Base metals rally across the board on hopes of Chinese government intervention in physical and futures markets and long overdue domestic output cuts.
While the law lets citizens mine, sell and own riches mined in space, it does not grant sovereignty, ownership, exclusive rights or jurisdiction over any celestial body.
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New study says in a post-China boom world geological shortage becomes a stronger driver of prices than demand – and even coal will need new mines.
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Nickel is trading at seven year low.
The Baltic Dry Index which tracks bulk shipping rates on more than 50 routes around the world drops to lowest since 1985.
The investigation aims to determine whether senior officials tried extorting Freeport’s Indonesian unit in return for letting the company continue to operate in the country.
Year to date gold is one of the better performers, but rhodium comes off worst.
The last thing two of the world’s biggest mining companies, BHP Billiton and Vale , need today is speculation that after the disaster at their jointly owned Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil they might also have to close big nickel-mining operations to stem a tide of heavy losses.
Until now, there was no legislature clarifying issues such as whether resources mined from celestial bodies could be sold on Earth.
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At fifth plenum Beijing recommits to high economic growth rates, faster urbanization and indicates it's willing to step in to make it happen.
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The legendary story of one of Canada’s most significant base metal discoveries happened just before the dawn of the internet era.
The U.S’s largest mining company unveils plans to further slash copper and molybdenum output.
The world’s largest producer of iron ore continues to flood the market with the addition of 88.2 million metric tons in the third quarter of the year.
According to research house Wood Mackenzie, the need for investment is becoming desperate in zinc and lead and will be a major issue in the copper sector in the next few years.
"There'll always be investors wanting to get in early, but the junior market would only really start to benefit once majors instil investor confidence."
Zinc is the top pick at LME Week, the metal world's largest annual gathering, amid speculation that as with zinc Glencore could ride to rescue of nickel.
The approval will include “the same rights and the same level of legal and fiscal certainty provided under its contract of work,” the company said without elaborating.
A deep nickel mine in Ontario is an ideal location for detecting neutrinos.
The current metal/non-metal examination regulation falls far short of this important benchmark (clarity in terms of its requirements).
This year capital and exploration spending at BHP will be $13 billion less than in 2013, leaving the world's largest miner with a single greenfield project.
So far, copper prices have failed to react significantly to news of supply disruptions, remaining more responsive to news from China, the world’s largest consumer.
In the face of weak commodity prices, KGHM International will shut down the McCreedy West Mine next month, the union representing representing workers there told the Sudbury Star on Sunday.
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