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Mick Davis tells investors to stay away from coal, Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 22, 2015
Mick Davis tells investors to stay away from coal, Africa

When asked about how much lower commodities prices will dive this year, Davis said he thought they were close to hitting rock bottom.

Over 240 mining and energy projects waiting for investors in Cuba

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2015
Over 240 mining and energy projects waiting for investors in Cuba

Cuba, the world’s sixth largest nickel producer and one of the top 10 nickel mining countries, also holds significant deposits of other minerals and oil, new U.S. Geological Survey report shows.

Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Frik Els | April 17, 2015
Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

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.

Asteroid miner puts first demonstration spaceship in orbit

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2015
Asteroid miner puts first demonstration spaceship in orbit

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent three month in orbit trying to identify subsystems to explore and prospect for valuable resources on asteroids.

Mick Davis first deal to land in Canada: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 10, 2015
Mick Davis first deal to land in Canada: report

Davis is said to be finalizing talks with a Toronto-listed miner, in a deal that could kick-off a long awaited buying spree.

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

Frik Els | April 8, 2015
Quebec fund ready to pull trigger on $1bn mine investments

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.

32 miners trapped in Manitoba nickel mine

Frik Els | April 6, 2015
Reed Copper project: The next mining milestone in Manitoba

39 workers spent the night in safe houses down Vale's nickel mine in Thompson, Manitoba and those still trapped expected to return to surface Monday.

Deutsche Bank slashes South32 valuation

Frik Els | April 1, 2015
BHP warns more cost cuts, management shake up before demerger

BHP Billiton spin-off worth just $7 billion when based on current spot prices for commodities.

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Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Frik Els | March 25, 2015
Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Until Mick Davis pulls the trigger on X2's $5.6 billion, wishful thinking and unhealthy skepticism will pervade talk around private equity and mining.

M. Stanley slashes metals outlook on 'dormant' China

Frik Els | March 24, 2015
M. Stanley slashes metals outlook on 'dormant' China

Investment bank cuts 2015 nickel price forecast by 19%, while copper price estimate is slashed as market moves into oversupply.

Freeport axes dividend by 84% amid weak commodity prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 24, 2015
Freeport axes dividend by 84% amid weak commodity prices

The copper and gold miner will pay a dividend of 5 cents.

Putting Uganda on the global mining map

Diana Taremwa Karakire | March 24, 2015
Watchdog censors mining firms in Uganda for ignoring locals’ rights

Following a $75m national mineral survey, Uganda has proposed a wide range of tax breaks ahead of a planned mining and exploration licensing round.

South Africa woes cast doubt on BHP spin-off success

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 23, 2015
South Africa woes cast doubt on BHP spin-off South32 success

There are a number of challenges South32 is likely to face, including potential Black Economic Empowerment ownership concessions and power price hikes.

Ontario slammed by Northern Prospectors Association

Andrew Topf | March 20, 2015
Ring of Fire

Dotted with lucrative gold mines like Red Lake, Hemlo, Musselwhite and Timmins, along with the nickel belt of Sudbury, Ontario with its storied mining history should be a prospector's dream.

After Finland buy, fund seeks met coal, base metal mines

Frik Els | March 16, 2015
After Finland buy, fund seeks met coal, base metal mines

Former Anglo-exec running hedge fund's mining business wants to follow up Talvivaara nickel acquisition with zinc, nickel, copper and coking coal deals.

Mick Davies’ X2 Resources raises $5.6 billion, ready to buy up assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 5, 2015
Mick Davies’ X2 Resources raises $5.6 billion, ready to buy up assets

The former Xstrata boss’ new firm may soon pull the trigger on some big deals at a time of low commodity prices and willing sellers.

Biggest steel breakthrough in decades

Frik Els | February 24, 2015
Biggest steel breakthrough in decades

Korean scientists create a cheap, flexible steel with a strength to weight ratio of today's best titanium alloys using a nickel catalyst.

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BHP pins hopes on spin-off South32

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
BHP pins hopes on spin-off South32

In the second half of 2014 the businesses bound for South32 generated $5bn worth of revenue and almost $890m of earnings before interest and tax.

First Nickel announces debt refinancing

Market Wire | February 9, 2015

FNI's outstanding indebtedness is currently approximately US$38 million.

Stefan Ioannou: Bottom-fishing opportunities in base metals, especially zinc

The Mining Report | February 3, 2015
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That reaction to the copper price drop was probably overdone in terms of the response of the equities and their valuations.

Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Here is why metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

Frik Els | January 29, 2015
Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.

Freeport-McMoRan slashes capital spending, to divest stake in Indonesian unit

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 27, 2015
Freeport-McMoRan slashes capital spending, to divest stake in Indonesian unit

The U.S. largest miner by market value and revenue has already slashed its capital budget for the year by $2bn and it is ready to make further cuts.

Anglo American mulls sale of more coal mines in Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 23, 2015
Anglo American mulls sale of more coal mines in Australia

The operations that may be added to the list of assets for sale are Dawson and Foxleigh, in Queensland.

‘Mick the Miner’ goes after Vale's nickel assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2015
‘Mick the Miner’ goes after Vale's nickel assets

The 56 year old who built Xstrata into one of the world’s biggest mining firms and then sold it to Glencore, is tipped to be on the verge of landing his first big fish.

Are you ready for the January effect?

The Mining Report | January 6, 2015
shutterstock new year 333

As far back as 1942, economists have noted that small-cap companies in particular tend to surge at the beginning of the year in a cycle known as the January Effect.

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