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WEDNESDAY was a serious gut check for investors in the mining sector, writes David Nadig at Hard Assets Investor.
Following the confirmation of the end of the US Fed’s QE programme, gold and silver prices have come crashing down.
Like its peers, Kazakhmys is battling rising production costs and falling metal grades.
Well-known technical analyst Ian McAvity sets out some points he would like to see built in to the new London gold benchmarking process.
The launch of the Bluedax website marked the first time the $18 billion-a-year trade ventured onto the Internet.
The replacement process for a new London gold benchmarking solution, expected in Q1 2015, is underway.
Although China’s growth has slipped the Asian dragon remains the key driver for metals and minerals prices and trade.
The rewards from investing in automation can be substantial, such as considerable increases in productivity and improved safety, with reduced costs.
The latest update on the fate of Turkish miners trapped underground.
One analyst notes: “There’s been a very big divergence between the performance of gold equities globally.”
Sibanye has announced record gold output in Q3 but its full year production target still looks an ambitious one.
At last, Stratex’s Altintepe project in is nearing construction completion with first gold production expected in Q1 2015.
Holter expresses his disappointment with the quality of the debate on gold manipulation at the New Orleans Investment Conference.
The new electronic gold price mechanism is expected to be in operation early in the first quarter of next year.
China lies at the heart of the difference in analysts' opinions on the market balance, says Andy Home.
...that’s only part of the story. SGE withdrawals seem to be going through the roof – and what about India?
Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation and Remote Control Technologies (RCT) are to unite to offer some new mobile equipment automation solutions for the underground mining industry.
The global miner expects to limit its annual capex to $14 billion after a planned demerger next year.
How the futures markets conspire to keep commodity prices down with paper and keep the rich nations supplied at the expense of the poorer ones.
It has taken seven months to complete, but MDM Engineering has now become part of the much larger Foster Wheeler engineering group.
BHP spent $20bn in 2011 on shale assets in the U.S, getting its foothold in plays in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
Reuters columnist, Andy Home, describes the mood of this year’s LME Week.
MMG CEO Andrew Michelmore is very bullish on zinc, in part resulting from the impending closure of his company’s Century mine.
The recent London platinum and palladium benchmark pricing decision brings changes in the gold fixing ever closer.
The exchange plans to expand its ‘mini’ contract range to include more base metals as well as coal.
The massive Australian mine will stop producing metal next year as scheduled.
Boliden’s Garpenberg base and precious metals mine is to establish a new haulage operation based on dedicated mine trucks.
Rio Tinto has given Sam Walsh an open-ended extension to his job contract after rival Glencore expressed interest in a merger.
Platinum has long been the miner's Achilles' heel and output was battered by a crippling strike this year.
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