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Rio Tinto’s Jean-Sébastien Jacques: World on the Edge of a New Metals Age

Copper – This week was CESCO week in Santiago, Chile. It's one of the more notable events in the copper space, and at this year's conference, Rio Tinto's chief executive for copper and coal, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, shared his thoughts on the long-term outlook for copper and what the industry needs to be focused on right now.

MMG to Decide on Dugald River Development Plans by Q3 2015

Zinc – MMG has come forward to say that it will decide during 2015's third quarter how to develop its Dugald River project. The company is hoping the mine will be able to replace output from its Century mine, which is set to close this year.

What Does Evraz Highveld’s Business Rescue Mean for the Vanadium Market?

Vanadium – Earlier this week, Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium filed for voluntary business rescue. While that's bad news for the company, other players in the vanadium space could benefit.

Molycorp Gains 77 Percent on Siemens Supply Deal

Rare Earth – Shares of Molycorp jumped Wednesday on news that the company has secured a 10-year rare earths supply deal with Siemens. Under the terms of the agreement, Molycorp will supply rare earth materials to Shin-Etsu Chemical, which will produce rare earth magnets for Siemens to use in its high-efficiency, direct-drive wind turbines.