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Nervous Chinese investors dive back into gold

Posted on June 26, 2015

Chinese gold imports via Hong Kong jump 35%, shipments from Switzerland increase nine-fold in May as Shanghai's equity rally turns into sharp correction.

Takeover approach shakes up potash market

Posted on June 25, 2015

Potashcorp shares jump after making unsolicited bid for Europe's largest potash producer amid fundamental shifts in the industry.

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Posted on June 25, 2015

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

Royal Nickel shares jump after Dumont permit

Posted on June 25, 2015

Final regulatory hurdle before construction can start at $2.8 billion nickel project in Quebec, Canada.

Heavyweight enviro group targets world's largest gold project

Posted on June 18, 2015

Seabridge's KSM project in BC, world's largest undeveloped gold deposit, comes under attack from non-profit founded by Sierra Club chairman.

Gold price: Hedge funds scramble to cover 233 tonnes

Posted on June 18, 2015

Gold enjoyed one of its best days of the year on Thursday as hedge funds pick up ounces to cover massive short positions built up in recent weeks.

Iron ore price rally just gave miners 'false hope'

Posted on June 17, 2015

Iron ore price declines to resume as Shanghai rebar drops to record low Wednesday with bears calling rally just a blip before prices retreat to $40s again.

Mick Davis outbid

Posted on June 17, 2015

X2 Resources still in race for Anglo's mines but "couldn't make the numbers work" for Barrick's Zaldivar with seven firms outbidding the $5 billion fund.

Platinum, palladium prices pounded again

Posted on June 17, 2015

Palladium enters bear market and platinum hits fresh six-and-a-half year low on worries over Greek debt crisis.

Mining industry inertia will come at a price

Posted on June 16, 2015

PwC's John Gravelle on the mining industry's austerity drive, price realities and declining exploration spending.

Gold price: Hedge funds go 233 tonnes short

Posted on June 15, 2015

Large futures speculators add more than 30% to bearish bets, second highest since 2007.

Gold price: First signs of Greek contagion

Posted on June 15, 2015

After a more-than-likely Greek debt default the focus "may soon move on to the far more serious issue of potential Greek exit from the euro-zone itself."

CHARTS: China's steel, iron, coal industry growth collapsing

Posted on June 12, 2015

A new report shows China's move away from industrialization and construction to consumption and services is happening much quicker than previously thought.

Mine financing: 2015 off to dismal start

Posted on June 11, 2015

A third of money raised is destined for Canadian projects while Australia's share of global total drops to only 5%.

Gigantic Chinese-owned mine shaking up copper's top tier

Posted on June 10, 2015

Chinese-owned Peruvian mine inks 15-year transport deal moving 400,000 tonnes per year from January 1 2016 making it the planet's third largest copper mine.

Gold price: Reasons not to fear the Fed

Posted on June 10, 2015

Bears have overbaked Inverse relationship between interest rates and the gold price.

US probes banks for silver, gold price manipulation

Posted on June 10, 2015

The US Department of Justice is investigating possible price manipulation of gold, silver and crude oil benchmarks by Wall Street financial institutions.

Producers rally on soaring iron ore price

Posted on June 10, 2015

Iron ore rallies again after Vale CEO predicts 200 million tonnes of Chinese production shutting down and seaborne market growing to 1.44 billion tonnes.

How central banks will push up the gold price

Posted on June 9, 2015

Just to up gold as a share of forex reserves to 5% – compared to 70% in developed economies – central banks in emerging markets need to buy 8,000 tonnes.

Iron ore price holds despite 12% fall in Chinese imports

Posted on June 8, 2015

Iron ore trading at near four-months highs despite sharp drop in Chinese imports, but analysts say rally is "living on borrowed time."

ETF investors abandoning gold in droves

Posted on June 8, 2015

Outflows for the first week of June nearly 10 tonnes as total gold holdings drop to fresh six year low.

The gold price shorts are back in town

Posted on June 8, 2015

Hedge fund bets on cheaper gold in the future up 18% to 6.3 million ounces in three weeks.

Mythbusting the gold standard

Posted on June 5, 2015

10 ways economists get it wrong when they bash gold bugs and the gold standard. (No 3: Maintaining the gold standard costs more than the fiat money system)

Zambia cuts mining royalties once again

Posted on June 5, 2015

Underground mining royalties cut to 6% from 9%.

Most US mining and natural resources jobs lost in six years

Posted on June 5, 2015

Mining and logging was the big exception in Friday's payroll numbers with 18,000 jobs lost in May, the worst month since the global financial crisis.

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