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Iron ore rally turning into dead cat bounce

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Iron ore rally turning into dead cat bounce

After 4% surge on Monday, benchmark prices resume slide.

Sneaking it anyway: When it`s taboo to buy gold in India

Mineweb | September 23, 2014

Pitru Paksha is upon us, a time when it is considered bad form to make deals of any sort. But times are changing.

India gold imports rocket 176%

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
India gold imports rockets 176%

But domestic premiums of just $5 an ounce show demand is not as frenzied as last year when gold traders demanded as much as $170 above London price.

India’s Supreme Court revises judgment on illegal coal blocks

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
India’s Supreme Court revises judgment on illegal coal blocks

It won't announce its verdict on the matter until an unspecified later date.

Gold demand to soar as festive season kicks off in India

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
Gold demand to soar as festive season kicks off in India

But investors hoping the festive season in the world's second-largest gold buyer will boost the metal’s ailing price are likely to be disappointed, analysts say.

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How the India-China trade summit could rock iron ore

Frik Els | September 8, 2014
How the India-China trade summit could rock iron ore

Reviving the China-India ore trade which peaked at 120mtpa in 2009 could be part of a grand bargain when Modi and Xi meet for the first time in New Delhi.

Australia signs uranium export deal with India

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 5, 2014
Australia seeks deal to sell uranium to India

The country lifted a long-standing ban on selling uranium to energy-starved India in 2012 and both have been negotiating a nuclear safeguards agreement since then.

The case for a September gold price surge

Frik Els | September 1, 2014
The case for a September gold price surge

Historically holding gold going into September reaps investors a more than 3% return.

Coal shortage cripples half of India’s power plants

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 29, 2014
Coal shortage cripples half of India’s power plants

They barely have enough to last a week, the lowest level since one of the world's worst blackouts hit the country in 2012.

Potash: Come back Baumgertner, all is forgiven

Frik Els | August 28, 2014
Potash: Come back Baumgertner, all is forgiven

One year after Vladislav Baumgertner blasted the global potash market wide open, the now ex-Uralkali CEO's predictions seem to be playing itself out.

Why short-term slowdowns are great

Oreninc | August 27, 2014
Why short-term slowdowns are great

Better footing in the long term.

Over 200 coal mining licences deemed illegal by India’s Supreme Court

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
Over 200 coal mining licences deemed illegal by India’s Supreme Court

The country’s top court will decide on whether to revoke those permits in a series of hearings starting September 1.

New $15bn coal mine in Australia to hire over 5,000 workers

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
New $15bn coal mine in Australia to hire over 5,000 workers

And that's only during the construction phase.

INFOGRAPHIC: A clear look at diamonds

Visual Capitalist | August 24, 2014
a clear look at diamonds feat

Diamonds coming to earth's surface are billions of years old.

If China, Russia succeed in ditching the dollar…

Sprott Group | August 24, 2014
What if China, Russia succeed in ditching the dollar

This is one of the greatest wealth transfers in history.

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.

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?

Queensland approves rail line to coal port by Great Barrier Reef

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
Queensland approves rail line to coal port by Great Barrier Reef

Adani now only needs to get the federal government green light on the same railway to have all required permits in place.

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.

Indian millionaire splashes out over $200k on 22 carat gold shirt

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 8, 2014
Indian millionaire splashes out over $200k on 22 carat gold shirt

He had the expensive outfit made for his 45th birthday.

India is hoarding Switzerland’s gold, silver

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 5, 2014
India is hoarding Switzerland’s gold, silver

The country now accounts for 42% of Swiss exports of both precious metals.

Plenty of room for smaller iron ore players

Frik Els | August 4, 2014
Plenty of room for smaller iron ore players

800m tonnes going into Asian markets that the big four can't displace says 10m tonne per year Pilbara producer Atlas Iron.

Alpha to lay off 1,100 workers, mothball 11 coal mines in the US

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 1, 2014
Alpha to lay off 1,100 workers, mothball 11 coal mines in the US

The U.S. second largest coal producer blamed weak market conditions and increased government regulation for the decision.

Coal exporters not backing down despite glut; could China enter the market too?

SNL Energy | July 30, 2014
Coal exporters not backing down feat

No signs of production slowdown in major coal-exporting countries.

Failure to cut carbon emissions to cost the U.S. $150bn a year: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 30, 2014
Failure to cut carbon emissions to cost the U.S. $150bn a year: report

The White House document concludes that the cost of mitigating the effects of climate change could rise by as much as 40%.

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.

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