THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday charged mining company Rio Tinto and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in...

FOR many Indonesians, investment banker-turned-minister Ignasius Jonan is the man who made trains run on time.

NEW laws and a crackdown on mining firms in Tanzania have slowed fresh investment in what has long been seen as one of Africa's brightest mining prospects as companies assess the consequences of...

US private equity firm Carlyle Group is quitting its decade-long mining services play in Australia through the A$517 million (S$559.8 million) sale of its controlling stake in the highly-leveraged...

INDONESIA on Tuesday agreed to let Freeport-McMoRan Inc keep operating its giant Grasberg copper mine, after the US company said it would cede control of its Indonesian unit, ending years of...

[MELBOURNE] Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, the fourth-biggest iron ore exporter, tripled its full-year dividend and may lift returns further as top miners reward investors with higher payouts amid a...

[SINGAPORE] Australian thermal coal prices for spot cargoes above US$100 a tonne, lifted by reports of strikes and strong Chinese demand, are providing a boost in earnings and share prices for miners...

[BEIJING] China will ban the production and trade of a range of products containing mercury by 2020, including thermometers and blood pressure monitors, and ban primary mercury mining by 2032, as a...

[NEW DELHI] Coal India Ltd, the world's biggest miner of the commodity, reported a 23.3 per cent decline in first-quarter profit as higher salaries eliminated gains from an increase in shipments...

[LONDON] Glencore Plc built a war chest in the first half of the year, continuing to cut debt as the world's largest commodities trading house prepares to ramp up acquisitions...