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December 19, 2019

News: Mosaic to curtail phosphate production in Florida

December 19, 2019 In the US, Mosaic announced today it intends to reduce its fertilizer production levels until market conditions improve. At its central Florida operations, it […]
November 26, 2019

News: CN and union reach tentative agreement

November 26, 2019 Earlier today in Canada, Canadian National (CN) railway and the union representing its workers reached a tentative agreement to renew a collective labour agreement. The new […]
November 13, 2019

News: Glencore to close Canadian smelter by end of year

November 13, 2019 Glencore announced today it will permanently close its Brunswick lead smelter, also known as Belledune, in New Brunswick, Canada by the end of the year. […]
October 30, 2019

News: Chile protest/strike update 2

October 30, 2019 Protest and strike activity in Chile is continuing despite Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera announcing a social reform plan last week as previously reported. Among the latest […]
October 23, 2019

News: Chile protest/strike update

October 23, 2019 Protest and strike activity in Chile intensified today with the first formally organized demonstration taking place, being led by students and trade unions. Thousands of […]
October 22, 2019

News: Protests in Chile mounting

October 22, 2019 In Chile, protests over social issues around income equality and cost of living are increasing. The latest driver of the unrest came last week […]
June 13, 2019

News: Workers at Codelco’s Chuquicamata to strike

June 13, 2019 In Chile, media reports indicate that union workers at Codelco’s Chuquicamata (Chuqui) smelter plan to begin a strike on Friday, June 14. This […]
May 31, 2019

News: US to impose tariffs on Mexico

May 31, 2019 In the US, President Trump announced yesterday that the US would begin imposing a 5% tariff on all imported goods from Mexico beginning […]
May 28, 2019

News: Potrerillos smelter restarts

May 28, 2019 In Chile, multiple market sources report Codelco was successful in restarting its Potrerillos smelter over the weekend and sulphuric acid deliveries resumed yesterday. The […]
March 27, 2019

News: Delay possible for LSN line 2 restart

March 27, 2019 In South Korea, there was an incident at LS Nikko’s Line 2 yesterday that injured two workers. The sulphuric acid producing plant has been […]
March 26, 2019

News: Chuqui restart date in focus as Codelco ousts SNC-Lavalin

March 26, 2019 On Monday, March 25, SNC-Lavalin confirmed that Codelco terminated its contract covering work at its Chuquicamata (Chuqui) smelter in northern Chile. SNC-Lavalin said […]
December 24, 2018

News: Update on Sterlite’s Tuticorin smelter

December 24, 2018 Late last week, the Madras High Court in Indiarolled back the order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) until January 21. The NGT […]