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Australia’s newest and biggest coal mine gets federal approval

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 28, 2014
Australia’s newest and biggest coal mine gets federal approval

The controversial US$15bn Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project is being developed by Indian conglomerate Adani Group.

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.

India may allow private companies to commercially mine coal

The Economic Times | July 21, 2014

India's government will initiate the process of allowing private companies to commercially mine coal and end the state monopoly after the public offer of shares of Coal India Ltd.

Domestic and Indian gold rally points to a strong second half

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Data points going back 35 years confirm the probability of gold gaining strength in the second half

Indian demand for Aussie coal to stay strong: economist

Jeffrey Richmond | July 15, 2014
indian demand for aussie coal to stay strong feat

Imports needed for struggling power plants.

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.

India may ask state-run miner to import coal

Jeffrey Richmond | July 14, 2014
India may ask state-run miner to import coal feat

Coal-based power plants struggling to meet demand.

Gold near 3.5-month high on Portugal bank worries

Jeffrey Richmond | July 11, 2014
Gold stays near 3.5-month high on Portugal bank worries feat

Mideast violence, Fed rate stance, India duty also concerns.

Gold smuggling into India hits record highs

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 11, 2014
Gold smuggling into India hits record highs

Officials estimate they have seized four times more gold in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (April to June) than in the same period last year.

JSW Steel raises iron ore imports to six mln tonnes in a year

Reuters | July 9, 2014

JSW Steel, led by billionaire Sajjan Jindal and India's third-largest maker of the alloy, will import 6 million tonnes of iron ore this fiscal year compared with no shipments a year earlier due to production cutbacks at home.

India's coal power plants about to run out of stocks

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 7, 2014
India's coal power plants about to run out of stocks

Government said close to a half of the country's coal power plants only have enough stocks to last a week.

Are you ready to capitalize on emerging world growth and US oil independence?

The Energy Report | June 27, 2014
Are You Ready to Capitalize on Emerging World Growth feat

India, China to require more coal for power, copper for infrastructure.

The real costs of public protest

Public Strategy Group | June 26, 2014
real cost of public protest

Community mobilization effective at raising costs to companies.

India expands uranium enrichment

Reuters | June 23, 2014

India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defense research group says, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan.

Copper demand to overtake surplus by 2019: Zimtu

Jeffrey Richmond | June 19, 2014
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Copper mining economics are "changing dramatically."

Iron ore price in mini rally

Frik Els | June 18, 2014
Iron ore price in mini rally

Back above $90 a tonne after soaring Indian ore import numbers lift sentiment.

Halved since 2011, EPA rules to push coal price down another 20%

Frik Els | June 4, 2014
Halved since 2011, EPA rules to push coal price down another 20%

EPA's radical new rules make building new coal-fired power plants unfeasible while 15% of existing capacity will be shut down within two years, reducing demand.

Rio: $80 iron ore price means 'a lot' of miners will disappear

Frik Els | June 3, 2014
Rio Tinto’s Sam Walsh scores $9m pay increase in first year

CEO Sam Walsh: "We are the lowest-cost producer in the world with costs of $20 per tonne; I think we’ll be OK."

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Obama unveils historical attempt to curb coal power plants emissions

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 2, 2014
Obama unveils historical attempt to curb coal power plants emissions

The controversial regulation, which some lawmakers already are trying to block, is one of the most sweeping efforts to tackle global warming by this or any other administration.

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It’s morning in India: Narendra Modi’s pro-business policies point to strong sectors growth

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Sworn in on Tuesday, Modi’s pro-business, small-government policies have already prompted many citizens of the world to liken him to such transformative leaders as Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

Golconda diamond fails to find buyer at Christie’s auction in Hong Kong

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 30, 2014
Golconda diamond fails to find buyer at Christie’s auction in Hong Kong

It was expected to fetch up to $10 million.

Gold price slides again despite largest ETF inflows since 2012

Frik Els | May 28, 2014
Gold price slides again despite largest ETF inflows since 2012

Investors buy a net 8.4 tonnes in world's largest gold-backed ETF, the biggest buying spree since October 2012 when gold was at $1,800 an ounce.

Mining investment in Australia falls again as boom fades

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 28, 2014
Mining investment in Australia falls again as boom fades

Spending committed by mining and energy companies to start or expand projects fell 14.6% to US$212bn at the end of April from $248bn a year earlier. That is a $36 billion drop.

Frik Els

India easing gold import restrictions: Curb your enthusiasm

Frik Els | May 25, 2014
India easing gold import restrictions: Curb your enthusiasm

Even if incoming PM Narendra Modi relaxed all gold import curbs – and that's still a big if – the impact on global markets should be muted.

Deutsche Bank won’t fund Barrier Reef port expansion

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 23, 2014
Deutsche Bank won’t fund Barrier Reef port expansion

The bank says it won't finance a project whose effects are still being debated.

Gold price jumps after India eases import curbs

Frik Els | May 22, 2014
Gold price jumps after India eases import curbs

New York price briefly back above $1,300 as Indian central bank relaxes import rules for traders and banks and rupee price tumbles to nine-month low.

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