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Volcan and Glencore are among the “many” companies interested in buying Doe Run Peru’s La Oroya polymetallic smelter and the Cobriza copper mine, Luis Castillo, Doe Run Peru workers' representative told Metal Bulletin.
Glencore subsidiary Mopani Copper Mines has halted some expansion projects at its copper mines in Zambia due to a dispute with the government over the repayment of $200 million in VAT rebates.
Australia’s Poseidon Nickel has signed a two-year conditional offtake agreement with BHP Billiton to supply ore from the Mt Windarra site to BHP’s Nickel West Leinster concentrator.
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s Asian office. A summary of key stories this morning…
Copper prices on the London Metal Exchange were steady during Asian morning trading, with the Chinese and Hong Kong markets closed for holiday.
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