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China is burning through its natural resources

Vladimir Basov | April 26, 2015
Slowdown. What slowdown? China's copper, iron ore imports set records

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.

China scrapping rare earth export tax will boost demand — Lynas

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 24, 2015
China scrapping rare earth export tax will boost demand — Lynas

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.

How to make money in renewable energy: NBF's Rupert Merer

The Mining Report | April 22, 2015

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.

Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Frik Els | April 17, 2015
Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

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 to supply rare earths for use in high-efficiency Siemens wind turbine generators

Molycorp, Inc. | April 15, 2015

Molycorp will supply Siemens with rare earth materials over the next 10 years.

Rare earth price rally evaporates

Frik Els | April 13, 2015
Rare earth price rally evaporates

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 mining fund ready to pull trigger on $1bn investments

Frik Els | April 8, 2015
Quebec fund ready to pull trigger on $1bn mine investments

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.

Signs of life for mining M&A

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2015
Wave of mining deals expected this year amid commodity rout — report

Mining transactions almost doubled last year and the trend is likely to stretch over 2015, as lower commodity prices are making some unprofitable.

North Korea to extract maximum benefit from rare earth resources

MINING.com Editor | April 6, 2015

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.

Texas Rare Earth Resources and AREVA subsidiary sign uranium offtake agreement

Marketwired | April 6, 2015
Texas Rare Earth Resources and AREVA Subsidiary Sign Uranium Offtake Agreement

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.

A voyage to Baotou: world’s biggest supplier of rare earth minerals

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2015
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"Hell on earth."

Mining top executives the gloomiest of all: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2015
Mining top executives the gloomiest of all: report

Despite the overall pessimism, mining CEOs remain just as confident on their own company’s growth as they were in previous years.

Tantalus Rare Earths AG: Board approves capital increase to finance pilot production at Tantalus rare earths project in Madagascar

Tantalus Rare Earths AG | March 31, 2015

The Management and Supervisory Boards of Tantalus Rare Earths AG have approved a capital increase against cash contribution with shareholders’ subscription rights.

Scepticism grows over North Korea’s massive rare earth discovery

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 27, 2015
Scepticism grows over North Korea’s massive rare earth discovery

Experts are raising questions about the legitimacy of North Korea's estimated reserves of rare earths, used from computers to cars and defense missiles.

$60 billion for mining private equity a myth

Frik Els | March 26, 2015
$60 billion for mining private equity a myth

Looking for an exit or a lifeline? Look further says $8 billion fund manager.

Frik Els

Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Frik Els | March 25, 2015
Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

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.

Is it time to add rare earth elements to your portfolio?

Forbes | March 24, 2015

A recent 60 Minutes special discussed the growing role that rare earth elements play in our economy today.

No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 18, 2015
No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

The first two months of 2015 failed miserably to dispel gloomy market conditions affecting the global mining industry, according to a study published Wednesday.

Why Goldman Sachs is wrong about commodity prices: Philip Richards

The Mining Report | March 18, 2015
Bulldozer in open-pit cooper mine

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.

Investors believe end nigh for cult stock Molycorp

Frik Els | March 17, 2015
Investors believe end nigh for cult stock Molycorp

Once a $70 share, Molycorp investors on Tuesday were dumping holdings at 49c after cash burn rate showed maybe two quarters left without injection.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Selectivity and patience: Resource investing today

Spread your dollars amongst takeout candidates, major miners, and juniors with the best odds of outperforming when the markets start to move. Then wait.

Tommy Humphreys: An inside look: How mining titans like Giustra, Lundin, and Beaty are playing the downturn

Palisade Capital Corp | March 17, 2015
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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.

Molycorp tanking after wider loss

Frik Els | March 16, 2015
Molycorp tanking after wider loss

Better production numbers at its California mine couldn't stop the red ink at rare earth miner.

‘Zombie’ miners pulling down TSX Venture exchange

Business in Vancouver | March 16, 2015
Study: New projects need a $3.50 copper price

The plug should be pulled on these marginal junior miners, say investors.

Quest Rare Minerals CEO to step down

Marketwired | March 16, 2015

Peter Cashin has relinquished his responsibilities as president and CEO of the company to focus on new mineral exploration opportunities.

Afghanistan and Kazakhstan may become new global centres of rare earth metals’ production

investorINTEL | March 16, 2015

According to recent statements of some U.S. and Russian scientists.

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