March 12, 2016

MMG swings to loss and books $784 million write down

China-backed miner MMG Ltd (HKG:1208) revealed Wednesday it lost $1.05 billion last year as metals prices traded at multiyear lows, forcing it to book a $784.3 million write down.
March 2, 2016

Eritrea looks to build mining sector to kick-start economy

Eritrea expects to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash as one of Africa's poorest nations looks to build an industry that can kick-start its economy, a top mining official told Reuters.
January 27, 2016

The periodic table of commodity returns

At the beginning of each year, U.S. Global Investors puts out a fantastic visualization called the Periodic Table of Commodity Returns.
January 20, 2016

One small step for mining’s new frontier

ONCE a figment of science fiction films, the sometimes risky notion of mining in space may soon become a reality if asteroid mining hopeful Planetary Resources has its way.
January 17, 2016

This is what a mining, metals market meltdown looks like

A feeble attempt at a rally yesterday evaporated on Friday with the copper price hitting a fresh six-and-half year low of $1.9365 a pound ($4,270 a tonne) after falling nearly 2% in New York.