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Venture Capital Markets Association gets political

Last year, Mining Markets reported on the birth of the Venture Capital Markets Association (VCMA), a group of small-cap, Canadian-listed companies, brokers and other professionals associated with the junior market who are concerned with...
Jul 23, 2014 1:34PM


RB Energy shares tank on production delay, financing needs

Shares in RB Energy (TSX: RBI) tumbled by 28% on news that commercial production at the company’s Quebec Lithium project would be delayed and that the company needs a cash infusion just two months after closing a $22-million bought-deal...
Jul 21, 2014 5:12PM


BMO looks for leverage to soaring zinc price

With several major zinc mines slated to close in the next few years, zinc prices have responded accordingly — climbing 12% year-to-date and 24% over the last 12 months.
Jul 17, 2014 5:10PM


Teck boosts stake in Zafranal JV partner AQM Copper

Teck Resources (TSX: TCK.B) has upped its interest in AQM Copper (TSXV: AQM), its partner at the Zafranal copper-gold project in southern Peru.
Jul 16, 2014 3:51PM


London Silver Fix sees revamp

CME Group and Thomson Reuters have been chosen to deliver a new silver price mechanism to replace the London Silver Fix — a system that has been in place for over a century to set the daily benchmark price for silver.
Jul 14, 2014 5:19PM


Tsilhqot'in decision fuels uncertainty in Ontario

The Supreme Court of Canada's recent Tsilhqot’in decision will have a ripple effect across Canada and could deter resource investment in the country, according to Neal Smitheman, a partner at law firm Fasken Martineau.
Jul 11, 2014 10:24AM


De Beers' market share to rebound, thanks to Gahcho Kué

De Beers’ share of the rough diamond market has been in steady decline since the late 1980’s. Still perceived as a monopoly by many outside of the industry, for years De Beers had control of over 80% of the world’s rough...
Jul 10, 2014 1:00PM


Banro challenger backs off

Having failed to rally enough shareholder support for its proxy battle against Banro’s (TSX: BAA; NYSE-MKT: BAA) board, private merchant bank Liberty Street Capital has backed off its bid for control of the gold miner.
Jun 26, 2014 5:47PM


Rubicon keeps Phoenix on course

Shares in Ontario gold developer Rubicon Minerals (TSX: RMX; NYSE-MKT: RBY) strengthened today on news that its Phoenix project remains on track for production in one year’s time.
Jun 19, 2014 5:42PM


Focus works towards Q3 resource at Bayovar 12 phosphate project

Focus Ventures’ (TSXV: FCV) Bayovar 12 phosphate project in Peru is shaping up quickly: the junior expects to release a maiden resource estimate in the third quarter, less than six months after announcing its first drill results from the...
Jun 16, 2014 5:11PM


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