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Industry should feel euphoric as bottom is reached and cycle slowly turns – Roulston

By: Simon Rees     Updated 1 hour 24 minutes ago The junior mining sector still faces immense difficulties and high levels of attrition, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for those with experienced management teams and promising projects or operations, Quintana Resources Capital president Lawrence Roulston told an audience at the... 

Silver seen moving sideways in 2015, new palladium uses temper platinum outlook

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 1 hour 33 minutes ago The strength of the US dollar had been undermining prices for silver, platinum and palladium in recent months, but despite new industrial applications and speculative investment interest, the three precious metals had different market circumstances and divergent outlooks. London-based Thompson... 

Canadian fed and Ontario gov’ts unveil supports for mining industry

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 3 hours ago Several federal departments of the Canadian government, as well as the Ontario provincial government on Sunday unveiled new measures and investments to increase support and drive growth in the country's besieged mining industry. In a speech to the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada,... 

Canadian fed and Ontario gov’ts unveil supports for mining industry
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Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver

Mining investment at the core of African economic development

By: Henry Lazenby The potential for broad-based development driven by mineral resources as well as upstream oil and gas remained largely untapped in African countries, but the quest for solutions to make mineral and petroleum resources an engine for growth and development had been a central preoccupation of... 

Mining investment at the core of African economic development

Silver Wheaton lifts revolving credit facility to $2bn

By: Henry Lazenby The world’s largest streaming firm Silver Wheaton has amended and restated its revolving credit facility on Friday, increasing the available credit from $1-billion to $2-billion and extending the term by two-years to February 27, 2020. Silver Wheaton said it used proceeds drawn from this amended... 

US Mint American Eagle gold coin sales tumble in February

By: Reuters US Mint American Eagle gold coin sales in February were the weakest for the second month of the year since 2007, and down 77% from January, according to data on Friday, as investors eyed the soaring stock markets. The US Mint sold 18 500 oz of gold bullion coins this month, down from 31 000... 

Endeavour Mining reports wider Q4 loss on impairment charges

By: Henry Lazenby Canadian gold producer Endeavour Mining has reported a significantly wider net loss for the three months ended December, as notable impairment charges on its Tabakoto mine, in Mali, weighed on financials. The ASX- and TSX-listed company on Thursday reported a net loss attributable to shareholders... 

Batteries at the centre of Apple’s EV master plan

By: Henry Lazenby Consumer electronics giant Apple is being sued by lithium-ion battery producer A123 Systems for "systematically" poaching employees to establish a new battery division, expected to power the company’s foray into the electric vehicle (EV) sector. The venture, reportedly named ‘Project Titan,’ has... 

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