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Rio Tinto Case Indicates Chinese Leadership are Confident that Growth Will Continue

Apr 04, 2010 at 19:00 | David Caploe PhD

When four executives from Rio Tinto, the giant Anglo-Australian mining company, were arrested last July on charges of stealing commercial secrets, as well as taking and receiving bribes from Chinese…

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Gold Futures Take Flight Over the proposed E.U. Bailout of Greece

Mar 29, 2010 at 17:35 | Dave Forest

The action in gold on Friday was notable. Spot gold jumped over $5. And the rally has continued this morning, with gold now back above $1,110 for the first time…

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Money Flows Into Platinum as Demand for Gold and Silver Drops

Mar 24, 2010 at 18:47 | Dave Forest

Gold investors have long-believed the mainstream is close at hand. One of the major arguments from gold bulls over the last ten years has been that bullion prices will rise…

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Solid Gold Brains

Mar 18, 2010 at 18:56 | Dave Forest

One of the most valuable things a mining company can have is expertise. Exploring for, delineating, and mining ore bodies is an extremely tough business. The success rates for going…

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Groundbreaking Developments in Gold and Mineral Exploration

Mar 10, 2010 at 18:35 | Dave Forest

I'm spending a few days in Toronto at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual conference. This is one of the mining industry's largest events. Thousands of companies descend…

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A Wave of Steel

Feb 22, 2010 at 18:37 | Dave Forest

China is the key to the metals markets today. And there are some important signals about this market registering in the last few weeks. Last month, I wrote about…

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Rogue Aluminium Shipments Suggest Chinese Metal Stockpiles are Being Re-Exported

Feb 05, 2010 at 17:33 | Dave Forest

This might be the year's most important news. Which got almost no press globally. Something strange happened in Japan in December. Shipments of aluminum from Mozambique and Brazil…

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The Coming Copper Crisis and Price Forecasting - Is There a Better Way?

Feb 04, 2010 at 00:01 | Dave Forest

David Threlkeld of metals trading advisor Resolved Inc. got some press this week. That happens when you predict a catastrophe. Threlkeld was quoted by Bloomberg repeating an ominous prediction…

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Thoughts from Asia's Gold Exchange

Jan 13, 2010 at 18:28 | Dave Forest

The Tokyo Commodities Exchange is a pretty unassuming place. The Exchange is housed in a non-descript eight-story office building. In the relatively non-descript Tokyo borough of Kodenmacho, far from the…

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The Two Kinds of Junior Natural Resource Companies

Dec 22, 2009 at 22:13 | Dave Forest

There are two kinds of junior natural resource companies. When you analyze, it's critical to realize which one you're dealing with. The first type are explorers. These are companies hoping…

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