Tariffs should be part of U.S. trade policy, Trump foe Warren says

MINEX FORUM | March 12, 2018
img0 Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Alex Azar (not pictured) during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has traded barbs with President Donald Trump, said on ...

Gold-standard rules sought by billion-euro bitcoin broker

MINEX FORUM | March 12, 2018
img0 Bitcoin should be regulated similar to gold – which benefits from simpler compliance rules than stocks or bonds – according to Austria’s biggest broker of the digital token. While cryptocurrency transactions in the European Union above €10 000 should be subject to anti-money laundering rules, applying more onerous financial standards could stunt the emerging market ...

Polymetal posts 10% drop in FY profit

MINEX FORUM | March 12, 2018
img0 A stronger Russian rouble has offset the double-digit production growth that precious metals miner Polymetal achieved in 2017, resulting in lower earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebtida) and net earnings. The mining company, which operates in Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia, on Monday reported a 15% revenue increase to $1.8-billion for 2017, but said ...

Kazahkstan tenders 290 MW of solar

MINEX FORUM | March 12, 2018
img0 Overall, new auctions launched by the Kazakh government will allocate 1 GW of renewable energy generation capacity, including 620 MW of wind power plants. The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan has issued a series of tenders for the 1 GW of renewable energy power generation capacity it announced in late January. According ...