t cobalt

(Bloomberg) — A metal that’s in demand for batteries is surging, and it’s...

Vancouver junior surges 60% after Africa cobalt deal

Shares in M2 Cobalt Corp (CVE:MC) were off to the races on...

Rising mineral prices trigger artisanal and small-scale mining ‘explosion’ — report

Rising mineral prices and the struggle to earn a living from agriculture...

Canada’s RNC Minerals in talks to fund battery material mine

TORONTO, Jan 15 (Reuters) – RNC Minerals is in talks with commodity...

Electric Car Dreams Run Into Cobalt Crunch

By Elisabeth Behrmann, Jack Farchy and Sam Dodge January 11, 2018 When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its X3 SUV and Mini,...

How China is locking up critical resources in the US’s own backyard

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the...

Cobalt and 11% yields lure risk-takers to this Canadian miner

(Bloomberg) — Sherritt International Corp.’s double-digit bond yields are beginning to lure investors, even...
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Lew stalks as Hounsell preps Myer

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Easy Ride trial to mark Nissan’s first stop on road to taxi services

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