BNamericas presents a roundup of the week's top Mining & Metals stories.
Buenaventura's zinc-lead unit El Brocal registered hefty hedging losses in the first half that slashed its earnings by half, despite strong prices for most metals.
The last time the region produced less than 90,000t a month was in February 1985, and the downward trend in production trend seems to be gaining traction.
AM/NS Calvert warns that US jobs will be under threat unless 755,000t of Mexican slab are excluded from the 25% tariff on steel imports.
Companies in Brazil, Mexico and Chile published results from their sampling and drilling programs.
Companies report Q2 output from gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper producing assets in Mexico.
Companies announce the closure of a spin-out transaction, a reserve estimate update and an off-take agreement, relating to lithium, gold and silver assets in Chile and Mexico.
The federal government has golden share rights in reinsurer IRB and large companies in other sectors.