Upon first glance, the commodity patch was quiescent at the end of the week, but a deeper dive revealed quite a bit more.
URU Metals Limited announced on Friday that it has received assay results from its Zebediela project which is located on the largest platinum group element (PGE) repository in the world.
Metals and soft commodities led to the downside on Thursday as the results of two surveys pointed to faster US factory sector activity ahead, triggering gains in the Greenback.
Commodities were trading little changed on Thursday, with energy futures conspicuously higher despite the release of data showing a bumper increase in US crude oil stockpiles.
Having repaired their balance sheets and with a robust outlook for commodity prices, given strong economic growth in the 'Rest of the World' that was offsetting softness in China, Goldman Sachs upgraded its view on the European Metals & Mining sector from 'neutral' to 'attractive'.
Oil and gas exploration and production company Touchstone Exploration announced strong production from its newly drilled wells and further drilling projects on Wednesday.
Explorer Cora Gold has begun a maiden 2,000m drill programme at the Tekeledougou project in Mali.
Commodities found a bid on Tuesday, amid dollar weakness following an in-line print on consumer prices Stateside earlier in the session and a generally 'risk-off' tone in markets after the White House announced that the Secretary of State had been asked to step down.
Mineral exploration and development company Alba Mineral Resources has completed a georeferenced orthophoto and digital elevation model across its Greenland project on Tuesday.
Exploration and development company Botswana Diamonds has begun a drilling programme at the Ontevreden kimberlite pipe in South Africa, the company said on Monday.
Exploration project generation company Altus Strategies announced on Tuesday that it has defined a new 2. 3km long gold prospect in western Mali.
President Energy announced the results of recent reactivation testing of gas wells in Argentina on Monday, noting a live gas field with potentially commercial gas flows.
African Battery Metals (ABM) announced on Monday that it will increase focus on its cobalt projects at its Kisinka licence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Commodities received an unexpected boost from a weaker dollar at the end of the week, even in the face of a far larger than expected increase in the number of US non-farm payrolls.
Pantheon Resources announced plans to frack its East Texas VOBM#5 well on Friday after the company unearthed 60 feet of net pay at the site.
Primorus Investments confirmed on Friday that it has completed the disposal of a 5% interest in well appraisal and development company Horse Hill Developments Limited (HHDL) to Solo Oil PLC.
Eurasia Mining announced the commencement of site works at its West Kytlim Project on Friday, kicking off the 2018 field season.
North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy announced on Friday that it has made a gas discovery on one of its Moroccan projects.
Downing Street will ask the White House for an exemption to his sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to the United States after Donald Trump offered to show "great flexibility" to his "real friends".
Mineral resource company Keras Resources’ investee Calidus Resources has completed a regional target generation study over its Warrawoona gold project, the company announced on Thursday.