Platinum heavyweights have set their sights elsewhere after protracted labor disputes hurt their operations in South Africa. But a recent mine closure in Zimbabwe suggests that risks remain in platinum markets.
If there’s one thing Moscow hates, it’s other countries encroaching into Russian territory, especially those against which it sees itself as competing for influence and power.
The economic potential of the Arctic has helped keep relations between Arctic Council members cordial since 1991. But does Canada’s recent snub at a council meeting in Moscow mean that things are about to change?
China’s rare earth mineral quota and Indonesia’s metal export ban are both proving a headache for importers in the developed world.
A historic victory for the business-friendly Narendra Modi has Indian equities surging, but will the prime minister elect really be able to duplicate his Gujarat success on the national scale?
A recent spate of attacks in China’s restive Xinjiang province has some worried about the long-term risk to regional energy supplies.