Those who want to mine for bauxite will have to follow strictly standard operating procedures drawn up.
Australia wants its Western allies to obtain rare earths from outside China.
Batista had been under house arrest pending an appeal of a 30-year jail sentence.
The ban is aimed at making miners process minerals in Indonesia, a major exporter of nickel ore.
Dewan Rakyat told that federal government is keen to exploit Malaysia's reserves of coal, tin ore, iron ore, gold, manganese, silica sand, and kaolin.
Menteri Besar Ahmad Yakob said although a mining licence was issued by the state government, the mine also needed permission from the Minerals and Geoscience department.
China is easing foreign access to a range of industries including oil, mining and city gas pipelines as the government follows through on pledges to open its economy to foreigners.
A thorough investigation will be made into possible contamination of water supply as well as logging and mining activities, says DPM.
Shale gas mining companies halt work after residents protest in wake of earthquakes.
Glencore's strong cash generation would allow it to pay out roughly US$2.8 billion in dividends to shareholders.
Foretscue CEO Elizabeth Gaines sees no slowdown in Chinese crude steel mill output this year.
Those apprehended were being held to determine their responsibility in relation to crimes of aggravated homicide.
China accounted for over 60% of global iron-ore demand in 2016, World Steel Association data shows.
German auditor TUV SUD said on Saturday it inspected the dam in September and found all to be in order.
Rescue officials announced the death toll had more than tripled as more and more bodies were pulled from the mud.
The number of people presumed missing has doubled from the previous toll of 150.
The search for two trapped miners continues while 66 others have been airlifted to safety.
It's good news for those ready with a downpayment but bad news for owners of properties in locations where there’s an oversupply.
Producing bitcoin at a pace with growing demand could by 2033 defeat the aim of limiting global warming to 2°C.
Sabah Umno liaison committee chairman Hajiji Mohd Noor says state government’s willingness to revisit the idea of using coal as a source of energy is outrageous.
Lynas shares have fallen 23% to A$1.61, their lowest since last September.
Yong Teck Lee says the idea had been shot down despite pressure from Putrajaya.
Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar says action will be taken by the Pahang government.
An increasing hash rate means Bitcoin mining is still profitable enough for many players to stay put, defying speculation that prices have fallen past break-even points.