Australia, NZ & South Pacific

Royal Nickel to become a cash-generating producer  

Source: Print Archives | 2016-02-10
Royal Nickel Corp. (TSX: RNX), also known as RNC, is taking advantage of the low commodity prices to transform into a multi-asset producer of nickel, gold and copper.

South32 restructures, flags US$1.7 billion write-down

Source: Daily News | 2016-02-04
The world’s largest producer of manganese is taking a hatchet to supply in an effort to rebalance the market.

Sherritt hit by low nickel prices at Ambatovy  

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-20
Sherritt International (TSX: S) is bracing for a $1.6-billion non-cash impairment at its Ambatovy nickel-cobalt mine in Madagascar due to lower nickel prices, months after it cancelled its quarterly dividend for 2015 and 2016 to reduce...

Top gold performers in 2015 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-06
Since the commodities downturn started four years ago, gold companies have sought ways to reduce costs and push ahead. The spot gold price ended 2015 at US$1,061 per oz., down 10% for the year and 36% since closing 2012 at US$1,664 per oz....

A sobering look at gold M&A since 2010 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-12-23
Raymond James analyst Phil Russo has reviewed 67 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the gold space since 2010 to determine how many are viable producing, developing and streaming deals. He has found that 40% of transactions would not recoup...

Adventures in automation 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-11
Leaders in the mining industry are starting to recognize that automation is part of the answer to the sector’s productivity problems, says Michael Murphy, chief engineer, mining technology enabled solutions with leading mining sector...

How analytics is transforming mining 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-11
After the excess investment and focus on production volume during the commodities supercycle, the new mantra of the mining sector is all about productivity.

Editorial: Trans-Pacific Partnership details bring fresh round of scrutiny  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-11
Details of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement have been released by the 12 nations that signed its terms on Oct. 5, 2015, after seven years of negotiation.

Open innovation takes root 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-11
Mining companies and organizations are increasingly going outside of the industry and using open innovation platforms to find solutions to their challenges.

AuRico CEO: 'We're well situated for challenging markets' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-09
VANCOUVER — Newly minted AuRico Metals (TSX: AMI; US-OTC: ARCTF) is poised to hit the ground running with a strong capital position and a portfolio of royalty assets that already make it cash flow positive.