In an in-depth analysis of recent global macro-economic events, ranging from the European crisis to the potential Asian meltdown, we analyze and quantify the threat that looms large over the global metals and mining industry. In other big stories in the upcoming issue, we look at the continued rare earth tangle, evaluate the potential impact of Glencore's big move in the Zinc industry and probe potential directions of China copper prices, among other regular features. To know more, continue reading or book your copy of the upcoming issue.
July 30th 2012: We forecast that gold will average $1800 in the fourth quarter of this year. We then see prices continuing to rise into 2013, as the effects of QE3 and additional monetary accommodation, whether in the US or other countries, continue to have a positive effect on gold.
Rare earths have seemingly attracted more eyeballs as an entity part and parcel of global strategic prowess rather than as a raw material with immense potential use. Is this hoopla for real? Can we move into a peaceful maritime phase of rare earth production soon? How will it impact the consumption of the material? We have tried to unearth such reasons in our upcoming Issue Analysis Report in June 2012.