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VIDEO: CAT lights up lantern festival in remote Chinese village

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 27, 2015
VIDEO: CAT lights up lantern festival in remote Chinese village

The equipment maker brings the Lanter Festival to a remote Chinese village.

Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 26, 2015
Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch

Interest in the high-end model, featuring 18-karat gold casing, is picking up.

UPDATED: The world's top 10 gold producers

Vladimir Basov | February 26, 2015
UPDATED: The world's top 10 gold producers

Number one Barrick Gold's output drops in 2014, but fellow Canadian firm Agnico Eagle adds 30% to production ounces.

IMAGE GALLERY: Here is what CAT’s new headquarters will look like

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 25, 2015
IMAGE GALLERY: Here is how CAT’s new headquarters will look like

Take a peek at the six-block campus Caterpillar plans to build.

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Is oil returning to $100 or dropping to $10?

Oilprice.com | February 25, 2015

If you have been following the price of oil over the last few months, the chances are you're a little confused. On the one hand you have the likes of A. Gary Shilling who, in this Bloomberg article, loudly trumpets …

CHARTS: Gold vs Fed debt shows fair price today is $1,800

Frik Els | February 24, 2015
Gold price drifts lower after Fed sticks to taper

The Buffet indicator shows how unsustainable is the stock market rally. $18 trillion in easy Fed money shows how undervalued gold is.

Canada's oil sands cash flows set to drop by $21 billion

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Canada's oil sands cash flows set to drop by $21 billion

Current operational costs for producers have reached $37 to $40 per barrel. Benchmark U.S. crude, meanwhile, is trading at around $50 a barrel.

Maine’s mining rules review may open door to Canadian gold, copper project

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Maine’s review to mining rules may open door to Canadian gold, copper project

Canada's J.D. Irving Ltd. hopes to build a massive open-pit copper and gold mine at the state's Bald Mountain.

Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

The potash and oil-rich province was placed at the top of the Fraser Institute's annual rank of mining companies.

Zambia eases tax rules, to start refund talks on a ‘company-by-company basis’

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 23, 2015
Zambia eases tax rules, to start refund talks on a ‘company-by-company basis’

The new rules only apply to future payments and not amounts already owed.

Beware the stock bear!

Adam Hamilton - Zeal Intelligence | February 23, 2015

The US stock markets’ latest record highs have left traders exceedingly euphoric and complacent. They are utterly convinced this stock bull will power higher for years to come.

Uranerz expands Wyoming uranium project

World Nuclear News | February 23, 2015

Nineteen new wells have been added to Uranerz's Nichols Ranch in situ leach (ISL) uranium project and work is under way to develop a fifth header house and associated wellfield at the Wyoming site.

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.

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Canadian oil sands producers hike output despite dim crude price

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 20, 2015
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Oil companies in Canada, the world’s fifth-largest crude producer, are not showing any signs of cutting down output, despite fuel prices more than halving in the past six months.

The Resource Maven tells investors how to take advantage of a rising happiness index

The Gold Report | February 18, 2015
Close up shot miner

The bottom is in, says Gwen Preston, founder of the Resource Maven, but the next bull market in gold hasn't yet arrived.

Gold videocast: America’s new “job-sharing” economy

Peter Schiff - SchiffGold | February 17, 2015

Is America really reducing unemployment, or is it just spreading the work around?

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.

Gold and Fed rate hikes

Adam Hamilton - Zeal Intelligence | February 13, 2015

Gold actually thrives in rising- and higher-rate environments, so rate hikes are nothing to fear.

Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist

The real cost of mining gold

Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist | February 13, 2015

Since the bull market for gold began in 2003, the world’s major gold mining companies have produced tens of millions of ounces of gold and have raised (and written-off) many billions of dollars for capital expenditures and acquisitions.

Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist

Dollars and gold: deja vu all over again

Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist | February 12, 2015

What is similar between today’s economic environment and a two-month interval during the 2008-2009 banking debacle?

The Fed president who owns the most gold

Michael Allan McCrae | February 11, 2015
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Platinum and uranium, too.

Consolidation in gold and US dollars continues

GoldMoney | February 9, 2015
What if China, Russia succeed in ditching the dollar

It will be important to watch big macro events, such as the possible fragmentation of the Eurozone, a run on Greek banks, particularly if it threatens to destabilise the euro or other Eurozone banks, as well as the developing crisis in Ukraine.

Jobs report hammers gold

Michael Allan McCrae | February 6, 2015
gold jobs report

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 257,000 in January.

Obama pulls plug on $1.65 billion carbon-capture project

Michael Allan McCrae | February 5, 2015
futuregen coal capture plant illinois doe

The DOE says there was some benefit from the $116 million already spent.

CHARTS: Gold price – inflation you win, deflation they lose

Frik Els | February 4, 2015
CHARTS: Gold price – inflation you win, deflation they lose

Gold's longest bull run took place against a backdrop of generally low – and at times negative – inflation.

Lots of new fees for hardrock miners in BLM budget

Michael Allan McCrae | February 3, 2015
bureau of land management instituing fees hardrock miners blm

"It will definitely put a lot of marginal producers out of business."

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