BHP shares hit 3-month high as deadline for formal Anglo bid looms

Shares of BHP Group touched a three-month high on Tuesday about 36 hours ahead of a deadline to lodge a formal bid for rival miner Anglo American, which last week rejected a sweetened $43 billion takeover proposal.

Past producing yellow diamonds mine in Australia set to reopen

Australia’s Gibb River Diamonds (ASX: GIB) is getting closer to restarting the mothballed Ellendale diamond mine in West Kimberley after being granted three mining leases that are key for the project.

China’s SDIC in advanced talks for significant stake in Thai potash mine

China’s SDIC Mining Investment Co. is in advanced talks for a significant minority stake in Asia Pacific Potash Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests

Australia’s Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country’s largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked because it risks poisoning water supplies.

Sibanye recovers after weather woes

Sibanye-Stillwater’s Queensland operations are back up and running following a period of severe weather in the first quarter of the year.

Element 25’s Butcherbird flies high

Manganese developer Element 25 (E25) will accelerate activities for the planned expansion of its Butcherbird manganese project in Western Australia.

Fortescue continues sustainability push

A dual-fuelled ammonia-powered vessel from Fortescue has won the Hydrogen Transport award at the World Hydrogen 2024 Awards.

Anglo American’s South Africa investors open to improved BHP bid

Anglo American’s key South African shareholders are open to a takeover offer from BHP, with some advocating for an additional cash component to the bid, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Nutrien beats quarterly profit estimates on robust North America demand

Nutrien, the world’s biggest fertilizer producer, beat first-quarter profit estimates on Wednesday, on strong demand for crop nutrients from North America owing to early planting and lower inventory.

Nippon Steel sticks to plan to close US Steel deal by year-end

Japan’s top steelmaker, Nippon Steel, is sticking to its plan to close a deal by year-end to buy US Steel, which it expects to boost output and profits, the company said on Thursday, despite resistance to the transaction in the US.

Anglo American’s South Africa investors open to improved BHP bid

Anglo American’s key South African shareholders are open to a takeover offer from BHP, with some advocating for an additional cash component to the bid, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Nutrien beats quarterly profit estimates on robust North America demand

Nutrien, the world’s biggest fertilizer producer, beat first-quarter profit estimates on Wednesday, on strong demand for crop nutrients from North America owing to early planting and lower inventory.

Botswana vows to protect interests in potential BHP-Anglo deal

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to protect the country’s interests, including its 15% stake in diamond giant De Beers, should BHP Group Ltd. acquire Anglo American Plc.

Newmont sticks to mine investment delay, dashing Peru hopes

Newmont Corp. has no plans to expedite a decision on its $2.5 billion Yanacocha Sulfides project, dashing the Peruvian government’s hopes of a forthcoming announcement.

Brazil court rejects requests to block $15.7 billion from Vale

A Brazilian federal court rejected a request made by the country’s solicitor general’s office asking that miners Vale, BHP and their joint venture Samarco pay 79.6 billion reais ($15.64 billion) for the 2015 collapse of a tailings dam.

China’s 2024 iron ore imports similar to last year

Imports of iron ore by China, the world’s biggest buyer, in 2024 are expected to be around 1.17 to 1.18 billion metric tons, similar to last year’s 1.18 billion tons, a senior official of miner Vale said on Wednesday.

A leadership battle is brewing at deep sea mining’s regulatory body

The secretary-general of the International Seabed Authority is set to run for a third term leading the United Nations-affiliated organization that regulates deep sea mining, as control of mineral resources used to make electric car batteries becomes a focus of US-China rivalry.

BHP bombshell puts South African mining in a hole

BHP has put South Africa and its mining sector on the spot. The $140 billion Australian group’s ambitious swoop on rival Anglo American would see one of the Rainbow Nation’s most familiar companies largely withdraw from the country more than a hundred years after it was founded. The question is whether the government in Pretoria can stop the $39 billion transaction – and whether it should.

Coal India reports 26% rise in profit as staff costs fall

Coal India Ltd., the world’s largest producer of the commodity, reported a 26% increase in fourth-quarter profit, driven by a drop in salary expenses and higher shipments to customers.

Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds

China’s leading metals companies, including its state iron ore buyer, are considering their next moves following BHP Group’s blockbuster $39 billion approach for rival Anglo American Plc, potentially the largest mining deal in over a decade.

Anglo American takeover price needs to surpass £30/share

A takeover of Anglo American Plc would need to be pitched at more than £30 ($37.6) per share, a higher price than BHP Group Ltd. offered last week, according to analysts and traders surveyed by Bloomberg.

Senate passes Russian uranium import ban, sending to Biden

The Senate voted Tuesday evening to approve legislation banning the import of enriched uranium from Russia, sending the measure to the president. President Joe Biden plans to sign it into law soon, according to the White House.

As BHP weighs firm bid for Anglo, investors fret over cherry-picking assets

BHP Group can’t cherry pick Anglo American assets without paying a hefty premium, Anglo investors told Reuters, concerned that they stand to lose heavily by holding shares in South African subsidiaries.

Anglo spinoffs will ‘very likely’ need South Africa approval

BHP Group Ltd.’s proposal for Anglo American Plc to spin off platinum and iron ore units before a takeover would likely require approval from South African regulators, according to a government agency.

White House eyes Russian uranium import ban while House bill stalls

The Biden administration is considering banning imports of enriched Russian uranium using executive authority as congressional efforts to block the Kremlin’s shipments of the reactor fuel stall, people familiar with the matter said.

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