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.
Peru is the world's seventh largest gold producer, with between 150 and 200 tons of the metal being extracted each year. Although most of it is being extracted by international mining companies, a significant amount of gold is also produced illegally by small-scale operators.
At least 165 people were killed in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho when a dam broke there at the end of January. The investigation into who is responsible for the breach continues, but many people already believe the tragedy could have been prevented. The dam's owner, mining company Vale, has now come under the spotlight. Just what kind of company is Vale?