Anthony Tse of Galaxy Resources: Lithium Demand Has Surprised to the Upside

At this year’s Cathodes event in Newport Beach, the Investing News Network sat down with Anthony Tse, managing director and CEO of Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY), to get more insight on the lithium market and the company’s future. Speaking about the challenges in the lithium sector this year, Tse said that the concerns of a “tsunami […]

Shaun Verner of Syrah Resources: Graphite Production at Balama to Be Demand Driven

At this year’s Benchmark Minerals Week’s Graphite+Anodes conference in Newport Beach, the Investing News Network caught up with Shaun Verner, managing director and CEO of Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR), to talk about the state of the graphite market, future supply and more. Speaking about how the graphite market has performed this year, Verner said there’s been […]

Palladium Demand Soars on China’s Tougher Pollution Standards

As a global attempt to cut back on pollution is causing an increase in palladium demand, tight supplies are pushing the precious metal into a bull market with prices setting record highs. The metal, which is used in pollution-controlled devices, has not only climbed 9 percent in New York alone this year, but has been […]

Powering the Future: Growth in Uranium Demand

As the energy generation space faces ongoing change, the world is also seeing growth in uranium demand. Few, if any, other energy sources are as misunderstood as nuclear energy. Following the end of the second world war, nuclear was seen by many in the public and in the energy sector as the energy of the […]

Cobalt Companies Spurred by Battery Demand Revitalizing Ontario Silver Mines

The electric vehicle (EV) battery market is spurring growing demand in battery metals such as lithium, copper, graphite and cobalt. As cobalt is often found as a byproduct of silver production, cobalt companies in Ontario are turning to old, past-producing silver mines in the province. In a recent article on the town of Cobalt, Ontario […]

Anton Berlin of Nornickel: Nickel Demand for EV Batteries to Grow Significantly

At this year’s Cathodes event in Newport Beach, increased nickel content in lithium-ion batteries was a topic in many presentations. To get more insight on what’s ahead for the base metal, the Investing News Network sat down with Anton Berlin, marketing director of Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) (MCX:GMKN). Speaking about the role of nickel in batteries and […]


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5 Highlights of the World Gold Council’s Q3 Demand Trends Report

The World Gold Council’s (WGC) Gold Demand Trends report for Q3 2018 has been released, and it shows global gold demand was steady in the third quarter, with total demand coming in at 964.3 tonnes, up 6.2 tonnes year-on-year. This increase in demand was heavily supported by a 28-percent jump in bar and coin demand […]

Gianni Kovacevic: I Don’t Lose Sleep Over Copper Demand

Interview conducted by Priscila Barrera; article text by Scott Tibballs. Speaking with the Investing News Network at Mines and Money in Toronto, Gianni Kovacevic, executive chairman of Copperbank Resources (CSE:CBK), waved away the trade war and said he isn’t losing any sleep over copper because investors are “scrambling for copper metal.” Falling inventories are the indicator for […]

Global Lithium Supply: Future Demand for Lithium-ion Batteries Bodes Well for Chile

As the world continues a gradual transition towards electrification and mass application of battery storage in transportation, and even utility and manufacturing sectors, a slate of key metal markets have been impacted, including the global lithium supply. Lithium, along with copper, cobalt, graphite, vanadium, nickel, in various combinations, enables this transition to take place. Although […]

One Bank Says this is the Biggest Risk for Commodities Demand

Scotiabank’s Commodity Price Index fell 0.7 percent month-on-month in July, drawn downward by “weakness in the metals sub-index.”   According to the firm, commodities prices have been pressured by two main factors: a drop in macro sentiment and a stronger US dollar. Base metals have taken the brunt of the damage, but other commodities have also […]

Orocobre Set to Meet Long-term Increase in Lithium Demand

Lithium producer Orocobre (ASX:ORE,TSX:ORE) released its full-year financial results on Tuesday (August 28), saying it was well positioned to meet the expected long-term increase in lithium demand. The Australia-based miner posted record sales price of US$ 12,578 per tonne free on board for lithium carbonate produced at its Olaroz facility in Argentina. The company said […]

Emblem is Ready to Meet the Demand of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Market

Emblem (TSXV:EMC, OTC:EMMBF) CEO Nick Dean was featured in a video interview with Midas Letter Live. In the interview, Dean was asked to outline the company’s recent partnership with GreenSpace Brands, a consumer packaged goods company focused on organic health and wellness products. Emblem will be launching a line of CBD-based health and wellness products […]

Fortescue’s Profits Down as Chinese Demand for High Grade Bites

Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) has posted a 58-percent decline in net profit in the 2017/2018 financial year, with the figure coming in at US$ 878 million. In comparison, during the 2016/2017 financial year the miner posted a profit of over US$ 2 billion. In its full-year results, published on Monday (August 20), the company also reported […]

Future Demand for Batteries Bodes Well for Ontario Nickel

With Canadian pennies gone from circulation, a “nickel” for your thoughts will have to do. And nickel, along with lithium, copper, cobalt, graphite, vanadium and other minerals, is in everyone’s thoughts these days. Demand for all things electronic, like smartphones and EVs, is continuing to surge. But trade war headwinds are blowing. So far, China, the […]

5 Highlights of the World Gold Council’s Q2 Demand Trends Report

The World Gold Council’s (WGC) Gold Demand Trends report for Q2 2018 has been released, and it shows global gold demand fell 4 percent in the second quarter, with total demand coming in at 1,959.9 tonnes in H1, down from 2,086.5 tonnes this time last year. With demand experiencing the lowest first-half total since 2009, […]

Andy Leyland: Lithium Hydroxide Demand and Oversupply Worries

At this year’s Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas, the Investing News Network had the chance to speak with Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Leyland talked about how lithium prices have performed this year and what he expects going forward. “We have seen some softness in prices, [but] the […]

Jon Hykawy: What’s Next for Battery Technology and Metals Demand?

At this year’s Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas, the Investing News Network had the chance to catch up with Jon Hykawy of Stormcrow Capital, who shared his insight on the battery metals market. Hykawy said he is optimistic about future demand for electric cars, which will see the need for batteries increase […]