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China’s Zijin hands $298 million to partner Barrick Gold

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 31, 2015
China’s Zijin hands $298 million to partner Barrick Gold

The cash injection comes from selling half of its interest in the Porgera mining operation to the Chinese group last May.

Jayant Bhandari presents arbitrage opportunities for you to pounce on

The Gold Report | August 31, 2015
Gold industry injected $171bn into global economy in 2013

Bhandari shares arbitrage opportunities he's stalking and some company stories with management teams that he thinks are close to perfect.

Glencore may be forced to shut down giant zinc mine in Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2015
Glencore may be forced to shut down giant zinc mine in Australia

The Northern Territory Chief Minister has threatened to close Glencore's McArthur River operation if the miner does not improve its environmental practices.

Silver sold, then squeezed

GoldMoney | August 28, 2015

While gold consolidated its recent gains, silver was sold down this week along with other metals and energy.

Indonesian mining – attractive, not always easy

Project Monitor | August 28, 2015

The Tujuh Bukit project reflects both the attractions and difficulties facing foreign companies working in Indonesia's mining sector.

Goldcorp, Teck combine projects, create new $3.5 billion mine in Chile

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2015
Goldcorp, Teck combine projects, create new $3.5 billion mine in Chile

The miners expect significant savings and environmental advantages by combining the two neighbouring projects, which are only 40 kilometres apart.

About 80% of Colombia’s gold output comes from illegal miners — Gov't

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2015
About 80% of Colombia’s gold output comes from illegal miners — Gov't

Authorities say the $2.5 billion illicit mining industry is creating a parallel economy that is deemed to damage the business of those who operate legally.

Jim Rogers: Commodity bull market hasn't gone away

Frik Els | August 26, 2015
Jim Rogers: Commodity bull market hasn't gone away

Commodity investing legend says the Chinese market is on its way to "finding a good bottom."

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CHART: Stop panicking about China and mining

Frik Els | August 24, 2015
GRAPH: Stop panicking about China and mining

We're not in 2008 – plotting global economic growth against commodity prices shows metals and mining sell-off is disconnected from realities on the ground.

Canadian mining stocks outperform metals prices

Frik Els | August 24, 2015
Canadian mining stocks outperform metals prices

Canadian junior and mid-tier mining companies also raised 62% more capital in the second quarter than in 2014.

Risk on

GoldMoney | August 24, 2015

This week market relationships underwent a sea-change, with a sudden realisation that the global economy is in a deepening crisis.

South32 survives mining sector slump, to cut $350m in costs until 2018

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2015
South32 survives mining sector slump, to cut $350m in costs until 2018

The company said is not keen on Rio Tinto's thermal coal assets, currently up for sale.

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Mining private equity is being fundamentally transformed

Frik Els | August 23, 2015
Mining private equity is being fundamentally transformed

Appian Capital founder Michael Scherb: "You're now seeing the same changes in mining that happened in oil and gas which is now heavily supported by PE"

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INFOGRAPHIC – On the precipice: Will global markets follow commodities off the cliff?

Visual Capitalist | August 21, 2015
INFOGRAPHIC - On the precipice - graph

Today may be the end of this trend of divergence. US equities are at a precipice: fueled by low rates and quantitative easing for years, they have finally started to tumble from record highs.

Forget slower growth, worry about Chinese GDP contraction

Frik Els | August 20, 2015
Forget slower growth, worry about Chinese GDP contraction

Chinese rail freight tonnage – a key indicator for economic activity and the commodities trade – has plunged by 10.2% this year.

Graphite could be the next best fertilizer

Archer Exploration Pty Ltd | August 20, 2015
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Graphite has been touted as a leap forward for our mobile world of battery-powered gadgets, but it may also help plants grow.

Heap Leach: Mining's breakthrough technology

Vladimir Basov | August 20, 2015
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New techniques for tailings treatment and sulfide ore recovery will see low-cost environmentally friendly heap leaching take another giant leap forward.

Markets swoon

Michael Allan McCrae | August 20, 2015
stocks crushed

Gold is actually having a good day.

New landscape for BC mining environmental reviews

Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

First Nation support for resource projects has become increasingly important to their success.

Swiss asset manager Florian Siegfried: Look for value opportunities and put your capital to work selectively in this market

The Gold Report | August 17, 2015
John Embry: I've never seen this in my 40+ years in the investment business

In this interview with The Gold Report, AgaNola Asset Manager Florian Siegfried evaluates recent deals and points to the companies that could be the next takeovers.

Goldman Sachs abandons physical commodities after coal division sale

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 17, 2015
Goldman Sachs abandons commodities after coal division sale

The firm began disposing mining assets last year, as prices for most commodities began a downward trend and U.S. regulators increased pressure on banks to get out of risky businesses.

Brien Lundin: Seeds of tomorrow’s fortunes are being sown right now in the gold sector

Palisade Radio | August 17, 2015
Precious Metal Supply Shock Guaranteed

Why Brien would not be surprised to see a sharp rally in the junior gold stocks and it has to do with greed and fear…

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: The silver series – the case for silver

Visual Capitalist | August 17, 2015
Participants in new silver fix ‘unclear’ three days before it goes live

The real question for investors boils down to this: is it worth it to hold silver bullion or equities in a portfolio?

Barrick Gold reshuffles top management team

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 17, 2015
Barrick Gold reshuffles top management team

Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky will take over as president as the world’s largest gold producer restructures management to boost efficiencies.

Deep sea mining: a potential source of renewable resources?

Michael Saunders | August 14, 2015
Deep sea mining: a potential source of renewable resources?

Not metaphorically, but literally – the deep sea is a gold mine, and that is just scratching the surface.

7 Key rules contrarian investors should adhere too

Tactical Investor | August 14, 2015

Contrarian investing is a dynamic field and not a static one.

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