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Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea drive gold prices up

Gold prices finished higher last Friday and followed the upward trend on Monday, with December gold GCZ7, +0.67% rising to $1,283 an ounce.

CHARTS: Mining's 2017 rally forecast to fizzle out

Consensus forecasts point to double digit declines for the platinum, zinc, copper and lead price by the end of the year, while coal is set to tank.

Johnson Matthey to invest 200m pounds in battery material technology

The specialty chemicals company said the overall market "could be (worth) more than $30 billion (in) sales when battery electric vehicle penetration increases to around 10 percent.

Palladium price consensus forecasts point to end of the rally

Speculative frenzy not entirely supported by fundamentals.

South Africa's manufacturing, mining output disappoint as economy limps

Official figures released on Thursday signall a bad start for the second half of the year with business confidence at its lowest in more than three decades.

Platinum price pressured as market moves into oversupply

A rise in refined supply (despite a 9% dip in mine-level output) and a drop in automotive and industrial demand erases Q1's 305,000-ounce deficit.

Six precious metal explorers that may hit it big this summer

Summer is the season for drilling, and with the uptick in the precious metals market since 2016, companies are finally able to have the budgets to properly explore their prospects, says Brien Lundin, editor of Gold Newsletter.

Strong rouble, one-off expenses hit Russia's Nornickel's H1 earnings

Russia's Norilsk Nickel reported a 3 percent fall in first-half core earnings on Tuesday, missing analysts' forecasts, due to a stronger rouble and a jump in social expenses.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars with fresh space mining deal

The country's ultimate objective is to have its own space mining agency by the end of the year.

Is it worth investing in palladium?

Palladium is another element with great importance to the modern economy, but it’s often overshadowed by the other more famous and expensive precious metals.

Toronto firm closing South African platinum mine

The Bokoni mine, a joint venture between Atlatsa and Anglo Platinum, produces around 150,000 ounces of platinum group metals per year.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to pass space mining law

The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.

Private capital says no to mining

Study shows Q2 2017 new private capital for natural resources investment dropped to lowest since 2011 and not a single mining fund were able to raise money.

Top 50 mining companies reshuffle as Chinese, lithium firms climb rankings

Combined worth of 50 largest mining companies grow to $768 billion during first half of 2017, but a few big names drop down rankings.

South Africa's chamber of mines challenges new charter in court

South Africa's Chamber of Mines has applied to a high court for an interdict to prevent the implementation of a new charter that increases the minimum threshold for black ownership of mining companies

Anglo American appoints takeovers expert as new chairman

Stuart Chambers, 61 and former chairman of UK chip designer Arm, will join Anglo as a non-executive director in September, replacing Parker in November.

CHART: Commodity prices slump to 50-year low against US stocks

S&P500 most expensive compared to commodities since late 1960s despite last year's rally in metals and mineral prices.

'Strong hand' may be pushing palladium price higher

Back within shouting distance of 2-year highs amid talk of market "squeeze".

Miners frozen out as South Africa readies empowerment rules

Mining companies in South Africa have been frozen out of consultation over regulatory changes that could dilute shareholders, raise costs and impose new levies to fund community development.

CHART: Hedge fund commodity bulls misread the market

Smart money's bullish bets on commodity futures and options slashed 64% from record high hit just three months ago.

Even with iron ore prices diving, NASA fast tracks mission to $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

If NASA is successful in its mission to 16 Psyche, one of the most massive asteroids found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, humans will have a first ever chance of exploring a world made of iron, not rock or ice.

Low platinum prices push jewellery demand

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but for budget-conscious ring-bearers, the preferred material might be platinum.

'When not if' palladium will top platinum price

New report says record autocatalyst demand, falling mine supply, will make palladium more valuable than platinum for the first time since 2001.

5 clean energy innovations that could transform our world

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.