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Australia seeks to break China coal stalemate as tensions rise

26th November 2020 Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he’s appointed his “best people” to work on breaking a stalemate that’s seen more than 50 ships laden with Australian coal stranded off Chinese ports, as tensions between the trading partners increase. More than $500-million worth of Australian coal and about... 

There’s $500m of coal on anchored ships off China’s coast

25th November 2020 More than $500-million worth of Australian coal is on ships anchored off Chinese ports, as a diplomatic spat between the two countries cuts into trade, idles a portion of the world’s dry bulk carriers and threatens to spiral into a humanitarian crisis. More than 50 vessels have been waiting a... 

These days, the smart money is staying away from Arctic drilling

25th November 2020 The Trump administration is racing against legal deadlines and a merciless regulatory calendar in its last-ditch effort to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in at noon on January 20. Even if the White House succeeds in clearing... 

Gold drops to four-month low on vaccine news, Biden transition

24th November 2020 Gold dropped to the lowest level in four months amid optimism over Covid-19 vaccine developments and the triggering of a formal transition process to President-elect Joe Biden. The General Services Administration acknowledged Biden as the apparent winner of the presidential election on Monday,... 

Billionaire miner Forrest aims to be a global clean energy giant

23rd November 2020 Billionaire Andrew Forrest broke into the ranks of the world’s top iron-ore exporters, now he’s targeting an entry into renewables in as soon as two years under an ambitious plan to produce more energy than giants like Chevron. Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group will begin green fuel production in... 

Biden easing up on Cuba would boost Canadian miner, CEO says

23rd November 2020 Joe Biden’s victory in the US Presidential election marks a potential new chapter for one of Cuba’s biggest foreign investors. Sherritt International’s top executive calls the result of the vote good news for his company, given the steady tightening of sanctions under President Donald Trump.... 

Gold’s big question: Can the bull market outlive a pandemic?

23rd November 2020 Gold’s record-breaking bull market is facing an existential question after this month’s pharmaceutical breakthroughs: what happens to the rally once Covid-19 vaccines start rolling out? Gold is viewed by many as the archetypal haven asset, inevitably driven higher in times of turmoil. By that... 

SQM pulls trigger on lithium expansion in volume-over-price bet

20th November 2020 SQM, the biggest lithium producer after Albemarle, is moving ahead with plans to more than double capacity in a bet that accelerating electric-vehicle demand will tighten an oversupplied market for the battery metal. Reporting lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings and forecasting flat... 

Barrick joins exclusive Canada club with big cash hoards

19th November 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has made for a rare moment in Corporate Canada: three companies entered this quarter with over C$5-billion of cash. Shopify and Barrick Gold joined Air Canada in reporting a hefty pile of cash and short-term investments at the end of the quarter. It’s the first time that... 

Saudi Arabia aims next to be largest hydrogen exporter

19th November 2020 The world’s biggest oil exporter has set its sights on also becoming the largest supplier of hydrogen, a fuel seen as pivotal for curbing climate change. Saudi Arabia has “ambitious” plans and “will not be challenged in its record of being the biggest exporter of hydrogen on earth", Energy... 


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