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Metals / Commodities

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…

Miners Reel From Increased Government Intervention In Major Projects

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

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

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…

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