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BHP shoots the lights out

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
BHP shoots the lights out

Petroleum, met coal, iron ore production set new quarterly records. Fall in copper volumes not enough to dent 9% overall output growth.

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.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

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

Talbot explains the turbulent currents roiling the uranium space, and names eight players he thinks are positioned just right.

Renewables would boost First Nations’ support for mining in Ontario: poll

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Renewables would boost First Nations’ support for mining in Ontario: poll

About 71% of the Northern Ontario First Nation community residents surveyed believe the provincial government is not doing enough to promote renewables.

Prestigious book prize saves author from mining

Frik Els | October 15, 2014
Prestigious book prize saves author from mining

Australian winner of Booker Prize said the $80,000 award means he doesn't have to become a mine worker anymore.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

Wyoming considers self-regulating uranium industry

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Wyoming considers self-regulating uranium industry

The news comes as local miners argue that federal directives are redundant and lengthy.

Glencore considered Australia listing: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Glencore considered Australia listing: report

The commodities trader and miner explored a stock-exchange listing Down Under.

Areva begins processing uranium from Cameco’s Cigar Lake

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Areva begins processing from Cameco’s Cigar Lake

Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine is set to become one of the world’s biggest by 2018.

Nuclear power costs billions more than promised

Epoch Times | October 3, 2014

Since the mid-1990s nuclear power has been staging a comeback. The Fukushima reactor disaster in 2011 may have given a moment of pause, but today 14 countries are building new reactors.

Miners to rely heavily on automation, digitization and green processes

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Miners to rely heavily on automation digitization and green processes-report

New dimensions are being created within the industry, which help optimize production.

Uranium mining near Grand Canyon to remain banned: court

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 1, 2014
Uranium mining near Grand Canyon to remain banned: court

Revoking the ban would have resulted in the development of 26 new uranium mines and 700 uranium exploration projects.

Uranium exploration deal for Northern Territory

Australian Mining | September 29, 2014

Uranium mining hopeful Toro Energy has signed a farm-in joint venture deal with nuclear powerhouse AREVA Resources.

INFOGRAPHIC: A year's extraction of metal shown next to landmarks and cities

Visual Capitalist | September 25, 2014
A years extraction InfoGraphic Penn2

For thousands of years of development as a species, humans never really needed to understand the real meaning behind big, unreachable numbers such as billions or trillions.

BHP freezes executive pay

Frik Els | September 25, 2014
BHP Billiton cuts spending by 25%

CEO Andrew Mackenzie's pay package is already only half that of his predecessor.

Uncovering Canada's frozen assets

SNL Metals & Mining | September 24, 2014
ship_in_arctic

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the discovery of one of two ships that comprised Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition in 1845, which has revived interest in the metals wealth of the Arctic and its ownership.

Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Fresh data suggests it is still too early to celebrate a recovery in the sector.

Coal revival cripples Germany’s $130 billion green drive

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 22, 2014
Coal revival cripples Germany’s $130 billion green drive

Germany’s energy revolution —or “Energiewende”— has so far added more than $134 billion to the country's power bills.

Russian sanctions “Putin” pressure on uranium supply

Jeb Handwerger - Gold Stock Trades | September 20, 2014

A few months ago, I believed uranium would bounce off lows and make a powerful move higher.

Looking for lithium mega-deals with Thibaut Lepouttre

The Energy Report | September 18, 2014
Mining Truck

Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory?

Eric Coffin: can investors still find tenbaggers?

The Gold Report | September 17, 2014
Gold stocks

Coffin believes that in the short term a price of $1,200/oz is possible, though there is room now for an oversold bounce.

Arrow zone heats up for NexGen Energy

Canadian Mining Journal | September 17, 2014

The radioactivity results are in from the last two holes drilled at the Arrow zone, and Vancouver's NexGen Energy is pleased.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Visualizing the changing landscape in nuclear power

Visual Capitalist | September 16, 2014
France nuclear power

In this visualization, every nuclear reactor in the world is shown and broken down by country and life of plant. This includes construction, commercial power generation, and decommissioning of the reactor.

Frik Els

What will Ivan buy next?

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
What will Ivan buy next?

A GlenTinto is not as far-fetched as it sounds.

Frik Els

$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.

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