After steady recovery from near four-year lows, copper price sinks below $3 a pound again over China and supply growth worries.
The country's gold fever is expected to cool this year.
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.
The 8% one-day drop in the iron ore price in March was the result of a new dynamic in the market: panicked selling by traders using ore as loan collateral.
Founder and chief investment officer of $49 billion DoubleLine Capital may be a huge China bear, but he likes gold.
Major powers are scrambling for as much of the world’s resources as they can control. Exploration and drilling intensify daily. Previously inaccessible or unprofitable areas are targeted – the days of easy access to the globe’s resources no longer exist.
China's iron ore imports jump 21% to 74 million tonnes while copper imports surge 31%.
Of the 70 pirate attacks so far this year, 53 have been in the waters off Southeast Asia and West Africa and some 50 crew remain in captivity.
Iron ore is honing in on the $120 a tonne-level, long considered an industry price floor.
As China's rare earth production winds down, other sources worldwide could shape up to reward early investors.
The closely-watched Thomson Reuters GFMS annual copper survey paints a grim picture for the copper price in 2014 and beyond.
Iron ore is up 12% from lows sparked by panicked selling from Chinese traders and mills using stockpiles for trade credit.
Personal assistants at large mining companies and PR people were the most targeted by online criminals.
Analysis of the detail discovered in historic information in the context of China’s gold strategy has allowed me for the first time to make reasonable estimates of vaulted gold, comprised of gold accounts at commercial banks, mine output and scrap.
Only last year Chinese overseas investment totalled $61.6 billion by the end of September.
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Looking at lunar REE
A diversified selection of commodity stocks is key.
As part of the Beijing’s ongoing plan to reduce the alarming rates of air pollution and reduce the nation’s dependency on the fossil fuel.
Rather than an indication of weakening demand, discounts offered in Shanghai on the London spot price were a function of the weak yuan.
In this interview with The Mining Report, Bogner details what these shifting power dynamics will mean for the commodities market.
The mining giant believes demand for coal to keep growing over the next 20 years, driven mainly by China and India.
The price is also about 25% below what India paid last year to the now defunct Belarusian Potash Co., which Uralkali owned jointly at the time with Belaruskali.
The separate company would be listed on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the Australian and South African markets.
The story that commodities are at the centre of China’s shadow banking system has gained prominence in recent weeks.
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