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World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Frik Els | January 23, 2015
World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.

Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

December is a period that sees lower levels of exploration and resource announcements, and last month was every bit as disappointing as expected, an SNL report shows.

China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.

BHP breaks production records, but copper output drops

Frik Els | January 21, 2015
BHP warns more cost cuts, management shake up before demerger

World number one miner BHP Billiton achieved record production for eight operations and five commodities over the last six months.

Which commodity horses will be up and which down on Joe Reagor's merry-go-round?

The Mining Report | January 20, 2015
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Metals are like horses in a merry-go-round, believes Joe Reagor of ROTH Capital—as some rise, others fall.

Eric Coffin: is market sentiment shifting to gold?

The Gold Report | January 19, 2015
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So where do investors go looking for returns? Eric Coffin suggests gold, both bullion and stocks.

Cameco’s Cigar Lake to produce 6-8 million pounds in 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 16, 2015
Cameco’s Cigar Lake to produce 6-8 million pounds in 2015

The Canadian company, the world's third-biggest uranium miner, expects the mine to reach full production of 18 million pounds per year in 2018.

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Defending mineral tenure in Canada against foreign court orders

Norton Rose Fulbright | January 15, 2015
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A mineral exploration company faced an unusual situation recently, when Ontario mining officials enforced foreign orders against mining claims for which the company had recorded its interest.

Rio Tinto in talks to ship uranium to India

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2015
Rio Tinto in talks to ship uranium to India

Ceo Sam Walsh has said the firm expects to start exporting Australian uranium to India by 2017.

Charting Uranium's gain, Brent Cook looks for sweet spots in the Athabasca Basin

The Mining Report | January 13, 2015
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As nuclear plant restarts take effect in Japan, both market sentiment and fundamentals are seeing positive boosts.

Fission Uranium stock skyrockets after doubling up resource estimate

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 12, 2015
Fission Uranium stock skyrocket after doubling up resource estimate

Analysts were expecting 50-80 million pounds, but instead learned the uranium project holds over 105 million pounds in the indicated and inferred categories.

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Fission Uranium hits a home run with maiden resource estimate: 105 million pounds out of the gate

Tommy Humphreys | January 11, 2015
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The street was expecting 50-80 million pounds.

Somalia ousts Chinese firm over alleged illegal mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 7, 2015
Somalia ousts Chinese firm over alleged illegal mining

The firm is also said to have of caused civil turmoil and tensions in the region after introducing armed militia to protect its illegal operation.

Rick Rule: we need to cut G&A fat from the industry so there are fewer, but more solvent players

Another Friday gold price rally

During a time where the pain of downward pricing has spilled from minerals into the energy sector, Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings was kind enough to share a few comments.

Most Canadian resource firms to grow their business in 2015: survey

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 6, 2015
Most Canadian resource firms to grow their business in 2015: survey

But only 34% plans to hire full-time employees and a further 20% is actually considering job cuts.

Chris Berry identifies commodity companies with the disruptive advantage

The Mining Report | December 30, 2014
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Game-changing disruptive technologies or sustainable end-user agreements are what companies need to succeed and he shares some likely names in the cobalt, lithium, nickel, graphite—even uranium—spaces in this interview with The Mining Report.

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Epic price reversal for commodities in 2014

Investors pile back into gold stocks, Goldcorp up $2bn in a week

Whereas total returns for the S&P 500 Index and 10-Year Treasury bond stayed relatively stable throughout the year, commodities and the U.S. dollar both made an incredible about-face starting around late June, early July.

Utah uranium mine is more of a bad memory than a historic site for man

Los Angeles Times | December 29, 2014

Founded in 1952, the mine is considered the first big strike in the burgeoning market for uranium, mostly to fuel the growing U.S. standoff with the Soviet Union.

‘Green energy’ a casualty of low oil prices

Sprott's Thoughts | December 28, 2014
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Interview with Author Alex Epstein.

Best of the best: The most popular thoughts from 2014

The Gold Report | December 26, 2014
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Some of the most popular experts featured during the year and some thoughts you might want to consider as you prepare for 2015.

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The catalysts that caused the crashes

Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist | December 26, 2014
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Over the past 30 years, there have been four major bear markets in the junior resource equities sector.

Uranium picks up on Asia’s renewed appetite for nuclear energy

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 18, 2014
Uranium picks up on Asia’s renewed appetite for nuclear energy

China’s increased reliance on nuclear energy and Japan restarting its reactors are only two of the factors driving prices up.

Mining stocks rally across the board

Frik Els | December 18, 2014
Mining stocks rally across the board

Huge advances in all sectors from potash and uranium to copper and gold led by a 10% surge in diversified Canadian heavyweight Teck Resources.

Canadian First Nations arrive in Montreal after 850km march against uranium mining in Quebec

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 15, 2014
Canadian First Nations arrive in Montreal after 850km march against uranium mining in Quebec

Group delivers message to the province’s environmental protection watchdog on final day of hearings into uranium extraction and exploration.

Canada's Strateco sues Quebec for $190M over blocking uranium project

Canadian Press | December 15, 2014

The Quebec mining company is seeking such compensation for the investments it made in a uranium project before the province blocked it last year from moving to the next stage.

China’s nuclear giant grabs majority stake in UK wind farms

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 15, 2014
China’s nuclear giant grabs majority stake in UK wind farms

The deal marks China General Nuclear Power's first big acquisition of onshore wind generating capacity in the west.

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