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Clouds gather over global economies

Growth ground to a halt in the euro zone's private sector this month while China's factory sector contracted for the first time in a year, surveys showed on Thursday, deepening evidence of a sharp slowdown in the global economy. The surveys were published just before European leaders meet for a crisis summit to hash out a second bailout of Greece and allay fears a debt default by Athens will poison access to the bond market for bigger states. Image is by Malene Thyssen.

Gold production target in sight, Petropavlovsk says

Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk’s recorded a 32% rise in total gold production in the first half of the year and said it was on track to achieving its target of 600,000 ounces of gold for the year. During the period between 1 January to 30 June, Petropavlovsk reported total attributable gold production of 219,100 ounces, a 32% jump from 166,300 ounces in the comparable period last year.

Rio Tinto set for UK power plant sell-off

Rio Tinto is understood to be eyeing the potential sale of one of its UK power stations RIO Tinto is understood to be eyeing the potential sale of one of its UK power stations to German-owned energy giant RWE Npower, writes Philip Waller.

Metso to supply comminution services to Northland Resources in Sweden

Metso has signed a contract with Northland Resources AB for a five-year mill lining service and inspection program for the Kaunisvaara project in northernSweden. The contract complements previous project orders by Northland Resources, announced by […]

Hochschild Mining announces 13% fall in H1 output

Latin American precious metal producer Hochschild Mining said output fell 13 percent in the first half, as expected, and that it was on track to meet its full-year target. It produced 11.1 million silver equivalent ounces in the first half due to lower grades at the company's two main Peruvian operations, declining output from its two ageing Ares and Moris mines, and industrial action at its San Jose mine.

INTERVIEW: Outokumpu To Focus On Growth Outside Europe

Efforts to turn loss-making Finnish stainless steel maker Outokumpu Oyj (OUT1V.HE) around have been insufficient to date and the company will now focus on growth outside of Europe in order to improve profitability, Chief Executive Mika Seitovirtaof said

Copper shortage predicted

Copper may rise in London this week, extending a third weekly gain, on speculation that the prospect of a supply shortfall will keep bolstering prices even as Europes debt crisis continues. Copper has climbed 2,8% this month in London, while the MSCI

Russian coal mine accident kills two

Two miners have been found dead after part of an Arctic Russian coal mine collapsed on Saturday, steelmaker Severstal's Vorkutaugol said. MOSCOW, July 20 A third worker rescued from the Severnaya mine is in hospital in a stable condition, while the

UK potash plans opposed by locals

Scarborough Evening News reported that test drilling has been approved for a potential potash site near Scarborough, UK. Once the test drilling is completed Sirius says it then plans to study the results alongside geological and seismic studies to determine where the mine head will be placed.

Protests after Canadian firm receives go-ahead to mine gold near ancient Roman site

Interfax reports a few dozen people protested Tuesday outside Romania's Culture Ministry in Bucharest against its approval of the archaeological discharge certificate for the Carnic Mountain, where extensive tunnels used by Roman miners during the rule of emperor Trajan (pictured) still exists. Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, controlled by Canada's Gabriel Resources which first obtained the concession in 1999, needed the permit for its project to establish an open-cast mine in the area believed to hold some 300 tonnes of gold, one of the largest deposits in Europe.

Copper rises on US housing data, China demand hopes

Copper hit its highest since mid-April on Tuesday on better-than-expected U.S. housing data, a weaker dollar and hopes Chinese demand will remain firm, helping offset investor anxiety over U.S. and European sovereign debt concerns.

Watch live – an iron ore mine being built in northern Sweden

Live cams are not just for watching baby eagles and monitoring highway conditions, Northland has its own where users can see how much progress the company has made on its Kaunisvaara project, an iron ore mine being built in northern Sweden.

Gold price new high sign of European idiocy

Non-credible European banking stress tests which took no account of possible effects of a sovereign bankruptcy are seen as the trigger which launched gold to new highs. Once again, regulators have failed spectacularly. Gold hit 1,000 ($1600) an ounce

Concentrator contract award for big new Russian copper project

Outotec has been awarded another concentrator contract with Russian Copper Co. for the Miheevsky project with throughput of 18 million tonnes of ore a year. Finnish headquartered metallurgical specialist Outotec has signed a contract with ZAO Miheevsky Image from Outotec shows Kittilä gold mine, Finland.

Russia's Polyus sees 2020 gold output at 4.4 mln oz

The board of Polyus Gold , Russia's biggest gold producer, approved on Tuesday its development strategy, which, once implemented, will see it become one of the world's top five gold miners in 2020.

Copper gains on dollar, China demand hopes

Copper hit its highest since mid-April on Tuesday as a weaker dollar and hopes Chinese demand will remain firm helped offset investor anxiety over US and European sovereign debt concerns. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) traded at $9,800.25 a tonne by 0825 GMT compared with Monday's close of $9,694 a tonne.

FTSE up as banks, commods bounce, debt worries remain

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GeoProMining launches construction of innovative processing technology at Ararat Gold Extraction Plant

GeoProMining (GPM), a diversified international mining group, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new gold extraction line at the Ararat gold extraction plant attended by the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.

WireCo WorldGroup completes Drumet acquisition

WireCo WorldGroup Inc. (WireCo), the world’s leading producer and marketer of wire rope, electromechanical cable and a major producer of wire products announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Drumet Liny i Druty Sp.z o.o. (Drumet), based in Wloclawek, Poland. No terms were disclosed.

Outotec to deliver gas cleaning and sulfuric acid plant technology to Uzbekistan

Outotec has signed a contract with OJSC Almalyk Mining & Metallurgical Company (AMMC) for the design and delivery of a gas cleaning and sulfuric acid plant to AMMC's existing copper production facilities, located near Almalyk,Uzbekistan. The contract is valued at approximately EUR 30 million.

SITECH Technology Dealers established in Norway, Colombia for heavy and highway contractors

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that SITECH® Technology Dealers have been established in Norway and Colombia.

Bond traders: "You're next, Italy"

The latter part of this editorial contains comments on resources stocks and metals. Notwithstanding those comments, the current situation in Europe will overwhelm everything else in the market near term so we will comment on that first.

Worldwide bailout coming: Protect your wealth with precious metals

The big talk these days is of the debt ceiling in the US having to be raised. The US is lucky they can do this unlike other countries such as Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland and others who need to be bailed out or pass huge austerity measures.

Russia offers Germany help on rare earths

WOLFSBURG Russia is offering Germany closer cooperation on rare earths as well as gas and oil supplies, a Russian official said on Monday ahead of an annual bilateral summit in Germany. Berlin has been trying to improve German industry's access to the

Gold rises above $1 600/oz as debt fears simmer

LONDON Gold prices rallied to record highs above $1 600 an ounce in Europe on Monday as investors spooked by the euro zone debt crisis and the threat of a US default bought into the metal as a haven from risk. Spot gold rose as high as $1 601.80 an ounce