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About 40,000 illegal miners ignore Peru’s deadline to formalize status

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 23, 2014
About 40,000 illegal miners ignore Peru’s deadline to formalize status

Tension grows as the illicit miners keep evading government efforts to bring them into the formal economy.

Turnaround stories revolve around proven management

The Gold Report | April 21, 2014
proven management boss turnaournd feat

Very recently, we've been subtly shifting from producers and near-producers to advanced developers.

Barclays is the next big bank pulling out of commodities: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 20, 2014
Barclays is the next big bank pulling out of commodities: report

The English bank is planning to sell large parts of its metals, agricultural and energy business.

Peru set to regain world’s second largest copper producer place this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 20, 2014
Peru set to regain world’s second largest copper producer place this year

The South American nation lost the title to China in 2012.

We have to talk about Fanya Metal Exchange

Frik Els | April 18, 2014
We have to talk about Fanya

The rare earth storm has passed, but a new critical metal conundrum could be ahead for the West.

Chris Vermeulen - TheGoldAndOilGuy

Video: How to momentum trade gold, silver stocks

Long and short-term gold forecasts.

Economies stalling

GoldMoney | April 17, 2014

It wasn’t meant to be like this: six years of global money-printing should have guaranteed economic recovery.

Ryan Jordan - Silver News Blog

The invincible precious metal bears

Gold price: Hedge funds increase bearish bets again

A year ago today saw one of the largest declines in COMEX gold and silver futures in the last several decades.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Rio Tinto iron ore output hit by bad weather in Australia, Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 16, 2014
Rio Tinto iron ore output hit by bad weather in Australia, Canada

Production of the steel-making material, however, increased by 16%, which means the miner is on track to meet its full-year target.

Turquoise Hill buys time for Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Frik Els | April 15, 2014
Turquoise Hill buys time for Oyu Tolgoi expansion

But production at massive Mongolian mine slips and shares take a beating.

Let's talk about: women in the mining industry

While still a male-dominated sector, there have been positive steps to integrate women into the mining industry.

Fortuna Silver jumps after breaking production records

Frik Els | April 14, 2014
Fortuna Silver jumps after breaking production records

The Vancouver-based miner's shares surge after its silver and gold properties in Mexico and Peru up production more than 50%.

Codelco could tap sovereign wealth fund for needed mine expansions

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Codelco could tap sovereign wealth fund for needed mine expansions

The world's No.1 copper producer needs to invest roughly $30 billion in the next decade to counter dwindling ore grades in its massive mines.

Investors may be leaning towards Goldcorp bid for Osisko

Frik Els | April 13, 2014
Investors may be leaning towards Goldcorp bid for Osisko

Goldcorp's sweetened offer is straightforward, requires no formal shareholder approval and could be completed by as early as end-April.

Glasenberg pulls off blockbuster Las Bambas deal

Frik Els | April 13, 2014
Glencore gets $6bn cash for Las Bambas

Chinese buyers cough up $6.3 billion in cool hard cash for massive Peru copper project indicating renewed confidence in prospects for the red metal.

US gold and silver production dips, copper jumps

Frik Els | April 11, 2014
US gold and silver production dip, copper jumps

US copper mine production grew 5% to 1.23 million tonnes in 2013 according to the latest US Geological Survey, but silver and gold recovered slid.

Bolivia to revise new mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Bolivia to revise new mining law

Bolivian President Evo Morales and leaders of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives have formed a commission to quickly redraft at least three controversial articles of the recently-approved ruling.

Former JPMorgan commodities chief under federal probe

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Former JPMorgan commodities chief under federal probe

The probe was opened following a settlement with regulators that alleged JPMorgan manipulated power markets in the Midwest and California.

Puerto Rico's tax benefits—more than 'The Better Florida'

The Gold Report | April 9, 2014

Puerto Rico promises to now do for Americans what Singapore and Hong Kong have done for bankers and businessmen from London.

Endeavour Silver production jumps 26% in Q1

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Endeavour Silver production jumps 26% in Q1

Pure silver production increased 26% to 1.89 million ounces, while gold output rose 23% to 18,519 ounces.

Barrick Gold shareholders advised to back miner’s pay plan

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Barrick Gold shareholders advised to back miner’s pay plan

The recommendation comes from Proxy advisory service Institutional Shareholder Services, the same firm that last year called shareholders to vote against the Barrick's approach to compensation.

US firms unprepared for upcoming conflict minerals rule enforcement

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
US firms unprepared for upcoming conflict minerals rule enforcement

A PwC survey shows that only 4% of the 700 companies polled across 15 industries said they have completed a draft of their SEC conflict minerals filings.

Poll: 74% of Chileans want mining companies to pay higher taxes

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Poll: 74% of Chileans want mining companies to pay higher taxes

They believe those funds should be allocated to the regions where mining operations are based.

Ted Dixon: What gold stock insider trading tells us

The Gold Report | April 8, 2014
Ted Dixon: What gold stock insider trading tells us

Despite the recent big gains in gold stocks, company insiders and institutional investors are still 2.5 times more likely to be buyers than sellers.

Scientists warn silver particles harmful for humans, wildlife

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2014
Scientists warn silver particles harmful for humans and wildlife

Silver days as one of the best allies of modern medicine may have its days counted.

Looking for 1,000% gains? Resource investor Oliver Gross has some junior mining names for you

The Gold Report | April 2, 2014

The bottom is in, declares Oliver Gross of Der Rohstoff-Anleger (The Resource Investor), and the bulls are ready to charge.

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