2012

Geologists at the Malku Khota concession in Bolivia. Source: South American Silver Corp.

South American Silver invests closer to home

After taking a bruising in Bolivia earlier this year when the government revoked its Malku Khota concession, South American Silver (SAC-T, SOHAF-O) is sticking a little closer to home.






Market news: TSX Venture Exchange

In the last trading week before the Christmas holiday, the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index saw one day in the red eliminate four days of small gains, and as a result the index finished the trading session down 5.91 points at 1.177.71….


Market news: U.S. Markets

U.S. equity markets in the first four days of the week turned positive on optimism lawmakers could avert the fiscal cliff. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 176.71 points, or 1.35% to 13,311.72; the S&P 500 Index climbed 30.11…



Market news: Toronto Stock Exchange

Optimism that politicians south of the border would come to a resolution regarding the impending fiscal cliff helped hold up equities north of the border during the trading week. The S&P/TSX Composite Index increased 107 points for the…



Equipment at Silver Standard Resources' Pitarrilla silver project in Mexico's Durango state. Source: Silver Standard Resources

Silver Standard targets Pitarrilla

After repositioning Silver Standard as a well-funded firm with a strong management team and a sole operating mine in Argentina, Silver Standard Resources’ (SSO-T, SSRI-Q) president and CEO John Smith says his company is now “getting…


First Quantum sweetens bid for Inmet to $5.1B

First Quantum Minerals (FM-T, FQM-L) has stepped up its game to take over Inmet Mining (IMN-T), boosting its hostile offer to $5.1-billion in hopes of winning over Inmet shareholders, after failing twice to entice the company’s board in…