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Fact 'n' figures: Citigroup favours palladium for 2015 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-17
Palladium mine supply production this year will fall to 5.9 million oz. — its lowest level in nearly 20 years, and an 8% drop from 2013 — while demand for the metal grows, Citigroup outlines in a Dec. 1 research report.

Asian Mineral capitalizes on first-mover status in Vietnam 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-17
VANCOUVER — It’s been a long journey for Asian Mineral Resources (TSXV: ASN; US-OTC: AIERF) at its Ban Phuc nickel-sulphide project, 160 km west of Hanoi in Vietnam’s Son La province, but the company’s patience is about...

Lydian scores final mine permit at Amulsar 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-03
VANCOUVER — Shares of Lydian International (TSX: LYD; US-OTC: LYDIF) were on the rise after news that the company cleared the final permitting hurdle at its wholly owned Amulsar epithermal gold deposit, 170 km south of...

Cliffs' Bloom Lake faces uncertain future 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-26
Struggling U.S.-based iron ore and coal miner Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) may close its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in eastern Quebec, as it bids farewell to Canada.

Met coal producers prepare for long price weakness 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-19
The benchmark price for metallurgical coal has dropped to a multi-year low of US$119 per tonne, and Moody’s Investors Service doesn’t see much relief for met coal producers until the second half of 2016. In the meantime, it warns,...

Uranium stocks jump on Japanese nuclear restart news 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-12
Uranium prices and uranium stocks spiked in early November after politicians in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture, including governor Yuichiro Ito, approved two nuclear reactor restarts in the country.

TSX continues winning streak, Nov. 3-7 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-12
The S&P/TSX Composite Index gained for the fourth straight week, up 77.51 points to close at 14,690.83. Gold and diversified miners both added 10 points, with the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ending at 144.86 and the S&P/TSX Capped...

PotashCorp eyes stong 2014 finish 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-05
Despite Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan’s (TSX: POT; NYSE: POT) third-quarter profit declining 11%, it expects to finish the year on an upbeat note.

Gold Reserve wins US$740M in 'stunning victory' against Venezuela 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-10-22
It’s taken six years and over US$20 million in legal costs, but Gold Reserve (TSX: GRZ; US-OTC: GDRZF) has won US$740.3 million in compensation for the expropriation of its Brisas gold project by the Venezuelan government. It’s one...

China moves to restrict imports of low-quality coal 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-10-01
A week before the United Nations Climate Summit kicked off in New York, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a directive on coal stating that the country would restrict imports of low-quality coal in certain...

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