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Copper Prices Ignited By Chinese Demand Growth

Copper Prices Ignited By Chinese Demand Growth

Apr 15, 2016 at 10:06 | Dave Forest

A couple of very important notes for the copper market the last few days. Which have the price for the red metal once again showing unexpected…

Gold Prices Could Spike As India Resumes Imports

Gold Prices Could Spike As India Resumes Imports

Apr 12, 2016 at 09:39 | Dave Forest

For nearly six weeks, the global gold market has been missing its largest buyer. With gold purchases across the nation of India being paralyzed by a…

Is South America Set For A Gold Rush?

Is South America Set For A Gold Rush?

Apr 11, 2016 at 09:51 | Dave Forest

There was a very interesting note buried within a report this weekend from the Wall Street Journal on gold M&A from Chinese mining firms. It suggested…

West African Nations Crack Down On ‘’Inactive’’ Miners

West African Nations Crack Down On ‘’Inactive’’ Miners

Apr 06, 2016 at 10:06 | Dave Forest

Interesting concurrence of events the past week. With not one, but two countries announcing plans for major overhauls in the mining sector. Those are the West…

Huge Uranium Deposits May Soon Be Fair Game In Argentina

Huge Uranium Deposits May Soon Be Fair Game In Argentina

Apr 05, 2016 at 10:14 | Dave Forest

The most intriguing news on the world stage this week came from uranium. Where a longtime no-go mining nation looks to be on the verge of…

Gold Prices Could Take Off As Unrest In Indian Markets Eases

Gold Prices Could Take Off As Unrest In Indian Markets Eases

Mar 30, 2016 at 10:54 | Dave Forest

A couple of updates. One quick, and one at greater length. First, from the energy sector of East Africa — where I discussed Monday how

Uranium Production Costs Fall For The First Time In 5 Years

Uranium Production Costs Fall For The First Time In 5 Years

Mar 24, 2016 at 10:43 | Dave Forest

There was good news in the Uranium sector this week in the form of a report that working conditions appear to be improving for the world’s…

Chile Sees Unrest In Its Gold And Copper Sectors

Chile Sees Unrest In Its Gold And Copper Sectors

Mar 22, 2016 at 11:06 | Dave Forest

Major issues are emerging in the world’s largest copper-producing nation this week. In Chile a key union of copper miners has called a strike for today,…

How Lower Demand For Steel Boosts Platinum Prices

How Lower Demand For Steel Boosts Platinum Prices

Mar 14, 2016 at 11:12 | Dave Forest

More signs of major shifts in the platinum sector this week. With press in South Africa reporting that major producer Anglo American is close to a…

Gold Prices Under Pressure As Indian Demand Plunges

Gold Prices Under Pressure As Indian Demand Plunges

Mar 10, 2016 at 09:24 | Dave Forest

Last week, I talked about big changes afoot in the world’s top gold-consuming nation, India. With the government there imposing a surprise sales tax on…

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