Platinum

China's war on pollution to push palladium higher still

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
China's pollution problem to push palladium higher still

China produces 20 million vehicles a year and has to double the average palladium load to catch up with US emissions standards.

Industry experts discuss growing minerals demand in committee hearing

MINING.com Editor | July 26, 2014
Industry experts discuss growing minerals demand in committee hearing

Better access to US minerals would encourage manufacturers to return.

Anglo American platinum names mines to be sold

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
Anglo American platinum names mines to be sold

The mines account for over half of the company's workforce but only a quarter of production.

Anglo American platinum production down 40% after S. Africa strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 17, 2014
Anglo American platinum production down 40% after S. Africa strike

Output from the rest of Anglo's diversified mining assets rose, but it wasn't enough to offset underperformance at its platinum mines.

Amplats expects severely lower profits after five-month strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2014
Amplats expects severely lower profits after five-month strike

The firm warned first-half profit may drop as much as 96%.

South African metal workers 'to escalate' strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 13, 2014
South African metal workers 'to escalate' strike

The National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa (NUMSA) has rejected the latest offer because it didn't include a double-digit wage increase for all three years.

Gold and silver shining bright—hit three-month highs

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 10, 2014
Gold and silver shining bright—hit three-month highs

Platinum and palladium were also dragged higher by gold.

Manipulation marginal, not major, gold driver: Louis James

Casey Research | July 7, 2014
Manipulation marginal, not fundamental, gold driver feat

Gold will be revealed as the best form of money ever invented.

A quiet steady week that sets us up for strong action now

Silver to 100 dollars

We didn’t see a lot of large moves.

Top South African miners leave the World Gold Council

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 4, 2014
Top South African miners leave the World Gold Council

As members pay per ounce of metal produced, both companies said they had to look at the cost-benefits of staying in the organization.

Increased globalization comes with unique risks and challenges

info@mineralsmakelife.org | July 1, 2014
gold-plated iPhone5

The United States’ duplicative permitting process is a deterrent to investors.

Sibanye Gold mulling move into platinum industry by year-end

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2014
Sibanye Gold fine-tunes details for Anglo’s platinum assets buyout

South Africa’s top gold producer is said to be going ahead with plans to expand into the country’s platinum sector before the end of the year.

Anglo American goes ahead and puts platinum mines, other assets up for sale

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2014
Anglo American goes ahead and puts platinum mines, other assets up for sale

The firm is offloading some of its historic South African platinum mines as part of a $4bn sale of under-performing assets.

Hedge funds add record 61% to bullish gold bets

Frik Els | June 29, 2014
Hedge funds add record 61% to bullish gold bets

Smart money playing catchup after three weeks of gold price gains add record number of net long positions for the week to 12.1 million ounces.

Strike is over but platinum, palladium prices have plenty upside

Frik Els | June 28, 2014
Strike is over but platinum, palladium prices have plenty upside

New report says risks to supply remain substantial.

South Africa’s platinum miners to resume working

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2014
South Africa’s platinum miners to resume working

The three-year agreement ends the country's longest and costliest strike.

South African court rules gold miners not allowed to strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2014
South African court rules gold miners not allowed to strike

The union leading the five-month strike in the platinum sector take any industrial action affecting gold producers.

Platinum, palladium prices slide despite stalled strike deal

Frik Els | June 20, 2014
Platinum, palladium prices slide despite stalled strike deal

Palladium falls 2% while platinum retreats to pre-strike levels.

South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 19, 2014
South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

The country's ’s new mineral resources law, which is awaiting the President’s signature, faces growing opposition as the mines minister, industry and opposition seek review.

Anglo to sell platinum mines in South Africa next year— report

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2014
Anglo to sell platinum mines in South Africa next year— report

Deutsche Bank has put a $1.4 billion price tag on the operations.

South Africa teeters towards recession on labour dispute

The Northern Miner | June 15, 2014

The latest attempt to end South Africa’s 21-week platinum strike has failed, pushing the country towards a recession and increasing the odds the sector will be smaller and more mechanized when it eventually resumes operations.

Platinum, palladium prices tank on strike deal

Frik Els | June 12, 2014
Platinum, palladium prices tank on strike deal

Unions representing 70,000 workers and the three largest platinum mines in the world reach wage deal to end almost 5-month long strike.

Asteroids mined for fuel to generate trillion dollar market, says firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 11, 2014
Asteroids mined for fuel to generate trillion dollar market, says firm

Orbiting spacecraft could be refuelled with water taken from asteroids—but some experts doubt the economics.

Palladium price within striking distance of record high

Frik Els | June 10, 2014
Palladium price within striking distance of record high

A surge in ETF buying lights fire under palladium futures while platinum jumps past pre-strike levels .

Platinum, palladium price unmoved by strike talks failure

Frik Els | June 9, 2014
Platinum, palladium price unmoved by strike talks failure

South Africa's mines minister quits mediation role after latest negotiations to end more than 4-month old strike go nowhere.

Platinum price correction underway as strike deal edges closer

Frik Els | June 4, 2014
Platinum correction underway as strike deal edge closer

South Africa's new mines minister sees agreement to end 4-month strike by end of the week.

More »