"If this is what passes for investigative journalism in the United States, it is very sad."
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.
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.”
Two Chinese banks are among the eight institutions that have provided Uralkali a $530 million loan.
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%.
If labour costs are high, use robots.
While it did not release price terms, it is believed the group will be selling its crop nutrient for US$315 per a tonne,
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.
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.
According to analysts from Credit Suisse, Chinese importers will settle at $320 a tonne, versus $305 a tonne they paid last year.
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.
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.
The miner owned an 84.66% stake in LLC MAK-Bank.
The Arshanovsky open cut mine is expected to yield 10 million tonnes of coal a year once at full capacity.
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.
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.
Toronto-based gold miner also cuts production outlook and raises costs for 2015.
The parties agreed to exchange information on polished diamond identification and grading, joint research toward new technologies for diamond cutting and polishing.
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.
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.
"I'm sure we'll lose a few banks here and there."
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.
The Saskatoon-based miner also hiked its quarterly dividend 9% to 38 cents per share.
New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.
So where do investors go looking for returns? Eric Coffin suggests gold, both bullion and stocks.
The assets include the coal mines of Berezovskaya and Pervomaskaya, which together produce 700,000 tonnes of coal a year.
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