Alrosa expects diamonds sales decrease in the first quarter 2017

MINEX FORUM | March 23, 2017
img0 Image: aadiamonds.co.za Russian diamond miner Alrosa expects its first-quarter sales to be down 6% at $1.25-billion compared with a year ago, the state-controlled company said in a presentation for its investor day on Wednesday, miningweekly.com noted. Alrosa, the world’s largest producer of rough diamonds, plans to increase diamond output to 39.2-million carats in 2017 from 37.4-million ...

The top 10 trends mining companies will face in the coming year – Deloitte

MINEX FORUM | February 8, 2017
img0 As a result of different dynamics in global supply and demand, mining has evolved from a single industry to a collection of industries. Major producers are planning for a different future than the one that appears on the horizon for most junior explorers, Deloitte notes in its last analysis of the mining sector. These divergent views ...

Gold investments drove price and demand growth – WGC

MINEX FORUM | February 3, 2017
img0 Image: inzoloto.ru World Gold Council published its report “Gold Demand Trends”. A four-year high in investment drove price gains and demand growth. 2016 full-year gold demand gained 2% to reach a 3-year high of 4,308.7t. Annual inflows into ETFs reached 531.9t, the second highest on record. Declines in jewellery and central bank purchases offset this growth. ...