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One Canadian fund made a $700m bet on gold

Posted on May 20, 2015

Q1 filings show Toronto asset manager CI Investments poured $700 million into world's top gold-backed ETF while Credit Suisse upped its investment 4-fold.

Iron ore is not in oversupply

Posted on May 19, 2015

Only lower grade fines are oversupplied shows new research report.

Turquoise Hill rockets on Oyu Tolgoi funding deal

Posted on May 18, 2015

Shares in Vancouver firm up 12% after parent Rio Tinto and Mongolia sign landmark deal to fund $5 billion underground expansion of giant copper-gold mine.

Gold price at 3-month high after stock market warning

Posted on May 18, 2015

Bank of America warns of "cleansing drop" in asset prices and advises investors stuck in "Twilight Zone" to add to gold holdings.

Europe set to adopt voluntary conflict mineral law

Posted on May 18, 2015

Providing proof of origin of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold near conflict zones voluntary under law to be adopted this week.

'Skinny' South32 disappoints on debut

Posted on May 18, 2015

Market valuation at lower end of expectations on worries over dearth of reserves. BHP stock falls 6%.

Platinum price at 6-week high on deficit predictions

Posted on May 18, 2015

New report highlights falling mine supply outside of Southern Africa and increased jewelry demand from China.

SA gold miners face repeat of brutal 2014 platinum strike

Posted on May 13, 2015

The union that led 2014's bitter five-month strike in South Africa's platinum belt has brought the same demands – doubling of wages – to the gold sector.

Iron ore price rally gains steam

Posted on May 11, 2015

Chinese import prices surge more than 3% to 10-week high after Beijing's surprise rate cut boosts industry prospects.

Copper, iron ore prices hold up despite China trade shock

Posted on May 8, 2015

Overall Chinese imports plummeted 16% in April as coal enters free-fall, but iron ore's decline was modest and copper shipments jumped 5%.

Iron ore price blasts past $60

Posted on May 6, 2015

Steelmaking raw material now up 28.7% from decade lows hit last month.

Outside money starts to pour into mining M&A

Posted on May 4, 2015

Mick Davis hasn't spent a cent of his $6bn, but private money and non-mining players' share of M&A has already doubled in less than three years.

Church of England $14bn fund blacklists coal, oil sands 

Posted on April 30, 2015

Only primary producers like Peabody will be excluded from investment portfolio so a BHP or Glencore could still make the grade. Met coal also fine.

Gold price slides as Fed rate hike draws nearer

Posted on April 29, 2015

The US Federal Reserve remains on track to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006 later this year, hurting gold's allure as an investment.

Iron ore price rally turns into dead cat bounce

Posted on April 29, 2015

Iron ore price falls 4% on Wednesday as oversupply, Chinese steel fears return.

Copper price through 2020: Onwards and upwards

Posted on April 27, 2015

CRU principal consultant Christine Meilton predicts a rising trend topping $3.60 a pound by 2019, but thereafter China-induced weakness returns.

Iron ore price enters bull market

Posted on April 24, 2015

After a stunning week of gains iron ore is now trading 22% above record lows hit early April.

Iron ore price rockets

Posted on April 22, 2015

Jumps 6% on Wednesday to four-week highs despite record-setting production numbers from Big Three.

Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Posted on April 17, 2015

Director of $1bn fund discusses Denham's unique approach, the vibrant parts of the M&A market and what juniors should do to attract capital.

Big pension funds join Barrick board pay spat

Posted on April 17, 2015

Three of the world's largest pension funds are voting against execs upping salaries 36% to more than $1m a month while the company stock sinks.

CHARTS: What will happen to gold price after Greek exit

Posted on April 15, 2015

New study shows Greek bond yields as proxy for euro-zone break-up risk is more reliable than the strength of the US dollar in predicting the gold price.

Codelco spending $25 billion just to keep output steady

Posted on April 15, 2015

$5 billion a year for five years will merely replace exhausted mine capacity says CEO of world's largest copper company.

Study: New projects need a $3.50 copper price

Posted on April 15, 2015

Copper price hasn't traded at those levels for two years.

Iron ore price back below $50 after Chinese property shock

Posted on April 15, 2015

GDP slowdown was expected but China's property sector, responsible for half of steel demand, is in a tailspin as Q1 unsold inventory rises 24%.

Report: Any gold price rally will be sweet but short

Posted on April 14, 2015

Gold briefly fell into negative territory for 2015 on Tuesday with analysts predicting further downside during the second half.

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