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Five iron ore trends to watch in 2020 – report

21 January 2020 Time: 15:42
Metals and mining research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie has identified five trends that will impact the iron ore industry in 2020.

Brazil prosecutors threaten to revive $37bn lawsuit over Samarco delays

17 January 2020 Time: 15:46
Brazil’s federal prosecutors’ office has threatened to revive a 155 billion reais ($37 billion) lawsuit against Vale SA and BHP Group, citing delays in helping survivors of a deadly dam burst at their Samarco joint venture, a source close to ongoing talks on the matter between the companies and prosecutors told Reuters.

A global look at high-risk tailings dams

17 January 2020 Time: 15:28
Tailings dams are the most common waste disposal methods for mining companies, whether they’re extracting iron ore, gold or copper.

Fresh high for iron ore price as Chinese steel breaks records

17 January 2020 Time: 14:41
Benchmark iron ore prices climbed on Friday after economic data showed the country’s steelmakers produced just shy of 1 billion tonnes in 2019, the second record-breaking year in a row.

South Africa’s mining industry calls for action to end power crisis

17 January 2020 Time: 14:38
South Africa’s mining industry body on Monday urged the government to bring on stream new private sector power sources to ease the power crisis that has pushed the country to the brink of recession.

Rio Tinto’s full-year iron ore shipments drop on disruptions from cyclone and fire

16 January 2020 Time: 15:55
Rio Tinto on Friday posted a 3% drop in iron ore shipments in 2019 as the Anglo-Australian miner’s operations faced disruptions due to cyclone and a fire at a port facility.

The big problem haunting top iron ore miner isn’t so easy to fix

16 January 2020 Time: 15:51
In the weeks and months after Vale SA’s deadly dam disaster, some of Brazil’s biggest investors snatched up shares in a bet they’d bounce back and then keep rising.

Iron price gains as China imports leap to over 1 billion tonnes

14 January 2020 Time: 16:00
Benchmark iron ore prices climbed on Tuesday after trade data showed Chinese imports of the steelmaking raw material topped 1 billion tonnes for the third year in a row as Beijing’s efforts to stimulate the economy pays off.

Australian Vanadium signs agreement with Chinese steelmaker

14 January 2020 Time: 15:57
Australian Vanadium said on Wednesday it penned a non-binding agreement with a unit of steelmaker HBIS Group Chengsteel that could see the Chinese firm buy vanadium and invest in the Perth-based firm’s flagship project.

INFOGRAPHIC: The periodic table of commodity returns

13 January 2020 Time: 16:09
And although the broad commodity market finished up 17.6% on the year, the performances of individual commodities were all over the map. For those familiar with the sector, that’s pretty much par for the course.
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