Before joining the Investing News Network as senior editor, Andrew was an editor at MINING.com, a mining and mineral exploration blog covering the global mining industry and commodities markets. With a background in newspaper and trade magazine reporting, Andrew has written for the Black Press newspaper chain in British Columbia, Business in Vancouver and Baum Publications, where he edited magazines on construction and environmental technology. Andrew also has experience in transportation logistics, having worked at the Port of Vancouver and for Korean shipping giant Hanjin. He studied journalism and political science, and earned a Master's degree from the London School of Economics. In his spare time Andrew enjoys cooking, playing squash and travel.
Reuters reported that Australian miner PanAust Ltd (ASX:PNA) said its acquisition of an exploration project in Papua New Guinea from Glencore Xstrata could transform it into one of the world’s top independent copper producers.
MINING.com reported that Southern Copper (NYSE: SCCO) may be able to restart work at its controversial $1 billion Tía María copper project near Arequipa, Peru, as soon as January next year, which would allow the company to kick off operation by March.
Copper edged up on Monday, fueled by speculation that China, the world’s biggest consumer of the metal, will implement stimulus measures to shore up its flagging economy. LME copper for three-month delivery was up 0.8 percent to $7,679 per tonne.