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Chris Cann

Head of Aspermont Research & Intelligence

Educated in Western Australia, where he completed a bachelor of science and post-graduate diploma in journalism, Chris began his resources reporting career in 2004 with publishing houses Paydirt Media (Paydirt, Gold Mining Journal) and Aspermont (RESOURCEStocks, MiningNews.net). He moved to the UK in 2007 as a freelance resources journalist, principally as European editor for HighGrade.net. Since arriving in the UK he has completed a geology degree (first class) from the University of London in 2013; the Level Three Capital Markets Programme (Securities) through the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment; and a financial modelling course at City of London University. He spent three years consulting to equity research firms while continuing as a major contributor to Mining Journal. He became Mining Journal editor in 2015 before building out Aspermont’s dedicated research unit in 2017, at which point he became head of Aspermont research and intelligence.

Articles by Chris Cann

BHP's stakeholder headaches

BHP's stakeholder headaches

Being an ESG investor or mining executive isn't as simple as some black-and-white arguments suggest

MJ comment

11 OCT 2019
CAML reports stable Q3 production

CAML reports stable Q3 production

Kounrad and Sasa continue to deliver consistently

Copper News

10 OCT 2019
White Rock loses USP

White Rock loses USP

Junior destroys value by playing away and extending the risk profile

From the Capital

10 OCT 2019
Commercial production achieved at Borden

Commercial production achieved at Borden

All-electric mine has delivered milestone on time and within budget

Sustainability

04 OCT 2019
Uranium: so bad, it's good

Uranium: so bad, it's good

The theoretical certainty of rising prices makes most junior equities great value

From the Capital

03 OCT 2019
BHP needs a visionary

BHP needs a visionary

If the world's largest miner is to prepare for the future it needs to change its thinking

MCA to spell out TSF plans

MCA to spell out TSF plans

A programme aimed at improving governance and technical competence to be drafted by year end

Sustainability

26 SEP 2019
Planning for failure

Planning for failure

Investors would do better searching for agility rather than a promise of clairvoyance

From the Capital

26 SEP 2019
Thomas Cook, Sirius: too big not to fail

Thomas Cook, Sirius: too big not to fail

The idea scale can hide fundamental business flaws is absurd, but persists

Nickel Mines gets lucky

Nickel Mines gets lucky

But an integrated nickel producer will still be at the mercy of nickel prices

From the Capital

19 SEP 2019
Digitalisation of extractive sectors worth $74b

Digitalisation of extractive sectors worth $74b

Australia's METS sector to deliver fiscal and jobs boost by guiding technology implementation

Innovation

18 SEP 2019
Marrone masters waiting game

Marrone masters waiting game

Yamana founder talks global domination, nurturing assets and playing the long game

Leader Interviews

18 SEP 2019