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Coal still king in China: WoodMac

Coal will remain the dominant fuel in China’s energy mix even as the state implements environmental policies that encourage more use of natural gas, Wood Mackenzie has concluded. Full story...

Kingsgate looks to new day

That was quick! Barely 5-6 weeks into his role as the new CEO of 200,000oz-per-annum gold miner Kingsgate Consolidated, Geoff Day has left the building. Day’s CFO Austen Perrin has also exited, just over three weeks after he started in the Kingsgate office. Full story...

IMF cuts growth forecasts

The latest IMF global growth forecast continued a depressingly long sequence of downgrades with the potential to sap optimism about the prospects for a cyclical recovery in mining profits. Full story...

Ironbark into starting blocks

Assuming the zinc price does what just about every expert predicts, Ironbark Zinc continues to appeal as a junior equity with huge upside. But there’s rarely certainty in the resources caper and, never mind the commodity price, there’s still a key process underway before Ironbark gets to start mining its massive Citronen zinc project in Greenland. Full story...

Rebuilding the Mt Morgans story

It must all seem a bit fruitless when a company has got good news to report but the macro market is bearish and not remotely interested. The well-credentialed Dacian Gold was a case in point this week. Full story...

Fighting with one arm tied behind their backs

In the past three months I have seen more presentations by heavily indebted gold miners, with no hedging but lots of hope, than I can remember seeing in the past 30 years. Full story...

Watch out below

Expect a lot more noise on the mining anti-bribery and corruption front after a relatively quiet decade, a leading global expert in corporate reputation management has warned – again. Full story...

Taking another look downstream

The article ‘Don’t look downstream’ from the 26 September issue of Mining Journal, presented a downbeat assessment of the prospects of the nuclear industry. It’s not a view shared by many beyond the more ardent opponents of nuclear energy. Full story...

Follow the leaders

Veteran mining IT executive Peter McLure says the fairly linear advance of mining’s technology-change ‘curve’ over many decades should now mirror the trajectory of other industries, where exponential rates of adjustment are becoming the norm in response to, or anticipation of, disruptive factors. Full story...

Glasenberg divides the market

Divisions have surfaced over the merits and likelihood of a takeover of Rio Tinto by Glencore, a move that would create a US$160 billion mining behemoth. Liberum Capital described itself as “super-sceptical” while Bernstein said a combined company (following a shares re-rating) could offer “value uplift of US$35 billion” Full story...

Your place or mine

What is this Glencore-Rio Tinto malarkey? Could it simply be a final, end game play that more or less started when the trading chaps in Zug decided to go public at the turn of the decade? Full story...

Regent and PE step up to the plate

Listening to Iamgold’s conference call last Friday there was a palpable sense of relief from both management and analysts linked to the Canadian-listed miner. The company had finally got its troublesome niobium mine off its balance sheet and it had done so at a profit. Full story...
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