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World’s Largest Mining Investment Fund Is Bargain Hunting Again

Jan 23, 2017 at 10:10 | Dave Forest

China expanded its global reach again this past week. With the first-ever rail shipment of Chinese goods arriving in London, as part of a new Silk Road train…

Lithium Miners In This Key Producing Nation Could See Radical Changes Soon

Jan 19, 2017 at 11:03 | Dave Forest

The “value added” craze has been sweeping the mining world. With governments from Zimbabwe to Indonesia calling for miners to upgrade copper, nickel, aluminum and platinum in-country — rather than…

All Copper Exports From This World-Leading Nation Stopped Last Night

Jan 12, 2017 at 10:26 | Dave Forest

I wrote in late December about a looming crisis in Indonesia’s mining sector. And yesterday, it hit. Officials at Indonesia’s mining ministry confirmed that miners including Freeport-McMoRan have…

Metals Rise Across The Board After OPEC Agreement

Dec 02, 2016 at 17:02 | Ag Metal Miner

Yesterday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries finalized a deal to cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day starting in January, its first reduction since 2008. The production deal…

Copper Prices To Rocket In 2017

Dec 01, 2016 at 10:57 | Dave Forest

Warnings of a potential surge coming in global copper prices this week. Emerging from a place few observers in the space are focused on. The southern Africa producing nation of…

Copper Markets On The Move As China Seals Peruvian Mega Deal

Nov 28, 2016 at 11:06 | Dave Forest

Big deal reached this past week in one of the world’s rising-star nations for copper production. Peru. It didn’t get much press, but one of Peru’s biggest copper mines has…

Platinum Crisis Averted As Miners Strike Deal With Unions

Oct 31, 2016 at 11:05 | Dave Forest

Major development in the global platinum sector this week. With miners in the world’s top-producing nation South Africa apparently having reached a deal with mineworkers to avert major strike action.…

A Serious Warning From The World’s No.1 Copper Nation

Oct 18, 2016 at 09:30 | Dave Forest

Rough week for the South American copper mining sector. With reports from Peru suggesting that at least one person was killed by police in violent protests against the massive…

This Oil Nation Is About To Kick Start Mining With A $500M Fund

Oct 11, 2016 at 09:36 | Dave Forest

Lots of interesting mining opportunities emerging these last few weeks — on one particular continent. Africa. Uganda, for example, said last Wednesday that it will improve rules around landowner…

Turmoil In The Philippines Sees Nickel Prices Jump

Sep 20, 2016 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Big day for nickel yesterday. With prices leaping nearly 20 cents on the day to near $4.60 per pound — marking a nearly 5% move in a matter of hours.…

These Backroom Talks Could Seal The Fate Of The World’s No.1 Copper Miner

Sep 15, 2016 at 09:35 | Dave Forest

Whispers of a possible game-changing deal in the copper market yesterday. Arising out of emergency talks being held for the world’s top mining firm. Chile’s state miner Codelco. Local Chilean…

Nigeria To Jump Start Mining Activity With 3 Year Tax Break

Sep 13, 2016 at 10:15 | Dave Forest

Governments are starting to take drastic action in helping the beaten-down mining sector. With Polish lawmakers announcing this week they may give tax breaks to state copper…

The World’s Inventory Of This Rare Metal Has Quietly Fallen To Zero

Sep 12, 2016 at 09:44 | Dave Forest

Here’s a story you haven’t heard anything about. But which might vault into the headlines of the mining investment world very, very soon. World molybdenum stocks are nearly…

South African Platinum Faces Imminent Crisis

Sep 08, 2016 at 10:04 | Dave Forest

Six weeks ago I wrote about a possible coming crisis for the platinum sector. With mineworkers unions in top producer South Africa tabling demands for substantial wage…

Why Is Rio Tinto Giving Diamonds Away For Free?

Sep 01, 2016 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

It’s not often that quality mining assets come up for sale. And it’s even rarer they’re given away for free. But news this week suggests that’s exactly what’s…

Why Cost Cutting Might End Up Endangering Copper Markets

Aug 04, 2016 at 09:53 | Dave Forest

Commodities downturns aren’t completely bad for producers. One upside — lulls in the market often bring operating and capital costs down, as competition for labor, supplies and services…

Miners Reel From Increased Government Intervention In Major Projects

Jul 29, 2016 at 08:57 | Dave Forest

I find myself writing a lot about governments lately. With moves in the global legal and regulatory space seemingly coming fast and furious recently for resource companies. And this week…

Commodity Prices Jump As Philippines’ Government Cracks Down On Miners

Jul 22, 2016 at 10:00 | Dave Forest

Attention global mining industry. Things are getting dire this week in the Philippines. Potential problems have been looming in this important copper, gold and nickel nation since the…

Platinum Prices Might Explode If Unions And Miners Can’t Agree

Jul 21, 2016 at 10:13 | Dave Forest

It’s crunch time for global platinum. With events kicking off this week that could radically change the outlook for supply — and prices — over the coming weeks…

Bad News For Miners: Cash Strapped Governments Up Royalties

Jul 20, 2016 at 09:43 | Dave Forest

Governments in resource-rich nations worldwide are still scrambling to adjust to lower commodities prices. With officials in a number of countries making significant moves this week to fix…

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