Frik Els

Frik has worked as a financial journalist for 15 years covering a variety of industries for several business and consumer publications including British Airways in-flight magazine, Business Insider, Investment.com, Driving.ca, YCharts and Business in Vancouver. Frik presented at the Global Mining Summit in Las Vegas, the Salt Lake City Mine Lifecycle Management conference and the Resources Investment Conference in Vancouver and has been interviewed on Korean state TV and CBC radio. (DISCLAIMER: Frik Els does not own shares or hold positions in any of the equities he writes about. Nothing written should be viewed as a solicitation to buy or sell any securities.)

This is how much copper, nickel, cobalt an electric vehicle world needs

Glencore's all in to supply surging demand for copper, nickel and cobalt from electric vehicle boom but CEO Ivan Glasenberg has "zero interest" in lithium.

Zinc price dodges bullet

Top zinc producer Glencore's total output to dip next year despite restarting its Australian mine.

Shares in Toronto-listed Katanga Mining surge 50% on Congo mine restart

Glencore's Toronto-listed Katanga Mining subsidiary set to produce nearly a third of world's cobalt, as prices of battery metal more than doubles.

Cobalt 27 spree sends cobalt price to fresh 9-year high

CEO Anthony Milewski: Cobalt 27’s stockpile of cobalt “is a way for investors to speculate on the price of cobalt, plain and simple.”

Gold price: Hedge funds cut bullish bets by most on record

Gold price under renewed pressure as managed money speculators up shorts – bets that gold can be bought back at a lower price in future – three-fold.

Iron ore, copper prices recover after record Chinese imports

November copper concentrate shipments to China hits all-time monthly high – annual iron ore imports set to easily surpass 2016's record 1 billion tonnes.

Newmont's cost-cutting, production plans: 'We've only just begun'

With seven greenfield projects Denver gold miner on track to increase global share of gold production to 5%.

This is the breakthrough company of Mines & Money 2017

Forget gold, the crazy cobalt price or lithium frenzy; this junior mining company is upending the sapphire (yes sapphire) market.

Copper price plunges

Down 4.7% in worst one-day performance since July 2015.

Kazakh supply shock to jolt uranium price

World's top supplier of uranium announces 20% cut in production over three years.

Massive drilling campaign underway at legendary Russian gold deposit

Polyus starts 180,000m drilling campaign to update mineral reserve as early as July for 58 million ounce Sukhoi Log deposit explored since 1960s.

Osisko's hybrid model could be the future of gold streaming

MINING.com talks to Sean Roosen, Chair and CEO of Osisko Gold Royalties about the future of the company and the gold royalty and streaming sector.

Gold price: Global demand falls to 8-year low

Even as gold mine production hits new record so far in 2017 according to new report.

Copper, iron ore prices up despite plunge in Chinese imports

Copper cargoes drop more than 20% while iron ore shipments sink to one-and-a-half year lows.

Settlement in $48 billion lawsuit against BHP, Vale postponed again

Samarco JV iron ore mine in Brazil remains closed two years after deadly dam burst.

Canada's 3rd largest mining IPO points to healthy investor appetite

Zinc major Nexa Resources up more than 12% since Friday's IPO.

The Polyus power play

The next few years will likely see the biggest shake-up of gold mining's top tier in a decade.

Why did this slide wipe $1.3B from Teck's market value?

The wrong coal mix tanks shares in Teck Resources, Canada's largest diversified miner.

Barrick shares crater as Tanzania troubles grow

Disappointed shareholders sink Barrick Gold shares 7.6% after $300m settlement with east African country over export ban is labelled a "downpayment".

Vale is stockpiling iron ore to make the most of higher prices

Third quarter results for the Brazilian miner, the world's top iron ore producer, show a 19 million tonne gap between sales and output.

Canadian project lifts Goldcorp reserves 26%

Goldcorp mineral reserves jump to 53.5m ounces thanks to maiden reserve at the Century project at its Porcupine mine in Timmins Ontario.

Barrick cuts 2017 production guidance again

World's number one gold producer swings to loss during third quarter.

Freeport says Grasberg stake to fall to 29% – shares dumped

Investors ignore positive third quarter results to focus on lack of meaningful progress in talks with Indonesia over future of giant Grasberg mine.

Rhodium price roars to six-year high

Precious metal is up 114% or $880 an ounce in 2017 as above-ground stocks are "bled dry".

Philippines open pit mining ban could be lifted before year end

Mines minister says will follow new recommendations of environment regulator reviving projects like giant Tampakan, Silangan copper-gold mines.