Companies issue acquisition and option agreements relating to lithium and cobalt assets in Argentina and Chile.
Following completion of the merger, Barrick will own approximately 66.6% and Randgold will own the rest of the new company.
Refined copper wire and aluminum oxide exports to the bloc also performed well.
The combined mining company will have operations in Brazil (Tucano) and Mexico (Topia, Guanajuato) and the Coricancha project in Peru.
The economy ministry launches a review which could see a 16.6% duty on Ukrainian ferro-silicomanganese extended.
Three Canadian companies issue acquisition and financing updates relating to precious metals and lithium projects in Ecuador, Argentina and Mexico.