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Metals / Commodities

Platinum Crisis Averted As Miners Strike Deal With Unions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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…

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