Published: 27 Feb 2015
As the North American mining industry gears up for this year’s PDAC meeting in Toronto, Canada, IM spoke to Tom Hayes at Edison Research to identify the main themes expected to lead debate at the conference.
Published: 20 Feb 2015
As a raft of new sulphur deficiency-addressing fertilisers hit the international market, IM examines the reasons for their emergence, and the future of the specialist crop nutrient industry.
Published: 13 Feb 2015
Miners are coming to terms with the need to adjust to new supply-demand fundamentals as Chinese consumption slows and no other emerging economy looks in a position to fill the void. While headline demand indicators like iron prices ore are expected to suffer, some believe that speciality minerals such as graphite, lithium and rare earths may be cushioned by new and expanding pockets of growth, although access to funding remains tough across the board.
Published: 06 Feb 2015
The latest set of figures released from the USGS underpins the different trends in mining across the world, as well as in the US. Obama’s pledge to increase the budget for 2016 in an election year perhaps indicates that mining will form a bigger part of political manifestos going forward.