Japan's Mitsui paid US$733mn of a total of around US$770mn for part of Vale's coal and logistics operations in the African nation.
Pedro Galdi, founder and chief analyst at research firm Upside Investor, told BNamericas that the legacy of departing CEO, Murilo Ferreira, and the experience of new CEO Fabio Schvartsman will further improve Vale's figures.
Goldcorp and Barrick plan to create a 50:50 JV at Cerro Casale, in similar fashion to Goldcorp's JV with Teck Resources at NuevaUnión.
Canadian mining exploration companies Endeavour Silver, Arena Minerals and One World Minerals provide operating updates.
The latest news from junior mining companies operating in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
Buenaventura, Peru's largest locally-owned gold-silver miner, hopes to counter declining production by expanding its US$500mn San Gabriel gold project.
The suit was filed in December 2015 by a US law firm.