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Takeover approach shakes up potash market

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Takeover approach shakes up potash market

Potashcorp shares jump after making unsolicited bid for Europe's largest potash producer amid fundamental shifts in the industry.

Rick Rule and Porter Stansberry's guide to protecting your portfolio from the ravages of the currency wars

The Gold Report | June 25, 2015
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Russia, China and the U.S. are in a battle for currency dominance and natural resource stocks have been buffeted as a result.

Uralkali may delist before year-end ahead of imminent merger — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 22, 2015
Uralkali may delist before year-end ahead of imminent merger — report

The world's largest potash miner is said to be mulling a merger with Uralchem, one of its main shareholders.

Alrosa’s diamond prices down 6% so far this year, but recovery coming

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 16, 2015
Alrosa’s diamond prices down 6% so far this year, but recovery coming

It saw its rough diamond prices decrease by 3% in February and a further 3% at its May trading session, but the mienr expects market conditions to improve by the end of the year.

How central banks will push up the gold price

Frik Els | June 9, 2015
How central banks will push up the gold price

Just to up gold as a share of forex reserves to 5% – compared to 70% in developed economies – central banks in emerging markets need to buy 8,000 tonnes.

China’s five year plan and the end of an era

GoldMoney | June 5, 2015
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At its centre will be a shift of emphasis away from trade with the advanced nations, whose prospects are bound to subside towards their level of economic growth.

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The evolution of the oil weapon

Oilprice.com | June 4, 2015

In the age of derivatives, swaps, and electronic money transfers, a new form of warfare has emerged: financial warfare.

Stans Energy kicks off fresh legal actions over Kyrgyzstan's $118 million pending payment

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 2, 2015
Stans Energy kicks off fresh legal actions over Kyrgyzstan's $118 million pending payment

The Canadian rare earths junior is appealing a Moscow court decision of Moscow City Arbitrazh Court of not allowing it to obtain a sum related to the loss of its Kutessay II mine.

Meteorites heading to Earth may contain trillions of diamonds

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 1, 2015
Meteorites heading to Earth may contain trillions of diamonds

Gems founds in fragments of the Almahata Sitta meteorite were formed in an unknown planet that existed when our solar system was just forming, researchers say.

Amur Minerals rises and falls on licence to mine nickel, copper in Russia

MINING.com Editor | May 28, 2015
Amur Minerals rises and falls on licence to mine nickel, copper in Russia

On Thursday the stock lost over 7%, closing at 18.30 pounds, after having skyrocketed almost 120% from May 22 to May 26.

Alrosa unearths 78.02-carat diamond from its Mir mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 25, 2015
Alrosa unearths 78.02-carat diamond from its Mir mine

According to the company, the gem is estimated is worth more than $600,000 if put on auction.

Mining companies could shift market share away from OEMs if product quality is compromised

Timetric | May 19, 2015

As mining companies reinforce their push to minimise costs, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are at risk of losing market share if their product quality, after sales services and inventories, is not improved.

Nordgold ups gold output 26% to 267koz

MINING.com News | May 18, 2015

Seven out of Nordgold’s nine mines achieved a year-on-year production increase, with double digit growth at Bissa, Lefa, Berezitovy and Neryungri.

Platinum price at 6-week high on deficit predictions

Frik Els | May 18, 2015
Platinum price at 6-week high on deficit predictions

New report highlights falling mine supply outside of Southern Africa and increased jewelry demand from China.

Poland fights for coal, but Russia may benefit

Politico | May 14, 2015

Poland's defense of coal, which has been a measure of energy independence from Russia, might actually be an asset to the Kremlin's influence.

Spot uranium price ignores fundamentals

Irina Dorokhova - Kursiv | May 12, 2015
Uranium: China’s chase

The main reason for price correction may not be the growing demand but the producers’ inability to meet the consumers’ price expectations.

ArcelorMittal cuts profit expectations for 2015 amid steel glut

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 7, 2015
ArcelorMittal cuts profit expectations for 2015 amid steel glut

The company now expects earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, which is a more closely watched metric than net income in the steel industry, to be between $6bn and $7bn.

Survival guide for the mother of all bear markets from veteran bottomfisher John Kaiser

The Mining Report | May 5, 2015
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In this frank assessment of everything from gold and diamonds to potash and zinc, Kaiser Research Online author John Kaiser names for The Mining Report readers the companies that could be swept up in a rush to security of supply.

Uralkali Contract with Indian Company Could Stimulate Potash Demand

Investing News Network | May 5, 2015

When it comes to major deals in the potash space, 2015 has been a little sluggish.

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.

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

Michael Allan McCrae | April 23, 2015
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"If this is what passes for investigative journalism in the United States, it is very sad."

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
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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,

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