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BHP Iron Ore: OK already, we'll stop expanding

Frik Els | November 20, 2014
Iron ore price stabilizes: BHP, Rio, analysts say fall 'temporary'

CEO Andrew Mackenzie tells shareholders while output is still increasing at no. 3 producer, it's been three years since new spending was approved.

Marin Katusa: winter is coming—how investors can win in the 'Colder War'

The Energy Report | November 20, 2014

Casey Research energy strategist Marin Katusa cautions that Russia and China have forged an alliance with the goal of world supremacy through control of the energy market and Vladimir Putin is winning.

Nickel close to month-high as Indonesia keeps ore ban

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 19, 2014
Nickel close to month-high as Indonesia keeps ore ban

The country effectively halted all but processed metal shipments in January in an effort to force miners to build smelters.

EGL Asia and China's NGGC renew exclusive agreement, agree to further efforts on identification of synthetic diamonds

EGL Asia Ltd. | November 19, 2014
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The Hong Kong-headquartered EGL Asia and NGGC, the state-owned, leading Chinese diamond grading laboratory, signed an agreement which renews and prolongs the close cooperation between the two institutions.

Iron ore price enters freefall

Frik Els | November 19, 2014
Iron ore price enters freefall

Iron ore price down more than 7% over two sessions to just above $70 as supply swamps China just as steel consumption falls for the first time in 14 years.

Australia FTA with China: shift from mining to dining

HSBC Bank | November 19, 2014
Australia FTA with China: shift from mining to dining

Deal should help bolster Australia's already strong links to Asia and the ongoing 'rebalancing' of the nation's growth towards the non-mining sectors.

Dismal China data drops copper price back below $3

Frik Els | November 18, 2014
Dismal China data drops copper price back below $3

And if the Chinese government stops adding to its strategic reserves the price could fall towards $2.50 a pound says new research report.

Credit Suisse analyst Michael Slifirski: new non-Chinese graphite and vanadium supply could create new demand

The Mining Report | November 18, 2014
Graphite

More may really be better for end users and mining companies when it comes to graphite.

Blood diamonds still at Central African mining sector’s heart

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 18, 2014
Blood diamonds still at Central Africa mining sector’s heart

A year after an export ban on raw gems in the country, reports show its diamonds are being sold to traders from Sudan to Belgium.

Iron ore price crashes 4%

Frik Els | November 18, 2014
Iron ore price crashes 4%

Drops to June 2009 levels on the way to $70 a tonne after Chinese house prices fall for sixth month in a row.

Chen Lin says gold miners need to produce at $1,000/oz or less to survive

The Gold Report | November 17, 2014
Trying to stop a bull market has risks

In this interview with The Gold Report, Lin identifies several producers and one near-term project uniquely positioned for the next bull market.

Vale iron ore chief abandons ship amid price crisis

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 17, 2014
Vale iron ore chief abandons ship amid price crisis

The world's largest iron ore producer said the new division head will focus on increasing efficiencies.

Rio Tinto, Sinosteel extend Australian iron ore joint venture

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 17, 2014
Rio Tinto, Sinosteel extend Australian iron ore joint venture

The partnership dates back to 1987, in the early stages of the development of the Chinese steel industry.

Angelos Damaskos: five juniors that insulate investors from today's low oil prices

The Energy Report | November 14, 2014
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Angelos Damaskos, principal adviser of the Junior Oils Trust, admits that he finds the recent collapse in oil price a mystery. Nonetheless, he has no doubt that demand will compel higher prices in the medium and long term.

China Gold International reports 2014 third quarter results

CEO Bing Liu, commented: "During this challenging time for the industry our company made tremendous efforts in costs reductions on both of our mines.”

Iron ore price gains after summit

Frik Els | November 13, 2014
Iron ore price gains after summit

Chinese steel mills restart production but ore demand remains modest.

Canadian miners performance down 15% in Q3 on falling metal prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 13, 2014
Canadian miners performance down 15% in Q3 on falling metal prices

Decline was in line with S&P/TSX Composite index, which also plummeted 15% during the quarter.

BHP, Rio Tinto call for global deal to push clean coal

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 13, 2014
BHP, Rio Tinto call for global deal to push clean coal

Their plea comes amid fears a climate change deal reached Wednesday between the U.S. and China could hurt coal miners in Australia.

India back to being world’s top gold consumer

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 13, 2014
India back to being world’s top gold consumer

Global demand, however, fell to its lowest in nearly five years as Chinese buying slid by a third.

Fortescue to BHP, Rio: Don't hurt our relationship with China

Frik Els | November 12, 2014
Fortescue to BHP, Rio: Don't hurt our relationship with China

Twiggy says BHP and Rio threaten Australia's relationship with Beijing by bankrupting Chinese iron ore producers. China's steelmakers may disagree.

With the ongoing global skills shortage within mining is it time to get the job seeker's perspective?

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions | November 12, 2014
local workers

A global survey of over 5,300 job seekers sheds some light on the issues in the war for talent which the Mining sector continues to face.

What slowdown? Mining equipment market to grow 8.4% a year

Frik Els | November 11, 2014
What slowdown? Mining equipment market to grow 8.4% a year

Mining equipment market to grow at compound annual rate of 8.42% to $134 billion through 2019 surpassing the market for construction equipment.

Yanzhou Coal injects $2.8bn into troubled Australian unit

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 10, 2014
Yanzhou Coal injects $2.8bn into troubled Australian unit

In an attempt to keep Yancoal afloat as coal prices trade near multi-year lows.

BHP closer to unveiling details of upcoming spin-off

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 9, 2014
BHP closer to unveiling details of upcoming spin-off

The world’s largest miner is only two weeks away from shedding more light on an upcoming spin-off of unwanted assets.

SEC probes Joy Global over acquisition of Chinese firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 7, 2014
SEC probing Joy Global over acquisition of Chinese firm

The SEC is looking into Joy's acquisition of International Mining Machinery Holdings Ltd of China for about $1 billion and related accounting matters.

ICE wins race to run the London gold fix

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 7, 2014
ICE wins race to run the London gold fix

Bids and offers will be published in real time and the price updated every 30 seconds.

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