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Gold-inflation disconnect

Adam Hamilton – Zeal Intelligence | January 12, 2024 | 10:23 am Markets Gold  Stock image. Gold’s vexing disconnect from reported inflation took center stage again this week. The latest US inflation read came in hotter than expected, yet gold didn’t surge despite being the classic inflation hedge. This strange incongruity has festered for a few years now …

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Colorado School of Mines warns of ‘grey tsunami’ of mining industry retirements

Amanda Stutt | August 29, 2023 | 11:42 am Battery Metals Careers Education Suppliers & Equipment USA Copper  Aerial view of part of the Resolution Copper project. Credit: Wikipedia While mining is crucial to any nation’s national security and to the production of energy infrastructure and electric vehicles, actual production of the critical minerals needed globally is not keeping pace.  Its estimated …

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Goldman veteran Jeff Currie remains bullish on commodities this year

Bloomberg News | January 8, 2024 | 9:33 am Intelligence Markets China USA Copper Gold Oil & Gas  Commodities strategist Jeff Currie. Image courtesy of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Jeff Currie, who spearheaded commodities research at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for almost three decades, remains bullish on the sector for this year. Demand for raw materials is at record levels, inventories are low, …

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Europe’s biggest reactor caps 14-year delay to begin commercial output

Bloomberg News | April 16, 2023 | 10:39 am Energy Europe Uranium  The three reactors of Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Eurajoki, Finland. (Image by Hannu Huovila / TVO, Wikimedia Commons.) Europe’s largest nuclear reactor has begun regular electricity production 14 years later than planned, delivering a boost to the region’s energy independence.  The 1,600-megawatt plant sitting on a rocky island …

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Gold Fields not pursuing big M&A deals after Yamana disappointment

Reuters | February 23, 2023 | 8:32 am  Tarkwa mine. Credit: Gold Fields Gold Fields will not be pursuing big acquisitions following its failed bid to buy Canada’s Yamana Gold last year, executives said on Thursday. The world’s top gold producer Newmont’s $16.7 billion bid for Australia’s Newcrest has raised expectations of a wave of mergers and acquisitions …

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Teck Resources becomes Teck Metals as it spins off coal unit

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 21, 2023 | 3:38 am  Elkview is one of Teck’s main steelmaking coal operations. (Image courtesy of Teck Resources.) Teck Resources (TSX: TECK.A, TECK.B) (NYSE: TECK), Canada’s largest diversified miner, announced major changes on Tuesday, switching its name to Teck Metals Corp. and spinning off its multibillion-dollar steelmaking coal unit into a new company …

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US, Canadian companies set to soar on Russian uranium ban

Henry Lazenby | May 17, 2022 | Credit: Energy Fuels Inc. United States and Canadian-based uranium companies are set to soar on a coming Russian production ban in the Western world, GoldSilver.com’s senior precious metals analyst, Jeff Clark, told an industry audience at the VRIC conference in Vancouver on Tuesday. “Uranium is already in a bull …

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Vale scores multi-year nickel supply deal with Tesla

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 6, 2022  Vale’s Voisey’s Bay nickel mine in Newfoundland. Image from Vale. Vale (NYSE: VALE), the world’s top nickel and iron ore producer, has inked a long-term deal with Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) that will see the Brazilian miner supplying the electric vehicles (EVs) icon with nickel mined in Canada. Confirming market rumors, the miner said the …

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Plunging metals prices expected to rebound in H2 – report

Henry Lazenby | May 6, 2022 Fitch expects relatively persistently high metals prices should help cushion the credit effects of cost inflation and generally lower production amongst senior miners. (Image courtesy of Consejo Minero.) Enduring covid-19-lockdowns in the world’s largest metal consumer, China, is negatively impacting demand from end-use industries and sentiment towards the complex, resulting in …

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Gold’s inflation-haven appeal could mean ‘violent’ run-up ahead, says former Goldcorp execs

Bloomberg News | October 22, 2021 | 3:44 pm MarketsGold Goldcorp CEO, David Garofalo – Image from Youtube  One after another, commodities from aluminum to natural gas have surged as pandemic aftershocks rattle supply chains. Gold could be next, although for very different reasons. That’s the view of two of the biggest names in Canadian mining — the …

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