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Fortune favours the brave. Feb 1, 2014 1535
Squaring the circle: Miners face another challenging year as China moderates the pace of its growth, costs continue to rise and mineral-rich countries seek a better deal from their endowment. MJ Morgan asks can these apparently conflicting pressures be reconciled? Jan 1, 2014 1617
Aluminium: down but not out: with prices in the doldrums, the aluminium industry has had little cheer of late. But the future may be a lot more positive for Africa's players in this market. Dec 1, 2013 1610
End of the golden era? Gold prices, having risen for more than 30 years, are now tumbling--with the African gold mining index down 50% in a year. What hope now for Africa's gold industry? Aug 1, 2013 1807
Beneficiation - the pros and cons: is Africa giving away the value of its minerals by exporting them unrefined? MJ Morgan sees signs that while beneficiation is growing, the issue is not entirely straightforward. Apr 1, 2013 1414
Digging for victory: why is it that despite the fact that Africa is the richest continent in terms of natural resources, it still remains the poorest continent in the world? How can the continent's extraordinary mineral wealth be utilised to generate development and growth? These critical questions were vigorously discussed during the eighth African Development Forum (ADF) in Addis Ababa. MJ Morgan was there. Jan 1, 2013 2021
Africa fastest-growing region for gold. Oct 1, 2012 1302
Is irresponsible rhetoric killing South Africa's golden goose? Although South Africa has in excess of a potential trillion dollars in mineral resources, its mining sector is struggling Populist rhetoric on nationalisation, and contradictory government statements are not helping matters. MJ Morgan describes the tensions within the industry. Aug 1, 2012 1681
Outer Space mining for PGMs? Will platinum group metals (PGMs) soon be mined in space? Some very influential people seem to think so. MJ Morgan investigates this and the other more-terrestrial developments his round-up of the sector. Jun 1, 2012 1146
China slowdown depresses prices. May 1, 2012 678
How long will Africa's golden harvest last? Will Africa's gold producers continue to make hay while the sun shines or will gold's bull run simply run out of steam? MJ Morgan looks at the outlook for prices and production. Industry overview Mar 1, 2012 1468
Making the most of Africa's resources: in the face of increasing demand, rising prices and profits, resource - rich countries in Africa are increasingly keen to make sure they're getting a fair deal. How best to do so? MJ Morgan discusses. Jan 1, 2012 1387
All roads lead to Guinea: Guinea is set to become the world's third-largest iron ore producer, behind giants Australia and Brazil, as investments of billions of dollars pour in. MJ Morgan reports on the probable transformation of a nation. Dec 1, 2011 1857
Old enemies, new friends? Zambia's new President, Michael Sata, fought his campaign largely on an anti-Chinese ticket. The Chinese had threatened to disinvest totally if he was elected. But now that he is in the top seat, how have the Chinese reacted? Report by MJ Morgan. Dec 1, 2011 1427
Contest for African skies: Competition for African routes is growing fiercer as international airlines seek larger slices from one of the most profitable segments of the aviation industry. MJ Morgan looks at the performance of Brussels Airlines, as it seeks to expand its African footprint. Aug 1, 2011 930
Fukushima keeps lid on uranium prices: MJ Morgan presents a round-up of developments and trends in Africa's mining sector. This month's focus is on price fluctuations for uranium, increasing demand for copper and new investments in coal. Aug 1, 2011 1405
External factors sustain gold demand: unabated demand from Asia, sluggish economies and low interest rates in the west - and uncertainty about the value of the dollar - continue to drive gold prices upwards, much to the relief of African producers. Jul 1, 2011 1533
Gold prospers amid political turmoil. Apr 1, 2011 1373
Zim to profit from platinum boom: the growing demand for platinum-group metals (PGMs) for a variety of industrial uses, coupled with a ceiling on output, has seen an increase in prices greater than for gold. As MJ Morgan reports, this is particularly good news for South Africa and Zimbabwe. Jan 1, 2011 1528
Metals go from strength to strength: the last few weeks have seen gold and tin hit record highs and strong performances from copper, nickel and steel. The IMF suggested in its recent world economic report that the supply of metals is unlikely to be able to keep pace with demand. MJ Morgan investigates market developments. Nov 1, 2010 1636

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