Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

Markets went into a tailspin in the second half of 2018. File image. By Frik Els 01/18/2019 Private capital tracker Preqin says in an update that contrary to expectations 2018 was another bumper year for the industry, particularly for natural resources investments. Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resources – oil and gas, [...] Read more

Brazilian general with mining ties to solve industry-indigenous disputes

Brazilian general with mining ties to solve industry-indigenous disputes

Belo Sun’s Volta Grande project, in the Brazilian Amazonic state of Pará. General Franklimberg Ribeiro de Freitas was hired by the company as community and environmental advisor. (Image taken from Belo Sun’s presentation.) By Cecilia Jamasmie 01/18/2019 A retired Brazilian Army officer who recently advised Canadian miner Belo Sun (TSX: BSX) about [...] Read more

Brazil general with mining link takes over indigenous agency

Brazil general with mining link takes over indigenous agency

(Image by CIFOR | Flickr.) By Anthony Boadle; Editing by Brad Haynes and Bill Berkrot, Reuters 01/18/2019 BRASILIA – A retired Army officer who last year advised a Canadian company seeking to mine gold in the Amazon returned to the head of Brazil's indigenous rights agency on Thursday, vowing to improve the lives of the country's native peoples. [...] Read more

Billionaire Zell buys gold for first time in bet on tight supply

Billionaire Zell buys gold for first time in bet on tight supply

Sam Zell - Image from Youtube By Luzi Ann Javier, Bloomberg News 01/18/2019 Gold’s dimming supply prospects have caught the eye of one billionaire. “For the first time in my life, I bought gold because it is a good hedge,” Sam Zell, the founder of Equity Group Investments, said in a Bloomberg TV interview. “Supply is shrinking and that is going to [...] Read more

Gold Is Up Lately. Why Does It Feel So Disappointing?

BY JOHN RUBINO 01/17/2019 Since December gold (light blue line) has outperformed the average stock (dark blue) by a nice margin. So why does this feel like such a let-down? Because the stars were aligned for a much bigger move. The structure of the late 2018 futures market had speculators historically short – which normally portends a big price [...] Read more

Pimco favors 'unloved' platinum that's looking cheap to gold

Pimco favors 'unloved' platinum that's looking cheap to gold

Image by Pimco By Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg News 01/16/2019 Platinum could be the dark horse among precious metals, according to a money manager at Pacific Investment Management Co. Nic Johnson, Pimco’s managing director and portfolio manager for commodities, says he prefers the metal over gold. Used in autocatalysts of diesel engines and [...] Read more

Mining the Americas in 2019 — a forecast

Mining the Americas in 2019 — a forecast

Escondida mine in Chile. (Image courtesy of BHP.) By MINING.com Editor 01/17/2019 Analysts at Fitch Solutions are feeling bullish from spot levels on nickel, lead, copper, tin and gold over 2019, but are bearish on iron and coal, according to new reports on mining the Americas. The outlook for Americas mining remains positive over the coming [...] Read more

The U.S. Project to Influence France Protests

The U.S. Project to Influence France Protests

By world24monitor 01/15/2019 The present report is the result of the cooperation of two intelligence institutes and 135 experts within the past six weeks. Based on the report an influence operation that apparently is originated from the United States has been identified. This operation targeted audiences in France, particularly those involved in [...] Read more

Gold Has Beaten the Market Over Multiple Time Periods

By Frank Holmes CEO and Chief Investment Officer U.S. Global Investors 01/05/2019 Global uncertainty made gold a holiday winner for investors seeking a relatively safe haven. U.S. stocks just logged their worst year since 2008—their worst December since 1931—as fears over global trade, ballooning debt, the end of accommodative central bank policy [...] Read more

South African gold output has longest losing streak since 2012

South African gold output has longest losing streak since 2012

Drilling underground in a South African gold mine. (Image: Anglogold Ashanti/MediaClub SA) By Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg News 01/16/2019 Gold output in South Africa, once the world’s biggest producer of the metal, fell for a 14th straight month in November, the longest streak of declines since 2012. Production retreated 14 percent from a year [...] Read more

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