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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.

GRAPHIC: Mongolia needs Oyu Tolgoi more than Rio does

Posted on April 14, 2015

Once the fastest growing economy in the world, foreign direct investment in Mongolia collapsed over the space of just two years.

Rare earth price rally evaporates

Posted on April 13, 2015

Beijing ups production limits for 2015 by 12% to 52,500 tonnes after exports bounce back, pulling the plug on a brief rally in rare earth prices.

Hedge funds double bullish gold price bets

Posted on April 13, 2015

Even as the gold price dips below $1,200 an ounce again on Monday.

Iron ore price surges on Chinese import growth

Posted on April 13, 2015

Up 3.2% on Monday after commodity trade data surprise.

Vancouver miner said to be in Davis sights surges

Posted on April 10, 2015

A report out by Bloomberg speculates that Mick Davis' X2 Resources $5.6 billion private equity fund is closing in on Canadian target.

Minnesota iron ore trust dissolves after 108 years

Posted on April 10, 2015

After 700 million tonnes shipped, the Great Northern Iron Ore Properties trust set up by railroad baron James J Hill in 1906 was terminated this week.

Annual gold trade reaches $22 TRILLION

Posted on April 9, 2015

New report shows In 2014 volume of gold traded in London, Shanghai, New York and around the globe was 3 times more than all the gold mined in human history.

Lydian shares pop after Armenia's $100m gift

Posted on April 9, 2015

Lydian International stock up after saying changes to Armenian legislation could save it $100 million in operating costs at its 2.1moz Amulsar project.

Price slump prompts layoffs at Iron Ore Canada

Posted on April 9, 2015

150 workers let go as at Rio Tinto-owned mine in Labrador West and Quebec.

Surging dollar drops gold price through $1,200

Posted on April 9, 2015

Silver even harder hit as greenback returns to 12-year high levels.

Newmont says opening new Nevada gold district

Posted on April 8, 2015

Denver-based firm is going ahead with building the first phase of its Long Canyon gold mine expected to produce 100,000oz–150,000oz a year over 8 years.

Quebec mining fund ready to pull trigger on $1bn investments

Posted on April 8, 2015

Quebec's $1 billion Capital Mines Hydrocarbures fund is close to buying equity stakes in mining projects outside iron ore worth as much as $200m a shot.

Nice bump for Lundin on Candelaria reserves update

Posted on April 8, 2015

Two new deposits extend mine life at Chile mine bought for $1.8bn by 190,000 tonnes contained metal and three years.

Gold price slips but holds above $1,200 after hawkish Fed

Posted on April 8, 2015

June interest rate hike in the US back on the cards.

Batista trial descending into farce

Posted on April 7, 2015

The Brazilian judge in Eike Batista's landmark trial was first caught driving mining tycoon's seized Porsche and is now charged with embezzling drug money.

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