Russia

Russia pushes forward plans to mine the moon

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 28, 2014
Russia is seriously advancing plans to mine the moon

The country's ultimate purpose is to extract rare earth elements, breaking China's dominance and pushing prices down.

Brazil’s Vale close to becoming world’s largest nickel producer

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Brazil’s Vale close to becoming world’s largest nickel producer

The miner beat estimates after logging a 16% jump in Q3 nickel production, taking total output of the metal this year to 201,400 metric tons.

Potash Corp remains confident of market outlook despite weak prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Potash Corp remains confident of market outlook despite weak prices

The company is approaching the end of a decade-long, US$8.3-billion investment program to boost its potash production capacity.

Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Tough regulations and worries about reputation have made trading commodities a source of worries for bank bosses.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: a crude problem for Putin's Russia

Visual Capitalist | October 20, 2014
Putin punishes platinum, palladium prices

Western sanctions against Russia that stemmed from the events in Ukraine have not yet put a significant dent in the country’s economy or changed their plans abroad. However, over the last three months, the slumping price of crude oil may be the factor that finally makes Moscow blink.

Russian diamond giant Alrosa Q3 output falls

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Russian diamond giant Alrosa Q3 output falls

The miner's total diamond production for the quarter reached 9.7 million carats, slightly down from 9.9 million carats in the same period last year.

Polish coal miner slashes production forecast amid restructuring

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Polish coal miner slashes production forecast amid restructuring

Announcement comes as Polish authorities work on a plan to group its loss-making mines into a “bad” or a “good” unit.

Three ways to play uranium: Dundee's David Talbot names his top draft picks

The Energy Report | October 16, 2014
Uranium price building on gains

Dundee Capital Markets Vice President and Senior Mining Analyst David Talbot explains the turbulent currents roiling the uranium space, and names eight players he thinks are positioned just right.

Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

The EU new plan changes how refiners label the carbon intensity of their fuel.

Russia is making a comeback on the global rare earth metals market

In the next three years, the Urals will launch production using new technology to extract rare earth metals from uranium ore.

Russian diamond giant Alrosa begins mining at Karpinskogo

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 6, 2014
Russian diamond giant Alrosa begins mining at Karpinskogo

The kimberlite pipe is located at the Lomonosov deposit in northern Russia.

Alrosa diamonds sales reach $3 million in less than 10 days

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 1, 2014
Alrosa diamonds sales reach $3 million in less than 10 days

At the 2014 Hong Kong Gem & Jewellery Fair.

Gold production: Too much of a good thing?

Russia Today | September 30, 2014

Russian gold producers may need to reduce their mining operations to prevent prices from falling further as the result of an increase in supply on the market.

Russia's Uralkali CFO resigns

MINING.com News | September 29, 2014

Viktor Belyakov has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer of one of the world's largest potash producers.

Polish miners abandon Russian coal imports blockade

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 25, 2014
Polish miners abandon Russian coal imports blockade

Warsaw has promised industry support.

ALROSA president resigns for health reasons

Michael Allan McCrae | September 22, 2014
mir open pit mine feat

Vice-president becomes acting president.

Uralkali: No plans to bring back Russia-Belarus potash pact

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Uralkali: No plans to bring back Russia-Belarus potash pact

No going back to clubby system of tightly controlled global supply and set prices that served North American and European producers so well in the past.

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.

John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital

Markets climb as world faces crisis

On August 28th while the geographical area formerly known as Iraq descended further into chaos, President Obama announced to the world "We don't have a strategy, yet."

Oil field services surprise: Brandon Dobell on the upstart that could compete with the big three

The Energy Report | September 4, 2014

Consolidation is coming to the oil and gas industry, says Brandon Dobell of William Blair & Co.

Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Vast stretches of northern Europe’s wilderness will soon host more mining companies going ahead with several projects in the area.

PGM roller coaster ride: long way down

Frik Els | September 2, 2014
Palladium price roller coaster ride: long way down

Palladium drops sharply from 13-year highs. Sister metal platinum close to wiping out 2014 gains.

Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

Frik Els | August 29, 2014
Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

But platinum slide continues despite Ukraine escalation.

Gold up on Ukraine tensions, but gains pared

Jeffrey Richmond | August 28, 2014
gold up on ukraine tensions, but gains pared feat

U.S. data showed stronger-than-expected Q2 growth.

Oilprice.com

New technology could end the debate over pipeline safety

Oilprice.com | August 28, 2014
New technology could end the debate over pipeline safety

Monitoring, detecting pipeline corrosion still a 'crude' affair.

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.

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