Editorial: Coal gets respect

As if anyone needed more confirmation that coal has come back in a big way, the fourth week of January served up the biggest merger in U.S. coal mining history.

Editorial: Cananea retaken

While copper prices continued to weaken substantially in early June, falling again below US$3 per lb., there were significant new copper developments on the supply side.

Editorial: Grim time for US coal miners

As we go to press, the worst mining disaster in the U.S. or Canada in more than two decades has just occurred at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch underground metallurgical coal mine in Montcoal, W. Va…

Editorial: De Beers’ US$500M Bailout

The seventh trading week of 2009 closed out with news of profound cash-flow problems at the iconic diamond miner De Beers, underscoring the global collapse in demand for luxury goods such as diamonds.

Editorial: Sinkin’ zinc

The week ended Aug. 16, the 33rd trading week of 2008, was a rotten one for metal prices and metal stocks, with a softening global economic outlook translating into reduced metals demand, lower metals…

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