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China’s Hunger For South American Copper Continues To Grow

Jan 25, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

The world’s largest copper mine is moving closer to a shutdown. With unionized workers at Chile’s Escondida operation yesterday rejecting owner BHP’s latest wage offer — and now facing…

Miners Shun Top Class Gold Assets In Egypt

Jan 24, 2017 at 09:49 | Dave Forest

I wrote in November about Egypt’s first gold licensing round in seven years. Noting that the geological potential is very strong in this under-explored part of the Arabian-Nubian shield.…

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…

Here Are The Final Numbers On A Terrible Year For Gold In India

Jan 09, 2017 at 10:07 | Dave Forest

The final 2016 stats are in from the world’s top gold-consuming nation, India. Showing that the past year was one of the bleakest on record for this critical bullion market.…

Metals Rise Across The Board After OPEC Agreement

Dec 02, 2016 at 17:02 | 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…

Are Indians About To Lose Their Gold?

Nov 30, 2016 at 10:49 | Dave Forest

More unsettling rumours circulating for the gold market this past week. With local press issuing a brief but dire warning on demand in the world’s most important consuming center. India.…

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…

The Gold Of The Pharaohs? Egypt To Issue First Licenses In 7 Years

Nov 17, 2016 at 09:45 | Dave Forest

Gold majors aren’t doing a lot of exploration these days. With leading producer Newmont saying last month it is focusing on just three places globally for greenfields projects. Two of…

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…

Gold Prices Just Did Something They Haven’t Done All Year

Oct 13, 2016 at 09:49 | Dave Forest

Finally the global gold market is getting some good news from its top consuming nation — India. Reports earlier this week suggest that something very unusual has just happened with…

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…

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