Branch News (2016)

How digital innovation can improve mining productivity

16.02.16

With profits down, miners are focused on improving their productivity. Digital innovation could provide a breakthrough.

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Caterpillar sees no signs of mining improvement

30.01.16

The world's number one heavy equipment manufacturer has been hit hard by the decline in mining and construction – sales are down more than $20 billion from its peak just four years ago after a drop of over $8 billion last year.

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Driverless trucks could halve costs and improve safety

30.01.16

Trucking companies are preparing to invest in driverless technology which could cut costs by nearly half and improve safety.

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Russias Alrosa quarterly sales up 45%

29.01.16

Alrosa (MCX:ALRS), the world's No.1 diamond producer by output in carats, injected some fresh good news into the gems market Thursday by announcing its sales in the last quarter of 2015 jumped by 45%.

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Moodys: urrent mining downturn not a normal one

28.01.16

The continued rout in commodity prices that has severely hit the mining industry in the past year can’t be considered a “normal” cyclical downturn, but rather, an unprecedented one, says Moody’s in a new report released this week.

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