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LATEST Base metals  

Zinc breaks through $3 000 barrier

As metals rally gathers pace.

Electric-car revolution is shaking up the biggest metals markets

Producers of copper, cobalt, aluminum to benefit from changes.


Numsa union demands 15% wage hike in coal sector

Union says it is pushing for an increase of 20% in all allowances.

Transnet carries record volume of coal to main export terminal

Company transported 7.46 million tonnes of coal to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.

LATEST Diamonds and gems  

Forget gold, diamonds seen as haven as new gems product listed

Packs of investment-grade diamonds are listed on Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange.

Diamond stocks are crashing this year, but gem prices aren’t

Lucara and Gem Diamonds shares sank more than 30% in past year.

Solar grew faster than all other forms of power for the first time

Forecaster sees solar dominating the renewables industry.

Karoo shale gas deposits seen less than earlier estimates

Study says previous gas estimates were 'speculative'.

Num to strike at Petra Diamonds’ Koffiefontein mine

Union looking for a 10% wage increase across the board.

Gold miners seek safety as political risks rise

Safer regions like Canada and the United States are more attractive for investment, analysts say.

LATEST Exploration  

Can development minerals avoid abuses and fuel African growth?

"Development minerals" - ranging from limestone to granite - could help Africa fuel its own economic growth.

SA may award first shale gas exploration licences by end-Sept

Country also pushing for more offshore activity.


Gold heads for the worst month of this year as dollar rebounds

Dollar’s gain and US equity rally have cut demand for havens

Gold climbs as North Korea missile test sees price at 2017 high

Investors watching to see if $1 300 will hold, Eliseo says.

Orion Minerals to list on the JSE

The company is driving the biggest exploration programme in Southern Africa.

China sends one of the West’s most critical materials soaring

Tungsten prices have jumped 50% in the last two months.

Implats buys stake in platinum project with option to take control

Miner to decided on controlling stake after a definitive feasibility study of the project.

Billionaire Agarwal increases stake in Anglo American to 19%

Mining tycoon has said he won’t be an activist investor.

LATEST Mining Indaba  

Junior miners to watch in Africa

Mining analyst Duncan Hughes looks into Triton, Lucapa and Danakali.

Substantive news on the way for silicosis settlement

We expect to make a big announcement this year - Briggs.

Implats says 2 500 jobs at risk, potentially more

Due to severe financial pressures at Impala Rustenburg.

Impala Platinum swallows a whale

Takes R10.2 billion impairment on the chin.

LATEST Silver  

Metals enjoy longest rally in seven years as low rates lure cash

Aluminum, lead and silver gain more than 14% in first quarter.

Silver seen climbing faster than gold as Yellen wakens bulls

Metal is ‘substantially undervalued’ versus peer, Gregersen says.



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