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Surplus global uranium supply prompts Cameco to drop 2018 target

10 Feb 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich   
Cameco reported record quarterly and annual uranium production in 2013, producing record annual revenue, says CEO Tim Gitzel.

Paladin halts Malawi uranium mining to cut costs

7 Feb 2014 /  Firat Kayakiran (Bloomberg)  
The company has halted mining at its Kayelekera operation to cut costs after prices by more than half since the Fukushima disaster.

What to look for ahead of a hot junior market in 2015 – Cook

6 Feb 2014 /  The Gold Report  
Legendary geologist Brent Cook shares his rules for weeding out flaky companies in anticipation of a hot junior market in 2015. A Gold Report interview.

Rare Earths gloom seems to be lifting – Ecclestone

6 Feb 2014 /    
While rare earths have behaved more like scorched earth in recent years, Hallgarten’s Christopher Ecclestone suggests, “The nadir of the sector is now past.”

Cameco’s uranium conversion plant to stay closed until fix

6 Feb 2014 /  Rod Nickel (Reuters)  
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has asked Cameco to idle one of its Port Hope conversion plants until it is satisfied with corrective measures.

Areva resumes uranium production in Niger

3 Feb 2014 /  Reuters  
The company has resumed production at its two uranium mines in Niger, which had been closed for maintenance since mid-December.

Mining ‘contributes greatly to Canada’s economic strength’ – MAC

30 Jan 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich  
The top needs of the Canadian mining industry in 2014 include an effective regulatory process, sufficient human resources, improved infrastructure, and a competitive trade and investment environment.

Mining ‘contributes greatly to Canada’s economic strength’ – MAC

30 Jan 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich  
The top needs of the Canadian mining industry in 2014 include an effective regulatory process, sufficient human resources, improved infrastructure, and a competitive trade and investment environment.

Rabbit farmer, Berkeley PhD – Both weigh in on gold price

29 Jan 2014 /  Kip Keen  
A check-up on gold forecasts the Roundup conference in Vancouver from two gold bulls with divergent backgrounds.

Tanzania seeks shares in uranium/nickel mines

22 Jan 2014 /  Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala (Reuters)  
The country’s president says local business leaders, politicians and activists are pressing the government to ensure Tanzanians benefit more from natural resources.

Melting ice cap unlocks Greenland’s mineral riches

22 Jan 2014 /  Balazs Koranyi (Reuters)  
Greenland will push ahead with a uranium and rare earths mine despite the objections of Denmark as the melting of the polar ice cap unlocks its natural resources.

China National Nuclear Corp pays $190m for Paladin mine stake

20 Jan 2014 /  Sonali Paul (Reuters)  
The sale rescues Paladin, as it urgently needed to raise funds following 3 years of pain as uranium prices slumped after the Fukushima disaster.

Macquarie deal to buy Goldman uranium desk not done

20 Jan 2014 /  Reuters  
Two sources with knowledge of the deal say Macquarie has not concluded a deal to buy Goldman Sachs’ uranium trading desk.

Further exploration spending cuts likely to set up next boom – analysts

17 Jan 2014 /  Elisabeth Behrmann & Rebecca Keenan (Bloomberg)  
Exploration spending plunged by 30 percent or $10 billion last year, squeezing budgets to search for minerals and sustain supplies, according to MinEx Consulting.

UBS lifts Cu, Ni, Zn, iron ore 2014 price outlook

17 Jan 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich  
UBS analysts advise that the BHP Billion and Rio Tinto are best plays among commodities equities, along with Fortescue, Teck, Cameco, Alumina Ltd., and Umicore.
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