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.)

'Full speed ahead' for Lundin's Ecuador gold project after financing deal

Orion and Blackstone pay up to $450 million for prepaid and streamed gold and silver from Vancouver company's Fruta del Norte project in South America.

Influential emerging market investor is iron ore price bull

Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, sees disconnect between industry fundamentals and price swings.

World's top 20 silver mining companies

Switzerland's Glencore jumps to number 2 on ranking of top silver miners by output.

Silver price: Hedge funds and retail investors part ways

Large scale futures speculators cut bullish bets on a rising silver price to a 16-month low while silver ETF investors gorge on metal at bargain prices.

Iron ore price drops to 7-month low

Chinese stockpiles at new record high and sovereign debt downgrade worry investors.

CEO sees little chance of Samarco restart in 2017

30m tonnes per year operation jointly owned by BHP and Vale shuttered since November 2015 following dam burst.

Blow to iron ore price as Chinese steelmakers opt for scrap

Chinese furnaces make the most of slump in domestic prices to double scrap charge rates which could displace as much as 70 million tonnes of iron ore.

These 4 charts will turn you into a (raging) zinc price bull

Contract treatment charges – an indicator market tightness – fall by most on record while inventories drop to levels last seen in 2008.

China's building a mega city from scratch – it's going to suck in lots of steel, copper

Forget One Belt, One Road, the impact of Xiongan New Area on copper, iron ore and aluminum prices will be felt much earlier says new report.

Vale closing Birchtree nickel mine in Manitoba

200 jobs lost.

Glencore: 'Electric vehicle revolution is happening faster than expected'

Copper, cobalt, nickel and manganese demand boost as major car companies dramatically increase investment to go electric says CEO Ivan Glasenberg.

Turquoise Hill revenue surprise lifts shares 6%

Vancouver-based company's Mongolian copper and gold mine expected to be the world's third largest after underground expansion.

Teck dam deal brings giant Chile copper project in focus

Report says $1.2B hydro sale could provide Vancouver-based company the cash cushion to decide on 270,000 tonnes a year Chile copper mine expansion.

World steel production to flatline for two decades

Strong growth this year won't last says World Steel Organization.

Continental surges 33% after securing $134m for Colombia gold mine

World number two gold miner Newmont takes 20% stake and private equity giant Red Kite 5% in Toronto junior.

'When not if' palladium will top platinum price

New report says record autocatalyst demand, falling mine supply, will make palladium more valuable than platinum for the first time since 2001.

CHARTS: Gold price vs Fed vs ETF investors vs hedge funds

Gold price falls to 8-week low Tuesday, turning the old Wall St adage buy on rumour sell on fact on its head and opening up a huge gap for bargain hunters.

Coking coal price slumps again

Chinese steelmakers overestimated impact of Australian cyclone and the market is now awash in met coal.

Copper price: Plunge in China imports wipes out 2017 gains

Chinese refined copper imports for April down 30%, concentrate shipments decline 17%.

Here's why the iron ore price is tanking

And why the worst may be over already.

US DoE delivers big boost to uranium price

US Dept of Energy makes huge cuts to allowable transfers of uranium this year and in 2018.

Iron ore price rebounds

Up 10% in two weeks.

CHART: Behavioural finance points to $1,050 gold price

Safe haven buying won't sustain gold price at today's levels shows global economic sentiment index.

AngloGold halts work at giant Colombian project

$2 billion La Colosa project boasts reserves of over 25m ounces of gold.

Goldcorp shares slide after drop in output

Slump in production at Cerro Negro and Red Lake mines behind 153koz year on year drop in first quarter.