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    Published 30 April 2021 | viewed 2,669 times

    US and Brazil-based researchers have published a new study where they outline what they deem a ‘more efficient and safer’ alternative to sourcing copper via…

  • Can Copper Prices Continue To Break Records?

    Published 28 April 2021 | viewed 6,324 times

    Copper was once again approaching the pivotal $10,000 a tonne level on Tuesday, jumping to over $4.50 a pound, or $9,940 a tonne in New York amid…

  • Lithium Mega-Merger Creates New $3 Billion Company

    Published 19 April 2021 | viewed 4,446 times

    Australian lithium miners Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) and Orocobre (ASX:ORE) have agreed to a merger that would create a $3.1 billion (A$4bn) company, set to be the world’s fifth largest producer…

  • Western Europe Is Now The World’s Largest Investor In Batteries

    Published 18 April 2021 | viewed 2,610 times

    In 2020, Fitch Solutions analysts recorded 37 manufacturing projects for EV batteries and related components and materials worth $21.04 billion, for those projects disclosing financial details. The…

  • Macquarie: Lithium Prices May Double Over The Next 4 Years

    Published 15 April 2021 | viewed 3,883 times

    Lithium shares are on a roll after investment bank Macquarie (ASX: MQG) joined peers in predicting a further increase in prices for the key battery metal driven…

  • Tesla’s Biggest Competitor Is Ditching Nickel And Cobalt

    Published 11 April 2021 | viewed 12,134 times

    China’s BYD confirmed that it is going all-in on LFP (lithium-iron-phosphate) batteries, scrapping NCM (nickel, cobalt, manganese) technology from its model line-up entirely. BYD, which…

  • Mining Giant Rio Tinto Starts Lithium Production In The U.S.

    Published 07 April 2021 | viewed 12,651 times

    Rio Tinto (ASX, LON, NYSE: RIO) has kicked off lithium production from waste rock at a plant located at a borates mine it controls in California. The…

  • Copper Prices Jump After Leading Producer Chile Closes Its Borders

    Published 05 April 2021 | viewed 21,839 times

    Copper price jumped on Monday as investors assessed the decision by Chile to close its borders during April due to a spike in covid-19 cases. Copper for…

  • Uranium Prices Poised To Rally

    Published 03 April 2021 | viewed 7,593 times

    The uranium market is emerging from years in the doldrums as the overhang from the nuclear disaster in Japan is cleared and global demand picks…

  • Canada’s Oil Sands Need More Than Just Profit To Survive

    Published 01 April 2021 | viewed 6,009 times

    Canada’s biggest oil sands producers are generating billions more in free cash flow thanks to a faster-than-expected pandemic rebound, but their cautious approach to spending…

  • Google, Samsung, BMW And Volvo Support Ban On Deep-sea Mining

    Published 31 March 2021 | viewed 1,746 times

    BMW, Volvo, Google and Korean battery maker Samsung SDI, have vowed not buy metals produced from deep-sea mining until the environmental risks of the activity are “comprehensively understood”.…

  • Canada Could Become A Superpower In The Global Battery Market

    Published 29 March 2021 | viewed 6,894 times

    “Canada has great potential to become a leader in the global Li-ion battery market,” a new analysis by Roskill states. The research firm published the insight following…

  • Copper Futures Jump On Strong Chinese Demand

    Published 28 March 2021 | viewed 7,032 times

    Copper prices rose on Friday, tracking gains in the equities market buoyed by optimism over the global economic recovery on positive US labour data and…

  • Climbing Yields, Stronger Dollar Weigh On Gold Prices

    Published 18 March 2021 | viewed 12,185 times

    Gold prices reversed course on Thursday, dropping from a more than two-week high, as bullion’s appeal continues to be tarnished by climbing US Treasury yields and…

  • EV Metal Index Doubles As Lithium And Cobalt Prices Explode

    Published 17 March 2021 | viewed 5,431 times

    Despite a 43% drop from December’s record, largely due to seasonal factors, the January 2021 MINING.COM EV Metal Index, which tracks the value of battery…

  • Lithium Prices Have Soared 88% This Year

    Published 16 March 2021 | viewed 3,085 times

    Lithium prices continue to rise exponentially in China on the back of heavy demand for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, the first ever mid-month assessment…

  • Europe Can’t Keep Up With Demand For Battery Metals

    Published 12 March 2021 | viewed 7,333 times

    A report on battery metals produced by Aperio Intelligence on behalf of Eurobattery Minerals forecasts a considerable increase in raw materials demand for Europe’s e-mobility…

  • Gold Erases Gains On Rebounding Treasury Yields

    Published 11 March 2021 | viewed 2,312 times

    Gold is heading for its first decline in three days, erasing its gains from that period, as US Treasury yields rebounded following congressional approval of a massive stimulus…

  • Gold Prices Slide To 10-Month Low

    Published 08 March 2021 | viewed 21,752 times

    Gold prices continued to slide on Monday as the dollar and US treasury yields kept marching higher and prompted investors to dump the non-yielding metal. Spot…

  • Gigafactory Demand Leads To Price Explosion In Battery-Grade Lithium

    Published 04 March 2021 | viewed 6,134 times

    Domestic Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices assessed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence are on a tear in 2021 after bottoming out in the second half of last year,…

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