By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News Lead and zinc prices have been on board for the base metal rally, zinc on the LME is currently trading for $1,633.50 per tonne, up 30 per cent so far this year. The metal used to galvanize steel touched a four-year low of $1,038 on Dec.12, [...]
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By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News For the first quarter of 2009, the mantra of many lead and zinc miners is “survival”. After the price crash of 2008, many miners have gone underwater. This is forcing cutbacks, closures, acquisitions, and even some bankruptcies. There is no question that prices will rebound as commodity [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News The recent price crash in the metals means that many miners who were once raking in cash are now cutting output and suspending operations just to stay afloat. Analysts are already bracing for metal prices to skyrocket when demand recoups. The mining boom we just witnessed [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News Australia’s carbon tax program may force miners into bankruptcy. Nyrstar, the countries largest zinc and lead miner issued a response to the governments proposed taxation scheme. Chief Operating Officer Greg McMillan said modeling prepared for the company showed that the taxation would cost the company $70 [...]