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South32 restructures, flags US$1.7 billion write-down

The world’s largest producer of manganese is taking a hatchet to supply in an effort to rebalance the market.
Feb 4, 2016 3:31PM


AME BC's Dirom concerned about health of junior markets

VANCOUVER — The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia’s (AME BC) annual Mineral Exploration Roundup conference is in the rear-view mirror, and in  four weeks the mining community will gather in Toronto for the...
Feb 3, 2016 5:44PM


Potash faces 'significant headwinds' Macquarie says

Slow adjustments to potash supply will “prolong the pain of rebalancing,” while “power is shifting to the buyers,” Macquarie Research says.
Feb 3, 2016 5:23PM


Letter to the editor: Reliable access vs. reliable understanding

While Mr. Dirom’s recent opinion piece, “BC explorers need reliable access to land to make discoveries (T.N.M., Jan. 25–31, 2016)” raises valid concerns, he offers only the same tired and outdated responses that actually...
Feb 3, 2016 12:00AM


Editorial: Aboriginal think tank calls for 'bold' infrastructure development in Far North

With the new federal government having vowed in its election platform to improve the lives of Aboriginal Canadians and spend tens of billions on infrastructure projects to offset the economic downturn, it’s a perfect time for aboriginal...
Feb 3, 2016 12:00AM


U3O8 aims to help meet Argentina's uranium demand

VANCOUVER — It’s been a bumpy ride for foreign mining companies in Argentina over the past three years, but explorer U3O8 Corp. (TSX: UWE) saw  light at the end of the political tunnel in late October when the Andean...
Feb 3, 2016 12:00AM


US stocks gain ground, Jan. 25-29

U.S. equities posted a second consecutive weekly gain, after a surprise move from the Bank of Japan to stimulate its economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.3% to 16,466.30, while the S&P 500 Index advanced 1.8% to 1,940.24. The...
Feb 3, 2016 12:00AM


BC Minister Rustad encourages industry, First Nations to 'build relationships'

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad said at this year’s Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver that the provincial government is working with First Nation...
Feb 3, 2016 12:00AM


TSX posts gains, Jan. 25-29

An interest rate cut by Japan’s central bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to leave rates alone and rising oil prices — West Texas Intermediate crude finished at US$33.70 per barrel — lifted global markets. There...
Feb 3, 2016 12:00AM


TSX Venture bounces back, Jan. 25-29

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index recovered from historic lows during the trading period, as it gained 3.3%, or 15.85 points, en route to a 499.52-point weekly close. Commodity futures were on the rise across the board, with markets also...
Feb 3, 2016 12:00AM


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