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Investors applaud Semafo takeover deal

Posted on February 27, 2015

Montreal-based producer picks up flagship project in Burkina Faso after sealing $139 million takeover of Australia's Orbis.

Here's why the copper price is rallying

Posted on February 26, 2015

Beijing preps New Year's gift and new report points to another 20% rise from here.

Copper price jumps to 6-week high after Chinese factory data

Posted on February 25, 2015

Red metal has now clawed back 62% of its 2015 losses after Chinese manufacturing expands for the first time in four months.

South Africa drops out of top 10 in Africa for mining investment

Posted on February 24, 2015

Namibia and Botswana top the latest mining investment attractiveness index for the continent and move into top 25 worldwide.

CHARTS: Gold vs Fed debt shows fair price today is $1,800

Posted on February 24, 2015

The Buffet indicator shows how unsustainable is the stock market rally. $18 trillion in easy Fed money shows how undervalued gold is.

Biggest steel breakthrough in decades

Posted on February 24, 2015

Korean scientists create a cheap, flexible steel with a strength to weight ratio of today's best titanium alloys using a nickel catalyst.

This BHP slide will bring tears to iron ore price bulls eyes

Posted on February 24, 2015

Weak iron ore prices have become the accepted industry norm, but the world's top miner also has bad news for those hoping for a pick-up in the long term.

Hedge funds raise bearish gold price bets by 44%

Posted on February 24, 2015

Large scale speculators in gold futures added massively to short positions – bets that prices will fall – ahead of Greek bailout deal.

BHP slashing costs faster than expected

Posted on February 23, 2015

World number one miner notches "productivity gains" of $2.4 billion as profits fall 47% in second half of 2014.

Sliding output could drop Barrick to no 4 gold miner

Posted on February 23, 2015

Barrick's production dropped by over 1m ounces last year and a new report predicts further steep declines by 2020.

Coal miners jailed for Mongolia tax evasion seek pardon

Posted on February 23, 2015

US citizen Justin Kapla and two Philippine nationals sentenced to 5 – 6 years in jail while working for coal miner SouthGobi appeal to Mongolian president.

Greek bailout deal drops gold price through $1,200

Posted on February 20, 2015

Extension of $195 billion bailout package boosts stock markets but removes gold's Grexit floor.

Newmont cheers gold mining investors

Posted on February 20, 2015

What? No writedowns and $1.5 billion operating cashflow?

Goldcorp stock is being ripped apart

Posted on February 19, 2015

$2.3 billion charge against Cerro Negro mine in Argentina one writedown too many for battered investors.

Here's one hedge fund not bailing on gold

Posted on February 18, 2015

Paulson & Co has kept $1 billion-plus holding in SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest, steady going all the way back to the second quarter of 2013.

Comfortably numb Fed watchers push gold price below $1,200

Posted on February 18, 2015

"People seem to be numbed to any news on geopolitical concerns so the focus has become the future of the US economic environment."

PICS: Cops confiscate Eike Batista's beloved cars, Faberge egg

Posted on February 18, 2015

Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's riches to rags ride is a white-knuckle one.

Coal price rally with legs as India overtakes China

Posted on February 18, 2015

Thermal coal prices have jumped 22% in a month as mines close. Surging Indian imports, set to overtake China's in 2015, will support prices longer term.

This chart shows Grexit would send gold price to $2,000

Posted on February 17, 2015

"Indeed, we suspect that Greece would rather keep her gold than the euro."

Gold price 2015 rally evaporating

Posted on February 17, 2015

Gold falls through key levels staying barely above $1,200 as hedge funds and retail investors head for exits.

200-year stocks vs gold price chart shows breakout nearing

Posted on February 16, 2015

German gold analyst Florian Grummes' uber longterm chart predicts more stock market mania, gold weakness. But the subsequent reversal will be spectacular.

Iron ore price surges

Posted on February 16, 2015

Biggest jump of the year lifts iron ore price more than 6% off 2015 low.

Hedge funds in gold price rethink

Posted on February 16, 2015

Bullish bets on gold futures trimmed 17%.

ETF and central bank buyers storm gold market

Posted on February 12, 2015

New World Gold Council study shows ETF funds already retracing 37% of 2014's losses and central bank purchases jumping to nearly 50-year highs.

Iron ore's richest prize going on auction

Posted on February 12, 2015

Outcome will say a lot about the long-term prospects for the industry.

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