This week, we looked in depth at the allegations made
against artisanal cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC) by Amnesty International. Here, we looked at the
claims made by Amnesty against Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co, and
Claire Hack considered how existing rulings on so-called
conflict minerals might be applied to the situation in the DRC.
The OECD is already working to bring on formal reporting
from nations that adhere to its mineral supply chain due
diligence guidelines. Click here to review all Metal Bulletin's
analysis of the Amnesty report. Staying with the minor metals,
Shan Jiuliang, the founder and chairman of the Kunming-based
Fanya Metal Exchange, was arrested in December, leaked police
documents reveal. James Heywood and Anna Xu had the full story.
Base metal prices rallied on...