India

India picks worst time to resume iron ore mining — analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 14, 2015
India picks worst time to resume iron ore mining — analysts

India's private iron ore producers are likley to suffer the effects of high costs, low prices and a poor export market.

Indian gold demand to see four-year high in 2015 second half

Business Standard | August 27, 2015

Gold demand in India is likely to hit a four-year high between July and December on strong demand from the jewellery sector according to World Gold Council.

Will India no longer buy Australian coal?

The answer is NO, according to the leader of The Greens, Richard Di Natale.

World's largest diamond cutting and polishing centre halted by rally

IndiaTimes | August 17, 2015

The Indian diamond unit came to a grinding halt as manufacturers and workers participated in the Patidar rally demanding reservation under OBC (other backward communities) quota.

Global gold demand hits six-year-low as China, India buy less

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 13, 2015
Global gold demand hits six-year-low as China, India buy less

Total bullion demand dropped 12% in the second quarter of the year, due in part to directionless prices, the WGC says.

Cecilia Jamasmie

China is hiding gold… lots of it

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 7, 2015
China is hiding gold… a lot of it

While analysts keep trying to answer the burning question of how much gold China really has, the most recent theory indicates that it's at least 9,500 tonnes.

Revocation of Australia’s largest coal mine licence ‘a sabotage’ — Abbot

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 7, 2015
Revocation of Australia’s largest coal mine licence ‘a sabotage’ — Abbot

His comments follow this week's decision by the federal court of Australia to overturn government approval for the construction of one of the biggest coal mines in the world.

'Trapped' Chinese stock investors key to gold demand

Frik Els | July 28, 2015
Trapped Chinese stock market investors key to gold demand

With trading in half of all equities halted by Beijing even those Chinese investors wishing to seek a safe haven in gold cannot do so says new report.

Indian miner to expand operations at Rio's former Mozambique coal assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 27, 2015
Indian miner to expand operations at Rio's former Mozambique coal assets

ICVL wants boost annual production at its Benga mine from 5.3 million tonnes to 13 million tonnes in the next five years.

Can India come to gold's rescue?

Andrew Topf | July 26, 2015
India’s gold imports to restart next week

“The enquiries among the consumers, mostly women, are increasing."

India to create strategic uranium reserve

Andrew Topf | July 19, 2015
UK lets China to buy its nuclear power stations

Concerned about running out of nuclear fuel, India is creating a strategic uranium reserve to ensure that its atomic reactors can keep producing electricity without interruption.

For Indians, paper gold can't beat the real thing

Reuters | July 13, 2015

India is meeting stiff resistance in its drive to make the buying of gold jewellery more transparent and to channel demand into paper gold to stop the metal being used to hide billions of dollars of undeclared 'black money'.

Iron ore falls below the $60 mark again

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 1, 2015
Iron ore falls below the $60 mark again

The value of the commodity has fallen by about 35% over the latest 12-month period, hitting Australia’s economy harder than expected.

Adani confirms work halted at controversial coal project by the Great Barrier Reef

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 25, 2015
Adani confirms work halted at controversial coal project by the Great Barrier Reef

But the Indian company said it remains committed to the US$12bn Carmichael project in Queensland, Australia.

Indians buy gold as Chinese shift to stocks

Wall Street Journal Online | June 24, 2015

The rapid run-up in Chinese shares this year is dimming the allure of another popular investment: gold. Luckily for fans of the metal, demand is looking healthy in India, the other big retail market in Asia.

Gold hidden as parts of microwaves, DVD players seized at Indian airport

Michael Allan McCrae | June 22, 2015
Smugglers caught in Sri Lanka with $100k in gold nuggets

A total of 56 passengers are being investigated.

ICL to supply India with 835,000 tonnes of potash

Andrew Topf | June 21, 2015
Takeover approach shakes up potash market

Israel's ICL has signed several contracts to supply its Indian customers with a total of 835,000 tonnes of potash.

TIMELINE: Birth and development of the diamond mining industry

MINING.com Editor | June 12, 2015
Russia’s Alrosa to export 36 million carats of diamonds in 2014

While the term "diamond" comes from the Greek word "Adamas", meaning "unconquerable", the earliest gems were found in India, in 4th century BC.

Iron ore price jumps to three-month high

Frik Els | June 3, 2015
Iron ore price jumps to three-month high

Signs of demand improvement as iron ore imports cover at Chinese ports fall to near two-year low.

Anglo triples iron ore exports to India

Frik Els | June 2, 2015
Indian iron ore imports surge

India's total imports reach record high in year to end-March.

Seven diamond miners form group to fight synthetics

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 29, 2015
Seven diamond miners form group to fight synthetics

But some believe main challenge will be falling prices and wholesalers difficult access to credit to purchase rough diamonds.

India’s appetite for fertilizers beats expectations — Phosagro

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 29, 2015
India’s appetite for fertilizers beats expectations — Phosagro

After being practically absent from the Indian market for two years, the Russian firm has signed a three-year supply contract with IPL.

Iron ore is not in oversupply

Frik Els | May 19, 2015
Iron ore is not in oversupply

Only lower grade fines are oversupplied shows new research report.

India’s higher potash import price threatens volumes

Mining Weekly | May 19, 2015

Having failed in a bid to avoid a price hike in the first two potash import deals for the financial year, fertilizer producers in India expected inward shipments of fertiliser minerals to drop during 2015/16.

India's physical gold demand likely to remain subdued in near term: Barclays

Platts | May 18, 2015

Looking at current trends Barclays analysis suggests that India's physical gold demand is likely to be subdued going forward, unless there's a correction in local prices, the bank said Monday.

Global gold demand drops 1% in Q1, but investments jump — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 13, 2015
Global gold demand drops 1% in Q1, but investments jump — report

Once again Asia drove demand, with China and India alone accounting for 54% of the total.

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