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TOP STORIES | Thursday , 14 Jun 2012                                                     

WHO declares diesel a carcinogen after miner study show lung cancer link

Medical experts say diesel engine exhaust causes lung cancer, basing their findings on a National Cancer Institute study of U.S. miners working in non-metal mines.    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

Jubilee secures rights to process platinum rich chrome tailings from Bushveld mine

Junior platinum mining and metallurgical operator, Jubilee Platinum, has been awarded rights to treat old and current tailings from the Dikolong chrome mine on South Africa's Bushveld complex.    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

Belo Sun cracks 5m ounces gold in Brazil

Resources are rising for Belo Sun, with a few maiden deposits adding to ounces and catching some analyst attention.    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

Story for higher gold and silver prices still intact - Sprott portfolio manager

Charles Oliver* is keeping the faith that gold and silver stocks will eventually benefit this year as Europe and the U.S. continue to print money. Gold Report interview.    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

Latest commodity prices fall worst in recent memory - Barclays

According to Barclays Capital, the short term outlook remains positive for commodities as the recent decline has been overdone.    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

BHP's huge Olympic Dam copper/uranium/gold project expansion decision closer?

Yet another purchase of exploration licenses close to its big Olympic Dam copper/gold/uranium mine suggests that BHP is increasingly confident of its huge expansion plans for the operation.    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

Danger and opportunity lurk within Africa's regional mining legislation

West African and Central African States have recently come together, through international organisations, to initiate regional processes to reconcile and integrate their mining legislation with mixed results.    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

Torex makes extensive gold-copper-silver discovery in Mexico

Torex reports a series of drilling results that show gold-copper-silver hits over a 900 metre strike length.    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

Blaming the machines for gold's up and down swings.

Who-oh-who is to blame for the gold price moving against you, up or down...? It's the machines of course and those damned algorithms!    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

Gemfields hopes to pull a "De Beers" in the Colombian emerald market

Gemfields, a small firm trying to position itself as a leader in emerald mining, is hoping to create a stable market for emeralds and thus enhance the gem's image.    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

Aluminium car bodies: the industry's next frontier - Alcoa

Alcoa's Randall Scheps says carmakers are beginning to move away from heavier steel body frames to lighter-weight material in what should be the "next frontier" for the aluminium sector.    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

Colombia rejects request by coal miners to modify permits

The country's' environmental licensing authority has denied requests by some coal miners to modify permits for coal expansion projects over pollution worries.    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

First Uranium shareholders vote in favour of deals

The company's shareholders voted at a meeting held in Toronto in favour of asset sales to AngloGold and Gold One International Ltd.    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

Copper rises on hopes of improved China demand

Analysts expect Chinese demand to lift only in August when downstream industries begin to see stronger order books as the effect of Beijing's infrastructure spending starts to kick in.    Thursday , 14 Jun 2012

Mining companies should chase more M&As - JPMorgan

Asset manager at JPMorgan, Neil Gregson, says mining companies should pursue more takeovers as escalating costs prompt them to slow spending on expansions.    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

Do Asian central banks hold enough gold in their reserves?

The lack of notable increases in Asian central bank gold holdings is startling given that over the past decade the rise in foreign reserve assets has been growing at unprecedented levels.    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

Kazakh central bank aiming for 20% of reserves in gold

According to Kazakhstan's deputy central bank chairman, the central bank plans to boost the share of gold in its gold and foreign currency reserves to 20% from 14-15%.    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

Yesterday's top story: Barrick under pressure - but how about the other gold majors?

What are the implications of Aaron Regent's sudden departure from top gold miner Barrick for the CEOs of the other gold majors? Will it mean a rethinking of new mine investment policies?    Wednesday , 13 Jun 2012

PODCASTS / RADIO                                                     

Recent moves signal change in market perception to gold - Nichols

"All these things have been pushing gold up and down, and up and down but I think ultimately the markets are becoming more pro-gold."

Mining M&A and the risk-off environment - Hanick

Co-chair of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt's Mining Group, David Hanick, looks at some of the emerging trends in the mining M&A space.

Expect commodity volatility as East-West tug o' war heats up - Power

Investec Asset Management, investment strategist, Michael Power believes that the balance of economic power is shifting from the west to the rest and taking commodities with it.

Why gold isn't a safe harbour and why it could still go up - Gartman

The Gartman Letter author, Dennis Gartman, looks at why he doesn't see gold as a safe harbour and how he sees the global political mess unfolding over the next few months.

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