Russia

Clinton, Giustra push back against New York Times' Uranium One story

Michael Allan McCrae | April 23, 2015
frank giustra statement uranium one new york times

"If this is what passes for investigative journalism in the United States, it is very sad."

Russia first to test 10Gen uranium enrichment centrifuges

RT.com | April 27, 2015

Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear agency, confirms scientists are testing 10th generation centrifuges. No other country even possesses 9th gen tech, putting Rosatom years ahead of the competition.

Cash flowed to Clinton foundation as Russians pressed for control of uranium company

New York Times | April 23, 2015

The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”

China expands stake in Russian potash miner Uralkali

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2015
China grabs stake in Russian potash miner Uralkali

Two Chinese banks are among the eight institutions that have provided Uralkali a $530 million loan.

Russia's Alrosa diamonds output up 6% in Q1

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2015
Russia's Alrosa diamonds output up 6% in Q1

The miner also said that revenue from rough diamond sales was set to reach at least $1.1 billion, even though its first-quarter rough diamond prices dropped by 3%.

Close to half of European and the Former Soviet Union mines to be using autonomous vehicles by 2020

Timetric | April 14, 2015
robot head from flickr

If labour costs are high, use robots.

Canpotex finalizes pricing deal with China

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 30, 2015
Canpotex finalizes pricing deal with China

While it did not release price terms, it is believed the group will be selling its crop nutrient for US$315 per a tonne,

Cecilia Jamasmie

Belaruskali deal with China dents other players’ chances

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 24, 2015
Belaruskali deal with China dents other players’ chances

The move may be the first of many more competitive deals by producers in the potash market, which has historically operated with large joint ventures controlling prices.

The new order emerges

GoldMoney | March 20, 2015

China and Russia have taken the lead in establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), seen as a rival organisation to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, which are dominated by the United States with Europe and Japan.

Potash producers rejoice — China likely to pay more for it this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 17, 2015
Potash producers rejoice — China likely to pay more for it this year

According to analysts from Credit Suisse, Chinese importers will settle at $320 a tonne, versus $305 a tonne they paid last year.

Stephane Foucaud: How to make money in the chaos of oil and gas

the energy report | March 14, 2015
Mining in 2015: Russian roulette with the gold price

We don't have that level of detail on Russia. Russia is one of the largest producers in the world. Any deviation from the broad assumption of production not dropping this year in Russia could be very meaningful.

Plenty of potash, but almost no low cost sources for crop production

US Geological Survey | March 3, 2015
Plenty of Potash, but almost no low cost sources for crop production

While the earth contains enough potash to meet the increased global demand for crop production, some regions lack potash deposits needed for optimal food crop yields, the latest global assessment of the resource by the USGS shows.

Alrosa sells bank, to focus exclusively on diamond mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Alrosa sells bank, to focus exclusively on diamond mining

The miner owned an 84.66% stake in LLC MAK-Bank.

Russia opens its largest coal mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 23, 2015
Russia opens its largest coal mine

The Arshanovsky open cut mine is expected to yield 10 million tonnes of coal a year once at full capacity.

Charges against former Uralkali CEO dropped, potash price war imminent

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 22, 2015
Charges against former Uralkali CEO dropped, potash price war imminent

While criminal charges against Vladislav Baumgertner, former Uralkali CEO, were ditched, he may face further damages claims as part of the so-called potash case.

Global insecurity is good for gold, says Mike Niehuser

The Gold Report | February 16, 2015
Gold price goes for $1,300

International anxiety may be good for gold prices, as gold continues to have a place as a store of value in uncertain times, says Mike Niehuser of Scarsdale Securities.

Kinross drops $1.6bn Tasiast expansion

Frik Els | February 11, 2015
Kinross drops $1.6bn Tasiast expansion

Toronto-based gold miner also cuts production outlook and raises costs for 2015.

ALROSA and IDE sign a memorandum of understanding

ALROSA | February 9, 2015
Russian diamond giant Alrosa Q3 output falls

The parties agreed to exchange information on polished diamond identification and grading, joint research toward new technologies for diamond cutting and polishing.

Raymond James analyst's four top picks for the coming uranium upswing

The Energy Report | February 5, 2015
Uranium symbol

Uranium spot prices have shown more life recently, says David Sadowski, mining equity research analyst at Raymond James, and he expects upward pressure to continue as utilities resume buying to meet future needs. In this interview, he tells The Energy Report the time is ripe to invest in uranium company stocks.

Russia stashes 55 tonnes of gold in Switzerland

Frik Els | February 4, 2015
Russia stashed 55 tonnes of gold in Switzerland last year

Customs data shows the world's second largest gold miner Russia exported 58 tonnes to be refined in Switzerland last year, but got less than 3 tonnes back.

Contrarian Economist John Mauldin: How to position your portfolio to win in the currency wars

The Gold Report | February 2, 2015
U.K. to join race for potash supply

"I'm sure we'll lose a few banks here and there."

Russia's Alrosa output jumps 8%, but sees moderate growth this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Russia's Alrosa output jumps 8%, but sees moderate growth this year

The miner also said it aims to increase sales by 1% percent in 2015, taking advantage of rising production and using offtake from its stock.

Potash Corp. profit jumps 77% on record sales

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Potash Corp. profit jumps 77% on record sales

The Saskatoon-based miner also hiked its quarterly dividend 9% to 38 cents per share.

China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.

Eric Coffin: is market sentiment shifting to gold?

The Gold Report | January 19, 2015
dark-tunnel-mine-with-light-333

So where do investors go looking for returns? Eric Coffin suggests gold, both bullion and stocks.

ArcelorMittal sells its coal mines to Russia's National Fuel Company

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 19, 2015
ArcelorMittal sells its coal mines to Russia's National Fuel Company

The assets include the coal mines of Berezovskaya and Pervomaskaya, which together produce 700,000 tonnes of coal a year.

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