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This one Congo project could supply the world with lithium

This one Congo project could supply the world with lithium

AVZ Minerals’ Manono became the world’s largest non-brine lithium resource after the Perth-based company released the maiden estimate for its 60%-owned project in southern DRC in August this year. At the end of November, AVZ published the results...

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Vale to boost nickel investment on EV optimism

Vale to boost nickel investment on EV optimism

Brazilian miner Vale will invest a further $500m into its troubled nickel project on the Pacific Island of New Caledonia after ending the search for a partner. Speaking at the company’s annual investor day in London chief executive Fabio...

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Shenzhen Relaxes Purchase Policy on Battery Electric Vehicles to Lift Sales

Shenzhen Relaxes Purchase Policy on Battery Electric Vehicles to Lift Sales

The southern Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen has eased restrictions on the purchase of electric cars to boost sales of battery electric vehicles, following in the footsteps of Beijing and Shanghai. The annual license quota for standard cars in...

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Palladium takes gold’s crown as most valuable precious metal

Palladium takes gold’s crown as most valuable precious metal

Palladium has usurped gold as the most valuable precious metal, underlining its status as one of the year’s best performing commodities. The metal surged to a high of $1,257 an ounce on Wednesday, surpassing the price of gold for the first time...

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Tianqi buys stake in lithium miner SQM from Nutrien for $4.1 billion

Tianqi buys stake in lithium miner SQM from Nutrien for $4.1 billion

China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp (002466.SZ) has purchased a 23.77 percent share in Chilean lithium miner SQM (SQMa.SN) from Canadian fertilizer giant Nutrien (NTR.TO), the Chilean stock exchange said on Monday, for a total sale price of $4.066...

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Construction on $4B Indonesia EV battery project begins Jan 2019 – Minister

Construction on $4B Indonesia EV battery project begins Jan 2019 – Minister

JAKARTA – Developers will begin building a lithium battery project in Morowali, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, on Jan. 11, Coordinating Maritime Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Friday. The $4 billion project involves investors from South...

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Battery Powerhouse CATL Wants USD16 Billion Credit Line to Fend Off Rivals

Battery Powerhouse CATL Wants USD16 Billion Credit Line to Fend Off Rivals

The world’s largest electric vehicle cell maker, Contemporary Amperex Technology, plans to apply for up to CNY110 billion (USD16 billion) in credit as it looks to retain its top spot in the increasingly competitive EV battery sector. The...

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BMW joins project to improve conditions for cobalt mining in Congo

BMW joins project to improve conditions for cobalt mining in Congo

German carmaker BMW is exploring ways to improve working conditions for mining cobalt in Congo through a pilot project also supported by chemicals giant BASF, battery maker Samsung SDI and a development agency. Carmakers seeking to boost sales of...

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SK Group Takes Second-Largest Stake in Chinese Battery Materials Maker

SK Group Takes Second-Largest Stake in Chinese Battery Materials Maker

(Yicai Global) Nov. 28 — SK Group, one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates, has become the second-largest shareholder in a Chinese battery materials maker as it looks to expand into the powertrain battery sector in the...

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Anglo American to increase copper production in Chile

Anglo American to increase copper production in Chile

Anglo American (LON:AAL) has increased its copper production guidance from its Chilean operations this year to 660,000 tonnes, up from a range of 630,000 to 660,000 tonnes previously anticipated, based on planned expansions at its Los Bronces and...

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Lithium giant sees strong prices for longer amid ramp-up issues

Lithium giant sees strong prices for longer amid ramp-up issues

Unexpected difficulties to expand production by one of the world’s top lithium miners come with a silver lining — stronger than expected prices. Santiago-based Soc. Quimica y Minera de Chile SA expects lithium prices to remain firm in the fourth...

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