Changes sweeping the electricity sectors in Japan and China suggest a hugely uncertain future for coal-fired power and a rapidly increasing risk of stranded assets.
China Mining News
Down 27% in a month – 14 reasons the iron ore price has a lot further to fall.
Australia's Taurus raised $683m to invest in mining company debt last year, while two funds currently in the market are targeting investor capital of $800m.
It is the latest in a series of deadly accidents in recent months to hit Hpakant, where as much as 90% of the world's jade is mined, mostly illegally.
China plans to invest CNY4.7 trillion ($720 billion) on 303 transport infrastructure projects over three years but that may not be enough to give a strong boost to commodity prices in an oversupplied market.
If all central banks were to hold at least 5% of forex reserves in gold (versus 60%+ in rich economies) it would require the purchase of almost 8,000 tonnes
A new survey of the rare earth industry outside China shows many producers and processors are responding to weak prices by exiting the market.
China's spending on infrastructure is being front-loaded and should translate into significantly higher copper demand later in the year.
The ramp up in Chinese debt accumulation has been a leading concern of investors for years.
The deal, due to close in July, will make ICBC Standard the only Chinese bank to operate a vault in London.
The deal marks the end of Eldorado’s reign in China.
Supply-demand fundamentals for iron ore appear to be moving back to balance amid steel supply concerns and after Chinese stock market regulators announced more steps to discourage speculative trading in the steelmaking commodity.
Negative interest rates and slow growth have fuelled investors' demand for gold in record-breaking fashion.
New report says mining and metals companies set to default on debt at more than three times the historical rate going back to 1983.
The Denver-based potash miner is placing its West facility in New Mexico in "care and maintenance” beginning July.
BMI Research analysts also believe gold prices bottomed in 2015 and expect the metal to edge higher over the coming quarters.
In a rerun of last year's stock market collapse in China, mainland retail investors are now fleeing raw material markets frantically bid up since March.
Rout continues ahead of crucial Chinese import data.
Dozens are believed to be buried under the waste left by the mudslide in Myanmar’s Kachin state.
Down 9% since Monday as Chinese speculators pull out and Rio Tinto CEO warns of oversupply.
There appeared to be a changing tide of acceptance rather than concern over the past fortnight, that Shanghai is becoming a bigger, and more influential, cog in the global gold machine.
The global coal trade doubled in the decade to 2012 as a boom took hold in Asia. Now, the coal trade seems to have stalled or even gone into reverse.
The Chinese urgency points to two things. China believes that crude oil prices will not remain at the current levels for long, and that a disruption is possible due to geopolitical reasons, which can propel oil prices higher.
Tectonic shifts in the global coal market are underway, posing a series of questions for traditional coal supply markets.
Factory conditions in China unexpectedly worsen for the 14th straight month raising fears that the rally on commodity markets in 2016 was losing steam.