Mining & Metals: The week in 10 stories

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Mining CEOs at CIBC 22nd Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference expect a strong 2019 ahead for M&As, following a string of recent large-scale deals.

BOLIVIA

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State company Comibol is ramping up operations at a new processing plant at its Huanuni tin mine, part of a US$50mn expansion.

BRAZIL

The world's biggest niobium producer,CBMM, saw global demand for the metal increase 25% in 2018.

CHILE

Steel and iron producer CAP shipped 1.038Mt less iron ore in 2018 due to a fatal accident at its Guacolda 2 port, which also impacted profits by US$47.5mn.

BHP produced 825,000t of copper in July-December 2018, down 1% compared to the same period a year before.

State copper producer Codelco extended the deadline for a desalination plant at its Distrito Norte operations until April.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Corporación Minera Dominicana (Cormidom) announced the start-up of a US$1bn underground mine at its Cerro de Maimón copper asset.

GUATEMALA

Tahoe Resources targets a restart of suspended Escobal operations, the world's largest and lowest cost primary silver producer.

MEXICO

Agnico Eagle Mines will not follow in the footsteps of Newmont and Barrick by seeking big-company M&As, according to CFO David Smith.

BNamericas presents a list of early-stage precious metals projects to watch this year in Mexico.