Mining & Metals: The week in 10 stories

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.


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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.


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


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.


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


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


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.