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Will Oil And Gold Prices Rise This Year?

Will Oil And Gold Prices Rise This Year?

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Tech Giants Scramble To Secure Cobalt Supply

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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…

Gold Buying Drops Almost 80 Percent In This Key Market

Gold Buying Drops Almost 80 Percent In This Key Market

Aug 03, 2016 at 09:20 | Dave Forest

The gold price continues to look perky this week. With a move to near $1,350 per ounce having some analysts suggesting another breakout may be at hand. And…

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…

What Growing U.S. Consumer Spending Means For Energy

What Growing U.S. Consumer Spending Means For Energy

Jul 22, 2016 at 17:50 | Oil & Gas 360

Macquarie Securities’ Toronto-based research team put out a research note today that pointed out the strength coming out of the world’s spending giant: the U.S. consumer. “Macro data continues to…

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…

Uncovering The Mystery Of South Africa’s Missing Gold Exports

Uncovering The Mystery Of South Africa’s Missing Gold Exports

Jul 20, 2016 at 14:06 | Frik Els

According to a new study by the UN's Conference on Trade and Development, some commodity dependent developing countries "are losing as much as 67 percent of their exports worth billions…

Bad News For Miners: Cash Strapped Governments Up Royalties

Bad News For Miners: Cash Strapped Governments Up Royalties

Jul 20, 2016 at 09:43 | Dave Forest

Governments in resource-rich nations worldwide are still scrambling to adjust to lower commodities prices. With officials in a number of countries making significant moves this week to fix…

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