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Could Low Oil Prices Cause A Global Recession?

Jan 25, 2016 at 14:36 | James Hamilton

The global economy is slipping into recession. The evidence is showing up in all the usual ways: slowing output growth, slumping purchasing-manager indexes, widening credit spreads, declining corporate earnings, falling…

These New Numbers Show A Major Threat To Gold Is Disappearing

Jan 25, 2016 at 09:35 | Dave Forest

A lot of eyes in the global gold sector on India the last few months. Looking to see what effect radical new plans in the bullion business here might have…

Market Insiders Baffled By Low Platinum Prices

Jan 22, 2016 at 09:38 | Dave Forest

Unexpected news in the platinum market this week. With key consumer Japan saying that it’s buying surged to a record in 2015. Japan’s biggest bullion seller, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, reported…

Despite Low Prices, Chinese Ramp Up Copper Production Here

Jan 19, 2016 at 09:46 | Dave Forest

New copper production has been hitting the market fast and regular of late. And this week we got news that yet another massive mining project…

Leading Copper Producer Announcing ‘Drastic Cuts’

Jan 14, 2016 at 09:39 | Dave Forest

Copper is officially below $2 per pound. And that’s caused a flurry of activity in the world’s top-producing nation for the red metal. Chile. Concern over…

Uranium In 2016: Time To Watch The Athabasca Basin

Jan 13, 2016 at 11:52 | Tommy Humphreys

The best way to make money as a mining investor is by owning a company that has exploration success, or being on the right side of…

This Is Good News For South American Gold Miners

Jan 11, 2016 at 09:50 | Dave Forest

Interesting reports emerging this week from the world’s largest gold-consuming nation: India. Where it appears buyers are increasingly looking to a new part of the world to secure bullion supply.…

These Two New Sources Of Financing Give Hope To The Energy Industry

Jan 07, 2016 at 09:54 | Dave Forest

Confirmed this week — 2015 was a record year for natural resource investment. With data from private equity analysts Preqin showing that resource funds raised…

$1 Billion Copper Mine Deal In The Making Here

Jan 05, 2016 at 09:47 | Dave Forest

Mine sales are continuing to accelerate around the world. With names emerging this week in one of the biggest sales going in the copper industry right…

New Mining Laws Here Make For A Promising 2016

Jan 04, 2016 at 10:22 | Dave Forest

Great start to the year for one of the world’s best up-and-coming mining spots. Myanmar. Late in December, lawmakers in the country signed new amendments to…

No.1 Copper Mining Nation Still Churning Out A Profit

Dec 24, 2015 at 09:44 | Dave Forest

The government of world-leading copper nation Chile did something this week it’s never done before. It published data on copper production costs for nearly its entire mining industry.…

Copper Prices Under Pressure As Peru/Ecuador Ramp Up Production

Dec 23, 2015 at 09:40 | Dave Forest

Copper prices have moved up a little the last few days, after nearing $2.05/lb during the past week. But news from two countries this week suggests…

Did Mining Profits Just Jump 21 Percent Overnight For This Entire Nation?

Dec 22, 2015 at 10:26 | Dave Forest

The World Gold Council recently reported that production costs for the global gold industry have dropped nearly 20% over the last two and a half years.…

Does This Emergency Move Mean Trouble In China's Mining Sector

Dec 14, 2015 at 10:06 | Dave Forest

Very interesting reports emerging from China’s mining sector late last week. Suggesting that the sector is struggling with some major issues, and needs serious help in…

Change In Legislation Here Gives Miners More Freedom

Dec 10, 2015 at 11:07 | Dave Forest

Most mining investors probably missed a small but potentially critical item this week — from local press in one of America’s most important re-emerging mining districts.…

Super Well Discovery And New Govt. Spark Shale Boom In Argentina

Dec 09, 2015 at 12:21 | James Burgess

The recent discovery of a ‘super well’ in Argentina’s prized Vaca Muerta shale has further raised the stakes in this market-defying venue, positioning the only junior…

EPA Rule Creates Multi Billion Market For This Tech

Dec 01, 2015 at 17:32 | James Burgess

The U.S. government’s recent mercury pollution regulations have created a new multi-billion-dollar energy industry for next-generation, low-cost mercury emissions control tech, with the first beneficiary…

Update: How India's New Gold Schemes Are Hitting The Market

Nov 27, 2015 at 10:22 | Dave Forest

India’s recent gold monetization scheme is one of the biggest events for the global gold market in years. And we’re now three weeks into the program — and getting an…

As Prices Tank, This Natural Gas Exporter Became A Net Importer

Nov 25, 2015 at 09:34 | Dave Forest

The natural gas market is growing interesting. Not in North America where prices continue to languish — but internationally, where the fall in oil has caused…

Newest Mining Code In This Country Could Harm Future Investments

Nov 24, 2015 at 09:36 | Dave Forest

When a nation develops a new mining code, it’s usually a good thing — today, new and more progressive regimes are in the works in several parts of Africa, like…

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