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Metals / Commodities

These Key Investors Just Withdrew $1B Out Of The Mining Sector

Jul 18, 2016 at 10:03 | Dave Forest

This past weekend, I discussed the problems facing big natural resource investment funds. Noting how deep-pocketed buyers have been unable to find quality assets to pick up, even at…

This Could Be A Major Red Flag For The World’s No.1 Copper Nation

Jul 15, 2016 at 10:48 | Dave Forest

Expansive study on global copper released this past week — from a top authority in the world’s largest producing nation, Chile. That came from the government-run Chilean Copper…

South Africa’s Platinum Production Halted By Unions

Jun 08, 2016 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

The story on major labour issues in South Africa’s platinum sector took a deadly turn this week, leading to the first mine shutdown of the year. That came at…

Is Kazakhstan About To Nationalize More Uranium Assets?

May 30, 2016 at 10:48 | Dave Forest

I wrote in March about world’s top uranium nation, Kazakhstan, making thinly-veiled threats against uranium miners. And this past week, we may have seen the first moves…

Upcoming Labor Negotiations Might Boost Copper, Platinum Prices

May 24, 2016 at 10:14 | Dave Forest

The world’s #1 producing nations for platinum and copper are facing a common problem this week. And latest developments suggest this issue could be a potentially explosive one. The challenge…

Russia Could Gain A Stranglehold On This Market

Oct 19, 2015 at 10:57 | Dave Forest

I discussed last year how Russia is making big moves in African mining. And late last week we got confirmation the pariah nation is moving fast to control a…

With a Collapse in Commodity Prices, What Happens Next?

Oct 06, 2015 at 16:20 | Michael McDonald

This has to be a scary time for virtually all commodities investors, whether one is talking about investing in commodities directly or in commodities companies. From…

Is This The Decade's Most Important Mining News?

Sep 25, 2015 at 11:22 | Dave Forest

It might not be immediately apparent -- but the global mining sector just changed forever.That's not because of a technical advance or a major discovery (yet). But rather…

Investing In Uranium? This News Will Shock You.

Aug 19, 2015 at 09:26 | Dave Forest

There's a sense among some investors that uranium is a contrarian buy today. With prices languishing near decade lows, and multiple projects globally having shut their doors over the last…

Looking For New Exploration Frontiers? Here Are 30.

Jul 23, 2015 at 11:10 | Dave Forest

Some of the biggest potential for profit is created when new geographies open for exploration. Especially when those spots come with proven potential. The world got…

Lessons From The Failed Rare Earth Investment Hype

Jul 03, 2015 at 15:59 | Michael McDonald

The story of the Rare Earth Elements (REE) boom is one of the most disappointing but valuable parables for investors today. Rare Earth Elements were supposed…

Major Shift In Asian Commodity Demand Already Underway

Jun 25, 2015 at 16:42 | Michael McDonald

The story of commodities in the new millennium so far has largely been driven by China. For over fifteen years, rapid Chinese growth and industrialization brought…

Key Points For Investing In Global Mining Sector

Jun 19, 2015 at 17:07 | Michael McDonald

It is probably not news to most investors that the global mining industry is in trouble at this point. The Chinese, long one of the

$50 Billion Mega Project Could Change South America Forever

May 19, 2015 at 11:04 | Dave Forest

Infrastructure is a critical part of mining -- often making the difference between profitable and pitiful projects.And in that respect, one part of the world got a lot…

How China Threw Its Rare Earths Monopoly Away

May 14, 2015 at 12:28 | Ed Dolan

Rare earth elements (REEs) are a group of seventeen elements with exotic names like neodymium and yttrium that are key ingredients in many high-tech products, many important for national defense.…

Here's A New $1 Billion Funding Source For Mining Projects

Apr 17, 2015 at 09:54 | Dave Forest

Finding project funds is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in the resource space. But developers in the mining sector just got some good news on…

Latest $269 Million DOE Loan Causes Major Controversy

Apr 13, 2015 at 15:31 | Darrell Delamaide

 No doubt smarting from criticism about its lack of success in picking winners in alternative energy vehicles, the Department of Energy has given initial approval for…

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Oct 15, 2014 at 11:30 | MINING.com

A few pounds less and some billions more, "Mick the Miner," is ready to go on a buying spree.After losing out in the Glencore (LON:GLEN) takeover last year,…

Mining Sector To Experience Major Investment Over Coming Months

Sep 16, 2014 at 18:55 | Frik Els

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.The mining M&A market is…

This Critical Uranium Shutdown is Going Ahead

Aug 28, 2014 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

A brief news item yesterday may be one of the most important happenings in commodities for years.The coming shutdown of one of the largest uranium mines on the…

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