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Asian gold demand up as India’s Diwali boost sales

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 23, 2014
Asian gold demand up as India’s Diwali boost sales

The World Gold Council predicts that India will import 850 to 950 tonnes of gold this year.

Precious metals subdues as panic over

GoldMoney | October 24, 2014
Don't Panic!

For gold and silver it has been a week of two halves: first prices rallied to a peak on Tuesday, then declined to show net losses for the week on Wednesday for silver and Thursday for gold.

Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 23, 2014
Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

The move is seen by analysts as an attempt to strengthen the firm’s image.

Worldwide nonferrous metals exploration budgets down 25% in 2014

SNL Metals & Mining | October 22, 2014
exploration mining geologist

Total worldwide budget for nonferrous metals exploration dropped to US$11.36 billion in 2014 from US$15.19 billion in 2013 — a 25% decrease.

INFOGRAPHIC: Here is why you should buy $100 worth of gold and silver

MoneyMetals.com | October 22, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Here is why you should buy $100 worth of gold and silver

Most people have the sense that the dollar isn’t worth what it used to be, but they may not grasp what this means in real terms.

BHP shoots the lights out

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
BHP shoots the lights out

Petroleum, met coal, iron ore production set new quarterly records. Fall in copper volumes not enough to dent 9% overall output growth.

Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Tough regulations and worries about reputation have made trading commodities a source of worries for bank bosses.

Chile’s Codelco to seal $1 billion deal with the UK

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Chile’s Codelco to seal $1 billion deal with UK

The giant copper miner is also planning to sell about $8 billion of bonds over the next five years to help finance a nearly $30bn investment program aimed to revamp its aging mines.

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The Lundin’s look to Chile for copper’s next run

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | October 21, 2014
The Lundin’s look to Chile for copper’s next run

The firm is developing a trio of staggeringly huge copper deposits on the Chilean-Argentine border that contain a total of over 28 billion pounds of copper and 19 million ounces of gold resources (only two of the deposits have resource estimates on them).

An ebola Armageddon could trigger a rebirth in gold and silver prices: Eric Sprott

The Gold Report | October 20, 2014
Gold, silver prices rise as dollar retreats

Could an infectious disease kill the monster that has been choking gold and silver prices for more than a year?

One of these five companies will run the gold fix

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
One of these five companies will run the gold fix

Broker Autilla Ltd (Sapient), the Chicago Mercantile Exchange jointly with Thomson Reuters, U.S. derivatives bourse Intercontinental Exchange, the London Metal Exchange and broker ICAP's online platform EBS will present their proposals this Friday.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

In wake of Mount Polley, union wants new BC safety regime

The Tyee | October 19, 2014

The union representing many miners in B.C. is warning about worker safety in the industry.

Why SLV is now a great investment

Seeking Alpha | October 19, 2014

With the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) at $16 and change and falling, the precious metal is a pretty unpopular investment right now. But it's actually one of the best buying opportunities in the last 10 years.

Extreme PM shorting peaks

The world’s financial markets are changing dramatically with the Federal Reserve on the verge of ending its third quantitative-easing campaign.

Gold benefits from market uncertainty

GoldMoney | October 17, 2014
Resource market in good shape feat

After a prolonged period of low volatility as funds invested in ever-greater risk, markets have snapped and volatility has jumped.

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INFOGRAPHIC: a year's worth of resources in BC

Visual Capitalist | October 17, 2014
autumn in the canadian northwest territories along ogilvie river and mountains

In response to popular demand from our home province of British Columbia, today we visualize the amount of natural resources extracted from BC each year.

Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

The country’s environmental authority criticized the Top Court decision saying the miner conducted proper consultation with local indigenous groups and shouldn’t have to do it again.

Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.

How big miners are reliving the late 90’s bust: Steve Todoruk

Sprott Thoughts | October 16, 2014
Sprott Y2K

It looks like the late 90’s are back in vogue in the mining industry.

Chile’s copper exports down 21% in August

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Chile’s copper exports down 21% in August

The drop was mainly due to reduced shipments from Codelco and Collahuasi, official figures show.

H.C. Wainwright analyst Jeff Wright names three companies that could turn the gold trend upside down

The Gold Report | October 15, 2014
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Fans of gold have been following Federal Reserve Board announcements for any sign of relief, but H.C. Wainwright & Co. Analyst Jeff Wright says change may be a long time coming.

Newmont’s Conga mine could remain halted until 2018

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Newmont’s Conga mine could remain halted until 2018

The future of the proposed $5 billion Conga copper and gold project in Peru remains in limbo as its main opponent was recently re-elected governor of the region where the project is situated.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 ways the rich avoid the taxman

Visual Capitalist | October 15, 2014
Businessman running in park

Nobody likes taxes. However, when the super rich are stuck in forfeiting millions of dollars to taxes each year, they probably despise them even more than the average person.

John Kaiser's tips for escaping the resource sector swamp alive

The Mining Report | October 14, 2014

What if the goldbugs are wrong and fiat currency isn't going to throw the world into hyperinflation?

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