Archive for the ‘New Caledonia’ Category

New Caledonia Unrest Deals Further Blow To Nickel Industry

Via The Asia Times, a report on the impact of recent riots and questions over New Caledonia’s stability on the nickel industry: Unrest in New Caledonia has compounded a crisis in the nickel industry of the French overseas territory, casting uncertainty over mining group Glencore’s attempt to divest from a major smelter there. The South […]

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Why a Small Pacific Island Territory Is Upending Nickel Prices

Via Foreign Policy, a report on why violent riots in New Caledonia are having an outsized global impact on critical mineral supply chains. The tiny Pacific island territory of New Caledonia entered its second week of deadly riots on Monday, with protesters blocking roads and shutting down the airport. At least six people have been […]

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Nickel, Riots and the Fight for New Caledonia’s Clean Energy

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on France’s plan to lift restrictions on exports of New Caledonia’s nickel to supply clean-energy manufacturing, which is drawing condemnation from indigenous leaders: Before riots swept New Caledonia last week, President Emmanuel Macron aimed to put the remote territory—and its massive reserves of nickel—at the center of France’s push to secure […]

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