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Secret political payments by Japan power firm unveiled: Asahi

Jeffrey Richmond | July 30, 2014
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Seven prime ministers, other top politicians received funds.

BHP to complete Olympic Dam expansion years from now

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
BHP to complete Olympic Dam expansion years from now

The company revealed it will take four years to trial a processing method it hopes will help make the expansion profitable.

Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

The industry’s aggregate market capitalization improved for the sixth month in a row in June, reaching $1.75 trillion, the highest level since January 2013.

Aussie miners see more doom and gloom ahead

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
Aussie miners see more doom and gloom ahead

Survey shows 9 out of ten Australian mining execs see few positives over next 12 months.

Australian environmental watchdog approves Cameco uranium mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 28, 2014
Australian environmental watchdog approves Cameco uranium mine

Western Australia's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended state approval for the project, under certain conditions.

Jocelyn August: Upcoming catalysts for precious and base metals, uranium and oil and gas plays

The Mining Report | July 22, 2014
Jocelyn August, Upcoming Catalysts for Precious and Base Metals, Uranium and Oil and Gas Plays feat

Three top catalysts for absolute movements in precious metals.

Japanese nuclear reactors could reignite uranium mining

Japanese nuclear reactors could reignite uranium mining

Be prepared for a rally in the uranium mining sector.

Cameco expects Australian regulator decision on uranium mine shortly

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2014
Cameco expects Australian regulator decision on uranium mine shortly

The company also said that ore from its Cigar Lake mine, in Canada's Saskatchewan, would not be milled until early 2015, instead by the end of the year.

The Uranium Sector: A look into our crystal ball

Casey Research | July 16, 2014
the uranium sector a look into our crystal ball

"I see bullish factors entering the market."

Rio Tinto’s Ranger uranium mine gets green light to resume operations

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 14, 2014
Rio Tinto’s Ranger uranium mine gets green light to resume operations

Authorities say the amount of the radiation workers involved in a spill clean-up had to face was low and of “no consequence” to human health.

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Experts say hunt for uranium seized by Iraq terrorists 'unnecessary'

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 14, 2014
Experts say hunt for uranium seized by Iraq terrorists unnecessary

But the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) failed to disclose what the missing materials were, or whether it knew about them before they disappeared.

North River secures $12m to restart Namib mine, shares shoot up

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 4, 2014
North River secures $12m to restart Namib mine, shares shoot up

Deal will allow North River to fast-track the development of its flagship lead and zinc mine.

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New uranium explorer Roughrider prepares for market debut

Tommy Humphreys | July 2, 2014
New uranium explorer Roughrider prepares for market debut feat

Expect company to generate a fair share of attention in the junior mining community.

Jellyfish numbers are rising and that's bad for coal, nuclear plants

Michael Allan McCrae | July 1, 2014
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Jellyfish blooms and power plant intake valves don't mix.

Interview with Rick Rule: Prepare for when the dam breaks

Sprott Group | July 1, 2014
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"The sector that interests me the most is the sector that’s the most out of favor."

Most states need more cuts to meet proposed CO2 rule: SNL Energy

SNL Energy | June 28, 2014
Most states need more cuts to meet proposed CO2 rule

2012 could prove tough year to beat on emissions rates.

Australia’s newest uranium mine will lose money, won’t create any jobs

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 25, 2014
Australia’s newest uranium mine will lose money, won’t create any jobs

Government is touting the Four Mile mine as “the most significant deposit found anywhere in the world in the last 25 years."

Brent Cook's tips for finding juniors that can survive the dust bowl

The Mining Report | June 24, 2014

In this interview with The Mining Report, Brent Cook of Exploration Insights shares the telltale signs of success he looks for in the junior gold, phosphate and uranium sectors and discusses the synergies that stand to benefit some recent mergers.

Profitable Aussie miners get billions in state subsidies: report

Jeffrey Richmond | June 24, 2014
Profitable Aussie miners get billions in state subsidies feat

Mining lobby lambastes findings.

NexGen Energy down amid weak uranium prices

Jeffrey Richmond | June 23, 2014
nexgen energy down amid weak uranium prices feat

Expected uranium price increase has failed to materialize.

France's Areva expects uranium prices to rebound

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2014
France's Areva expects uranium prices to rebound

Company acknowledges the short-term outlook is bad.

India expands uranium enrichment

Reuters | June 23, 2014

India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defense research group says, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan.

Emerging markets firms to lead global mining sector: PwC

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2014
Emerging markets firms to lead global mining sector: PwC

Net profits from progressing economies-based miners reached $24 billion in 2013, compared to a net loss of $4 billion for developed market firms.

GE acquires Alstom's power and grid business for US$16.9 billion

Michael Allan McCrae | June 22, 2014
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Siemens and partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries came up short.

Less correlation among commodities demands more careful selection: Philip Richards

The Gold Report | June 17, 2014
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Commodities from coal to gold once traded in close correlation, but today the graph looks helter-skelter.

Fresh job cuts at Rio’s Rossing Uranium mine in Namibia

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 10, 2014
Fresh job cuts at Rio’s Rossing Uranium mine in Namibia

This is not the first time Rio Tinto axes jobs at this mine. In 2013, it sacked 276 workers, following losses on reduced demand for the metal.

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