In 2020, 34 countries have witnessed a significant increase in the nationalisation of natural resources as a side effect of Covid-19, revealed the latest report by Verisk Maplecroft published late on Thursday.
Analysts at Citi revised their price forecasts for copper higher, going as far as to tell clients that prospects for a so-called 'super-cycle' in copper and aluminium prices were "real".
Glencore kept its 2021 production guidance in place after coronavirus-related restrictions and the closure of its Mutanda mine reduced output of several commodities in 2020.
The price of silver surged on Monday as retail traders switched their attention to the precious metal after attacking short sellers of GameStop.
Antofagasta said it expected a solid performance in 2021 as the miner reported a strong final quarter that supported annual production in line with guidance.
BHP said it produced a strong operational performance in the first half but that it would take a charge of up to $1. 25bn (£910m) on its coal operation in New South Wales.
Oil prices have risen after US inventories came in lower than expected, boosting the market.
Glencore said Ivan Glasenberg would retire in the first half of 2021 after 19 years as chief executive of the commodities trader and miner.
JP Morgan upgraded Royal Dutch Shell shares to 'overweight; and increased its price target on the oil company as it took a positive view of the UK oil sector.
Odey Asset Management has accused Rio Tinto of destroying value through lack of action over problems at Turquoise Hill, through which Rio Tinto owns a giant copper mine in Mongolia.
Venezuelans have begun stealing crude oil from idled fields owned by state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela after months of shortages.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies started meetings on Monday to consider new measures to support the oil market in 2021 as the pandemic continues to impact demand and prices.
The International Energy Agency expects renewable energy installation to hit a record level in 2020 despite the economic crisis brought on by Covid-19.
Petropavlovsk said annual gold production would be less than expected and that it had delayed full commissioning of its Pioneer flotation plant in Russia.
Bezant Resources and Xtract Resources said they had not been served with legal proceedings about ownership of the mining licence for the Kalengwa processing project in Zambia.
The International Energy Agency cut its forecast for oil demand in 2020 citing low requirements for jet fuel and persistently high cases of Covid-19.
Strategists at Bank of America hiked their 18-month target for gold futures from $2,000/oz. to $3,000/oz. as governments continue to act to mend the damage from Covid-19, backstopped by central banks.
Gold prices have hit a hit fresh record high as investors continue to look for a safe place to park their cash.
Centamin increased its interim dividend by 50% after first-half profit more than tripled as the price of gold soared.
A group of investors in Highland Gold, including Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, announced on Friday the sale of a roughly 40% stake in the company's share capital to Fortiana Holdings at a valuation of approximately $1. 1bn.