News in Numbers


Commodity traders had their second-best year on record in 2023, with profits of around $100bn and large cash accumulations.


At least 13 people are currently trapped under rubble following a rock collapse at Russia’s Pioneer gold mine.


The net profit plunge reported by Russian aluminium producer United Company Rusal International for 2023.


The Australian Government will provide up to A$840m ($550m) for the first combined rare earths mine and refinery in the country’s Northern Territory, owned by Arafura Rare Earths.


Lithium Americas has obtained a conditional commitment for a $2.26bn loan from the US Department of Energy to build processing facilities at the Thacker Pass lithium mine in Nevada.