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Copper price through 2020: Onwards and upwards

Frik Els | April 27, 2015
Copper price through 2020: Onwards and upwards

CRU principal consultant Christine Meilton predicts a rising trend topping $3.60 a pound by 2019, but thereafter China-induced weakness returns.

Picking undervalued gold equities is akin to picking Straweberries: Randall Abramson

The Gold Report | April 27, 2015
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Pick one: long gold or short gold?

Iron ore recovery gives miners breathing space

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 27, 2015
Iron ore recovery gives miners breathing space

Prices for the steel-making material added Monday US$1.28 or 2.17% to US$59.09 a tonne, taking its gain since bottoming on April 2 to 25%.

Life coming back to the global exploration sector

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 27, 2015
Life comes back to the global exploration sector

After five consecutive months of decline, global mining exploration began showing signs of life in March, particularly in the gold sector, a new report shows.

China is burning through its natural resources

Vladimir Basov | April 26, 2015
Slowdown. What slowdown? China's copper, iron ore imports set records

China is the globe's top mining country, but its alarming reserves-to-production ratio is forcing domestic miners to hunt for deals in the rest of the world.

Iron ore price enters bull market

Frik Els | April 24, 2015
Iron ore price soars again

After a stunning week of gains iron ore is now trading 22% above record lows hit early April.

‘Perfect’ 100-carat diamond sold for ‘only’ $22 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 24, 2015
‘Perfect’ 100-carat diamond sold for ‘only’ $22 million

After just three minutes of bidding, the final price was $22,090,000, including the buyer's premium.

China scrapping rare earth export tax will boost demand — Lynas

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 24, 2015
China scrapping rare earth export tax will boost demand — Lynas

Beijing had been widely expected to eliminate tariffs and quotas on rare earth shipments after a World Trade Organization panel branded them discriminatory last year.

What Björn Paffrath is advising to institutional and high net-worth investors

The Gold Report | April 22, 2015
Gold price jumps $1,200

In general, he says investors want well-managed, low-cost producers with moderate headline risk that can run for one or two more years at lower gold prices.

Iron ore price rockets

Frik Els | April 22, 2015
Iron ore price rockets

Jumps 6% on Wednesday to four-week highs despite record-setting production numbers from Big Three.

How to make money in renewable energy: NBF's Rupert Merer

The Mining Report | April 22, 2015

Rupert Merer analyzes that growing energy sector for National Bank Financial and tells The Mining Report why betting on the future of renewables is a prudent strategy for profit growth.

China’s secret gold stockpile may be world’s 2nd biggest

Bloomberg | April 22, 2015

The People's Bank of China may have tripled its gold stockpile since April 2009, when it last gave an official number, which Bloomberg Intelligence estimates to be 3,510 metric tons, second to United States 8,133.5 tons of gold.

Beyond oversupply: steelmakers need higher-quality iron ore

CEO.CA | April 22, 2015

All iron ore is not created equal.

BHP yields to pressure and low prices, halts iron ore expansion

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 22, 2015
BHP yields to pressure and low prices, halts iron ore expansion

The company has become the first big miner to delay a planned output expansion.

China expands stake in Russian potash miner Uralkali

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2015
China grabs stake in Russian potash miner Uralkali

Two Chinese banks are among the eight institutions that have provided Uralkali a $530 million loan.

Here’s what China closing coal-power plants means for emissions

Bloomberg | April 20, 2015

China’s recent scrapping of small coal plants will avoid the release of as much as 11.4 million metric tons annually of climate-warming carbon dioxide, helping the country cut emissions for the first time in more than a decade.

Allana Potash held talks with Chinese construction giant before ICL deal

Financial Post | April 20, 2015

China’s largest construction company was in talks to buy a controlling stake in Allana Potash Corp. that was worth more than the takeover bid the junior miner eventually accepted.

Rio Tinto claims it will ‘thrive’ on lower iron ore prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 17, 2015
Rio Tinto claims it will ‘thrive’ on lower iron ore prices

The miner defended his decision to boost production, which has led to sinking prices and threatens to put some competitors out of business.

Iron ore price back below $50 after Chinese property shock

Frik Els | April 15, 2015
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GDP slowdown was expected but China's property sector, responsible for half of steel demand, is in a tailspin as Q1 unsold inventory rises 24%.

Canadian wins right to sue Silvercorp over ‘false imprisonment’ in China

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2015
Canadian wins right to sue Silvercorp over ‘false imprisonment’ in China

After a B.C. court rejected a bid by the miner to have Kun Huang’s allegations thrown out.

Rare earth price rally evaporates

Frik Els | April 13, 2015
Rare earth price rally evaporates

Beijing ups production limits for 2015 by 12% to 52,500 tonnes after exports bounce back, pulling the plug on a brief rally in rare earth prices.

Expect talent-driven mining M&A: Headhunter

CEO.CA | April 13, 2015
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Today Andrew’s talking about the ebbs and flows of his MRG business. He tells me President and CEO searches are not where he’s making his money these days, it’s the operations roles.

Iron ore price surges on Chinese import growth

Frik Els | April 13, 2015
Iron ore price surges on Chinese import growth

Up 3.2% on Monday after commodity trade data surprise.

China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-pollution drive bites

The Guardian | April 13, 2015

A slowing economy and tougher environmental checks to curb chronic air pollution problems are behind the 42% drop in imports.

Annual gold trade reaches $22 TRILLION

Frik Els | April 9, 2015
Annual gold trade reaches $22 TRILLION

New report shows In 2014 volume of gold traded in London, Shanghai, New York and around the globe was 3 times more than all the gold mined in human history.

Signs of life for mining M&A

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2015
Wave of mining deals expected this year amid commodity rout — report

Mining transactions almost doubled last year and the trend is likely to stretch over 2015, as lower commodity prices are making some unprofitable.

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