Tahoe Resources joins UN Global Compact
The total investment requirements of projects approved last year fell almost 50% from the US$12bn reported in 2016.
The new entity, to be named ThyssenKrupp Tata Steel, will have pro-forma sales of about 15bn euros (US$18bn) and a workforce of some 48,000 in 34 locations.
The bank said it expects steel production in Brazil to grow at a CAGR of 8% in the CY17-2020 period.
Mining companies Guyana Goldfields, Discovery, Bearing Lithium, Horizonte, Kootenay provide project updates.
Southern Copper overcame a tough fourth quarter to post a profit in 2017 as metals prices surged and costs came down.