Published: 02 Feb 2016
The plans, which were leaked to environmental group Friends of the Earth, could list fracking wells in the UK as "nationally significant infrastructure", leading to local communities losing their say on oil and gas developments as the government attempts to speed up fracking developments in the country.
Published: 29 Jan 2016
Falling steel prices led by the slowdown in China’s economy has driven down Indian steel market growth to a rate of 3% per annum and slashed into India’s refractories sector, prompting calls for protectionist policies to preserve the country’s minerals and metals industries.
Published: 19 Jan 2016
Consumer demand for longer driving ranges and shorter charging times are expected to be met by the next generation of EV-powering batteries in China, which have so far lagged behind the equivalent technologies developed in Japan and South Korea.
Published: 12 Jan 2016
The year ahead looks set to be another bracing one for the mining industry, but banks are keen for companies to open discussions at an early stage to prevent projects from going to the wall.