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Which countries are damaged most by low oil prices?
29 Agu 2016 - The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

Oil is by far the world’s most-traded commodity, with $786.3 billion of crude changing hands in international trade in 2015.

While low commodity prices can hurt any major producer, oil prices can have a particularly detrimental effect on oil-rich economies. This is because, for better or worse, many of these economies hold onto oil as an anchor for achieving growth, filling government coffers, and even fueling social programs.

Barrick signs on to Venezuela gold push as oil sinks economy
29 Agu 2016 - Barrick Gold Corp. agreed to form a joint venture in Venezuela, according to state television, as President Nicolas Maduro turns to mining as a way to boost one of the fastest-shrinking economies in the world.

Kinross Gold halts Maricunga mine in Chile, lays off 300 workers
27 Agu 2016 - Kinross Gold (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC), the world's fifth largest miner of the precious metal by output, has suspended operations at its main mine in Chile earlier than planned after a court upheld the country’s regulator (SMA) decision to shut down the water system linked to the operation over environmental concerns.

The Canadian miner, which disputes the regulator’s accusations of alleged environmental damage, said the move would result in about 300 workers being laid off.

Mining has nothing to fear from Fed rate hikes
27 Agu 2016 - As expected, the prices of gold and copper are down ahead of the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's much anticipated annual speech on the direction of monetary policy.

Mining has nothing to fear from Fed rate hikes
Source: Allianz Global Investors, Bloomberg, Datastream, BofA Merrill Lynch. Global equities, Emerging Market equities and global government bond returns in local currency
The consensus seems to have shifted in favour of earlier interest rate hikes than previously thought and the feverish speculation about what will transpire at Jackson Hole has seen an old research report being passed around again.

Here's what Canada needs to regain leadership in mineral exploration and mining
23 Agu 2016 - Canada’s mineral exploration and mining industry is asking Energy and Mines Ministers, currently in Winnipeg for their 73rd annual conference, to work on tackling several challenges that have resulted in Canada dropping to second place behind Australia as the most desirable mining destination in the world.

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) President Bob Schafer said that as the downturn was still being felt by the mineral exploration and mining industry, action was required to ensure Canadians are able to capitalize on the great opportunities that lie ahead.

McArthur River mine could cost up to $1B to remediate
23 Agu 2016 - The McArthur River mine in Australia is looking at a nine-figure clean-up bill, says a new report on one of the world's largest producers of lead, zinc and silver.

The report by Monash University and the Mineral Policy Institute recommends that the mine stop operating until a public commission is set up and examines whether the mine can be made safe and at what cost, The Guardian reported on Sunday.

Stephen Nano – Mirasol Resources makes value investing simple through prospect generation
22 Agu 2016 - Stephen Nano, CEO of Mirasol Resources sits down with Maurice Jackson of Proven & Probable (http://www.provenandprobable.com/) to discuss the virtues of Prospect Generation, the most recent press release regarding the ‘Claudia Gold-Silver Project’ ., and some of the unique features that makes Mirasol Resources one of the hand-picked exhibitors for the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver.

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