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Gold price: This year September may bring fall

Frik Els | August 21, 2014
Gold price: This year September may bring fall

September is gold's best performing month historically, but a new research note from investment bank UBS says 2014 is unlikely to follow long-term trends.

Copper price rally evaporates on Chinese factory data

Frik Els | August 21, 2014
Copper price rally evaporates on Chinese factory data

Latest gauge of manufacturing activity falls to near contraction levels.

Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Zijin Mining Group looking to acquire sizeable gold and copper projects in Africa this year.

Ghana’s new law could end illegal mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Ghana’s new law could end illegal mining

The revised regulation will empower courts to confiscate equipment seized from illicit miners.

Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said the project ramains in BHP's main plans, but added the firm is not in a rush to develop it.

China coal mine explosion traps 29 workers

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
China coal mine explosion traps 29 workers

Last year alone 1,049 people were killed or went missing in mining-related accidents in China.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Aussie mining tycoon Palmer's aversion to China just went a bit too far

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Aussie mining tycoon Palmer's aversion to China just got a bit too far

Clive Palmer has come under fire for labelling the Chinese government “mongrels” and “bastards” on national television.

Palladium skyrockets on Russia tensions, hits 13-year high

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Palladium skyrockets on Russia tensions, hits 13-year high

It hit $900 a troy ounce for the first time since 2001.

China should take cues from rare-earth ruling

Global Times | August 18, 2014

Time for all parties to reconsider industry policies.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.

Chinese coal burning set to decline first time in 14 years

Frik Els | August 18, 2014
Chinese coal burning set to decline first time in 14 years

China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, but new data show year to date declines in output and sales.

High expectations for the mother of all lodes in Afghanistan

Tommy Humphreys | August 17, 2014
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$908 billion of mineral wealth.

Frank Holmes - U.S. Global Investors

Three Gorges Dam described in superlatives

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Comprehending China's massive infrastructure build.

Chinese rare earth alliance sues Hitachi Metals over patents

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
Chinese rare earth alliance sues Hitachi Metals on patents

Hitachi holds over 600 neodymium iron boron magnet patents, but has authorized only eight Chinese companies to use them in a total of 149 patents.

This pink diamond may become one of the most valuable gems ever sold

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
This pink diamond may become one of the most valuable gems ever sold

The diamond is expected to fetch between $12.8 million and $15.4 million at auction on October 7.

America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises: Peter Epstein

The Energy Report | August 15, 2014
America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises

Who stands to capture the graphite market?

Trading pure play iron companies

Matt Chambers - Ig.com | August 15, 2014
Trading pure play iron companies

Double bottom over June and July a strong bullish signal.

China Gold International reports lower sales, output

MINING.com News | August 15, 2014
'No evidence' gold miners are returning to hedging

Vancouver-based company's quarterly revenues drop 40%.

Copper dives to 8-week low

Frik Els | August 14, 2014
Copper dives to 8-week low

Dismal European economic growth figures and more signs of Chinese slowdown dents price of red metal.

Western gold jewelry buyers come roaring back

Frik Els | August 14, 2014
Western gold jewelry buyers come roaring back

Q2 study shows decline in global gold demand, but US and UK jewelry buying surges and central banks add to holdings for a 14th straight quarter.

Iron ore price slides after China data shock

Frik Els | August 13, 2014
Iron ore price near 2-month low after China data shock

Near 2-month low after Chinese lending, output and spending data indicate deepening economic malaise with broadest measure falling to 2009 levels.

Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Index gained 9% from April to June, outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite index, which gained 6%, and the London Metal Exchange index, which gained 7% in the same period.

Where is Casey's Marin Katusa stashing his money when Europe heats up?

The Energy Report | August 12, 2014
Where is Casey's Marin Katusa stashing his money when Europe heats up

Shares four junior names he thinks could profit, and one truly contrarian name for those expecting the worst.

Vale to double iron ore shipments to China by 2019

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 8, 2014
Vale to double iron ore shipments to China by 2019

Currently Vale supplies 12% to 14% of China’s consumption of the steel-making ingredient.

China's rare earth industry will look very different in 5 months

Frik Els | August 8, 2014
China's rare earth industry will look very different in 6 months

WTO ruling an afterthought as Beijing approves sweeping changes to its rare earth industry and fast-tracks state stockpiling.

About those Chinese iron ore miners cutting output

Frik Els | August 8, 2014
About those Chinese iron ore miners cutting output

It's just not happening; thanks to support from China's local governments says new report.

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