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Kazakhstan to remain top of uranium heap for next decade: Kazatomprom

Andrew Topf | August 30, 2015
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The state-owned entity says it will preserve its leading position as extractor of natural uranium, by developing existing mines, building new ones and introducing technologies to lower the costs of uranium extraction.

Power shortages, cost cuts to hit Congo’s copper output

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2015
Power shortages, cost cuts to hit Congo’s copper output

With the only exception of gold, production numbers for most other commodities mined in the Central African nation are also expected to decline this year.

Jim Rogers: Commodity bull market hasn't gone away

Frik Els | August 26, 2015
Jim Rogers: Commodity bull market hasn't gone away

Commodity investing legend says the Chinese market is on its way to "finding a good bottom."

Canada, Australia, US, Chile and Mexico, the top destinations for mining investors

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2015
Canada, Australia, US, Chile and Mexico, the top destinations for mining investors

Despite current adverse conditions, advisory firm Behre Dolbear is recommending mining stakeholders to focus on markets that have been able to ride the wave relatively well so far.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The evolution of America's energy supply (1776 – 2014)

Visual Capitalist | August 25, 2015
Largest coal mines still in Wyoming, but US is diversifying

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released data on the history of America’s energy supply, sorted by the share of each energy source.

Vancouver's NexGen Energy begins trading on OTCQX market

OTC Markets Group Inc. | August 25, 2015

OTC Markets Group Inc. today announced NexGen Energy Ltd. a uranium exploration and development company, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market.

Community consultation begins for extension of Wiluna Uranium Project

Field Public Relations | August 25, 2015

Toro Energy Limited (ASX:TOE) has commenced community consultation ahead of the public release of an environmental statement seeking government approval for an extension of the Company’s advanced and already approved Wiluna Uranium Project in Western Australia.

BHP Billiton posts worst profit in over 10 years

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2015
BHP Billiton posts worst profit in over 10 years

As prices for the company's four key "pillar" commodities —iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and oil and gas — have all dropped to multi-year lows in the past 12 months.

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CHART: Stop panicking about China and mining

Frik Els | August 24, 2015
GRAPH: Stop panicking about China and mining

We're not in 2008 – plotting global economic growth against commodity prices shows metals and mining sell-off is disconnected from realities on the ground.

Canadian mining stocks outperform metals prices

Frik Els | August 24, 2015
Canadian mining stocks outperform metals prices

Canadian junior and mid-tier mining companies also raised 62% more capital in the second quarter than in 2014.

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Mining private equity is being fundamentally transformed

Frik Els | August 23, 2015
Mining private equity is being fundamentally transformed

Appian Capital founder Michael Scherb: "You're now seeing the same changes in mining that happened in oil and gas which is now heavily supported by PE"

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INFOGRAPHIC – On the precipice: Will global markets follow commodities off the cliff?

Visual Capitalist | August 21, 2015
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Today may be the end of this trend of divergence. US equities are at a precipice: fueled by low rates and quantitative easing for years, they have finally started to tumble from record highs.

Forget slower growth, worry about Chinese GDP contraction

Frik Els | August 20, 2015
Forget slower growth, worry about Chinese GDP contraction

Chinese rail freight tonnage – a key indicator for economic activity and the commodities trade – has plunged by 10.2% this year.

Heap Leach: Mining's breakthrough technology

Vladimir Basov | August 20, 2015
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New techniques for tailings treatment and sulfide ore recovery will see low-cost environmentally friendly heap leaching take another giant leap forward.

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What's really at stake with the Iran nuclear deal

Oilprice.com | August 20, 2015

Iran's nuclear deal is about much more than the price per gallon. What the U.S. and its allies are trying to accomplish is no less than the reversal of political hostilities that have marginalized Iran for over thirty years and fueled hostility across the region.

New landscape for BC mining environmental reviews

Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

First Nation support for resource projects has become increasingly important to their success.

Uranium has a new hot spot: Haywood's Mick Carew

The Energy Report | August 18, 2015
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Mick Carew explains how a Brazilian phosphate company with a first-rate product might produce for portfolios.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Mapping every power plant in the United States

Visual Capitalist | August 18, 2015

Today's series of maps show the size and type of every power plant in the United States.

Goldman Sachs abandons physical commodities after coal division sale

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 17, 2015
Goldman Sachs abandons commodities after coal division sale

The firm began disposing mining assets last year, as prices for most commodities began a downward trend and U.S. regulators increased pressure on banks to get out of risky businesses.

BHP Billiton: Celebrating 130 years of history

BHP Billiton | August 13, 2015
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BHP Billiton is today celebrating the 130 year anniversary of the incorporation of BHP and its significant contribution to the Australian economy and society for more than a century.

Japan's comeback to nuclear power good news for Australia

Minerals Council of Australia | August 12, 2015

Japan has been a long-standing market for Australian uranium exports, providing around one-third of their total uranium supply, valued at around $250 million.

China's surprise currency move is more bad news for Canadian commodities

Business in Vancouver | August 11, 2015
Canadian miners performance down 15% in Q3 on falling metal prices

Stock markets in Canada and the United States fell sharply on the news that China had allowed the yuan to drop 2%.

Japan resumes producing nuclear power

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2015
Japan resumes producing nuclear power

The country has restarted its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima disaster in March, 2011.

Obama: Iranian sanctions relief ‘not a game-changer’

The Hill | August 10, 2015

In an interview broadcast Sunday, President Obama acknowledged that Iran would benefit economically from the nuclear weapons agreement that his administration negotiated with Tehran, but contended that it would not be a “game-changer.”

A critical look at ‘Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail’

TruthDive | August 9, 2015

A week or so before the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, I watched a curious documentary on PBS.

BHP Billiton axing other 380 jobs at its Olympic Dam

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 9, 2015
BHP Billiton axing 380 jobs at its Olympic Dam

The cuts represent 14% of what was once a 4,300 workforce.

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