With lithium in trouble, leading battery producer CATL forges ahead on cobalt
Having completed work on their new processing plant, the bosses of China's CATL group and its partner Putailai are now waiting only for the Covid-19 crisis to ease to officially launch operations at the Luisha South mine in Katanga, which is crucial to their development plans in DRC. [...]
Alliance of mining expert and lobbyists creates stronghold on continent
American concern Providence Mining has plans to expand its African foothold and has a pool of mining sector veterans within its top management to lead the way. These include lobbyists for the ex-governor of the mineral-rich Katanga province Moïse Katumbi [. [...]
Is Liberia the solution to Rio Tinto and Chinalco's Simandou iron ore challenge?
Not wanting to have infrastructure costs cut into the profitability of their Guinean iron ore deposit Simandou, Australian mining giant Rio Tinto and China's Chinalco are in talks to sell the site's first output to steel giant ArcelorMittal. [...]