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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

Explorers finding major support

Explorers finding major support

Big miners, unfit to make their own discoveries, are again looking to piggyback the juniors

Base for growth

Base for growth

Market response to details of expansion option a barometer for risk appetite

Delayed reaction in the DRC

Delayed reaction in the DRC

The best form of prevention is to engage collaboratively before things go wrong

MJ comment

31 AUG 2018
Mineral Sands: guidance for would-be players

Mineral Sands: guidance for would-be players

Much more to it than just digging up the beach

AgMinerals

31 AUG 2018
Too few panicky investors

Too few panicky investors

The fever and activity needed to sustain junior share prices is non-existent

From the Capital

30 AUG 2018
Foreign investors still have upper hand in Africa

Foreign investors still have upper hand in Africa

The risk still associated with many countries ensures they remain at the whim of miners

Iron ore approaches its moment of truth

Iron ore approaches its moment of truth

The spot price has some distance to run lower if history is any indication

Humphreys

29 AUG 2018
Growth slump raises future market doubts

Growth slump raises future market doubts

Big numbers are no substitute for strong growth - and there's a difference

From the Capital

23 AUG 2018
There are new banks in town

There are new banks in town

The banking model of being an unscrupulous mercenary won't work when there's competition

No watertight agreements

No watertight agreements

Miners and investors must plan for shifting fiscal policy, legislation

From the Capital

16 AUG 2018
Governments should be seen, not heard

Governments should be seen, not heard

Governing bodies in developing nations need to promote, not participate in, mining

Fourth time lucky for Kasbah

Fourth time lucky for Kasbah

The latest iteration of the Achmmach DFS gives little reason for share-price growth

From the Capital

09 AUG 2018