The agency blames the oil boom in the United States, higher output from OPEC and lower worldwide demand for oil's poor performance.
Like many mid-cap miners in recent times, Medusa has struggled with high costs and operational underperformance, but also like many of its peers, it seems to be coming to grips with its issues.
Australia's Carbine Tungsten is getting closer to becoming one of the leading producers of tungsten in the western world.
Suppressed demand in Europe and continued geopolitical tension haven't helped natural gas prices, but the International Monetary Fund does see some hope.
Last week the firm downgraded its price forecasts for gold, silver and platinum, but boosted its long-term palladium outlook to $950 per ounce.
It's no secret that silver is having a bad time, but the current situation has at least a couple of pluses.
Trevali released its production results for the third quarter, raising its production guidance for the year.
Ontario focused mid-tier gold producer Lake Shore Gold released its preliminary costs for the third quarter of 2014 on Thursday, and the improvements reported were well received. The miner has done more than just pull through difficult market conditions this year — its share price is up 114 percent year-to-date despite the lackluster gold price.
After failing to secure additional funding to maintain its current operations, lithium producer RB Energy announced Wednesday that it has halted work at its Quebec lithium plant. The statement follows last week's news that the company has not completed a best-efforts offering "due to difficult market conditions."
Sluggish uranium prices haven't stopped US uranium producer Ur-Energy. This week, the company released its Q3 production and operational results, and according to Raymond James analyst David Sadowski, they reaffirm his belief in the company.