What is Social License?

In light of the tailings pond breach at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine and the toxic leak at Grupo Mexico’s Buenavista, it's certainly a good time for investors to revisit the importance of social license.

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Mickey Fulp: A Hopeful Optimist in Today’s Markets

At this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference, Investing News Network spoke with Mercenary Geologist Mickey Fulp, who is hopefully optimistic in today’s resource market.

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Newmont Reaches Tentative Deal to Resume Indonesian Exports

Reuters reported today that Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) has reached a tentative agreement that could see it resume exports of copper concentrate as early as next week. The deal will still need to be approved by several government officials, according to Reuters.

Antofagasta Cuts Global Surplus Forecast By Nearly Two Thirds

Bloomberg reported today that Chile's Antofagasta plc (LSE:ANTO) has brought its forecast for a global surplus of copper down by roughly two thirds. The miner is chalking up the reduction to delays in starting new mines for the red metal, according to Bloomberg.

Newmont Backs Down From Indonesian Arbitration

Reuters reported today that Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) has withdrawn its international arbitration filing against the Indonesian Government. Officials gave indication of a possible "constructive solution" to the seven-month dispute, according to Reuters.

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More Than Just China Driving Copper Prices, Clyde Russell

In a column for Reuters, Clyde Russell suggested that China may lose its position as the main driver for copper prices, at least for the short term. Russell drew attention to the importance of demand from the rest of the world, which still makes up 55 percent of copper demand.

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