Mining companies have been struggling with a protracted slump in commodity prices, coupled with a slowdown in China's economy.
Mining stocks only experienced a slight recovery straight after the European Central Bank's decision on March 10, 2016, on additional monetary stimulus measures to kickstart the eurozone eocnomy. This page collates recent DW content on the mining industry.
A Vienna court has approved a US extradition request for Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash. Once an ally of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, Firtash is accused of bribing officials in a bid to secure mining licenses.
Nickel ore mines in the Philippines are a threat to the environment; but closing them is a threat to the community. The government is planning to shut down operations in 70 locations, but that costs thousands of jobs and would spell trouble for schools and hospitals.
Essen, in the heartland of Germany's Ruhr area, was once the country's industrial hub. But since the decline of coal mining, the entire region has been working to reinvent itself as a center of culture and environmental activity. Its efforts are paying off: Essen has been designated European Green Capital 2017.