Some countries are implementing changes to improve local production of raw minerals and lessen dependence on imports.
Gold prices could surge only during the next commodity boom.
Gold and silver have not recovered and experts predict the slump will continue this month.
The South Africa mining industry saw a dip in capital expenditure, casualties in mining and fluctuating global demand.
Portable batteries will push the demand for zinc while car manufacturing industries will boost the aluminum industry.
State-run firms were not able to meet the target oil output, prompting the India's DGH to look for a better resolution.
December is a make-or-break month for the soybean market.
Korea Zinc and Hyundai have collaborated to build the world's largest storage battery in South Korea.
Australia is leading the way into the asteroid mining business amid heavy projected expenses.
Reports may have underestimated the demand for cotton.