Posts Tagged ‘investment’
Posted in About the news, Copper, Investing & Finance, People, tagged Chile, Copper, CostMine, InfoMine, investment, jan pfeifer, jennifer leinart, pascua lama, Supercycle, water on September 27, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Is the Supercycle over? I believe it is. But others think otherwise. Mining.com says:
Don’t sound the death knell just yet: The resource ‘supercycle’ may not be breathing its last breath. The resource sector’s period of sharp price rises and heightened volatility is “alive and well,” say analysts of the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company. “Rumors of the supercycle’s death are greatly exaggerated,” authors of the 2013 Trends Survey write. “Despite recent falls, commodity prices are still near their levels of early to mid-2008, just before the global financial crisis hit.” By historical standards, resource prices are still high – even as the global economy slowly pulls itself out of recession. (more…)
The government of Argentina has ordered Vale to continue to employ nearly 6,500 workers at the Rio Colorado potash mine that Vale is seeking to close. Vale wants to close the mine as it is presumably not making money, inflation in Argentina is 25 % per annum, and Vale did not get tax breaks they were seeking. (more…)
Posted in Community relations, Global Warming, Human relations and mining, Investing & Finance, Jobs and Salaries, mining, tagged benefits, ernst & young, investment, Tailings, water, willis on February 5, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Here are links to two e-books on the issues of risks and mining in 2013. Both required reading if you are investing in mining:
- Business risks facing mining and metal 2012-2013 . From Ernst & Young
- Mining Market Review. Spring 2013. From Willis (more…)
Posted in About the news, British Columbia, Commodity, Community relations, consulting, Global Warming, Human relations and mining, Investing & Finance, Jobs and Salaries, mining, tagged Anglo American, annual report, BHP, conga mine, InfoMine, investment, mining, Pebble Mine, Rio Tinto, risk on August 30, 2012 | 4 Comments »
This a brief picture of the Chinese in mining in Vancouver.
I got into the elevator on the ninth floor. The elevator stopped at the fifth floor. I was delayed by this scene:
A middle-age man of no particular stature was entering the elevator. He was bowing and grovelling to two persons in the foyer of the fifth floor.
The two persons were two small, fifty-year old Chinese. One was a man; one was a woman. Both were impeccably dressed. Both were bowing, and smiling the inscrutable smile.
As the elevator door closed, I asked the white man if these were his clients.
“I hope they soon will be” was his reply. “They have lots of Chinese money to invest in Canadian mining.”
And there is the new face of Chinese mining in Vancouver.
The quantity of information that is needed to make rationale mining investment decisions is immense. It is near impossible to read all the daily emails or go to all the conferences and meetings on mining that have as their ultimate gold-goal the provision of advice to help you make profitable mining investment decisions. Now there is one more source of information; and I venture that it is a good and useful one. (more…)