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Anglo American seeks $600 million compensation from Venezuela

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Anglo American seeks $600 million compensation from Venezuela

The miner became the latest corporation to sue the nation over the way it has treated foreign companies during Hugo Chavez administration.

BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2014
BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

The mining giant believes demand for coal to keep growing over the next 20 years, driven mainly by China and India.

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BHP spin-off plans met with skepticism

Frik Els | April 1, 2014
BHP spin-off plans met with skepticism

Especially the mooted $19 billion valuation.

BHP Billiton mulls spinning off non-core divisions into $18bn firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
BHP Billiton mulls spinning off non-core divisions into a $18bn firm

The separate company would be listed on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the Australian and South African markets.

Cuba approves new foreign investment law

Ana Komnenic | March 30, 2014
Cuba approves new foreign investment law

But natural resource industry exempt.

Why nickel may be just beginning a major breakout move

Demand for nickel is increasing every year.

MMG in halt on possible deal with Glencore Xstrata over Las Bambas

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 18, 2014
Glencore gets $6bn cash for Las Bambas

Las Bambas copper mine, located in Peru, is expected to fetch between $5 and $6 billion.

Scientists find way to turn base metal into precious one

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 16, 2014
Scientists find way to turn base metal into precious one

More than conquering the age-old quest to turn base metals into precious ones, these scientists are applying modern day alchemy to build the next-generation of fuel cells and electrolyzers.

NASA is offering $35,000 in awards to asteroid hunters

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 10, 2014
NASA is offering $35,000 in awards to asteroid hunters

The first contest in a series of many, kicks off on March 17.

Copper at 8-month low on disappointing China exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 10, 2014
Copper at 8-month low on disappointing China exports

Shanghai copper, in turn, went down beyond its 5% daily limit on Monday, hitting its lowest in more than four years.

Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2014
Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Arctic region's vast riches set to attract over $100 billion in investments over the next decade.

Glencore Xstrata logs $7.4bn net loss, eyes oil deal with Russia

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2014
Glencore Xstrata logs $7.4bn net loss as eyes oil deal with Russia

Despite the gloomy results, the commodities giant revenues for the year jumped 9% to $232.6 billion

Paul Renken: For 2014 gains, look to uranium, PGMs and gems

The Mining Report | February 25, 2014

Renken, senior geologist and analyst with VSA Capital, calls 2014 a soft year for gold and silver prices, but foresees stronger prices—and demand—for nickel, copper and tech metals as the year progresses.

'No hurry' in Vale-Glencore talks over Canadian combination

Frik Els | February 23, 2014
'No hurry' in Vale-Glencore talks over Canadian combination

Brazil's Vale said over the weekend talks with Glencore over combining their Canadian operations continue, but no deal is likely "early this year."

Vale opens first new Sudbury mine in more than 40 years

Ana Komnenic | February 21, 2014
Totten Mine opens

Vale calls it 'Canada's mine of the future.'

Legendary Aussie prospector search for space junk turns to gold

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 16, 2014
Legendary Aussie prospector search for space junk turns to gold

Down Under’s richest living prospector Mark Creasy, just got US$167 million richer.

Ontario hires Deloitte to push forward Ring of Fire development

Ana Komnenic | February 14, 2014
Ring of Fire

Despite the fact that a major stakeholder has iced the project.

Royal Nickel Corp: Indonesian ore export ban opens door to the next generation of nickel mines

The Mining Report | February 13, 2014

Nickel prices have been weak, but the recent Indonesian government announcement banning ore shipments outside the country may be the shock that reverses the trend.

Goldman Sachs selling Iran’s one-time uranium supplier

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 12, 2014
Goldman Sachs selling Iran’s one-time uranium supplier

The bank's ties to Iran date back to the 1970’s.

African, Chilean copper mines growth lift Glencore Xstrata output by 32%

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 11, 2014
African, Chilean copper mines growth lift Glencore Xstrata output by 32%

This was the first production report since the Anglo-Swiss firm completed the acquisition of Xstrata last May.

NASA begins accepting applications from privates to mine the Moon

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 10, 2014
NASA begins accepting applications from privates to mine the moon

Space Agency in search of potential business partners as US government denies further funding.

CHART: Gold was actually least volatile metal during past decade

Frik Els | February 3, 2014
Gold was actually the least volatile metal during the past decade

Clever interactive chart from US Global Investors shows gold investors' white knuckle ride since 2004 was nothing like nickel market players endured.

Trade minister: All Indonesia ore and concentrate shipments halted

Frik Els | January 24, 2014
Trade minister: All Indonesia ore and concentrate shipments halted

The steep, last minute metal concentrate tax slapped on copper miners has brought exports to a standstill.

Report: China may use influence to soften Indonesia's nickel ore ban

Frik Els | January 20, 2014
Report: China may use influence to soften Indonesia's nickel ore ban

The reaction of the nickel price has been subdued and a new report suggests China may enter the political fray in Indonesia to protect its steel industry.

VIDEO: Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft wakes up

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 20, 2014
VIDEO: Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft wakes up

First spacecraft to land in a comet wakes up from 10 years of hibernation.

Canada, Australia, the US topped list of countries with most significant drill results in 2013

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 20, 2014
Canada, Australia, the US topped list of countries with most significant drill results in 2013

More than 55% of last year's exploration projects were located in these countries.

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