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Here Are The First Two High-Profile Downgrades In Energy And Mining

Here Are The First Two High-Profile Downgrades In Energy And Mining

Feb 10, 2016 at 09:35 | Dave Forest

I wrote in late January about 175 mining and energy firms being placed on watch for credit downgrades — potentially signalling a wave of financial…

Private Equity Financing In Mining Jumps 238%

Private Equity Financing In Mining Jumps 238%

Feb 09, 2016 at 09:42 | Dave Forest

One of the world’s biggest mining events kicked off yesterday: the Mining Indaba in South Africa. And one of the initial presentations at this big show provided some shocking numbers…

The World Has Never Seen A Mining Exploration Scheme Like This

The World Has Never Seen A Mining Exploration Scheme Like This

Feb 05, 2016 at 10:18 | Dave Forest

As I’ve been discussing the last several months, reforms in India’s mining and exploration sector have been coming quickly of late. And this week things appear to have reached…

World’s No.2 Platinum Miner Faces Huge Political Risk In Zimbabwe

World’s No.2 Platinum Miner Faces Huge Political Risk In Zimbabwe

Feb 03, 2016 at 09:44 | Dave Forest

Experts at Johnson Matthey said last month that platinum is likely to post a bigger-than-expected supply deficit for 2015. And news this week suggests that…

Will This Bureaucratic Battle See Prime Copper Assets Coming For Sale?

Will This Bureaucratic Battle See Prime Copper Assets Coming For Sale?

Feb 02, 2016 at 09:57 | Dave Forest

Very interesting drama unfolding in one of the world’s top mining nations the last few weeks. That’s Indonesia — where a top copper miner is grappling…

Chinese Mining Giant To Ramp Up Copper Production

Chinese Mining Giant To Ramp Up Copper Production

Jan 29, 2016 at 09:58 | Dave Forest

The world lost a great mine this week: the Century zinc operation in Australia. Where the operator, China’s MMG, shipped the final loads of concentrates that…

Here Are 175 Resource Companies On The Verge Of Financial Upheaval

Here Are 175 Resource Companies On The Verge Of Financial Upheaval

Jan 27, 2016 at 09:25 | Dave Forest

The New Year is bringing some seismic shifts across the natural resources industry. With a huge swath of mining and energy companies being warned this week on coming changes to…

This Asian Country Just Became The World’s Biggest Lead And Zinc Buyer

This Asian Country Just Became The World’s Biggest Lead And Zinc Buyer

Jan 26, 2016 at 09:40 | Dave Forest

In the minerals sector — all the way from exploration projects up to mining operations — it’s critical to know who the potential buyers are for…

These New Numbers Show A Major Threat To Gold Is Disappearing

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

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…

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