Royal Nickel buys 25% of Sudbury Platinum for $1.5M

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-17
Toronto-based explorer Royal Nickel (TSX: RNX) has seen its shares climb more than 50% in the past week, after providing the market an upbeat outlook on nickel prices and announcing that it has acquired a minority interest in a private company...

The Crimean nickel effect 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-04-02
Where gold was once the key barometer for geopolitical bad news, lately nickel has been hogging the stage.

Wallbridge to put Broken Hammer into production  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-04-02
Wallbridge Mining (TSX: WM; US-OTC: WLBMF) is building an open-pit mine in April at its Broken Hammer copper–platinum group metal project in Sudbury, Ont., and says production should start in June. Total capex is $1 million.

Ivanhoe unveils Platreef PEA as drills hit Ga-Madiba 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-04-02
VANCOUVER — Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) is sitting on an impressive platinum group metals (PGM) resource at its Platreef property, situated 280 km northeast of Johannesburg, South Africa,. And the...

Activist shareholder criticizes Sherritt International 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-04-02
A Halifax-based investment company that owns shares in Sherritt International (TSX: S) is calling for a change at the Toronto-based company, which it accuses of making “ill-considered acquisitions” and dishing out...

Are brighter skies ahead for nickel prices? 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-03-05
Chairman and CEO Patrick Buffet of French nickel and manganese producer Eramet is calling Indonesia’s recent ban on the export of unprocessed nickel ores “a positive step towards restoring market balance,” after the...

Anglo American making progress but still work to be done  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-02-26
This time of the year is normally referred to as ‘earnings season,’ as miners release their operational and financial results from the year before. But given the collective shock the industry has experienced in the form of slumping...

Casablanca urges Cliffs to spin off international assets 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-02-12
Shares in Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) have been trading heavily since activist hedge-fund Casablanca Capital urged the company to spin off its international assets and implement other changes to boost...

Sherritt's Ambatovy reaches commercial production  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-02-05
Fifteen months after Sherritt International (TSX: S; US-OTC: SHERF) and its partners first started shipping nickel and cobalt of commercial quality from the massive Ambatovy mine, the nickel–laterite operation in Madagascar has reached...

Roskill: Indonesia's nickel ban not set in stone 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-01-29
Indonesia’s nickel ban has strongly influenced the market in early 2014, but how will this development affect the long-term outlook? The following commentary by London-based Roskill Information Services examines the impact of the...