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Fortuna Silver jumps after breaking production records

Frik Els | April 14, 2014
Fortuna Silver jumps after breaking production records

The Vancouver-based miner's shares surge after its silver and gold properties in Mexico and Peru up production more than 50%.

BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2014
BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

The mining giant believes demand for coal to keep growing over the next 20 years, driven mainly by China and India.

BHP Billiton mulls spinning off non-core divisions into $18bn firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
BHP Billiton mulls spinning off non-core divisions into a $18bn firm

The separate company would be listed on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the Australian and South African markets.

Mick Davis scores $3.75 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2014
Mick Davis has got $3.75 billion and is ready to build a new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss is already hunting for mining deals.

Jeff Killeen: A picky player's guide to a cautiously optimistic mining market

The Gold Report | March 26, 2014

The price of gold may be enjoying a double-digit increase so far this year and some equities may even have doubled their value, but Jeff Killeen of CIBC World Markets says it's not time to jump into metals with both feet. Be selective, he says.

Five major copper mines to begin operations in Peru by 2016

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 16, 2014
Five major copper mines to begin operations in Peru by 2016

Combined estimate investment exceeds $13 billion, says the government.

Derek Macpherson: Is it a love affair or a tryst?

The Gold Report | March 13, 2014

Investors have again begun flirting with the junior mining sector. Will it lead to a love affair or is it just a tryst?

Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2014
Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Arctic region's vast riches set to attract over $100 billion in investments over the next decade.

Glencore Xstrata logs $7.4bn net loss, eyes oil deal with Russia

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2014
Glencore Xstrata logs $7.4bn net loss as eyes oil deal with Russia

Despite the gloomy results, the commodities giant revenues for the year jumped 9% to $232.6 billion

Supply and demand key to base metals success: Adam Low

The Gold Report | February 19, 2014

Adam Low of Raymond James believes that the outlook is excellent for zinc, good for copper and neutral for iron ore.

Miners avoided Quebec last year, investments plunged 34%

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 11, 2014
Miners avoided Quebec last year, investments plunged 34%

Total investment in the sector tumbled to $3.25 billion from $5.13 billion in 2012.

African, Chilean copper mines growth lift Glencore Xstrata output by 32%

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 11, 2014
African, Chilean copper mines growth lift Glencore Xstrata output by 32%

This was the first production report since the Anglo-Swiss firm completed the acquisition of Xstrata last May.

Metals mining sector accounts for 40% of toxic chemical releases in the US – EPA says

Ana Komnenic | February 5, 2014
US metals mining sector

But the industry also led a 12% drop in total releases in 2012.

Mining opposition risks $57bn projected investment in Peru

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 3, 2014
Mining opposition risks $57bn projected investment in Peru

Last year alone there were 149 conflicts involving mines in the country.

Eric Lemieux: What does 2014 hold for metals?

The Gold Report | January 24, 2014
mining truck drift

Lemieux believes that with the wheat separated from the chaff over the past tumultuous year, the truly strong companies have emerged. But you may be surprised by the jurisdictions he predicts will come to life in 2014.

Look who is almost ready to stage a comeback

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 22, 2014
Look who is almost ready to stage a comeback

This mining veteran "only" needs about $3 billion to start buying assets.

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2014 junior mining forecasts with top analyst picks

Visual Capitalist | January 16, 2014
2014 junior mining forecasts with top analyst picks

In this environment, investors should stay cautious and the focus should remain on companies with strong balance sheets, top tier management teams, and projects in safe jurisdictions.

Nickel price: Indonesia ban not enough to lift oversupplied market

Frik Els | January 14, 2014
Nickel price: Indonesia ban not enough to lift oversupplied market

Top exporter Indonesia's ban on ore shipments largely off-set by record global stockpiles of ore and metal and rising mine output.

Indonesia ban rocks nickel market

Frik Els | January 12, 2014
Indonesia ban rocks nickel market

Against expectations of a last minute climbdown by authorities, Indonesia's nickel, bauxite and tin ore ban went into effect Sunday.

Zinc or swim: Do base metals have a future?

The Gold Report | January 7, 2014
Do base metals have a future?

As the large zinc mines shut down, the juniors are stepping forward to meet growing demand for the industrial staple.

Supply worries cloud 2014 mining outlook

Frik Els | January 1, 2014
Supply worries cloud 2014 mining outlook

But bubbly stock markets could see investors return to the sector as 2013's plunge in commodity prices make metals and minerals look cheap.

'Midas touch' bacteria, gold roller coaster and risky countries among top stories of 2013

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 31, 2013
Midas touch bacteria, gold roller coaster and risky countries among top stories of 2013

While 2013 will go down as the one when gold stop glittering and miners were forced to tighten their belts, our readers favoured a wide range of stories.

Copper hits four-month high, set for highest monthly rise since Sep 2012

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 27, 2013
Copper hits four-month high, set for highest monthly rise since Sep 2012

Dr. Copper sending positive signs for 2014.

Shane Nagle: Making your portfolio pricing-pressure proof

The Gold Report | December 26, 2013

Forget about the gold price. Forget about the copper, zinc and nickel price. Start searching out companies that can weather another few years of recovery, because it's unlikely mining companies will get any price relief soon.

Troubled Baja’s mine sees another day, firm faces delisting from TSX

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 23, 2013
Troubled Baja’s mine sees another day, firm faces delisting from TSX

Analysts said Baja is done.

Peru’s mining attracted close to $9bn in investments this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2013
Peru’s mining attracted close to $9bn in investments this year

The potential is appealing. Peru holds13% of the world's copper reserves, 4% of gold, 22% of silver, 7.6% of zinc, 9% of lead and 6% of tin reserves.

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