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World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Frik Els | January 23, 2015
World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.

Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

December is a period that sees lower levels of exploration and resource announcements, and last month was every bit as disappointing as expected, an SNL report shows.

China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.

Mosaic setting bullish tone for potash in 2015

investorINTEL | January 20, 2015

Mosaic is expected to announce significantly higher profit for the fourth quarter than expected thanks to thriving sales of phosphate products.

Intrepid Potash announces date for fourth quarter earnings release

MarketWatch | January 20, 2015

The company plans to release its fourth quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, after the market closes.

Canpotex secures potash demand from China in deal with Sinofert

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 20, 2015
Canpotex secures potash demand from China in deal with Sinofert

Minimum of 1.9 million metric tons of red standard-grade potash over three years.

Allana Partner ICL launches "Potash for Growth" program in Ethiopia

Marketwired | January 15, 2015
Flag and map of Ethiopia

Initiative intends to unlock the potential of agriculture in Ethiopia by promoting balanced fertilization among local farmers.

These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 15, 2015
These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.

‘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.

Heavy equipment on the move to potash mine in Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 6, 2015
Heavy equipment on the move to potash mine in Canada

The crystallizer, which weighs about 330 tonnes, is expected to arrive to K+S potash Legacy mine near Bethune on Friday.

Most Canadian resource firms to grow their business in 2015: survey

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 6, 2015
Most Canadian resource firms to grow their business in 2015: survey

But only 34% plans to hire full-time employees and a further 20% is actually considering job cuts.

Agrium restarts Vanscoy potash mine after mechanical failure, expansion

Globe and Mail | January 2, 2015

Production at the mine was suspended in July after a mechanical failure on the operation’s main hoist system.

Saskatoon-based company hopes to bring unique potash mine to Sask. | Globalnews.ca

Global News | January 1, 2015

Gensource Potash Corporation CEO Mike Ferguson says the company hopes to develop a production site in the Craik, Sask. area.

Frank Holmes - U.S. Global Investors

Epic price reversal for commodities in 2014

Investors pile back into gold stocks, Goldcorp up $2bn in a week

Whereas total returns for the S&P 500 Index and 10-Year Treasury bond stayed relatively stable throughout the year, commodities and the U.S. dollar both made an incredible about-face starting around late June, early July.

Former car dealer is Brazil’s new mining and energy minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 24, 2014
Former car dealer is Brazil’s new mining and energy minister

Eduardo Braga (54) takes over a ministry dealing with an alleged kickback and bribery scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

ICL signs strategic deal with China's Yunnan Yuntianhua Group Co.

Newswire | December 16, 2014

The global manufacturer of products based on specialty minerals that fulfill essential needs of the world's growing population in agriculture, processed food and engineered materials markets, is partnering up with Yunnan Yuntianhua Group Co. Ltd..

Minnesota dumps potash into lake to kill zebra mussels

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Minnesota dumps potash into lake to kill zebra mussels

Zebra mussels reproduce quickly and can disrupt the food chain, clog water pipes and create algae.

Pacific Potash mining rights in Brazil jeopardized over unpaid tax

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Pacific Potash mining rights in Brazil jeopardized over unpaid tax

The Vancouver-based miner said it did not receive the funds wired to pay the tax for "unknown reasons."

Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Julian Malnic, the founder of world's first deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals has joined the board of Deep Space Industries.

More insane pictures of Russian potash mining destruction

Vladimir Basov | December 11, 2014
More insane pictures of Russian potash mining destruction

Two large cities in Russia's Perm region sit on potash mines worked for the past 70 years that cause sudden surface subsidences and sinkholes 400m across.

Why did the price of potash plummet?

World Economic Forum | December 2, 2014

Prices are unlikely to reach cartel-era levels, however.

Belarus won’t tax potash exports in 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 2, 2014
Belarus won’t tax potash exports in 2015

The nation first cut export tariffs to zero in September 2013 and won't reverse measure next year.

Dr. Elizabeth Adey - Wardell Armstrong

Water, human rights and reputations – managing the impacts of mining projects

Water, human rights, mining projects

What’s the connection between access to water, human rights and mining projects? It’s a complicated area where the vast challenges that lie ahead can only increase as the century progresses.

New low in oil prices drags BHP Billiton stock below 2009 levels

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 1, 2014
New low in oil prices drags BHP Billiton stock below 2009 levels

The stock closed in Sydney below the $30 mark, which is the lowest it has traded in the last five years.

Canpotex signs potash deals with India

The Star Phoenix | November 25, 2014

The offshore marketing arm of three Saskatchewan potash producers has signed separate multi-year sales agreements in India with Coromandel International Ltd. (CIL) and Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) that the province says will see millions of tonnes of potash shipped to India.

BHP hints at Jansen fast-track after Uralkali disaster

Frik Els | November 25, 2014
BHP hints at Jansen fast-track after Uralkali disaster

"These factors, combined with continued growth and demand for potash all conspire, if you like, to bring toward us the time when a new mine is required."

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