Volume 97 Number 13 May 16 - 22, 2011

Glencore goes public with US$11B IPO

Before early May’s commodities rout, Glencore International was expected to fetch a valuation of as much as US$70 billion, but the metal-trading king’s imminent move into the public markets will still come with a hefty valuation of US$61…

Bear Creek Mining's Corani silver project in Puno province, in southeastern Peru. Photo by Bear Creek Mining

Bear Creek optimistic despite silver’s slide

As the New York spot price of silver quickly retreated to US$34.40 per oz. in early May from its 31-year high of US$48.70 on April 28, one of the formerly best-performing stocks in the junior silver space, Bear Creek Mining (BCM-V, BCEKF-Q),…

Correction (May 16, 2011)

In last week’s feature on HudBay Minerals (HBM-T, HBM-N), we referred to the company’s Lalor project in Manitoba as a nickel-copper-gold-silver deposit, when it is in fact a gold-copper-silver-zinc deposit.

Editorial: Silver leads commodities rout

Commodities investors felt the pain during the first week of May, as the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEALs set off heavy selling in a wide spectrum of hard assets from precious and base metals to oil and gasoline.

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