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WA studies hydrogen potential for mining

By: Esmarie Iannucci     Updated 7 hours ago The Western Australian government is investigating the potential for a renewable hydrogen industry in Western Australia, and the opportunities it could present to the mining sector. Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Alannah MacTiernan said this week that... 

Gold busts above $1 350 as Iran tension, fed outlook spur demand 

By: Bloomberg     14th June 2019 Gold smashed above $1 350/oz to a 14-month high as rising geopolitical tensions bolster haven demand ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve meeting, when policy makers may move closer to cutting rates. Bullion for immediate delivery rose as much as 1.2% to $1 358.26/oz. Prices are set for a fourth... 

Motorbike taxi firms rev up for race into West Africa

By: Reuters     12th June 2019 Motorcycle taxi companies are expanding in West Africa with backing from investors betting that the meteoric rise of two-wheeled taxi firms in Asia can be replicated in some of the fastest growing countries in the world. Four bike taxi firms are now battling it out on the streets of Nigeria's... 

Gold seen hitting six-year high as global markets outlook dims

By: Bloomberg     10th June 2019 Gold is finally gaining the traction needed to boost prices to a level not seen since 2013 as concern mounts over increased trade war tensions and the global growth outlook. Bullion may touch $1 400/oz this year as investors hedge risk, according to Rhona O’Connell, head of market analysis for... 

SA’s ‘very old’ trade remedies

By: Riaan de Lange     7th June 2019 In 2003, the International Trade Centre (ITC) published a 290-page book on trade remedies, titled Business Guide to Trade Remedies in South Africa and the Southern African Customs Union – Antidumping, Countervailing and Safeguards Legislation, Practices and Procedures. I know this, as I was its... 

Gold climbs as Trump move on Mexico shows 'no country is safe'

By: Bloomberg     31st May 2019 Gold is finally seeing some bullish momentum as trade war ructions escalate. President Donald Trump’s tariff salvo trained at Mexico boosted the metal, which has been weighed down by the strong dollar. Bullion prices advanced to a two-week high to head for a narrow monthly gain after Trump said... 

Urgent need for tech advance

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     31st May 2019 I made a subtle confession in last week’s column: that I rate the dear departed Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first post-independence leader, as one of the greatest Africans of all time. In my estimation, only the likes of Nelson Mandela surpassed his iconic stature. As I stated, the speech he delivered... 

MEGA LINER

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st May 2019 The Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship is the newest and largest ship operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises in Asia. Pictured above berthed at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore, the 170 000 t ship can carry more than 4 000 passengers. The liner is the first of three Quantum Ultra class ships... 

Gemfields reports signs of recovery in emerald sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th May 2019 JSE-listed Gemfields continues to see “encouraging” signs of a recovery in the emerald sector, product and sales MD Adrian Banks said in a statement on Monday. This follows Gemfields’ latest auction of higher-quality rough emeralds, in Singapore, which generated revenue of $22.4-million and... 

Singapore integrated complex upgrade

By: Sheila Barradas     10th May 2019 ExxonMobil plans to convert fuel oil and other bottom-of-the-barrel crude products into higher-value lube base stocks and distillates. 

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