Copper stocks Articles

UPDATE 2-Employees of Indian firm held by Ethiopian staff say fears for safety

December 02, 2018 / Staff reporter

* India asks Ethiopia to help IL&FS employees held hostage* Seven IL&FS employees were held by local Ethiopian staff* Indian firm has not paid salaries, employees say (Adds comment from Indian company IL&FS)By Aditya KalraNEW DELHI, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Employees of Indian company Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) taken hostage by local staff in Ethiopia say they...Read More

Peru's gold, silver, copper output falls

Dec. 1, 2018, 10:31 AM / Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines' latest statistical report reveals that, in the 10th month of the year, the country's gold output fell by 6.3% when compared to October of 2017. This, despite the fact that Minera Yanacocha, which is the main producer of the yellow metal, grew its output by 8.1%.Copper production, on the other hand, fell by 3.8% in October when compared to the previous yea...Read More

India's market regulator extends trading hours for commodity markets

December 01, 2018 / Staff reporter

MUMBAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) allowed exchanges to start commodity trading an hour earlier to increase participation of different stakeholders, the market regulator said in a statement on Friday.The commodity markets can open at 9 a.m. local time (0330 GMT), instead of 10 a.m. now, the market regulator said.The closing time for agriculture commodities...Read More

Indian economy grows 7.1 pct y/y in Sept quarter - govt

December 01, 2018 / Staff reporter

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - India's economy grew a lower-than-expected 7.1 percent in the July-September quarter from a more than two-year high of 8.2 percent in the previous quarter, government data showed on Friday.The latest quarter's annual pace of growth was lower than a Reuters poll forecast of 7.4 percent.India's $2.6 trillion economy, Asia's third largest, grew 6.3 percent in the July-Se...Read More

CORRECTED-UPDATE 10-Oil falls, set for more than 20 pct loss in Nov amid swelling stocks

December 01, 2018 / Staff reporter

(Corrects change in week to unchanged for Brent and an increase for U.S. crude from a drop for both.)* OPEC, Russia expected to agree supply cuts next week* Top three oil producers to attend G20 meeting this weekend* U.S. crude stocks build for 10 straight weeks amid record output* OPEC oil output falls by 160,000 bpd in Nov. - Reuters survey* Glut pushes crude into contango: More

Gold Prices Fall on Anticipation of Fed Rate Hikes

Dec 01, 2018 / - Gold prices were lower on Friday as investors moved away from the bullion amid expectations of another interest rate hike this year, while the G20 summit in Argentina was also in focus.Comex gold futures for February delivery slipped 0.16% to $1,228.40 a troy ounce as of 4:54 AM ET (9:54 GMT).Fed meeting minutes released on Thursday showed the central bank is expecting to hike inte...Read More

Excelsior closes $75M deal for Arizona copper project

Nov. 30, 2018, 3:07 PM / Editor

Excelsior Mining (TSX: MIN) (OTCQX: EXMGF) has closed a $75 million project financing package with Triple Flag Mining Finance Bermuda for $65 million copper metal stream and $10 million private placement of common shares of Excelsior.With the financing, Excelsior will start construction activities at the Arizona Gunnison copper project before the end of the year, the company announced in a press r...Read More

Mining in Flin Flon Manitoba to cease in 2021-Hudbay

Nov. 30, 2018, 1:01 PM / Northern Miner Staff

Despite its best efforts, the "most likely scenario" is that mining operations will cease in Flin Flon, Manitoba in 2021, an internal memo to employees at Hudbay Minerals (TSX: HBM; NYSE: HBM) reads.While the company has been successful over the last few years in extending the life of its 777 mine from 2019 to 2021, the memo noted, its efforts to find new sources of ore from 777, "did not turn out...Read More

Moody's sees weak lithium prices in 2020 due to projects frenzy

Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Spot prices for lithium could be pushed down in the early 2020s despite increasing demand from electric vehicle (EV) batteries makers, a new report from Moody's Investor Services warns.The analysts came to this conclusion after carrying out a mine-by-mine analysis projecting lithium supply build-up to 2025 based on company statements, including potential risks.Effects of spot price weakness result...Read More

UPDATE 8-Oil rises as Russia indicates open to cuts with OPEC

November 30, 2018 / Staff reporter

* Russia accepts need for cuts, bargains with Saudi -sources* Optimism on trade talks ahead of G20 meeting* U.S. inventories rise for 10th straight week* U.S. crude reserves hit record highs in 2017 -EIA (Adds settlement prices)By Jessica Resnick-AultNEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Oil reversed course and rose as much as 2 percent on Thursday, after industry sources said Russia had accepted the need...Read More

Indian rupee hits 3-month high, bond yields at 6-month low

November 30, 2018 / Staff reporter

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Indian rupee rose to a three-month high against the dollar on Thursday while bond yields were at their lowest levels since early May as most Asian markets rallied following the U.S. Federal Reserve's comments, helping boost appetite for riskier assets.Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the Fed's policy rate is now "just below" a level that neither brakes nor boosts a healthy econo...Read More

RPT-INSIGHT-Angry farmers could upset India's Modi in major state elections test

November 30, 2018 / Staff reporter

(Repeats item first published on Wednesday with no changes to text)* BJP faces major challenges in retaining 3 Hindi-speaking states* Party won 95 percent of seats in the states in 2014 election* BJP could lose Madhya Pradesh, state it has ruled for 15 years* Modi's chances of retaining power hurt if BJP loses the 3 states* Big BJP losses could lead to sell-off in financial marketsBy Rajendra Jadh...Read More

Britain's FTSE bounces after Wall Street rally; miners, materials lead way

Nov 30, 2018 / Reuters

(For a live blog on European stocks, type LIVE/ in an Eikon news window)* FTSE 100 up 0.8 pct; Midcaps up 0.6 pct* Intu sinks after consortium abandons bid, sends shivers through property sector* Investors mourn UK funeral sector probe; Dignity sinksBy Josephine MasonLONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - UK shares jumped almost 1 percent on Thursday as Wall Street's rally spread across Europe after the Fed...Read More

Indian shares rise 1 pct after U.S. Fed comments; metals shine

Nov 30, 2018 / Reuters

* NSE index up 0.9 pct, BSE index up 1 pct* Hindalco Industries top gainer* Yes Bank hits over 2-1/2-yr low on debt downgradeBy Krishna V KurupNov 29 (Reuters) - Indian shares rose 1 percent on Thursday, tracking broader Asian markets that rallied after the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman's comments were interpreted as a dovish shift, and ahead of the expiry of futures and options contracts late...Read More

Mineral Exploration in Ecuador - Adventus Zinc Corporation

Nov 30, 2018 / Brian Leni

I continue to receive questions regarding the direction of the market, to which I can only reply "I don't know." I certainly have thoughts about the factors affecting metals markets, but am not under the illusion that I KNOW where the market is headed.What I do know is that my money is best invested, in tranches, in the best companies in the sector. The best companies are led by the best managemen...Read More

Elliott Wave Counts For Gold, Silver, & GDX

Nov 30, 2018 / MiningFeeds

November 30, 2018GOLD:Short Term Update:What a day! This is incredible! We called it with our wave counts, and now it's really happening as the Fed may have just blinked!Within wave .iii. we are now working on our first impulsive sequence, as shown on our "Daily Gold Chart".Within that first impulsive sequence we believe that we are working on a subdividing wave $iii$. Within wave $iii$, wave !i...Read More

BHP caused some surprise when it reported spectacular copper exploration results, writes Barry Fitz

30 November 2018 / Staff reporter

PolarX builds bigger, richer Zackly pictureSPONSOREDpolar x limitedThe surprise was not in the results themselves from the four-hole program at the unnamed discovery, assumed to be the historic Oak Dam West anomaly.The surprise was that BHP announced t...Read More

Lundin up on revised three-year outlook

30 November 2018 / Staff Reporter

PolarX builds bigger, richer Zackly pictureSPONSOREDpolar x limitedThe Toronto-based miner expects to produce more copper over this period than previously expected on the back of refined mine sequencing at Candelaria, in Chile, and an expected early completion of the Eagle East project, in the US.The 2019 copper guidance is expected to range between 199,000 metric tonnes 218,000t in 2019, rising t...Read More

Mitsubishi Materials says its Indonesia copper smelter declared force majeure on some deliveries

Nov. 29, 2018, 10:43 AM / Reuters

* Japan's Mitsubishi Materials on Thursday said that its Indonesia copper smelting unit, PT Smelting, has declared force majeure on deliveries of products to some customers as maintenance at its plant in the country had been extended.* The smelter on Oct. 31 went into maintenance that was scheduled for about 30 days, but that has been extended due to a lack of oxygen supply from a neighboring oxyg...Read More

Congo state miner blames foreign investors for underdevelopment

Nov. 29, 2018, 10:40 AM / Bloomberg News

Democratic Republic of Congo's state mining company blamed international investors and anti-corruption activists for the country's lack of progress despite its vast mineral wealth.Non-governmental organizations including the Atlanta-based Carter Center and London-based Global Witness have accused Gecamines of failing to account for hundreds of millions of dollars paid to the state miner by the com...Read More