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What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

Frik Els | September 18, 2014
What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

"All that's required is to hand the world’s best mining assets to the world’s best management."

Eric Coffin: can investors still find tenbaggers?

The Gold Report | September 17, 2014
30 years after Hunt bros, scramble to take over London silver fix

Coffin believes that in the short term a price of $1,200/oz is possible, though there is room now for an oversold bounce.

Inside potash potentate's $300m yacht

Frik Els | September 17, 2014
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Andrey Melnichenko is taking Uralkali and Potashcorp head on by building two $5bn potash mines, but spent the summer cruising from Ketchikan to Seattle.

Uralkali: No plans to bring back Russia-Belarus potash pact

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Uralkali: No plans to bring back Russia-Belarus potash pact

No going back to clubby system of tightly controlled global supply and set prices that served North American and European producers so well in the past.

Frik Els

What will Ivan buy next?

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
What will Ivan buy next?

A GlenTinto is not as far-fetched as it sounds.

Frik Els

$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.

Saskatoon miners safe after underground potash mine fire

mineweb - daily news headlines | September 12, 2014

Around 8:30 p.m. CST Thursday, the last 3 miners who had taken refuge in safety stations at the Allan mine were brought to the surface after 24 hours underground.

These are the top risks miners face

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
These are the top risks miners face these days

Productivity, followed by capital decisions and obtaining a social license to operate, are among the top risks global mining and metals companies face.

Potash Ridge anticipates busy fall at Blawn Mountain Project

Resource Investing News | September 2, 2014

Canada’s Potash Ridge is moving forward with intentions to start large mining operations at the Blawn Mountain sulfate of potash project.

Potash: Come back Baumgertner, all is forgiven

Frik Els | August 28, 2014
Potash: Come back Baumgertner, all is forgiven

One year after Vladislav Baumgertner blasted the global potash market wide open, the now ex-Uralkali CEO's predictions seem to be playing itself out.

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' – demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' - demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg strikes positive note after announcing jump in profits, output and better trading conditions at Swiss commodities giant.

Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said the project ramains in BHP's main plans, but added the firm is not in a rush to develop it.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.

BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Frik Els | August 18, 2014
BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Speculation is of a new Perth-based company with current CFO Graham Kerr at the helm housing non-core assets including Australian lead-silver mine.

BHP says demerger preferred option

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
BHP says demerger preferred option

Decision to to lob off Billiton assets could come as early as next week.

Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Index gained 9% from April to June, outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite index, which gained 6%, and the London Metal Exchange index, which gained 7% in the same period.

African Potash secures $3.75M for Lac Dinga

Jeffrey Richmond | August 8, 2014
africa potash secures $3.75mln for lac dinga feat

CEO says company "well set" to advance project.

Will mining disappear in the next decade?

Will mining disappear in the next decade

Trend of mine production moving to emerging economies will continue.

Potash prices yet to drop

AgWeb.com | August 5, 2014

If you’ve priced potash lately, you’ve noticed prices haven’t come down. Prices jumped last fall due to short supply, but they have yet to soften.

Agrium’s Vanscoy potash mine production remains suspended

Global News | August 5, 2014

Operations at Agrium’s Vanscoy potash mine in Saskatchewan will remain suspended after a mechanical failure on its main hoist system on July 25.

Canada’s Manitoba to open bids for major potash deposit

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 5, 2014
Canada’s Manitoba to open bids for major potash deposit

The potential mine could generate $2 billion worth of royalties for the province over the course of 40 years, and sustain close to 600 jobs.

African Potash starts drilling at Lac Dinga project

African Potash | August 5, 2014
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AIM-listed African Potash Ltd Tuesday said that it has begun drilling at its Lac Dinga Potash Project in the Republic of Congo.

Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 25, 2014
Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cost reduction measures in the mining industry could well have undermined the sector's productivity, which remains down, according to a new EY report.

New Potash Corp CEO keeps output tactics

Jeffrey Richmond | July 15, 2014
Potash feat

Last year's fertilizer price plunge called strategy into question.

Sirius delays application for $2.7bn potash mine in English national park

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2014
Sirius delays application for $2.7bn potash mine in English national park

According to the company, the mine will employ about 1,800 workers during construction and generate 1,000 permanent jobs once opened.

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