China is the globe's top mining country, but its alarming reserves-to-production ratio is forcing domestic miners to hunt for deals in the rest of the world.
Beijing had been widely expected to eliminate tariffs and quotas on rare earth shipments after a World Trade Organization panel branded them discriminatory last year.
Rupert Merer analyzes that growing energy sector for National Bank Financial and tells The Mining Report why betting on the future of renewables is a prudent strategy for profit growth.
Director of $1bn fund discusses Denham's unique approach, the vibrant parts of the M&A market and what juniors should do to attract capital.
Molycorp will supply Siemens with rare earth materials over the next 10 years.
Beijing ups production limits for 2015 by 12% to 52,500 tonnes after exports bounce back, pulling the plug on a brief rally in rare earth prices.
Quebec's $1 billion Capital Mines Hydrocarbures fund is close to buying equity stakes in mining projects outside iron ore worth as much as $200m a shot.
Mining transactions almost doubled last year and the trend is likely to stretch over 2015, as lower commodity prices are making some unprofitable.
Many countries, notably China, Japan and South Korea, are scrambling for the abundant rare earth resources of North Korea, enabling the Kim Jong-un regime to extract maximum economic and political gains.
According to the agreement, TRER will supply up to 300,000 pounds of natural uranium concentrates (U308) per year based upon a pricing formula indexed to U308 spot prices at the times of delivery.
"Hell on earth."
Despite the overall pessimism, mining CEOs remain just as confident on their own company’s growth as they were in previous years.
The Management and Supervisory Boards of Tantalus Rare Earths AG have approved a capital increase against cash contribution with shareholders’ subscription rights.
Experts are raising questions about the legitimacy of North Korea's estimated reserves of rare earths, used from computers to cars and defense missiles.
Looking for an exit or a lifeline? Look further says $8 billion fund manager.
Until Mick Davis pulls the trigger on X2's $5.6 billion, wishful thinking and unhealthy skepticism will pervade talk around private equity and mining.
A recent 60 Minutes special discussed the growing role that rare earth elements play in our economy today.
The first two months of 2015 failed miserably to dispel gloomy market conditions affecting the global mining industry, according to a study published Wednesday.
In this interview with The Mining Report, Richards discusses his outlook for oil, gold, vanadium, zinc and nickel, and profiles companies with projects that will see the light of day even in harsh price environments.
Once a $70 share, Molycorp investors on Tuesday were dumping holdings at 49c after cash burn rate showed maybe two quarters left without injection.
Spread your dollars amongst takeout candidates, major miners, and juniors with the best odds of outperforming when the markets start to move. Then wait.
Since Tommy regularly spends time with the sharpest minds of the natural resource sector (Lundin, Gisutra, Casey, etc.), we know how valuable his perspective is.
Better production numbers at its California mine couldn't stop the red ink at rare earth miner.
The plug should be pulled on these marginal junior miners, say investors.
Peter Cashin has relinquished his responsibilities as president and CEO of the company to focus on new mineral exploration opportunities.
According to recent statements of some U.S. and Russian scientists.
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