Metals Markets

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. 

Editorial: Graphite and REE juniors are suffering, too 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
While they have a lower profile than the mining companies who are chasing after major commodities like gold, copper and iron, junior companies associated with graphite and rare earth elements have also endured a four-year bear market for their...

Analyst: Oban's four-way merger should inspire weary juniors 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
Market realities are starting to bite, and the combination of Oban Mining (TSX: OBM) with three other companies is a good model to emulate at a time when most management teams in the junior mining sector are struggling to keep their...

SGS expands Corescan service in North America 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-26
SGS has enhanced its hyperspectral analysis capability in North America by adding a mobile unit, based in Canada.

Gekko heads to Arctic with Hope Bay contract  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-26
Gekko Systems, a mineral processing and modular plant design firm, has won a contract for work on TMAC Resources’ (TSX: TMR) flagship Hope Bay gold project in northwest Nunavut.

Asian, African miners more likely to switch heavy equipment suppliers, Timetric survey says 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-26
A survey of buyers and senior decision makers at more than 500 mines across the globe wide shows that most Asian and many African miners anticipate switching major equipment manufacturers in the next five years.

Editorial: Commodities prices follow China's economy south 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-26
China’s slowing economy and sinking stock market are wreaking havoc on already oversupplied commodity markets around the globe.

Strong headwinds for thermal coal 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-19
A year ago, South Africa’s Exxaro Resources (JSE: EXX; US-OTC: EXXAY) agreed to pay US$472 million to acquire 100% of Total’s (NYSE: TOT) South African thermal coal unit Total Coal South Africa Pty., which includes a majority...

TSX posts marginal dip, Aug. 10-14 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-19
The surprise devaluation of China’s currency on Aug. 11 pulled many base metal prices lower on fears that demand from the world’s largest buyer of metals would fall. The price of safe-haven gold, by contrast, rose 1.8% to finish at...

Suppliers news: Thiess signs contract in Chile 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-12
Queensland, Australia-based contract miner Thiess has landed a A$137-million contract for work at Antofagasta’s Encuentro Oxides open-pit copper project under development in Chile.