​Could There Be A New Commodities SuperCycle Ahead?

Last month a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm hinted in reasonably strong terms that they believe indicators are pointing to what could be a new supercycle for commodities over the coming months. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, it comes on the back of the global health and economic disaster that is covid-19...
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​The Future For Gold – Is It Brighter Than Ever?

The price of gold is soaring to new levels despite, or perhaps because of, the woes befalling the global economy, and pundits predict it will go higher yet, smashing all sorts of previous records. Will it, and just what makes this particular metal so special?  Where Does Most Of The World's Gold Currently End Up? It's a funny thing but – our f...
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Mining And Superannuation

​ Mining and superannuation (pension) funds: they 'go together like' that impossible to remember line from the hit movie Grease. However, in this instance we're not talking about you and your particular fund, or explaining why it's important to have a super or pension fund. Rather we're talking about the huge growth in these funds, the unprecedente...
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Local Content Policies - Do They Work?

​ When mining companies can clearly demonstrate a project will provide tangible benefits for local communities, they're far more likely to obtain a social licence to operate that project. However, as we pointed out recently in another article, technological advances that lead to increasing automation of local mining operations will potentially redu...
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​Investing In Mining – Is It For You?

In one of our recent podcasts , we talked to Sprott US Holdings' CEO, President and experienced investor Rick Rule about his thoughts on investing in the mining industry. His view, and it's a commonly held view for many good reasons, is that "investment is paramount to survival in the mining industry." Certainly many junior miners without operation...
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​Surviving Merger Attrition

Mergers can be great for shareholders and share price, but can leave a legacy of having to rebuild technical talent on mines affected by downsizing, organisational and culture change. What is employee attrition? It refers to a reduction in the workforce that happens when employees leave and aren't replaced. Why they leave can be due to a number of ...
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