Buy a dog

Buy a dog

Miners must recognise not all developments are vital; some, in fact, really stink

View from the West End

20 DECEMBER 2017
Naughty nickel

Naughty nickel

Common sense and plain speaking may have saved Vale from its disappointments at Goro

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13 DECEMBER 2017
The faceless man

The faceless man

Rio takes the safe but boring option

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06 DECEMBER 2017
The Real Deal

The Real Deal

Once the cryptocurrency fad is over, gold could start getting noticed again

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29 NOVEMBER 2017
Time gentlemen

Time gentlemen

The demise of the dictators could be coming to Africa

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22 NOVEMBER 2017
The Arch Pragmatist of Canterbury

The Arch Pragmatist of Canterbury

The church's opinions on mining would be better respected if they were informed

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15 NOVEMBER 2017
Diamonds aren't forever

Diamonds aren't forever

Artificial stones are changing the market: miners must adapt or, at least, accept

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08 NOVEMBER 2017
Power to the people

Power to the people

The ignorant masses are becoming the new boards of mining companies

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01 NOVEMBER 2017
Confidence, competence and character

Confidence, competence and character

Learning lessons at the start of the boom could prove well timed

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25 OCTOBER 2017
Passive aggressive

Passive aggressive

The investment drivers for junior miners are changing under our feet

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18 OCTOBER 2017
GRAB hold

GRAB hold

Miners could use a catchy acronym to excite investors - consider this one

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11 OCTOBER 2017
Bold and the beautiful

Bold and the beautiful

Being brave may not guarantee fortune but it at least keeps things interesting

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27 SEPTEMBER 2017
Doing a Dubai

Doing a Dubai

Ethiopia setting a better example for Africa unlikely to be followed

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20 SEPTEMBER 2017
Back to basics

Back to basics

Future successes will elude the majors if they continue to only 'think big'

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13 SEPTEMBER 2017
The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Big miners, like big banks, will suffer if they abandon discretionary powers

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05 SEPTEMBER 2017
Push me, pull you

Push me, pull you

Gold appeal based on underlying trust issues rather than economic theories

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30 AUGUST 2017