Austmine Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program

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RFC Ambrian is a partner with the Austmine Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program. RFCA is excited to be part of Austmine’s current initiative of raising awareness of STEM and METS career opportunities for women. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Austmine and becoming future partners with bright and promising candidates. http://www.austmine.com.au/METS-Career-Program  

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The Australian Dollar – Overpriced?

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The Alchemist, Issue 32: Brief – Currency Update Introduction The Australian dollar is near its two-year high at US$0.797/A$ Recent strength in the Aussie dollar’s value has widely been attributed to Australian macroeconomic and global factors: The Australian unemployment figure of 5.6% in June is near its lowest point in 3.5 years The Prime Minister, among others, has suggested that…

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Cobalt — An Intense Blue Flash in the Pan?

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Cobalt The Alchemist, Issue 31: Cobalt has had a meteoric rise in 2017. In this issue of The Alchemist, we delve into the cobalt market and try to piece together the demand story for the metal in order to try and understand what is driving demand and whether existing or likely supply could match it. Our investigations have led us…

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Where are we in the mining capital cycle?

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The mining industry is cyclical. Sir John Templeton famously said that the four most expensive words in the English language are: “this time it’s different”. Taking this into account, it’s worth having a look at the capital cycle in relation to the mining industry to get some pointers as to where we are in the cycle and what we could…

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Uranium – Is this a turnaround or has the moment gone?

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Uranium The Alchemist, Issue 30: In January 2017 we finally saw a significant pick-up in spot market uranium prices. This commodity has been on a downward trend since a 2007 peak of US$136.22/lb; the current price sits at US$25.50/lb, a fall of 81%. Increasing supply, the devastating Japanese tsunami of March 2011 and advances in alternative energy supply continue to…

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Zinc – An Attractive Investment Destination

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Zinc The Alchemist, Issue 29: The Alchemist looks at how zinc should benefit from rising commodity prices, production cuts, minimal new mine development and growth in demand. There is only limited opportunity for equity exposure. The zinc market ended 2016 in deficit, with its spot price having risen 61% over the course of the year; this represented a dramatic turnaround…

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Neodymium (Nd) & Praseodymium (Pr) Primer

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Neodymium (Nd) & Praseodymium (Pr) Primer The Alchemist, Issue 28: This issue of The Alchemist examines the outlook for two rare earth elements with applications in modern energy technologies that are forecast to experience improved demand over the coming years. Neodymium and Praseodymium, collectively known as NdPr, are metallic elements that belong to the lanthanide group of the periodic table….

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MRS announces proposed acquisition of assets of SubZero Group Limited

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RFC Ambrian acts as Financial Adviser to Management Resource Solutions plc (MRS). The London-listed MRS  has announced an exclusive agreement to acquire the core assets of the SubZero Group in Australia for A$6.12m.  The deal is consistent with MRS’s expansion strategy, and brings SubZero’s core offerings of project management, labour hire and wet and dry hire and maintenance. The businesses…

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CSIRO Air cargo scanner innovation

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A team from CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation) developed  the Air Cargo Scanner which has taken the traditional screening method for bulk cargo to another level. The process uses high-energy neutrons combined with x-rays to identify both the shape and makeup of materials in air cargo containers. Traditional high energy x-ray technology is able to identify inorganic materials…

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Copper Price Outlook

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The Alchemist – Issue 27: Any Sign of a Copper Bottom Given the performance of metals prices since their peak five years ago, where we are in the commodity price cycle and when an upturn should be expected are amongst the key questions for the industry. Less discussed is exactly what this price cycle is; although future prices will be…

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