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Hundreds strike at Glencore’s coal mine in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Hundreds strike at Glencore’s coal mine in South Africa

Workers downed tools Friday after talks over the structuring of packages for employees who face lay offs hit a roadblock.

Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

South Africa considers declaring certain minerals as strategic

Reuters | October 14, 2014

Under the bill, such minerals "will be sold for production costs excluding transportation. That is the mine-gate price.

Wesizwe has BEE plan if Govt. wants increase

Miningmx: Headline News | October 13, 2014

Wesizwe Platinum said it had an empowerment plan if required by government to lift its BEE holding to beyond the current 13%.

Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.

September precious metal price meltdown

Frik Els | September 30, 2014
September precious metal price meltdown

Fresh selling sees gold price end September down 6% vs historical average gain of 3%, silver tanks 13%, platinum drops 9% and palladium collapses 15% over the course of the month.

INFOGRAPHIC: A year's extraction of metal shown next to landmarks and cities

Visual Capitalist | September 25, 2014
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For thousands of years of development as a species, humans never really needed to understand the real meaning behind big, unreachable numbers such as billions or trillions.

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$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.

Heavy precious metal shorting is bullish

Adam Hamilton - Zeal Intelligence | September 12, 2014
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The ironic thing is that futures speculators fantastic Q2 2013 gold-downside bet hasn’t worked very well since then.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.

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Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

Frik Els | September 3, 2014
Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

There's a history there of course. Just ask Mick Davis.

PGM roller coaster ride: long way down

Frik Els | September 2, 2014
Palladium price roller coaster ride: long way down

Palladium drops sharply from 13-year highs. Sister metal platinum close to wiping out 2014 gains.

Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

Frik Els | August 29, 2014
Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

But platinum slide continues despite Ukraine escalation.

Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

U.S. Mint platinum coins bypassed in rush for gold

Bloomberg | August 21, 2014

Gold and silver have value as hedges against a devaluation of the dollar, while platinum is viewed as an industrial commodity.

Platinum, palladium prices are tanking

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Platinum, palladium prices are tanking

Supply fears have pushed prices higher, but industry worries are shifting to softening demand.

Palladium skyrockets on Russia tensions, hits 13-year high

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Palladium skyrockets on Russia tensions, hits 13-year high

It hit $900 a troy ounce for the first time since 2001.

Harmony Gold mine’s reboot fraught with difficulty – CEO

mineweb - daily news headlines | August 16, 2014

The rebooting of its Kusasalethu mine provides a stark warning for those banking on South Africa's platinum sector making a swift recovery.

$180bn investment for Africa infrastructure through 2025

Frik Els | August 7, 2014
$180bn investment for Africa infrastructure through 2025

Still only 2% of global spending on infrastructure projects according to new report.

Vale Q2 profit down on weak prices from iron glut

Jeffrey Richmond | July 31, 2014
vale profit down in q2 on iron oversupply, weak prices feat

Write-downs also hurt bottom line, yet production robust.

China's war on pollution to push palladium higher still

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
China's pollution problem to push palladium higher still

China produces 20 million vehicles a year and has to double the average palladium load to catch up with US emissions standards.

Industry experts discuss growing minerals demand in committee hearing

MINING.com Editor | July 26, 2014
Industry experts discuss growing minerals demand in committee hearing

Better access to US minerals would encourage manufacturers to return.

Anglo American platinum names mines to be sold

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
Anglo American platinum names mines to be sold

The mines account for over half of the company's workforce but only a quarter of production.

Anglo American platinum production down 40% after S. Africa strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 17, 2014
Anglo American platinum production down 40% after S. Africa strike

Output from the rest of Anglo's diversified mining assets rose, but it wasn't enough to offset underperformance at its platinum mines.

Amplats expects severely lower profits after five-month strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2014
Amplats expects severely lower profits after five-month strike

The firm warned first-half profit may drop as much as 96%.

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