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RNC focuses on free cash generation

RNC Minerals (TSX: RNX; US-OTC: RNKLF) — formerly Royal Nickel Corp. — has gone from a single-asset firm to a gold, nickel and copper producer,…



A geologist at Panoro Minerals' Antilla copper-molybdenum porphyry project, 140 km southwest of Cuzco in the Apurimac region of southern Peru. Credit: Panoro Minerals.

Panoro derisks Antilla 
in Peru

Shares in Panoro Minerals (TSXV: PML) rose 9% after company sketched out the economics of its Antilla project in a preliminary economic assessment (PEA). The…



US stocks soar, Feb. 15-19

The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted their best performances since November. The S&P 500 rose 2.8% to 1,917.78, and the Dow advanced 2.6% to 16,391.99. The Nasdaq climbed 3.8% to 4,504.43, in its largest weekly…



US equities continue to sink, Jan.11-15

U.S. stocks retreated, continuing the U.S. market’s worst-ever start to the calendar year, as oil prices tumbled and investors worried about the health of the Chinese economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.2% to 15,988.08 and the…


US stocks slip, Dec. 11-17

U.S. equities closed lower, despite receiving a boost after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.5% to 17,495.84, while the S&P 500 Index lost 0.5% to close at 2,041.89. The Nasdaq dipped 0.8%…


Coeur Mining bought the Wharf gold mine (shown) in South Dakota from Goldcorp in early 2015 for US$105 million. Credit: Coeur Mining

A sobering look at gold M&A since 2010

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…


TSX dips below 13,000 mark, Dec. 4-10

Tumbling oil prices sent the energy-heavy S&P/TSX Composite Index below 13,000 for the first time since 2013, before finishing at 13,016.59, down 2.3%. Brent crude closed at US$39.73 per barrel on Dec. 10 — less than half of the…


A panel discussion during the Energy and Mines conference in Toronto in late October, from left: Stephen Letwin, Iamgold's president and CEO; Paul West-Sells, Western Copper and Gold's president and COO; and Valerie Helbronner, partner with Torys LLP. Source: Energy and Mines

Miners weigh in on green energy

Technologies in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectricity and bioenergy are improving, making them cheaper and attractive. However, lower commodity prices and tighter margins are among the barriers miners face when adopting…



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