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2014 IPOs – Rewards for the brave (MiningNewsPremium.net)

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Exploration, Media, Mining, Publications, Recommended

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Today I've co-authored an article with Allan Trench for his weekly Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewspremium.net, entitled "2014 IPOs - Rewards for the Brave". Unsurprisingly the article covers the 2014 minerals IPO performance tracking the continued dearth of minerals Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), noting that even fewer new minerals companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) last year. In addition,…
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Rare earths at Indaba Asia 2013

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences

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I have just been confirmed as one of the speakers at the Asian Indaba conference (sister to the major South African event) to be held in Singapore, 16-18th September 2013. The conference will in general be focusing on Asia's role in the mining industry. I am scheduled to talk on one of my favourite subjects - rare earths, with particular…
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Travels in the SE Asian Tinbelt (2) – Indonesia

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Field Visits, Mining, Travel

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The final stop on our tour of the SE Asian Tinbelt, which started in Malaysia and Thailand, is the current source of nearly one-third of the world's mined tin - Indonesia. Stopping briefly in Jakarta to attend the spectacle of an Indonesian wedding and narrowly missing out on a visit from Indonesia’s most famous former resident, Barack Obama (he was…
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Travels in the SE Asian Tinbelt (1) – Malaysia & Thailand

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Field Visits, Mining, Travel

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Considering it has provided most of the world's tin, the South East Asian Tinbelt is probably not as well known and understood as it should be. This visit highlighted the fundamental long-term supply challenges the industry faces and the implications this has for the LME's least-followed metal. Our bullish travel account provides a background on the tin mining industry, a…
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