Mining Has Been Banned Near Yellowstone National Park

Mining Has Been Banned Near Yellowstone National Park






Mining Has Been Banned Near Yellowstone National Park The US government has banned new mining claims close to Yellowstone National Park as the Obama Administration steps up efforts to keep the extractive industry out of environmentally sensitive areas before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. Temporary ban affects new claims on a 30,000-acres area north of […]






China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum

China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum






China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum China’s outbound direct investment (ODI) is surging despite weak global growth as Chinese companies continue to internationalize their business. Non-financial ODI increased 53.3% Y-Y to reach $145.96 in the January-October frame, surpassing the total for Y 2015 of about $121.4-B, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday. […]






Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives

Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives






Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives The latest exploration statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics simply confirm that exploration in Queensland is “on its knees”. For the 4th year running, the annual spending on exploration for minerals in Queensland has declined. Just 4 years ago, Queensland was investing almost AU$250-M each Quarter in mineral exploration. […]






The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending

The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending






The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending $GLD, $ABX, $NEM The $50-B Gold industry deal spree is extending into its 3rd year, even as the rising bullion price makes sealing transactions and valuing mines more difficult. Gold has regained its “shine” as investors seek havens from volatile markets and weak interest rates. While the […]






Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain

Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain






Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain Simpley put, all Bitcoin transactions are recorded on a blockchain, a public, decentralized, permissionless ledger. The transactions are recorded in bundles, called “blocks,” by “miners” who receive a small reward in kind for mining. The process creates new Bitcoins. Miners currently earn 25 Bitcoins per block that is 16.175. The beginning […]






Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland

Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland






Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland Japanese investors are buying Bullion and storing it in Switzerland because of negative interest rates and fears JPY will depreciate as the government grapples with the heaviest public debt burden in the developed world, according reports. The number of buyers jumped 62% in 1-H of Y 2016 […]






New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting

New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting






New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting Following US President Barack Obama’s promise to cut toxic methane leaks at Oil & Gas facilities, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, 12 May announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce such emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The […]