BULLETIN: Newmont-Barrick merger talks kaput for now

By Dorothy Kosich

Nevada mining operation synergies which could have saved millions weren’t sufficient to convince the world’s two largest gold mining companies to merge, according to media reports.

China stands tough on rare earths trade war; appeals WTO ruling

By Dorothy Kosich

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CORRECTION: Platinum producers increase wage offer, negotiations resume

By Ayanda Mdluli

Anglo American and Impala Platinum make concessions today in an offer to striking workers that they long maintained were impossible.

  • AMCU, platinum bosses going back to the table
  • Union makes plea for public funds to sustain platinum strike
  • Who will rule Malartic after Yamana-Agnico-Osisko deal?

    By Dorothy Kosich

    Once upon a time, in the small gold mining kingdom of Osisko, a CEO wanted to keep his throne away from the evil usurper, Goldcorp, but will he and Agnico and Yamana shareholders live happily ever after?

  • Yamana, Agnico Eagle make joint bid for Osisko to thwart Goldcorp
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    Little comfort for gold bulls in latest GFMS report

    By Lawrence Williams

    Thomson Reuters GFMS has just released its latest Gold Survey and it does not make for pleasant reading for gold investors with the average gold price for the year put at only $1,225.

    Platinum shortfall to take 4 years to fix - Morgan Stanley

    By Debarati Roy & Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg)

    The ongoing wage dispute is extending the longest shortfall in global production since 2005, which Morgan Stanley predicts will take at least 4 years to fix.

  • AMCU, platinum bosses going back to the table
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    Legit vs. lunacy: Two views on mystery union donors in SA

    By Ayanda Mdluli

    The AMCU defends help it says it is receiving from international donors, while one labour lawyer describes it as a ploy of appeasement.

    Jansen sticks by China gold demand figures

    By Lawrence Williams

    Koos Jansen – researcher extraordinaire on Chinese gold data - defends his 2,000 tonne plus 2013 China gold consumption figure despite much higher and lower figures from other sources.

     

    India's pain is UAE's gain - Indian expats buy up gold jewellery

    By Shivom Seth

    With a 16% difference per gram of gold between the two countries, Indians line up across UAE's bullion counters to grab their prized metal.

    Uranerz launches Wyoming’s Nicholas Ranch as newest U.S. uranium mine

    By Dorothy Kosich

    “This is an exciting time for our entire team as Nicholas Ranch becomes the newest uranium mine in North America,” says Uranerz Energy CEO Glenn Catchpole.

     

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