Barrick Gold said it is studying a merger with US miner Newmont Mining in what would be one of the largest-ever mining deals.
Peru posted a solid quarter of growth to cap off 2018, as almost all sectors of the economy expanded at a robust pace, except for the mining industry.
Zinc-lead-silver miners Pan American Silver and Trevali Mining battled declining metals prices last year while registering impairment charges.
The Brazilian mining giant Vale said that it has complied immediately with the decision, but will appeal.
The slab producer is a JV between iron ore giant Vale and Korean steelmakers Posco and Dongkuk.
Companies with gold, silver and copper assets in Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Honduras issue financing and appointment updates.