Minerals Corporation Limited of Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) (WISCO) has acquired 65 million common shares of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited (TSX: CLM). The shares were acquired by way of private placement for an aggregate subscription price of C$ 28,748,227.20 or C$ 4.40 per share. The shares were acquired for investment purposes only. For [...]
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By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive To Iron Investing News The alarm bells have started ringing. On the sidelines of a mining conference, Rio Tinto said iron ore prices are certain to fall in 2009, the first decline in seven years, but not by the 50 per cent suggested by some steel makers. On the spot market, [...]
By Melissa Pistilli – Exclusive to Iron Investing News On March 14 this year, the Government of India-owned mining firm National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) had issued a call for global partners to buy overseas mines. Mining giant Rio Tinto, also actively seeking to expand its iron ore resources, answered the call and both are set to [...]
BHP Billiton’s ongoing hostile takeover bid of of Rio Tinto may be over by the year-end. Four months ago, the $142 billion takeover was considered by most to be a sure bet. But now, all signs are pointing towards the bid running out of steam as the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the European Commission seem [...]
By Melissa Pistilli – Exclusive to IronInvestingNews.com Economic woes in the U.S. and Western Europe may be stalling growth in the construction sector and lessening demand for materials like iron ore, aluminum, and copper; however, “prospects for the iron ore market remain positive,” says Chris Griffith, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore. One of the main [...]
Iron is one of the most abundant elements on earth and accounts for 95% of worldwide metal production. It is key in the construction of machinery, tools, automobiles, ships, buildings, etc., due to its strength and low cost. Because pure iron is very soft, it is most often used in the form of steel. Metallic [...]