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Canadian mining chairman Jim Doak found dead in Mongolia

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 24, 2015
Canadian mining chairman Jim Doak found dead in Mongolia

Doak, the chairman of Toronto-based uranium exploration and development company Khan Resources, was found dead Thursday morning in his hotel room.

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

Michael Allan McCrae | April 23, 2015
frank giustra statement uranium one new york times

"If this is what passes for investigative journalism in the United States, it is very sad."

Russia took control over 20% of US uranium after Uranium One’s associates made lavish contributions to Clinton Foundation

Vladimir Basov | April 23, 2015
new york times profile uranium one clinton

The sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.

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.”

Japan to restart two nuclear reactors by June

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 22, 2015
Japan to restart two nuclear reactors by June

For now, all of Japan’s 48 commercial reactors remain offline following 2011's Fukushima disaster.

How to make money in renewable energy: NBF's Rupert Merer

The Mining Report | April 22, 2015

Rupert Merer analyzes that growing energy sector for National Bank Financial and tells The Mining Report why betting on the future of renewables is a prudent strategy for profit growth.

Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Frik Els | April 17, 2015
Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Director of $1bn fund discusses Denham's unique approach, the vibrant parts of the M&A market and what juniors should do to attract capital.

The message from the Australian Front is uranium is looking more attractive: Patersons' Simon Tonkin

The Energy Report | April 16, 2015
Uranium mine Australia

In this interview with The Energy Report, Tonkin tells us how the uranium investment space works—and which junior explorers in Australia, Africa and North America look attractive as the price of yellowcake continues to stabilize.

Canada and India sign historic uranium supply deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2015
Canada and India sign historic uranium supply deal

As part of the agreement, Cameco will supply 7.1 million pounds (3.22 million kilos) of uranium concentrate to India over the next five years.

Japan nuclear reactors to remain closed, court rules

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2015
Japan nuclear reactors to remain closed, court rules

Landmark decision could complicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy.

Australia has a key role in nuclear’s contribution to clean energy future

Toro Energy | April 13, 2015

One of Australia’s leading uranium development proponents says the country’s natural advantage in delivering clean energy to meet growing global demand, is being eroded by the current policy differences between the states towards uranium exploration and mining.

India eyes uranium supply deal with Canada

Globe and Mail | April 13, 2015

Canada’s biggest uranium producer is in advanced talks with India on a deal to supply the country of 1.2 billion with fuel for nuclear power plants as Ottawa prepares to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Quebec mining fund ready to pull trigger on $1bn investments

Frik Els | April 8, 2015
Quebec fund ready to pull trigger on $1bn mine investments

Quebec's $1 billion Capital Mines Hydrocarbures fund is close to buying equity stakes in mining projects outside iron ore worth as much as $200m a shot.

Canada’s Quebec re-launches less ambitious Plan Nord

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2015
Canada’s Quebec re-launches less ambitious Plan Nord

The province now expects to attract Cdn$50 billion in investment, down from its 2011 forecast of Cdn$80 billion.

Signs of life for mining M&A

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2015
Wave of mining deals expected this year amid commodity rout — report

Mining transactions almost doubled last year and the trend is likely to stretch over 2015, as lower commodity prices are making some unprofitable.

Texas Rare Earth Resources and AREVA subsidiary sign uranium offtake agreement

Marketwired | April 6, 2015
Texas Rare Earth Resources and AREVA Subsidiary Sign Uranium Offtake Agreement

According to the agreement, TRER will supply up to 300,000 pounds of natural uranium concentrates (U308) per year based upon a pricing formula indexed to U308 spot prices at the times of delivery.

Mining top executives the gloomiest of all: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2015
Mining top executives the gloomiest of all: report

Despite the overall pessimism, mining CEOs remain just as confident on their own company’s growth as they were in previous years.

China claims to hold over 2 million tonnes of uranium deposits

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2015
China claims to hold over 2 million tonnes of uranium deposits

The country’s uranium deposits have doubled in the last 15 years to more than 350 across the nation.

South Africa wants to settle mines’ black ownership in court

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2015
South Africa wants to settle mines’ black ownership in court

The main point of contention is the fact that mining companies believe that once they reached a 26% black ownership, they effectively complied, no matter where the percentage is at now.

Jeb Handwerger: This could be the absolute bottom in the gold sector

Palisade Radio | March 30, 2015
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Jeb has come on Palisade Radio since its inception days, and has been a continuous firm believer in a strong precious metals rebound.

$60 billion for mining private equity a myth

Frik Els | March 26, 2015
$60 billion for mining private equity a myth

Looking for an exit or a lifeline? Look further says $8 billion fund manager.

Congo’s planned mining code changes 'too risky': miners

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 26, 2015
Congo’s planned mining code changes 'too risky': miners

The country's Chamber of Mines says the new code would send the mining industry back by at least 10 years.

Frik Els

Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Frik Els | March 25, 2015
Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Until Mick Davis pulls the trigger on X2's $5.6 billion, wishful thinking and unhealthy skepticism will pervade talk around private equity and mining.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Exciting days at the bottom

codelco 200 million revamp mines feat

The broad bottom is in – and well settled in, seemingly, with at least another summer of sideways markets ahead. But time isn't a bad thing.

Putting Uganda on the global mining map

Diana Taremwa Karakire | March 24, 2015
Watchdog censors mining firms in Uganda for ignoring locals’ rights

Following a $75m national mineral survey, Uganda has proposed a wide range of tax breaks ahead of a planned mining and exploration licensing round.

Rick Rule: The recovery I saw for uranium has been postponed

Sprott's Thoughts | March 23, 2015

2015 is well underway and starting to look at lot like 2014. Commodity markets remain weak with uranium, copper, gold and oil prices still near their lows.

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