Tag: Nickel

Mining & Resources

Mineral exploration in the NT

In recent months, mineral exploration in the Northern Territory (NT) has more than rebounded from its long-term downturn. For many years the region’s strong pipeline of mining projects were held back by low commodity prices, but with the upturn, many are now progressing strongly through the environmental approvals process. Expenditure figures are also pointing to…

5 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Nickel: The only way is up – but when?

In preparation of the upcoming forecast at the 13th China Nickel Conference, we asked Angela Durrant, Senior Research Analyst – Metals Costs, Wood Mackenzie, about the outlook for nickel and the key issues she will be discussing at the event later this month in Shanghai. Informa: What are the top 3 factors that Wood Makenzie believe…

11 May 2016, by test test

Mining & Resources

Challenges and opportunities of nickel mining in the Philippines

The Philippines have one of the world’s largest nickel reserves and last year the nickel production totalled to over 330,000 metric tonnes, and for the next few years the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines sees the country producing 25 million metric tonnes of nickel direct shipping ore annually. One such operating nickel miner is…

8 Apr 2015, by test test

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Thomas Boehlert

Mr Thomas Boehlert is the current President, CEO, Director of First Nickel Inc., a position he has held since September 2011. Mr. Boehlert has had extensive experience with international natural resource and energy companies in optimizing operations and executing growth strategies. He was most recently Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Toronto and New…

1 Oct 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

BHP confirms demerger plans

Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive officer and Jac Nasser, chairman of BHP Billiton have shared their thoughts on why a demerger makes sense for the mining giant. BHP announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch a new, independent metals and mining company (currently known as ‘NewCo’) which will take ownership of all of BHP’s non-core…

25 Aug 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

China continues to play crucial role in Australia’s mining sector

China has always enjoyed a strong business relationship with Australia, particularly as the latter's mining industry rose to prominence. A recent analysis of Australian mineral exports to key Asian markets suggests this will continue to be the case. The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) released its latest export figures at the start of this month,…

11 Apr 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

The World of Nickel – UBS’ View

Tom Price, Global Commodities Analyst from UBS Australia shares with us UBS' outlook on the trend in the nickel market*. Nickel’s recent spot price history features a trend-decline of 50% to US$6/lb, during 2011-13 – thereafter contained within a surprisingly volatile-free, tight trading range of just US$6.0-6.6/lb. Indeed, since 2011, this has been one of…

1 Apr 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

Is the nickel industry facing the biggest shake-up in recent history?

In a much debated ruling, the Indonesian government in January went through with its plan to ban the export of unprocessed ores. While the administration had first stated its plans for a raw materials export ban in 2009, the announcement had largely been ignored by many miners in the hope the plans would follow the…

4 Feb 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

Industry experts deem Nickel Pig Iron innovations the most pressing issue for 2014

The global nickel market is currently facing a number of challenges and uncertainties. In the last edition of International Mining & Metals (IMM) Insights we asked our readers what they consider the most pressing issue the industry is facing in 2014. With 56% of the votes, Nickel Pig Iron (NPI) innovations clearly dominate the field.…

29 Oct 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

What is the most pressing issue the global nickel industry is facing in 2014?

Stumbling commodity prices have forced mining companies to take a hard look at their operational efficiencies and to re-evaluate the margins of certain projects. And like most commodities, nickel has not had a particularly encouraging 2013 with the metal price currently at US$13,966/t. In addition, the latest statistics from the International Nickel Study Group show…

23 Sep 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

Presentations: The market outlook for nickel

New Caledonia Nickel is the not-to-be-missed global industry gathering that attracts top level executives from the world’s major nickel companies and industry stakeholders. The business gathering that took place in Noumea in early July provided for a fantastic week of industry updates, case studies, technical presentations, and invaluable networking opportunities. We have made some of…

24 Jul 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

Insights from New Caledonia Nickel

At a time of critical challenges and high volatility of the markets, the week-long New Caledonia Nickel conference provided attendees from the global nickel industry the opportunity to discuss the most pressing topics and questions as well as unrivalled networking opportunities with their peers. Jim Lennon, Chairman Commodities research at Macquarie Securities asked in his…

23 Jul 2013, by test test