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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports

Thomson Reuters releases Interim Silver Market Review

New York, 18 November 2014

At the Annual Silver Industry Dinner organized by the Silver Institute, Andrew Leyland, Manager, Precious Metals Demand in the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters, presented the Interim Silver Market Review. This Review included Thomson Reuters’ provisional supply and demand forecasts for 2014. The following details some of the highlights from the report.

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Platinum industry launches World Platinum Investment Council

London, 18 November 2014

Six of the world’s leading platinum producers announce the launch of a new industry entity, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC), which will work to develop the global market for platinum investment.

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Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Falls to Record Low

Beijing, 11 November 2014

Chinese steel market participants expect steel demand to weaken further this year, with the outlook for new export orders dropping dramatically, according to the latest Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (Platts CSSI), which showed a headline reading of 25.61 out of a possible 100 points in November.

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LME consults on enhancements to physical delivery network

London, 7 November 2014

The London Metal Exchange (LME) today launched two market-wide consultations concerning enhancements to its physical delivery network and to the LME Warehouse Agreement.

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Thomson Reuters Publishes GFMS Copper Survey Update 2014

London, 15 October 2014

Thomson Reuters today released an interim update to the 2014 edition of the GFMS Copper Survey: Growth spurt in supply as global consumption slows, sets scene for further price weakness.

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Mining M&A activity jumps YOY in H1'14

London, 22 August 2014

There was a sharp increase in the number of completed and pending mining project and company deals in the first half of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013; however, the lower averages of price paid and value of acquired commodities per deal suggests that cash-strapped smaller companies are being forced to sell their assets at lower valuations.

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M&A and capital raising in mining & metals: H1 2014

London, August 2014

M&A and capital raising activity remained subdued over 1H 2014 - down 69% year-on-year, according to the latest analysis from EY.  This was largely the consequence of a continuing commitment to capital discipline and a lack of urgency over investment, given the relative lack of competition for assets.

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Outlook for New Electrical & Electronic Uses of Silver

Silver Industrial Demand Expected to Outpace Global GDP Growth Through 2016

 

Washington, August 2014

The Silver Institute has released a report titled “The Outlook for New Electrical and Electronic Uses of Silver.” The report identifies three key potential growth areas for silver demand: flexible electronics; light emitting diodes (LEDs); and interposers. These three growth areas combined have the potential to add another 20 million ounces of silver to total demand by 2018.

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Productivity tops mining risks

London, 1 August 2014

Boards and CEOs are now realizing that regaining lost productivity and gaining new ground is critical for long-term profitability and achieving an adequate return on capital employed, and requires a whole-of-business response. This broad transformational approach is essential and is yet to be applied effectively by any one sector participant. This huge step change is why this risk is top of the EY ranking.

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Fewer new discoveries, slower development weigh on gold industry

London, July 2014

SNL Metals & Mining: In light of declining discovery rates and a longer time to advance a discovery to production, the gold industry's future ability to replace production through large discoveries is in doubt. Analysis suggests that discoveries made since 1999 might eventually only replace half of the gold produced over the same period.

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