Economic & Industrial

Mining News Pro - Northern Minerals is raising $15 million in funding to develop its Browns Range heavy rare earth pilot plant in Western Australia and to repay research and development costs.

Mining News Pro - CEO Brian Menell offering his predictions for the future production of tech commodities.

Mining News Pro - Job seekers in Queensland can be confident as vacancies are at their highest since January 2014, with a 5.3 per cent rise in March 2019.

Mining News Pro - Shares in Coeur Mining (NYSE: CDE), the second largest primary silver producer in the US, took a 3.9% hit Thursday, after reporting that first quarter 2019 gold and silver production had decreased at three of its five mines. Friday’s gold and silver spot prices were steady at $1,290.33 and $14.98 per ounce.

Mining News Pro - A new report by FocusEconomics on the prospects of commodities this year and next paints a mixed picture.

Mining News Pro - Growing demand for smart thermostats, wind turbines and other high-tech devices is expected to keep copper the dominant material used in electrical components, industry players said, offsetting rising use of aluminum, a cheaper alternative to conduct electricity.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has secured a spot on the annual list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world for its use of artificial intelligence (AI) and platforms, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Mining News Pro - Diversified major BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie says that the success of China’s Belt and Road initiative will hinge on cooperation within the international community.

Mining News Pro - Brazilian mining giant Vale announced this weekend that the Sul Superior Dam at the Gongo Soco mine is in a critical condition when it comes to stability. This, following the work of an independent auditor, hired to evaluate the state of the structure.

Mining News Pro - Verisk Maplecroft`s latest Resource Nationalism Index (RNI) report, a total of 30 countries have registered a significant increase in resource nationalism risk metrics over the past year, 21 of which are considered major producers of oil, gas and minerals.

Mining News Pro - Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Tuesday that a local court had cleared the way for it to resume operations at its Brucutu mine, its largest iron ore complex in the state of Minas Gerais, the country`s longtime mining heartland.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto, the world’s second largest miner, is recommending shareholders to vote against a resolution requiring the company to release its direct emissions details and strategies on how its greenhouse gas emissions and those of its customers can be cut.

Mining News Pro - With Barrick Gold’s hostile takeover bid for Newmont Mining and the scrutiny of both companies’ assets in Nevada, Gold Standard Ventures‘ Railroad project in the state is “increasingly an attractive potential target,” mining analysts at Macquarie Research claim in a recent research note.

Mining News Pro - Mining industry employees and jobseekers are prioritizing a work-life balance when they look for a new role or when they start feeling dissatisfied in the position they are in.

Mining News Pro - The State of Mining Finance 2019 report produced by the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and junior financing tracker Oreninc, shows Toronto`s stock exchanges managed to bump its share of global exploration capital up to 44%.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s mining authorities have started a probe into Vale SA over a possible cover-up regarding safety procedures that could lead to a fine of up to 20% of its 2018 gross revenue.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto’s investors will be celebrating Christmas in February, as the miner is giving them a $4 billion special dividend, or $2.43 cent a share, after posting its highest annual underlying earnings since 2014.

Mining News Pro - On the one year anniversary of the signing of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement or PAFTA, the Minerals Council of Australia issued a statement saying that the ratification of the deal is expected to deliver major investment and job opportunities for Australia’s mining industry.

Mining News Pro - The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), a London-based industry group representing 27 major companies, said Tuesday it would set an independent panel of experts in charge of developing a global standard for tailings facilities to be followed by its members.

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based Maverix Metals revealed that it achieved record annual gold equivalent production for 2018 with an output of approximately 20,900 ounces. Such a figure exceeds the high end of the company’s increased guidance of 19,000 ounces and represents an increase of 75% compared to 2017.

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