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Chinese Environmental Crackdown Could Lift Commodity Prices

Chinese Environmental Crackdown Could Lift Commodity Prices

A Chinese environmental crackdown could…

Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

Major gold mining nation South…

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How China Threw Its Rare Earths Monopoly Away

May 14, 2015 at 12:28 | Ed Dolan

Rare earth elements (REEs) are a group of seventeen elements with exotic names like neodymium and yttrium that are key ingredients in many high-tech products, many important for national defense.…

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Here's A New $1 Billion Funding Source For Mining Projects

Apr 17, 2015 at 09:54 | Dave Forest

Finding project funds is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in the resource space. But developers in the mining sector just got some good news on…

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Latest $269 Million DOE Loan Causes Major Controversy

Apr 13, 2015 at 15:31 | Darrell Delamaide

 No doubt smarting from criticism about its lack of success in picking winners in alternative energy vehicles, the Department of Energy has given initial approval for…

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Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Oct 15, 2014 at 11:30 | MINING.com

A few pounds less and some billions more, "Mick the Miner," is ready to go on a buying spree.After losing out in the Glencore (LON:GLEN) takeover last year,…

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Mining Sector To Experience Major Investment Over Coming Months

Sep 16, 2014 at 18:55 | Frik Els

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.The mining M&A market is…

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This Critical Uranium Shutdown is Going Ahead

Aug 28, 2014 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

A brief news item yesterday may be one of the most important happenings in commodities for years.The coming shutdown of one of the largest uranium mines on the…

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How to Play the Uranium Price Rebound

Aug 02, 2013 at 14:01 | The Energy Report

When it comes to uranium market sentiment, "it's all about Japan," says David Talbot, senior mining analyst at Dundee Capital Markets. With restart applications trickling in and reactor construction underway…

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China Continues to Reduce Rare Earth Production as Prices Fall

Jun 04, 2013 at 16:59 | Stuart Burns

Chicken or egg, which came first?The same question could be asked of the rare earth metals market.Rare earth metal prices have been falling steadily for the…

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Japan Signs Rare Earth Deal with India

Nov 22, 2012 at 17:11 | Ag Metal Miner

Japan has sealed its new “friendship” in the world of rare earths by formally signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India for imports of rare earth (REE) minerals annually.

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Chinese Rare Earth Mining Monopoly Threatens US Defense Technology

Nov 13, 2012 at 17:34 | Jen Alic

Technology that drives the Pentagon’s weapons program, the US auto industry and renewable energy ambitions is threatened by a lack of heavy rare earths for which China enjoys the global…

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