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Dark clouds eclipse horizon

Numis Securities has offered miners and investors alike the dullest of silver linings in a quarterly sector report, in which an overcast end to 2015 was predicted as the commodity storm front pushes into the New Year.

The only glimmer of hope offered up by respected mining analysts Cailey Barker and Phil Swinfen was a reminder that mining remained a cyclical business and, therefore, things had to get better at some