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Strike affecting some ops at Peru copper mine

11 Dec 2014 /    
Workers began a fresh strike at Antamina on Wednesday in a bid to secure a bonus and other benefits.

Silver to see 11 million ounce deficit in 2015 – HSBC

11 Dec 2014 /    
The bank predicts the deficit will come mainly from a reduction in mine production.

Coal provocateur defends a dying industry

10 Dec 2014 /    
“We have the absolute destruction of the United States coal industry. It isn’t coming back,” says Robert Murray.

Australia looks to sell uranium, coal to Ukraine

10 Dec 2014 /    
PM Tony Abbott announced before a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Investors returning to gold to take cover

10 Dec 2014 /    
As a rout in energy prices spreads to global equities, investors are returning to gold to take cover.

Industrial silver use will jump 27% by 2018 – CRU

10 Dec 2014 /    
Increased use of silver has driven consumption growth in China and India and is expected to continue.

Yamana Gold to create Brio Unit for Brazil mines

10 Dec 2014 /    
Brio will be led by Gil Clausen, the former chief executive officer of Augusta Resource Corp.

Big players dominate in 2014 mineral exploration spend

10 Dec 2014 /    
Big players dominate in SNL’s 2014 mineral exploration spend as juniors are squeezed out through shortage of funding.

Chinese and Indian gold demand boost fundamentals further

10 Dec 2014 /    
It appears Chinese gold demand this year will only be around 5% off last year’s record. Indian demand picking up strongly too.

Billionaire silver king hands bondholders losses

10 Dec 2014 /    
Fresnillo’s $80m of notes due 2023 have tumbled 5.2% in the past 3 months as silver fell to a five-year low.

Allied Nevada slumps after stock sale raises $21.5m

10 Dec 2014 /    
Allied Nevada has struggled to turn a profit at the Hycroft mine in Nevada.

India iron miners halt exports on weak price, higher cost

10 Dec 2014 /    
Miners have sought the scrapping of a 30% export tax levied in 2011 to be able to resume sales.

Copper falls as factory-gate deflation stokes China growth worry

10 Dec 2014 /    
Copper dropped as much as 0.7% after closing yesterday.

Anglo considers writing down value of Minas Rio mine

10 Dec 2014 /    
CEO Cutifani has worked to deliver Minas Rio in time to help achieve his goal. His hopes are fading amid price declines.

South Africans fear ‘dark days’ ahead as power cuts bite

10 Dec 2014 /    
Periodic rolling blackouts, which spooked investors in 2008, returned in March this year.
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