Platinum

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.

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.

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.

Inflation Deniers Emboldened by Gold's Struggles

MoneyMetals.com | July 27, 2015

The vultures are circling. Precious metals bulls, laid flat by gold and silver prices dropping for the 5th week in a row, are watching deflationists such as Harry Dent and the financial media squawk about the imminent demise of precious …

Anglo American to axe 53,000 jobs, put 15 assets up for sale

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2015
Anglo American to axe 53,000 jobs, put 15 assets up for sale

“It is a pretty tough market,” said Chief Executive Mark Cutifani, “and in all likelihood the next six months are going to be even tougher.”

New study: Costs of permitting delays to mining projects

National Mining Association | July 24, 2015
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Study shows half of a mining project's value can be lost due to permitting delays.

US mining policy and global competitiveness

National Mining Association | July 24, 2015
Seven familiar names shortlisted to head Anglo American

Mark Fellows, director of metals consulting at SNL Metals & Mining, explains why permitting delays happen, what they’re costing our economy and how to fix it.

$5-trillion asteroid to whiz past Earth

Andrew Topf | July 19, 2015
Image from Youtube

An asteroid said to contain up to $5.4 trillion worth of platinum reserves will be making a close approach to planet Earth this evening, July 19th.

Anglo American to write down up to $4bn on weak commodity prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2015
Anglo American to write down up to $4bn on weak commodity prices

This would be second multi-billion dollar impairment charge Anglo takes this year on its coal and iron ore assets.

Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2015
Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent its three-month orbiting mission sending back data to a group of scientists based at the firm’s headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Anglo American likely to cut dividend amid commodities collapse

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2015
Anglo American likely to cut dividend amid commodities collapse

It would be the first time since 2009 that Anglo has to cut dividends.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Data shows investing is heavily biased by Geography

Visual Capitalist | July 14, 2015
Data shows investing is heavily biased by Geography - percentage map

For investors, there’s no place like home. Data shows that investors are heavily sector-biased based on where they live.

Platinum, palladium price drop accelerates

Frik Els | July 9, 2015
Platinum, palladium price drop accelerates

Data showing South African production up 88% in May from a year ago pushes platinum to levels last seen in 2008 while palladium falls to 2-and-a-half year low.

S. Africa campaigners jump all over Marikana killings report

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 8, 2015
S. Africa campaigners jump all over Marikana killings report

They claim the official report on the police killing of 34 striking miners in 2012 is a "gross defamation" of those who died.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC – Crisis investing: How 14 asset classes performed in times of distress

Visual Capitalist | July 8, 2015
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Today's infographic compares how 14 different asset classes have performed during the last five crises.

China panic crushes mining stocks

Frik Els | July 7, 2015
China panic crushes mining stocks

Billions wiped from mining sector as gold, silver prices fall and copper, iron ore prices plummet to 2009 levels amid Chinese stock market collapse.

Stansberry's Matt Badiali shares his guide to avoiding pitfalls in the climb to resource investing heights

The Gold Report | July 7, 2015
Vancouver explorer rockets on Nevada gold drilling results

Successful resource investors have to make their way past a lot of money pits before they find a stock that will make it to the top.

South Africa’s main union rejects gold firms wage offer

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 6, 2015
South Africa’s main union rejects gold firms wage offer

Companies are keen to avoid a repeat of last year’s five-month platinum strike, but their ability to raise salaries is limited.

Anglo American laying off up to 20% of its staff as investors press for further savings

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 2, 2015
Anglo American laying off up to 20% of its staff as investors press for further savings

Cuts likely to be announced at the end of the month, when the miner is set to publish its first-half results.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Sunday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.

South Africa’s gold workers 'unimpressed' with 13% pay rise offer

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
South Africa’s gold workers unimpressed with 13% pay rise offer

Gold producers offered above-inflation wages, which make up 55% of their mining costs in the country.

Royal Nickel announces C$12 million royalty and private equity financing

Royal Nickel Corporation | June 29, 2015

Letter of intent signed with Orion Mine Finance

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

South African commission finds police to blame in Marikana deaths

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 25, 2015
South African commission finds police to blame in Marikana deaths

The commission into the deaths at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in August 2012 concluded the plan to quell the massive protest was “defective,” and shouldn't have been executed as such.

South African gold sector to table wage offer next week

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2015
South African gold sector to table wage offer next week

The companies, which bargain collectively under the country’s Chamber of Mines, are already battling low metal prices and mounting electricity costs amid power outages.

Amplats axing over 400 jobs in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2015
Amplats axes over 400 jobs in South Africa

Anglo American’s platinum unit cited dark outlook for the sector as main reason for the cuts.

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