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Iron ore price bulls are back

Frik Els | August 1, 2014
Iron ore price bulls are back

But prediction of a rise above $100 a tonne in the "near future" may not be enough for smaller producers as the big three flood markets.

Coal exporters not backing down despite glut; could China enter the market too?

SNL Energy | July 30, 2014
Coal exporters not backing down feat

No signs of production slowdown in major coal-exporting countries.

Robust copper price prompts switch to aluminum

Frik Els | July 30, 2014
Robust copper price prompts switch to aluminum

It's a trend already established in China where only 25% of insulated and overhead cables use copper versus 60% in developed economies.

Failure to cut carbon emissions to cost the U.S. $150bn a year: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 30, 2014
Failure to cut carbon emissions to cost the U.S. $150bn a year: report

The White House document concludes that the cost of mitigating the effects of climate change could rise by as much as 40%.

Goldrea Resources says approved to list on CSE

MINING.com Editor | July 29, 2014
Goldrea Resources announces approval to list on the CSE

Will trade under the symbol "GOR."

China's war on pollution to push palladium higher still

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
China's pollution problem to push palladium higher still

China produces 20 million vehicles a year and has to double the average palladium load to catch up with US emissions standards.

BC signs energy agreement with China

Business in Vancouver | July 26, 2014
BC signs energy agreement with China

There are 16 liquefied natural gas proposals in B.C., although energy analysts do not expect more than two or three will get built in the coming years.

Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 25, 2014
Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cost reduction measures in the mining industry could well have undermined the sector's productivity, which remains down, according to a new EY report.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Gold Series — 2014 Trends and Beyond

Visual Capitalist | July 24, 2014
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There are four major trends investors should be watching.

China’s falling out of love with gold, demand drops 19%

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2014
China’s falling out of love with gold, demand drops 19%

Gold consumption in the country fell to 569.5 tonnes, with the weakness in the yuan adding to higher spot prices.

Rio Tinto planning Australia’s largest iron ore mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2014
Iron ore price bulls are back

The 70 million tonne-a-year project in the Pilbara is meant to replace other Yandicoogina’s areas that are running out of ore.

UN opens up more deep sea areas for mining, issues seven new licences

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2014
UN opens up deep sea for mining, issues seven new licences

State-owned and private companies from the UK, Germany, India, Brazil, Singapore and Russia are among those to benefit from the seabed regulator’s decision.

BHP Billiton wants bigger share of the iron ore market

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2014
BHP Billiton wants bigger share of the iron ore market

BHP’s major vote of confidence in iron ore proves the company trusts it can mine the bulk commodity for less than many rival producers, and thrive even in an environment of weakening prices.

Anglo American iron ore division earnings fall, but beat estimates

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2014
Anglo American iron ore division earnings fall, but beat estimates

Anglo's unit Kumba plans to almost double production by 2030.

Business council scales back growth outlook of B.C.’s ‘mediocre’ economy

Business in Vancouver | July 22, 2014
Business council scales back growth outlook of B.C.’s ‘mediocre’ economy

Few signs of stronger growth.

China's MMG board grants undivided approval for $5.85bn Las Bambas buy

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
China's MMG board grants undivided approval for $5.85bn Las Bambas buy

Las Bambas will be one of the world’s largest copper mines after it starts up in 2015, with annual output equivalent to more than twice the amount of copper MMG currently produces.

Vale sees iron ore prices coming back to historical levels

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 17, 2014
Vale sees iron ore prices coming back to historical levels

CEO Murilo Ferreira thinks the ore may get close to 2011’s peak of $168 a ton.

Pilbara expansion boosts Rio Tinto iron ore output

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2014
Pilbara expansion boosts Rio Tinto iron ore output

The world’s second-largest mining company’s produced 139.5 million metric tons of iron ore in the six months through June, while its shipments rose 20% to 142.4 million tons.

Tom Hayes' trio of rare earth project contenders

The Mining Report | July 16, 2014
Tom Hayes' trio of rare earth project contenders

With the race on to develop non-Chinese REE sources, he suggests three projects likely to end up on the podium.

Sirius delays application for $2.7bn potash mine in English national park

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2014
Sirius delays application for $2.7bn potash mine in English national park

According to the company, the mine will employ about 1,800 workers during construction and generate 1,000 permanent jobs once opened.

China Gold International Resources completes issuance of US$500 mln corporate bond

China Gold International Resources completes issuance of US$500 mln corporate bond

The bonds are expected to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited tomorrow.

Slow growth spoiling China’s appetite for coal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 14, 2014
Slow growth spoiling China’s appetite for coal

In the first half of 2014, the country’s coal imports grew just 0.9%, compared with 13.3% a year earlier.

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BHP sell-off could undo Billiton historic deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 13, 2014
BHP sell-off could undo Billiton historic deal

As BHP considers the sale of almost all of the businesses that Billiton brought to the 2001 merger deal, experts say the firm is likely to end up leaving London.

Beijing takes air pollution by the horns, imposes use of clean coal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 12, 2014
Beijing takes air pollution by the horns, imposes use of clean coal

This is the first time China enforces the use of clean coal, and it follows a series other pollution-curbing measures.

Peru set to become world’s second largest copper producer in 2016

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 11, 2014
Peru set to become world’s second largest copper producer in 2016

Currently China is the second largest producer of the red metal, with an annual output of about 1.6 million tonnes per year.

Australia’s big three miners to regain control of iron ore sector

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 9, 2014
Australia’s big three miners to regain control of iron ore sector

Billionaire Andrew Forrest, who made his fortune as the driving force behind Fortescue, says high cost competitors will exit the market shortly.

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