Volume 99 Number 15 May 27 - Jun 2, 2013

Exploration ramp development at Goldcorp's lonore gold project in Quebec. Source: Goldcorp

Goldcorp’s earnings squeezed

Goldcorp (G-T, GG-N) may have surpassed its long-time rival Barrick Gold (ABX-T, ABX-N) in terms of market capitalization, but that doesn’t mean the company has been insulated from the same bear market that has felled other…

An underground exploration drill at NAP's Lac-des-Iles project. Source: North American Palladium

North American Palladium disappoints, gets punished

North American Palladium (PDL-T, PAL-N) failed to impress with its latest quarterly results, and, given the prevailing bearish sentiment towards mining stocks, the company’s shares felt the full weight of the market’s…

An operator tightens a valve on a steam-assisted gravity drainage well pad at Nexen's Long Lake oilsands project. Source: Nexen

Who’s afraid of CNOOC?

The $15.1-billion takeover last year of oilsands producer Nexen by state-owned China National Offshore Oil Co., or CNOOC (CEO-N), tested Canadians’ willingness to allow foreign state-controlled firms full access to the country’s…

U.S. markets, May 13-17

U.S. markets continued their upward march, marking their fourth straight week of gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 235.91 points, or 1.56%, to close the week at 15,354.40, while the S&P 500 Index rose 33.77 points, or 2.07%,…

TSX Venture Exchange, May 13-17

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index dropped 3.3% — or 32.05 points during the period — with falling precious metal prices and a weaker Canadian dollar weighing on the market. Upbeat signs from the U.S. provided a late boost…

Centerra Gold's Kumtor gold mine in the Kyrgyzstan. Source: Centerra Gold

Centerra’s shares jump on unexpectedly strong Q1

VANCOUVER — There are quite a few moving pieces at Toronto-based Centerra Gold’s (CG-T) flagship Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan. But despite some uncertainty, the company was able to register a strong first quarter that includes…

A drill rig in the a distance at Coro Mining's Berta copper project in Chile. Source: Coro Mining

Juniors like Coro face tough choices

Difficult markets and strained balance sheets are dogging junior mining companies across the industry, forcing them to make some hard decisions about how to manage their assets.  

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