Anthony Halley

Before arriving at InfoMine, Anthony worked as a policy analyst at the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the OECD. He holds an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University SAIS.

Trafficking gold through the Himalayas

If an Indian purchases 10 grams of gold smuggled from China rather than through official import channels, he or she will save roughly $90.

Were tectonics responsible for the 'Great Dying' 250 million years ago?

Roughly 252 million years ago, 70% of land species and 90% of ocean species were wiped off the planet.

African ecstasy drug bust yields 2.2 pounds of uranium

90 ecstasy tablets, 2.2 pounds of uranium.

Iran, world powers clinch nuclear deal

"For the first time in a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program and key parts of the program will be rolled back."

Green activist fights for BHP board seat against management's will

"I think some wider perspectives are needed and I think I can provide that."

We won't let the Iranians pull a fast one: John Kerry

The push to limit Iran's uranium enrichment.

Chinese miners crucial to opening of North Korea's economy

$6 trillion worth of rare elements and mineral deposits in North Korea.

Global temperatures to rise faster and higher than UN prediction: IEA

3.6 degree increase by 2035.

Massive cyber attack simulation tests London banks

London's financial sector, the driving force of the city's economy, relies too heavily on out-of-date IT systems.

US Senate to take a closer look at bitcoin

"Potential points of discussion include how financial-industry regulators will watch over investment in the new currencies and how virtual currencies might impede tax collection or facilitate trade in illegal products out of the sight of law enforcement."

Bond market guru Bill Gross to super-rich: we must pay more taxes

"The era of taxing “capital” at lower rates than “labor” should now end."

A closer look at the US trade deficit

$730 billion in 2012.

Pressure on US to end Cuba trade embargo mounts at UN

Cuba's nickel industry, key to the country's exports, is supported by Canadian miner Sherritt International.

Nobel winner Fama downplays QE risks to Tea Party hero Santelli

"They're basically neutral events...I don't think they do very much."

Damage to Amazon worse than reported: 14-year study of Peru gold mining

More than half of the gold mining is carried out in small, clandestine operations.

India makes official bid for seabed sulphide mining

It will require some political lobbying.

First ever bitcoin ATM to open in Vancouver this week

Bitcoin is on a hot streak, currently trading at about $200/coin.

Canadian gov expects greenhouse gas increase

The trend will spoil Prime Minister Harper's pledge to reduce emissions by 17% by 2020.

Bushfire forces evacuation at Pilbara mine

The company says it's working to contain the fire and that to date there have been no injuries.

Lee Harvey Oswald's gold wedding ring goes for $118k

"At this time of my life I don't wish to have Lee's ring in my possession because symbolically I want to let go of my past that is connecting with Nov. 22, 1963."

Aussie gov produces draft repeal of mining tax

Not a done deal quite yet.

Pirates kidnap two from US oil ship on major commodities trade route

Off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea.

Iranian lawmaker speaks out on 20% uranium enrichment bargaining chip

"Currently no need is felt for production of 20 per cent-enriched uranium."

Goldcorp's El Morro gets green light

Chile's Supreme Court restores the environmental permit.

Dubai launches phase 1 of massive solar project

The solar park will eventually produce 1,000 megawatts of energy.