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Copper price: Lower for longer
25 Nov 2015 - Study shows copper price fall matches previous down-cycles going back to 1975, but expect a long painful slog before a sustained recovery

It's been a brutal November for copper which despite a nice bump on Tuesday is down more than 10% during the month.

In New York on Tuesday copper gained 2.5% to $2.06 a pound after coming dangerously close to dropping through $2.00 on Monday, the lowest since March 2009.

Iron ore price hits record low
25 Nov 2015 - The price of iron continued its downward spiral on Tuesday falling to record lows on a spot basis as all indicators point to further price declines.

Benchmark 62% Fe import price including freight and insurance at the Chinese port of Tianjin declined 1.8% to $43.40 a tonne, the lowest on record since The SteelIndex began tracking the spot price in November 2008. Traders have sold off the steelmaking raw material for two straight weeks dropping the price 9.6% just since November 11.

Newmont's Indonesian copper exports to restart Frik Els | November 20, 2015
23 Nov 2015 - Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) were barred from exporting copper and gold concentrate from its operations in Indonesia in September, but the company is now free to resume exports again.

The export licence forDenver-based Newmont's local unit, PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara, was suspended because the company failed to meet government stipulations for developing a domestic smelter, but according to a report in the Jakarta Post a licence will be granted for six months following commitments from Newmont to partner with Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX), to build a facility.

Goldman: Iron ore price to decline next two years
23 Nov 2015 - Iron ore ended the week on a sour note falling to just above decade lows on Friday as bearishness overwhelms the sector on fears about the outlook for China, buyer of more 70% of the world's seaborne ore.

Benchmark 62% Fe import price including freight and insurance at the Chinese port of Tianjin declined to $45.00 a tonne, the lowest since July 8 and down more than 5% for the week. 58% Fe ore at the Qingdao Port declined more than 1% to $42.00 a tonne, just 20c above its record low on a spot price basis. Both grades are down nearly 12% over the past month.

Alberta imposes carbon tax, oilsands emissions cap
23 Nov 2015 - The Alberta government has done what it promised to do during its election campaign earlier this year, imposing measures to combat climate change including a carbon tax aimed at individual Albertans, phasing out coal-powered power plants and placing a cap on emissions from the oilsands.

Premier Rachel Notley made the announcement on Sunday afternoon, a day before Canadian premiers meet in Ottawa, the capital, to discuss climate change and a few days before the UN climate change conference in Paris.

$3.5B Saskatchewan potash mine put on hold
23 Nov 2015 - Low potash prices have made the prospect of developing the Kronau potash mine in Saskatchewan uneconomic.

In a letter to the community of Kronau, located 28 kilometres northeast of Regina, Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) stated that it would wait until market conditions improve to construct the $3.5 billion solution potash mine. Vale Potash currently has about 30 people working on the project, mainly in Regina.

Dollar pushes gold price to February 2010 low
18 Nov 2015 - On Tuesday on the Comex market in New York, gold futures with December delivery dates were pushed to a five-year low by a strong dollar and waning safe haven buying following the Paris attacks...

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