Junior mining: Back from the brink?
Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017
Half a decade on from the collapse of the global mining boom, a rally in commodity markets last year caught many investors off guard and has created a weak but welcome tailwind for the stalled exploration industry, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, finds.
After an especially torrid five years for the mining sector,
a surprise turnaround in global commodity prices in 2016 came
as a relief to the whole industry.
The upturn in what had been desperately fragile bulk
commodity markets, such as iron ore and coal, seemed to
persuade investors that mining...