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Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

A new regulatory measure in…

Metals

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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…

Mining Industry In South Africa Braces For New Regulations

Mining Industry In South Africa Braces For New Regulations

Nov 22, 2016 at 10:14 | Dave Forest

It might be the biggest issue in mining you haven’t heard about. But events this week suggest that one “sleeper” problem may be about to leap to the main stage.…

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

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

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…

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