How much does lithium cost? The industry can’t seem to agree

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Opaque pricing for lithium, the powerhouse metal fueling the electric vehicle revolution, is expected to be top of mind this week as the industry’s leaders gather... Read more »

U.S. faces hurdles in push to build electric vehicle supply chain

(Reuters) – The United States faces stiff challenges as it moves to create its own electric vehicle supply chain, industry analysts say, with the extent of the country’s metal... Read more »

Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending under goal of returning to moon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a “down payment” to accommodate the accelerated... Read more »

Exclusive: U.S. seeks to challenge China’s electric-vehicle supply chain dominance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle... Read more »

Mexico to recover bodies of miners killed in 2006 blast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged on Wednesday to recover the more than 60 remaining bodies of miners killed in a massive coal shaft... Read more »

RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Good news from China could boost materials shares

(Repeats story sent earlier with no changes to text) By April Joyner NEW YORK, April 28 (Reuters) – Even as the lift from optimism over prospects for U.S.-China trade... Read more »

Trump’s Cuba hawks try to squeeze Havana over Venezuela role

MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end... Read more »

Indigenous community ends blockade of Peru’s Las Bambas copper mine

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators block a road access to a copper mine during a protest in Fuerabamba, Apurimac, Peru, March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Mitra Taj/File Photo LIMA (Reuters) – Las Bambas... Read more »

UPDATE 1-CRU-CESCO-Rio Tinto to join World Bank’s green mining program

(Adds World Bank statement) SANTIAGO, April 9 (Reuters) – Rio Tinto said on Tuesday it will join a World Bank initiative intended to help developing countries sustainably mine lithium,... Read more »

CRU-CESCO-Antofagasta to stay put on dividend policy but will return cash to shareholders

SANTIAGO, April 9 (Reuters) – Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc will retain its dividend policy of paying out at least 35 percent of underlying net earnings but will pay out... Read more »