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Iron ore rally turning into dead cat bounce

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Iron ore rally turning into dead cat bounce

After 4% surge on Monday, benchmark prices resume slide.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Visualizing the changing landscape in nuclear power

Visual Capitalist | September 16, 2014
France nuclear power

In this visualization, every nuclear reactor in the world is shown and broken down by country and life of plant. This includes construction, commercial power generation, and decommissioning of the reactor.

Turquoise Hill tax break revives Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Turquoise Hill tax break revives Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Work on feasibility study for $6bn underground expansion of massive Mongolian copper-gold mine can resume after confirmation tax dispute is settled for $100m less.

Threat of downturn worries Canadian companies in China

Business in Vancouver | September 15, 2014

Economic slowdown, theft of intellectual property rights are among firms’ top concerns, Asia Pacific Foundation survey reveals

What will Ivan buy next?

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
What will Ivan buy next?

A GlenTinto is not as far-fetched as it sounds.

India gold imports rocket 176%

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
India gold imports rockets 176%

But domestic premiums of just $5 an ounce show demand is not as frenzied as last year when gold traders demanded as much as $170 above London price.

Frik Els

$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.

Turquoise Hill up 22% after Oyu Tolgoi tax bill slashed

Frik Els | September 12, 2014
Turquoise Hill up 22% after Oyu Tolgoi tax bill slashed

Mongolia knocks $100m off tax claim to revive expansion of massive copper-gold mine owned by Rio Tinto unit Turquoise Hill.

Case against 26-year old mining CEO accused of stealing $7m to fund luxury lifestyle dropped

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
Case against 26-year old mining CEO accused of stealing $7m to fund luxury lifestyle dropped

His lawyers told MINING.com the parties reached a confidential agreement.

These are the top risks miners face

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
These are the top risks miners face these days

Productivity, followed by capital decisions and obtaining a social license to operate, are among the top risks global mining and metals companies face.

Iron ore price bears come out in force

Frik Els | September 10, 2014
Iron ore price bears come out in force

2014 is the "inflection point" and "until mines close it's a world of $70 prices of iron ore."

New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

One of the two tailings thickeners experienced rake failure last Friday.

India’s Supreme Court revises judgment on illegal coal blocks

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
India’s Supreme Court revises judgment on illegal coal blocks

It won't announce its verdict on the matter until an unspecified later date.

Gold demand to soar as festive season kicks off in India

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
Gold demand to soar as festive season kicks off in India

But investors hoping the festive season in the world's second-largest gold buyer will boost the metal’s ailing price are likely to be disappointed, analysts say.

Frik Els

How the India-China trade summit could rock iron ore

Frik Els | September 8, 2014
How the India-China trade summit could rock iron ore

Reviving the China-India ore trade which peaked at 120mtpa in 2009 could be part of a grand bargain when Modi and Xi meet for the first time in New Delhi.

Goldcorp: We have hit PEAK gold

Frik Els | September 8, 2014
Goldcorp: We have hit PEAK gold

CEO Chuck Jeannes says barring a major technological breakthrough global gold production probably peaked in 2013.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.

INFOGRAPHIC: A forecast of when the world's resources will run out

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Here is when the world's resources will run out

Here is one interpretation of how much is left on Earth.

The World Gold Council doesn’t get China’s demand — Koos Jansen

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 5, 2014
The World Gold Council doesn’t get China’s demand — Koos Jansen

He argues the omissions and inadequacies of the WGC reports on China's gold demand are far larger than what the body would let the world see.

Australia signs uranium export deal with India

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 5, 2014
Australia seeks deal to sell uranium to India

The country lifted a long-standing ban on selling uranium to energy-starved India in 2012 and both have been negotiating a nuclear safeguards agreement since then.

Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start in 2018

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start in 2018

The firm no longer expects to complete its $7.3 billion (and climbing) project in four years.

Iron ore price hits unwelcome 5-year-low

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Iron ore price hits unwelcome 5-year-low

After flirting with a five-year low for about a month, the iron ore price fell to the lowest price since October 2009.

Australia kills unpopular mining tax

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Australia kills mining tax

The decision is considered a key political victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Vast stretches of northern Europe’s wilderness will soon host more mining companies going ahead with several projects in the area.

Newmont, Indonesia make peace: copper exports may resume this week

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 2, 2014
Newmont, Indonesia make peace: copper exports may resume this week

Both sides are closer than ever to ending an eight-month tax dispute over exports of the industrial metal's concentrates.

The case for a September gold price surge

Frik Els | September 1, 2014
The case for a September gold price surge

Historically holding gold going into September reaps investors a more than 3% return.

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