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Gold Production on Pause as Mining Industry Reveals Gold Becomes Difficult to Find

The gold mining industry struggles to ramp up gold production due to declining deposits, financing, and regulatory challenges as gold prices increase.


Interior Construction Firms Accused of Rigging Million-Dollar Tenders; Singaporean Watchdog Issues Legal Notices

Two interior construction firms are accused of rigging million-dollar tenders. A Singaporean competition watchdog shares the details...

Chinese Scientists Develop Cheap Aluminum Alloy with Record Thermal Resistance, Six Times Stronger than Standard Alloys

Chinese scientists at Tianjin University developed a cost-effective aluminum alloy with remarkable strength and heat resistance, revolutionizing aerospace and industrial applications...

China Slams New US Tariffs, Vows to Defend Economic Interests Amid Trade Tensions

Biden imposes extensive tariffs on Chinese imports, including semiconductors and EVs, escalating trade tensions. China vows to defend its interests and urges correction...


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Amplats gets $385 million offer for Bokoni mine stake
Anglo American Platinum has received a 4.5 billion rand ($385 million) offer for its 49 percent stake in the Bokoni mine in northeast South Africa, a source said on Wednesday, pushing its shares highe
Olam agrees to buy ADM's cocoa business to create global firm
Olam International Ltd (OLAM.SI) will buy Archer Daniels Midland Co's (ADM.N) cocoa business for $1.3 billion, it said on Monday, catapulting the Singapore-based commodities merchant into the top tier
Berkshire Hathaway buys oil logistics business Charter Brokerage
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Friday said it was buying oil industry logistics provider Charter Brokerage from private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners.
ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel to start hedging iron ore
Top steelmakers ArcelorMittal and Tata Steel are dipping their toes into iron ore derivatives, marking a crucial milestone in developing trade for the world's second-largest commodity after oil.
U.S. Congress approves land swap for Rio-BHP copper mine in Arizona
The U.S. Congress has cleared the way for global miners Rio Tinto (RIO.L) (RIO.AX) and BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) to swap land with the government, which will allow them to build a long-delayed $6
Mexican billionaire Slim to take top stake in Spanish builder FCC
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is set to become the largest investor in Spanish builder FCC after reaching a deal with the firm's current top shareholder Esther Koplowitz to buy her rights to partici
India regulator says Holcim-Lafarge merger may hurt competition
A planned merger by Switzerland's Holcim Ltd and France's Lafarge to create the world's biggest cement maker might hurt competition in India, the country's antitrust regulator said on Saturday, asking
SGL says in talks with many carmakers to supply carbon fiber parts
SGL Group, the materials supplier for carbon fiber reinforced parts in BMW's electric cars, is in talks with several other carmakers to supply carbon fiber for a wider range of automotive components,
Tan in talks to sell ARMS stake to repay Standard Chartered
Indonesian businessman Samin Tan is in talks to sell assets including all or part of his stake in Asia Resource Minerals (ARMS) to help repay Standard Chartered and Raiffeisen close to $1 billion.
Xstrata founder Davis bids for Anglo American assets
Mick Davis, the former boss of miner Xstrata, has made an offer for Anglo American assets including copper mines in Chile, Brazilian nickel mines and some coal operations, the Sunday Times reported wi
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