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London Metal Exchange and Fastmarkets to set lithium price benchmark

The exchange will work Fastmarkets to provide the reference price…

Bonus schemes play a role in tailings dams failures – research

According to a paper in Resources Policy, such compensation packages…

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Australia floods force ships to look for coal supplies elsewhere

Reuters reports:  An increasing number of dry bulk carriers are departing eastern Australia’s coal ports empty-handed as devastating floods force companies to […]

Australia coal losses mount

Australia’s devastating floods could remove 5 percent or more of steelmaking coal from world markets, a major bank estimated on Wednesday, as […]

Rio declares force majeure on Boyne aluminium

Premiums for spot primary aluminium in Asia are unlikely to rise after Rio Tinto declared force majeure on shipments from its Boyne […]

Contract miner Leighton says floods halt activities

Mining Weekly reports: ASX-listed contract miner and construction specialist the Leighton Group on Wednesday reported that a number of its contract mining […]

A meagre upside, admittedly, but Queensland rebuild will boost GDP

IT IS little comfort for those who have lost everything but Queensland’s floods could provide some economic growth as communities rebuild, households […]