EU to witness fastest growth in indirect demand for battery metals — report

MINEX Forum | December 3, 2019
img0 In a new industry trend analysis, Fitch Solutions lays out the base, bullish and bear case demand trends for EV battery metals over the coming years in Europe, the US and China. Leveraging its existing electric vehicle (EV) forecasts, Fitch created a new set of assumptions on EV sales, dividing geographic demand for battery metals ...

Gold remains mainstream choice among retail investors — WGC report

MINEX Forum | November 13, 2019
img0 The World Gold Council (WGC) on Tuesday launched a new consumer research report highlighting opportunities for gold for those working in both retail investment and jewellery markets. Based on feedback from a survey of 18,000 people, the research looks at a range of markets including China, India, North America, Germany and Russia, and highlights insights ...

Kazakhstan is one of world leaders in chromite mining, production and reserves

MINEX Forum | September 24, 2019
img0 Kazakhstan is one of the world leaders in chromite mining, production and reserves, according to the United States Geological Survey. The country was the third biggest chromite producer in 2018 with 4.6 million tonnes. South Africa and Turkey were the largest and second largest with 16 million and 6.5 million tonnes, respectively. Kazakhstan, however, ranks ...

Lithium in Serbia, there may be a fortune buried in a forgotten corner of Europe

MINEX Forum | September 1, 2019
img0 Some estimate that the continent’s largest reserves of lithium⁠—the metal used for batteries⁠ —are in Serbia. The hard part might be getting it out. The ancient scooter gurgling through a languid summer afternoon brought groceries and a fistful of cash to Sasa Antic’s house. Like many of his neighbors, the 30-year-old Serb hasn’t had a ...

Gold market in H1 2019

MINEX Forum | August 5, 2019
img0 We were right. At the beginning of the year, in the January edition of the Gold Market Overview, we wrote that “2019 fundamental outlook for the gold market is better than one year ago”. The quote below will give you full insight into our predictions at that time: As for the fundamental outlook, we believe ...