Copper – Copper prices have picked up this week, but investors are anxious that a slowdown in China’s economic growth could abate demand for the red metal.
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Nickel – Reuters reported that BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT) is improving the way it processes nickel ore in order to better its chances of selling its Australia-based Nickel West division.
Coal – Mining.com reported that BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) is looking to build the largest underground thermal coal mine in the world, but could meet opposition from locals who have a stake in the proposed location at Liverpool Plains, Australia.
Iron – BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP, NYSE:BBL) is looking to "simplify" its portfolio, potentially spinning-off its non-core assets into a new company.
Nickel – US and European sanctions on Russia combined with Indonesia's ban on unprocessed ore exports to push nickel to an 11-month high.
Gas – Mining Weekly reported that Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE:BHP,ASX:BHP,LSE:BLT), believes that although the US shale gas industry is growing quickly, coal will continue to be the most dominant source of fuel worldwide for the coming years.
Manganese – Australia is the second-largest producer of manganese, and though it can be challenging to operate in the country, many miners are thriving.
Iron – Bloomberg reported that as "an additional productivity measure," BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT) has suspended production at Yarrie, its smallest iron ore operation. Yarrie is located in Western Australia.
Coal – Mining Weekly reported that on Tuesday, Graham Kerr, CFO of BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT), said during a media conference call that his company continues to see coal as an "attractive commodity."
Coal – Reuters reported that BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT) and Mitsubishi Corp. (TSE:8058) plan to cut about 230 jobs at their Queensland-based Saraji mine.