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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

China's growth recovery

China's growth recovery

The coronavirus could underscore a turning point for economic growth

From the Capital

20 FEB 2020
Tendering for exploration to test administrative competence

Tendering for exploration to test administrative competence

New legislation in Australia could shake up the entrepreneurial nature of the junior sector

ICMM updates principles for responsible mining

ICMM updates principles for responsible mining

An arguably overdue restructure of best-practice guidelines could provide clarity for miners

Leadership

14 FEB 2020
Markets confused by gold-price narratives

Markets confused by gold-price narratives

Conflicting theoretical drivers obstruct the path to an underlying investment case

From the Capital

13 FEB 2020
On the cusp of supply-chain disintegration

On the cusp of supply-chain disintegration

The mining industry should brace for more dire consequences from Covid-19 than currently anticipated...

Investors remain reluctant to bet on Baimskaya

Investors remain reluctant to bet on Baimskaya

KAZ Minerals is yet to see a positive market response to a development that would double production

Leader Interviews

10 FEB 2020
Gold miners miss the point

Gold miners miss the point

Senior executives must find more effective ways to market to the masses

From the Capital

06 FEB 2020
Rio's reverse factoring payment palaver inexcusable

Rio's reverse factoring payment palaver inexcusable

Mining is tough enough without manufacturing an expensive conflict with your suppliers

Newmont courts new investor base

Newmont courts new investor base

Passive investing more likely to woo new investors than efforts to replicate other indexed equities

From the Capital

30 JAN 2020
UK regulation not fit for purpose

UK regulation not fit for purpose

The Sirius debacle shows those that need most protection remain vulnerable

Sixth investor tailings summit calls for immediate action

Sixth investor tailings summit calls for immediate action

Tools becoming available and standards almost ready to transform TSF practices

Leadership

27 JAN 2020
Business pessimism retards cycle gains

Business pessimism retards cycle gains

Development equities are most leveraged to pending price strength but funding remains key risk

From the Capital

23 JAN 2020