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Copper producers around the world have moved to halt or cut back operations and slow construction projects of the bellwether metal as the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues. In South America, where the bulk of the world’s copper is produced, several mining giants have announced various...

Two of Australia’s largest miners, BHP Billiton and Hancock Prospecting have held talks over potentially initiating mining and exploration projects in Ecuador, according to the nation’s government. Ecuador’s Mining Minister Javier Cordova Unda said both firms have had discussions with national officials on the prospects of...