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Goldcorp takes $36 million writedown on Mexican mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 30, 2014
Goldcorp takes $36 million writedown on Mexican mine

Value of low-grade ore stockpile at the Peñasquito mine dropped, raising average costs by $64/oz. and negatively affecting adjusted earnings by $0.04/share.

Chile copper output down in sept. 2014 on shutdowns at major mines

Shanghai Business Review | October 30, 2014

Data published by the National Statistics Institute of Chile (INE), shows the country’s copper output has dropped by 5% during the month of September this year.

Barrick boosts ties with China, names Woo Lee as regional leader

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 30, 2014
Barrick boosts ties with China, names Woo Lee as regional leader

Woo served as a U.S. State Department representative in Asia for about 15 years with postings in countries including China, Japan and Australia.

INFOGRAPHIC: a history of notable stock bubbles

Visual Capitalist | October 29, 2014
Soap bubbles on blue sky

Asset bubbles go as far back as finance and speculation themselves. In the past, there have been bubbles in everything from tulips to railroads that have made or broke fortunes.

Nickel price jumps again – Chinese stocks gone by April

Frik Els | October 29, 2014
Nickel price jumps again – Chinese port stocks gone by April

After a brutal two-month sell-off, the nickel price is recovering as Chinese port stocks are depleted and global stainless steel output picks up.

Chile passes historic law to aid copper giant Codelco

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2014
Chile passes historic law to aid copper giant Codelco

It grants the world's No.1 copper miner an injection of US$4 billion for the next four years.

Freeport-McMoRan's profit down 32% amid lower copper, gold prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 28, 2014
Freeport-McMoRan's profit down 32% amid lower copper, gold prices

The U.S. largest miner by market value and revenue is also dealing with a strike threat at its Indonesia's Grasberg copper and gold mine, which recently resumed operations.

INFOGRAPHIC: The basics – creating a stock portfolio

Visual Capitalist | October 27, 2014

With a well-rounded portfolio, it makes it easier to sail through turbulence in the market and come out on top.

BHP to sell US shale assets, limit annual capex to $14 billion

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 27, 2014
BHP to sell US shale assets, limit annual capex to $14 billion

The world’s biggest miner unveiled details about how it expects to meet cost-reduction and productivity improvement targets.

This firm has more than half the copper in LME warehouses

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 27, 2014
This firm has more than half the copper in LME warehouses

That is worth around $534-$854 million, based on prices of $6,675 per tonne.

Mining firms urge cuts in Zambia's new royalty rates

Kitco | October 26, 2014

The increased mining tax framework included in Zambia's 2015 Budget earlier this month has been subject to criticism as, according to the Chamber of Mines of Zambia (CMZ), it will reduce the country's attraction for mining investment and reduce employment.

Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 23, 2014
Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

The move is seen by analysts as an attempt to strengthen the firm’s image.

Worldwide nonferrous metals exploration budgets down 25% in 2014

SNL Metals & Mining | October 22, 2014
exploration mining geologist

Total worldwide budget for nonferrous metals exploration dropped to US$11.36 billion in 2014 from US$15.19 billion in 2013 — a 25% decrease.

Copper mining has a dirty problem

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
Copper mining has a dirty problem

Arsenic in concentrates.

BHP shoots the lights out

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
BHP shoots the lights out

Petroleum, met coal, iron ore production set new quarterly records. Fall in copper volumes not enough to dent 9% overall output growth.

Stefan Ioannou: copper, nickel and zinc won't be cheap for long

The Mining Report | October 21, 2014
Copper near 12-week high on hopes of Chinese stimulus

The all-powerful U.S. dollar is currently hammering base metals and base metal equities. Haywood Securities Mining Analyst Stefan Ioannou says that increasing demand and near-term supply shortages make base metals a bargain that won't last.

Euromax Resources announces US$175 million gold streaming agreement with Royal Gold

Euromax Resources | October 21, 2014

Euromax Resources has entered into a $175 million deal ith RGLD Gold, to finance the next stages of development and construction of the company's Ilovitza copper-gold project in the Macedonia.

Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Vancouver-based junior jumps 7% after assays from prospect on 3,600km2 coastal property returns strong copper-nickel-cobalt and platinum group results.

Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Tough regulations and worries about reputation have made trading commodities a source of worries for bank bosses.

Chile’s Codelco to seal $1 billion deal with the UK

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Chile’s Codelco to seal $1 billion deal with UK

The giant copper miner is also planning to sell about $8 billion of bonds over the next five years to help finance a nearly $30bn investment program aimed to revamp its aging mines.

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The Lundin’s look to Chile for copper’s next run

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | October 21, 2014
The Lundin’s look to Chile for copper’s next run

The firm is developing a trio of staggeringly huge copper deposits on the Chilean-Argentine border that contain a total of over 28 billion pounds of copper and 19 million ounces of gold resources (only two of the deposits have resource estimates on them).

Copper price back below $3 on supply worries, Chinese GDP

Frik Els | October 20, 2014
Copper price back below $3 on supply worries, Chinese GDP

Chinese economy expected to grow at slowest pace since 2009 just as flood of new supply enters the market.

Global unions converge in Mongolia in campaign for Rio Tinto workers’ rights

IndustriALL Global Union | October 20, 2014

Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s Rio Tinto Network will gather in Mongolia on 22 October to plan the next moves in the worldwide campaign to improve worker rights at the mining giant.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

In wake of Mount Polley, union wants new BC safety regime

The Tyee | October 19, 2014

The union representing many miners in B.C. is warning about worker safety in the industry.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: a year's worth of resources in BC

Visual Capitalist | October 17, 2014
autumn in the canadian northwest territories along ogilvie river and mountains

In response to popular demand from our home province of British Columbia, today we visualize the amount of natural resources extracted from BC each year.

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