Russia and CIS

Potash faces 'significant headwinds' Macquarie says

Source: Daily News | 2016-02-03
Slow adjustments to potash supply will “prolong the pain of rebalancing,” while “power is shifting to the buyers,” Macquarie Research says.

Worry over Chinese demand is overdone, Aussie analyst says 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-06
While people in the mining sector wring their hands about slowing growth in China, declining demand for base metals and collapsing prices, they’re all missing one key point, according to an Australian mining engineer, research...

Nordgold raises stake in Northquest 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-12-16
As Canadian mining companies look inward, licking their wounds from the prolonged rout in commodity markets, a Russian gold producer with nine operating mines and heaps of cash has exercised warrants above market price to take a majority stake...

Nordgold CEO orchestrates 'compelling performance' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-12-02
Moscow-headquartered Nordgold (LSE: NORD) counts itself as one of the best performing, lowest-cost gold producers in the industry today, and yet, curiously, few North Americans know anything about it.

Diamond glut 'not as catastrophic' as people believe: Lucara CEO  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-12-02
After a decent 7% increase in 2014, rough diamond prices have fallen for the past year, prompting diamond equities to follow.

Kinross's scaled-down expansion plan at Tasiast 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-18
Kinross Gold (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC) is working on a two-phase, alternative expansion plan at its Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania to turn the asset into a profitable operation.

Centerra breaks even in Q3, before US$18M hit at Kumtor 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-04
Centerra Gold (TSX: CG; US-OTC: CAGDF) has widened its third-quarter loss, but is reducing its annual cost guidance to reflect lower operating costs at its Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan. 

Wenco wins work at Siberian gold mine

Source: Daily News | 2015-09-16
Polyus Gold (LSE: POLG) has tapped Wenco International Mining Systems to provide high-precision guidance for shovels and drills at its Blagodatnoye gold mine in eastern Siberia. The technology will be installed by the end of 2015.

Silver Bear CEO Hill at home in Russia's Far East 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
Over the course of his career, Graham Hill has worked in some remote and challenging locations.

EduMine's Simon Houlding wins Vale medal  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-03
Growing up in Zimbabwe after World War II, completing an engineering degree at the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, and working at Jones & Wagener, a specialist firm of consulting engineers and scientists based in South Africa,...