Namibia – Husab Uranium Mine Assists in Narrowing Current Account Deficit

Namibia’s current account deficit will narrow substantially through to 2020. The trade deficit will shrink significantly as the completion of the Husab uranium mine and several construction projects will simultaneously boost mineral exports and decrease demand for imports linked to construction. At the same time, Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts will broadly hold up, …

Areva says state subscribed to 2.5 billion euro capital increase for NewCo

PARIS (Reuters) – The French state has fully subscribed to a 2.5 billion euro ($2.92 billion) capital increase of nuclear fuel group Areva NewCo, completing one of the last stages of a complex state-funded restructuring of the company, Areva said on Thursday. Areva (AREVA.PA) said that the 500 million euros that Japanese companies Mitsubishi Heavy …

India must achieve the target of 63 GW nuclear-installed capacity by 2032

  In 2015, India communicated its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) for the period 2021-30 consisting of eight elements. Of these, two have a direct relationship with nuclear energy: to achieve about 40% cumulative electric power installed capacity from nonfossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030, and to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by …

Companies promise payback when prices rise — but until then, uranium wants a break

When the market recovers, the uranium industry won’t need a tax break. But it does now, industry representatives say.Citing low prices and employment, the Wyoming Mining Association will make the case for a state tax cut on uranium when lawmakers meet Thursday in Casper. The cuts worked once before, they say. In the early ‘90s, …

IAEA fuel ‘bank’ on course

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano yesterday updated the agency’s board of governors on recent developments including the IAEA’s storage facility for low-enriched uranium (LEU) – known as the LEU Bank – which will be inaugurated on 29 August and should receive its first uranium in 2018. The facility, at the Ulba Metallaurgical …