Platinum

Jim Rogers: Commodity bull market hasn't gone away

Frik Els | August 26, 2015
Jim Rogers: Commodity bull market hasn't gone away

Commodity investing legend says the Chinese market is on its way to "finding a good bottom."

South Africa seals mining jobs deal, proposes platinum plan

Reuters | August 31, 2015

South Africa's mining industry, unions and the government signed a broad plan on Monday to stem a wave of job losses triggered by falling commodity prices and soaring costs.

Stillwater plunges as palladium price is decimated

Frik Els | August 25, 2015
Palladium price decimated

Palladium price drops 8% to five year low, crushing shares in only US PGM miner.

Frik Els

CHART: Stop panicking about China and mining

Frik Els | August 24, 2015
GRAPH: Stop panicking about China and mining

We're not in 2008 – plotting global economic growth against commodity prices shows metals and mining sell-off is disconnected from realities on the ground.

Canadian mining stocks outperform metals prices

Frik Els | August 24, 2015
Canadian mining stocks outperform metals prices

Canadian junior and mid-tier mining companies also raised 62% more capital in the second quarter than in 2014.

Anglo American sells copper mines in Chile to UK investment firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2015
Anglo American sells copper mines in Chile to UK investment firm

The price for the two assets could rise to $500m from $200m, depending on an eventual recovery of copper prices and the execution of an expansion plan for the Mantoverde mine.

Haywood's Mick Carew explains why now is an 'opportune time for consolidation' in the mining space

The Gold Report | August 24, 2015
Handshake agreement mining

Mick Carew, a research analyst with Haywood Securities, hopes we have found the bottom of the commodity cycle but expects M&A activity to continue apace through the rest of this year and into 2016.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC – On the precipice: Will global markets follow commodities off the cliff?

Visual Capitalist | August 21, 2015
INFOGRAPHIC - On the precipice - graph

Today may be the end of this trend of divergence. US equities are at a precipice: fueled by low rates and quantitative easing for years, they have finally started to tumble from record highs.

Heap Leach: Mining's breakthrough technology

Vladimir Basov | August 20, 2015
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New techniques for tailings treatment and sulfide ore recovery will see low-cost environmentally friendly heap leaching take another giant leap forward.

New landscape for BC mining environmental reviews

Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

First Nation support for resource projects has become increasingly important to their success.

Stillwater lays off 119 workers

Michael Allan McCrae | August 18, 2015
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In the last year, spot platinum prices have slumped by almost a third.

Glencore plans to shut Eland platinum mine in South Africa, union says

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2015
Glencore plans to shut Eland platinum mine in South Africa, union says

The company had said in June it lacked the inside edge to make owning the precious metal worthwhile.

South Africa’s platinum miners start over

Wall Street Journal Online | August 13, 2015

Companies turn to shallow, highly mechanized new mines to keep costs low.

China's surprise currency move is more bad news for Canadian commodities

Business in Vancouver | August 11, 2015
Canadian miners performance down 15% in Q3 on falling metal prices

Stock markets in Canada and the United States fell sharply on the news that China had allowed the yuan to drop 2%.

Antarctica may hold the key to regulating mining in space

io9.com | August 10, 2015
It’s getting warm in Antarctica, but mining still a pipe dream

As we turn our eyes to the skies, we should also look south to gain some insight into governance matters in outer space.

Zimbabwe platinum export tax shelved for now

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 10, 2015
Zimbabwe platinum export tax shelved for now

The country had introduced the levy on raw platinum exports in January, aiming to encourage local processing of the metal.

South Africa’s Zuma asks mining companies to limit job cuts

Bloomberg | August 9, 2015

South Africa President Jacob Zuma asked mining and steel companies to limit job cuts as falling commodity prices put profits at risk.

British investment fund to buy Anglo’s mines in Chile

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 9, 2015
British investment fund to buy Anglo’s mines in Chile

According to local newspaper El Mercurio, the unnamed fund is buying Anglo's Mantoverde and Mantos Blancos copper mines.

Aluminium-Intensive XE is most fuel efficient Jaguar ever

Jaguar | August 9, 2015
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The innovative new Jaguar XE is the only car in the class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75% of the structure.

South Africa’s main gold union snubs final pay offer

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 7, 2015
South Africa’s main gold union snubs final pay offer

Talks are set to resume on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Jubilee Platinum secures $5.03 million for tailings project

Michael Allan McCrae | August 5, 2015
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Estimated production of 42,000 ounces of PGMs in concentrate per annum.

CRA targeting mining-sector tax havens

Business in Vancouver | August 5, 2015
Vale to pay Brazil $674 million in mining taxes

It’s an issue that the Canadians for Tax Fairness and the Liberal Party of Canada appear to be hoping to make a federal election issue.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Work continues

Study: New projects need a $3.50 copper price

There are good companies doing promising work. Yes, the news flow is slower than in better markets, but that doesn’t mean it’s crickets out there.

Wage negotiations in S. Africa’s gold sector to end next week

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 31, 2015

South Africa’s top gold producers believe it is highly likely that unions agree to take the latest pay offer presented to them, marking the end of almost 5 weeks of negotiations.

Platinum price: New round of industrial action

Frik Els | July 30, 2015
Platinum price: New round of industrial action

Amid worst slump in over six years, ruling party of South Africa calls shaft closures and layoffs "unpatriotic" as unions gear up for another brutal fight.

Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital

The euro isn't dead

While the world can count dozens of important currencies, when it comes to top line financial and investment discussions, the currency marketplace really comes down to a one-on-one cage match between the two top contenders: the U.S. Dollar and the Euro.

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