Volume 98 Number 46 Dec 31 - Jan 6, 2013

Market news: Toronto Stock Exchange

Optimism that politicians south of the border would come to a resolution regarding the impending fiscal cliff helped hold up equities north of the border during the trading week. The S&P/TSX Composite Index increased 107 points for the…

Market news: TSX Venture Exchange

In the last trading week before the Christmas holiday, the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index saw one day in the red eliminate four days of small gains, and as a result the index finished the trading session down 5.91 points at 1.177.71….

Market news: U.S. Markets

U.S. equity markets in the first four days of the week turned positive on optimism lawmakers could avert the fiscal cliff. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 176.71 points, or 1.35% to 13,311.72; the S&P 500 Index climbed 30.11…

Equipment at Silver Standard Resources' Pitarrilla silver project in Mexico's Durango state. Source: Silver Standard Resources

Silver Standard targets Pitarrilla

After repositioning Silver Standard as a well-funded firm with a strong management team and a sole operating mine in Argentina, Silver Standard Resources’ (SSO-T, SSRI-Q) president and CEO John Smith says his company is now “getting…

A look at compensation for mining execs, boards

The following is a summary of the Mining Industry 2012 Executive and Board Remuneration report, conducted Bedford Consulting Group and Global Governance Advisors. The report covers remuneration practices among more than 230 mining organizations…

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