Metals Markets

AME BC CEO talks hot-button industry issues for 2016

Source: Daily News | 2016-02-03
VANCOUVER — It is that time of year again. The Association for Mineral Exploration B.C.'s (AME BC) annual Mineral Exploration Roundup conference is in the rear-view mirror, and in just over four weeks the mining community will gather...

Roundup 2016: Macquarie's Hamilton on China, commodities

Source: Daily News | 2016-01-28
VANCOUVER — A major topic at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was the state of China's economy and its impact on global markets. That conversation is especially acute when it comes to industrial commodities like...

ICSG: Copper market remains in balance as prices wallow 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-27
The following is an edited summary of the International Copper Study Group’s (ICSG) January 2016 Copper Bulletin. For more information and to buy the bulletin, visit

Roundup 2016: Dundee's Murenbeeld talks gold market

Source: Daily News | 2016-01-26
VANCOUVER — During a rather spirited macro-economic session at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup conference — hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration B.C. — Dundee Economics chief economist Martin...

Editorial: Oil-to-gold ratio hitting all-time high 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-20
We’ve had another momentous week in the commodity markets, with oil prices dropping to 13-year lows below US$30 per barrel, copper sliding under US$2 per lb., the Canadian dollar dipping under US70¢ and world stock markets hobbling...

Commentary: Coal's place in the shifting global energy mix 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-12-02
Given the mining industry’s extended cycle times, companies regularly look for insight relative to long-term commodity demand patterns. One area that may require more concerted focus relates to the shifting global energy mix.

Supplier news: Finning cuts 1,100 jobs amid sales slump 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-18
Citing weak sales, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) dealer Finning International (TSX: FTT; US-OTC: FINGF) announced it would cut its global workforce by 1,100 people, or 8%.

Low gold prices in Q3 fuel rise in demand  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-18
The following is an edited summary of the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report for this year’s third quarter. For the full report, please visit

Caterpillar launches major restructuring 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-21
Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) will transform how its mining, customer and dealer divisions operate with an eye toward increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction.

TSX falls, Sept. 21-25 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-30
Anxiety about global growth soured investor appetite for risk, with data showing Chinese factory activity shrank to a six-and-a-half-year low in September, while U.S. manufacturing growth in the same month stayed at a two-year low.