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Diamonds 2014: A review of Southern Africa's diamond sector Diamonds 2014: A review of Southern Africa's diamond sector Has PDF
Published: 07 Nov 14
In line with other luxury products, the diamond industry was severely affected by the global recession of 2008/9 and although prices quickly recovered, the industry was in for a rollercoaster ride over the following years, as 2011’s European sovereign crisis threatened to erase gains. However, diamond prices have since returned to their prerecession levels. It is estimated that diamond prices have gained between 5% and 10% in 2014 and are expected to rise further in 2015. The diamond market is expected to be in balance in the medium term, but analysts are warning that a supply cliff is looming. This report discusses the world diamond market, with a particular emphasis on diamond-mining activities taking place in Southern Africa over the past 12 months, and provides information on key companies, operations and projects.
Canadian Mining Roundup – November 2014 Canadian Mining Roundup – November 2014 Has PDF
Published: 06 Nov 14
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of Coal developer Atrum Coal's share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors to fund its Groundhog North project, in British Columbia; Gold miner Goldcorp's first production from the Éléonore mine, in the James Bay region of Northern Quebec; and British Columbia's introduction of its much-anticipated legislation for a new two-tier tax on net income from liquefied natural gas facilities.
African Mining Roundup – November 2014 African Mining Roundup – November 2014 Has PDF
Published: 06 Nov 14
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The November 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in October in 28 countries. It also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Sydney-listed South Boulder Mines’ prefeasibility-study-level drilling at the Colluli potash project, in Eritrea; embattled iron-ore miner London Mining’s decision to place the company into administration; and gold miner Sibanye Gold’s record gold production for the three months ended September 30.
African Mining Roundup – October 2014 African Mining Roundup – October 2014 Has PDF
Published: 13 Oct 14
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The October 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in September in 24 countries. It also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Toronto-listed Tsodilo Resources’ large inferred mineral resource, in Block 1 of its flagship Xaudum iron project, in Botswana; the opening of London-listed diamond mining company Gem Diamonds’ Ghaghoo diamond mine, in Botswana; and LSE-listed Petra Diamonds’ recovery of a 232.08 ct white diamond at its Cullinan mine, in South Africa.
Canadian Mining Roundup – October 2014 Canadian Mining Roundup – October 2014 Has PDF
Published: 09 Oct 14
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of ASX- and TSX-listed coal developer Coalspur’s three approvals and licences for the Phase 1 development of its Vista project, in British Columbia; midtier gold miner Iamgold’s declaration of commercial production at its Westwood mine, in the Abitibi region of Quebec; Canadian base metals miner Hudbay Minerals’ plans to amalgamate its newly acquired project development company Augusta Resource Corp with one of its indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries; and the construction of West Africa-focused aspirant midtier gold producer Asanko Gold’s $295-million first phase of its eponymous flagship project, in Ghana.
Australasian Mining Roundup – October 2014 Australasian Mining Roundup – October 2014 Has PDF
Published: 06 Oct 14
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The October 2014 roundup includes details of ASX-listed A2 Consolidated Gold’s scoping study on its namesake project, in Victoria; junior coal miner Cockatoo Coal’s advancement of the expansion of its Baralaba coal project, in Queensland; and the closure of Japan’s Sumitomo Corp and partner Vale SA’s Isaac Plains coal mine, in Queensland.
Projects in Progress 2014 (Second Edition) Projects in Progress 2014 (Second Edition) Has PDF
Published: 26 Sep 14
There is a genuine disconnect between South Africa’s infrastructure plans and aspirations, and the level of activity in the actual project economy. There is no question that the National Infrastructure Plan is ambitious, but well intentioned. However, it is failing to translate into new awards at contractor level, with most of South Africa’s large construction companies venturing elsewhere to fill their order books. The reality is that the growth outlook for South Africa remains weak and well below the 5.4% yearly growth target outlined in the National Development Plan. The megaprojects that are being pursued, most notably in the electricity environment, are facing significant challenges. State-owned electricity utility Eskom, for example, is implementing some of the largest capital projects ever undertaken in South Africa to alleviate the country’s electricity supply shortfalls, but the projects are over budget and well behind schedule. Local business confidence levels have been significantly affected by a hostile labour-relations climate, particularly in the mining and manufacturing sectors. There is ongoing uncertainty about international macroeconomic conditions, while low investment and savings levels, together with weak demand and energy constraints, continue to weigh heavily on the domestic outlook. The main positive countervailing force is the resilience being shown by South Africa’s neighbours and several other African countries, which continue on their upward growth trajectories. There is a concern, though, that the benefits of this growth are not being properly distributed. But, while fixed investment is running well below potential, it nevertheless continues to take place. There are pockets of strength, as reflected in the roll-out of greenfield renewable-energy projects by private producers. In addition, there has been welcome progression on some large freight and passenger rail projects. The resources sector continues to dominate the private-project pipeline. That includes expansion and replacement projects in the coal, diamond, gold, platinum, ferrous minerals and uranium sectors. The latest edition of the Projects in Progress supplement will provide insight into some of the larger public and private projects being undertaken across South Africa, as well as selected African economies, including Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia; while demonstrating that serious gaps remain in progressing some important transformational projects from planning to implementation.
African Mining Roundup – September 2014 African Mining Roundup – September 2014 Has PDF
Published: 11 Sep 14
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The September 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in August in 26 countries. It also includes more than 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of project developer Ivanhoe Mines’ appointment of financial advisers to conduct a strategic review of its Kamoa and Kipushi base metals project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo; the granting a mining licence to a joint venture between Zanaga Iron Ore Company and Glencore for the Zanaga iron-ore project, in the Republic of Congo; and diamond development company Firestone Diamonds’ disposal of its Botswana assets.
The Manganese Market: A monthly review of the manganese industry The Manganese Market: A monthly review of the manganese industry Has PDF
Published: 09 Sep 14
The manganese industry is in a state of flux, characterised by sluggish steel demand from China, coupled with relatively high steel stocks. Despite these overarching dynamics in the steel industry, manganese has benefited from its own trio of "super trends" – growth in China, greenfield manganese projects and emerging markets. However, the current macroeconomic environment and political landscape presents new challenges for the manganese industry and they are expected to have an effect on manganese production, steel demand and manganese ore and alloy prices. With this in mind, Core Consultants, using Creamer Media as a platform, has published a guide to traverse the erratic manganese market by producing a global monthly report, which is authored by analysts from South Africa and Ukraine, and keeps abreast of the latest industry trends. Each issue discusses global trends in the manganese ore, alloy and steel markets. It also provides price direction for electrolytic manganese, ferromanganese, manganese ore and silica manganese.
Australasian Mining Roundup – September 2014 Australasian Mining Roundup – September 2014 Has PDF
Published: 08 Sep 14
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The September 2014 roundup includes details of metals developer MacPhersons Resources’ 60% increase in the underground ore reserve at its Nimbus project, in Western Australia; the Western Australian government’s environmental approval of junior Image Boonanarring's mineral sands project; and copper miner Hillgrove Resources’ record production from its Kanmantoo operation, in South Australia, during the second quarter ended July.
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