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Animation: How China trumps the US in trade

Mar. 23, 2016, 12:46 PM / Visual Capitalist

Donald Trump claims that America keeps "losing" at trade with China.While the number he cites is exaggerated, it's also not far off. Today's animation shows the last 30 years of history of trade between the USA and China.The U.S. trade deficit with China reached record proportions in 2015.With a difference of $365.7 billion between imports and exports, it is not only the largest trade deficit with...Read More

Mitsui posts first loss ever amid $2.3bn copper, gas write-downs

Mar. 23, 2016, 3:50 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Japanese trading firm Mitsui & Co warned Wednesday is set to post its first annual loss since being established in 1947 after a sustained rout in energy and metal prices forced it to book $2.3 billion (260 billion yen) in write-downs on projects from South America to Australia.The Tokyo-based firm, Japan's second biggest trading house, expects a net loss of 70 billion yen ($623 million) in the fis...Read More

The end of the global diversified miner?

Mar. 22, 2016, 4:04 PM / Frik Els

Driven by low commodity prices, large mining companies will shift away from diversification strategies to concentrate on increasing competitiveness in specific sectors, predicts research firm BMI.The process is already underway at the top diversified firms including at number one miner BHP Billiton which back in 2014 embarked on what it called "portfolio simplification" to focus on iron ore, coppe...Read More

Rising prices, equities suggest end of mining bear market near

Mar. 22, 2016, 1:23 PM / Business In Vancouver - Nelson Bennett

Recent stock charts are making it tempting to declare a five-year-long bear market for mining finally over.Since mid-January, mining stocks have rallied, key commodity prices appear to be making their way up from a bottom, a number of financing and acquisition deals have been struck and, for the first time in years, the mood at the recent Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conve...Read More

EarthWorks: Ignoring best practices, four BC/Alaska transboundary mines risk Mount Polley disaster

Mar. 22, 2016, 12:05 AM / EarthWorks

Juneau, AK; Ottawa, ON; Washington, D.C., March 22 - In the midst of deliberations over the British Columbia Mining Code, an international coalition today released, "Post-Mount Polley: Tailings Dam Safety in British Columbia", a new analysis revealing that four major BC mine projects in the Alaska/British Columbia transboundary region fail to implement the recommendations of the Mount Polley expe...Read More

Gianni Kovacevic: A Big Increase in the Number of Electric Cars Means Big Demand for Key Commodities

March 22, 2016 / Palisade Radio

Palisade RadioMarch 22, 2016 Category: Interview TranscriptsGianni Kovacevic is driving a Tesla across the US and promoting his book, My Electrician Drives a Porche'. Contrary to popular belief the car only takes 30 minutes to charge, on long term trips the Telsa takes no more time than a conventional car. The age of the electric car is finally upon us.This particular Tesla has around 200lbs of co...Read More

The richest and poorest countries in the world

Mar. 21, 2016, 2:52 PM / Visual Capitalist

The world economy is complex, but today's series of maps will allow you to simplify your understanding of the relative wealth of people around the globe.Global Finance Magazine recently collated data from the World Bank on Gross National Income (GNI) per capita for 204 countries.Each country was placed in one of four groups:Low income: $1,045 or lessLower-middle income: $1,046 to $4,125Upper-middl...Read More

Copper price jumps to 20-week high

Mar. 21, 2016, 12:02 PM / Frik Els

In New York trade on Monday copper for delivery in May consolidated recent gains to reach a 20-week high after customs data from top consumer China showed a huge jump in imports of the red metal.Copper changed hands for $2.3020 per pound or around $5,075 a tonne in lunchtime trade on Tuesday, up o.8% from Friday's close. If the most active futures contract closes above $2.30 it would be the highes...Read More

New Rio Tinto chief plays down expansion expectations

Mar. 20, 2016, 5:02 PM / Australian Financial Review

Rio Tinto's incoming chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques has put paid to suggestions his appointment represents a shift to expansion at the mining giant, after a series of ill-fated acquisitions and the worst commodities rout in decades resulted in three years of aggressive cost cutting.Mr Jacques, who was anointed as Rio's next chief executive on Friday and will replace incumbent Sam Walsh in...Read More

Private capital is ready to invest $7 billion in mining

Mar. 20, 2016, 4:34 PM / Frik Els

According to a study of private capital in the resources sector from industry tracker Preqin, half of investors in the mining and metals sector will deploy more capital this year despite two-thirds of institutional investors displaying less appetite for the sector compared to a year ago.The pullback comes after fundraising for natural resources investment reached record levels in 2015, with 74 fu...Read More

Vancouver junior buys 26 UK tin mines

Mar. 20, 2016, 10:11 AM / Frik Els

Canadian junior Strongbow Exploration Inc announced on Friday the acquisition of the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.The Cornish mine which is under administration hasn't operated in nearly two decades. Vancouver-based Strongbow (CVE:SBW) paid in the order of US$2m for 100% of the mining permission area which includes 26 former producing mines.A new NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate will be re...Read More

Cobalt, conflict minerals, and 'unjustified stigmatisation' of producers

Mar. 19, 2016, 9:41 AM / Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

The need for responsible mining practices is not new and has for many years been at the top of the agenda for many large scale mining companies.This issue has been collectively addressed by the large scale mining industry since the late 1990s in order to help improve public awareness, address concern for the environment, introduce the broader concept of sustainability and maintaining high ethical...Read More

CAT sales show mining slump only getting worse

Mar. 18, 2016, 3:09 PM / Frik Els

With sales and operations at the ends of the earth, few companies are in a better position to take the pulse of the global economy and the resource sector in particular than Caterpillar.The world's number one heavy equipment manufacturer has been hit hard by the decline in mining and construction - sales are down more than $20 billion from its peak just four years ago after a drop of over $8 billi...Read More

Kigali forum discusses keys to unlocking Africa's economic potential

Mar. 18, 2016, 1:56 PM / Africa Media Agency

ATF 2016 closes by launching innovative Coalition for African Transformation(Matthew Rees, Richard Sezibera, Richard Newfarmer and Eveline Herfkens (from left to right) at the ATF 2016 breakout session on "Facilitating Trade and Regional Integration")ACCRA, Ghana, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The African Transformation Forum (ATF), held from 14-15th March in Kigali, Rwanda, concluded with the of...Read More

Glencore closer to selling Lomas Bayas copper mine in Chile

Mar. 18, 2016, 3:16 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Mining and commodities giant Glencore (LON:GLEN) is getting closer to selling its Lomas Bayas copper mine in Chile's Atacama Desert, after receiving at least two significant offers for the asset, local media reports.According Diario Financiero (in Spanish), the bidders include former Barrick Gold CEO Aaron Regent's company - Magris Resources -, and Chilean energy firm Copec.Bidders include former...Read More

Largest mining equity rally in years built on shaky foundations

Mar. 18, 2016, 12:10 AM / Reuters

The biggest rally for mining company shares since 2009 risks fizzling out as gains have largely been driven by funds reversing bets on lower prices rather than long-term investors looking for value.The benchmark FTSE 350 mining index, which tracks the performance of the UK's 11 biggest listed miners, is up 26 percent this year, the biggest quarterly gain since September 2009, and marking a revival...Read More

March mining madness as copper, iron ore prices rebound

Mar. 17, 2016, 4:58 PM / Frik Els

March madness reached the commodities markets on Thursday as investors piled into the mining sector on the back of a jump in the copper price and a renewed iron ore rallyOn the Comex market in New York copper for delivery in May climbed as much 2.8% to $2.2925 a pound or some $5,050 a tonne. It's the highest closing value since November 4 and the red metal is now up more than 18% from a six-year...Read More

PDAC 2016: Talking geological due diligence with Keith Laskowski, VP Technical Services, Sandstorm Gold

Mar. 17, 2016, 10:35 AM / Andrew Nelson joined Keith Laskowski, Vice President of Technical Services for Sandstorm Gold at PDAC 2016. Mr. Laskowski has over 35 years in the mining industry working as a specialist in resource evaluation. He's visited over 60 countries and 100's of projects to determine if there is value in the ground. Formerly, he was the Principal Mining Specialist for the World Bank- International Finance Co...Read More

Glencore says all seven workers dead after Katanga mine accident in Congo

Mar. 17, 2016, 7:10 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

The seven miners that went missing last week after a "geotechnical failure" led to landslide at Glencore's (LON:GLEN) Katanga Mining operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now considered dead.The company, which has so far recovered three bodies from the site, said Thursday it has officially ended the search for the other four following a 10-day effort.Operations were halted last year, b...Read More

Goodbye Sam Walsh: Rio names copper boss as new CEO

Mar. 17, 2016, 3:59 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

In an unexpected announcement, mining giant Rio Tinto (ASX, LON, NYSE:RIO), the world's second largest miner, said Thursday its chief executive, Sam Walsh, would retire on July 1 and that Jean-Sbastien Jacques, the copper and coal division boss, would take the reins of the company.Walsh, who has led the Anglo-Australian group since 2013 and overseen a cost-cutting drive as the mining sector faces...Read More

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