Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.
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.
New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.
Mosaic is expected to announce significantly higher profit for the fourth quarter than expected thanks to thriving sales of phosphate products.
The company plans to release its fourth quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, after the market closes.
Minimum of 1.9 million metric tons of red standard-grade potash over three years.
Initiative intends to unlock the potential of agriculture in Ethiopia by promoting balanced fertilization among local farmers.
Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.
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.
The crystallizer, which weighs about 330 tonnes, is expected to arrive to K+S potash Legacy mine near Bethune on Friday.
But only 34% plans to hire full-time employees and a further 20% is actually considering job cuts.
Production at the mine was suspended in July after a mechanical failure on the operation’s main hoist system.
Gensource Potash Corporation CEO Mike Ferguson says the company hopes to develop a production site in the Craik, Sask. area.
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.
Eduardo Braga (54) takes over a ministry dealing with an alleged kickback and bribery scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.
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..
Zebra mussels reproduce quickly and can disrupt the food chain, clog water pipes and create algae.
The Vancouver-based miner said it did not receive the funds wired to pay the tax for "unknown reasons."
Julian Malnic, the founder of world's first deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals has joined the board of Deep Space Industries.
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.
Prices are unlikely to reach cartel-era levels, however.
The nation first cut export tariffs to zero in September 2013 and won't reverse measure next year.
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.
The stock closed in Sydney below the $30 mark, which is the lowest it has traded in the last five years.
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.
"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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