Articles Tagged "BHP Billiton"

Cormark Securities Ups Long-Term Copper Price Forecast

Copper – In its latest Base Metals update, Cormark Securities upped its forecast for long term copper prices from $2.75 to $3 per pound, citing concerns over supply. While the firm admitted that it might seem counterintuitive to put in bullish predictions now, when copper prices are low and oversupply is apparent, but it argued that higher prices will be needed to sustain the industry within the next few years.

10 Top Manganese-producing Countries

Manganese – In a recent report, the USGS lays out 2014 manganese production statistics. Here's a look at the 10 top manganese-producing countries in the world today — South Africa leads the way, with China and Australia following.

Ross McElroy on Fission’s Latest Assay Results and Upcoming Summer Drill Program

Uranium – At Canvest, the Investing News Network spoke with Ross McElroy, president and chief geologist for Fission Uranium. The company had just released more assay results from the winter drill program at its PLS property, so naturally McElroy talked about those, noting that they turned out better than Fission had hoped for.

Iron Ore Price Boosted as Stocks at Chinese Ports Drop

Iron – The iron ore price received a boost on Tuesday when it hit its highest level in more than a week, breaching $61 per tonne. While that's a far cry from the metal's April 2014 price of $115, it's up marginally from last month, when 62 percent Fe fines fell to $46.70. Read on for insight on the metal's future from Scotiabank's Patricia Mohr.

Southern Copper’s Tia Maria Project: Social License and the Copper Market

Copper – Problems at Southern Copper's Tia Maria mine reached new heights on Friday when Peru declared a state of emergency due to violent protests at the operation. The situation highlights the importance of obtaining social license when developing mining projects.

World’s Biggest Mining Companies Betting on Copper

Copper – There's still some uncertainty regarding how soon copper will shift into a deficit. However, positive arguments for the copper price got some support on Friday when a report from Bloomberg stated that five of the world's largest mining companies have all said good things about the red metal over the last month.