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In demand

Strategic metals are those commodities that are required for the economic development and national defence

Africa

25 FEB 2011

India

What do Bosnia, Brazil, Colombia, Gabon, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Portugal and South Africa

Asia

18 FEB 2011

Pricking bubbles

The global demand for a range of commodities hit all-time highs in 2010, which was much earlier in the

Europe/Middle East

04 FEB 2011

Imitating Icarus

It will come as little surprise to learn that I am not writing this from a ski resort in the Swiss Alps.

Europe/Middle East

28 JAN 2011

Forte raises A$15 million

Uranium explorer Forte Energy NL has received commitments from institutional investors to raise A$15

Australia

21 JAN 2011

Berkeley Resources to raise funds

Berkeley Resources Ltd will raise A$55 million (US$55 million) in an underwritten share sale after an

Europe/Middle East

21 JAN 2011

Blame allocated

The past week has seen two important safety-related announcements. Although both developments emanated

PGMs

14 JAN 2011

Gate keeper

For those of us marooned in the UK, January is a dark and unpleasant month. December at least held festive

PGMs

07 JAN 2011

Kalahari plans London raising

Namibia-focused miner Kalahari Minerals plc has followed up plans of listing on London's main market

Africa

20 DEC 2010

Hinde sight

HINDSIGHT blesses us all with perfect vision but, because of my family name, I am perhaps more prone

PGMs

20 DEC 2010

African union

Encouragingly, I seem to be mellowing with age. Either that or, after what seems an eternity of reporting

Africa

10 DEC 2010

Global hunt

The topic of conversation when geologists and financiers meet is never far from the global hunt for mineral

PGMs

03 DEC 2010

Shells landing

You did not need to be in Yeonpyeong this week to experience a profound shock. Suddenly the world seems

Asia

26 NOV 2010

Water watch

Today is World Toilet Day. At first blush, it is hard to take seriously and more likely to generate a

PGMs

19 NOV 2010

Sweden: Back on track

Sweden has recovered well after the global financial crisis that struck the mining industry hard during

Europe/Middle East

19 NOV 2010

Southeast Asia: Eastern promise

Despite Southeast Asia's undoubted mineral potential, the geology is not well known and is still being

Asia

05 NOV 2010