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Walter Energy suspends quarterly dividend

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 7 hours ago Cash-strapped Walter Energy has suspended its quarterly dividend on its common stock Wednesday, saying the move would help to enhance its financial flexibility in the current turbulent metallurgical coal market conditions. The pure-play metallurgical coal producer had previously paid a quarterly... 

War for talent in mining just heating up – EY

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 7 hours ago With many a miner’s focus firmly trained on cost cutting and productivity, companies must not neglect talent management, professional services firm EY said on Wednesday. The end of the mining boom did not mean victory in the “war for talent”, according to a new EY report. Instead, EY said it was... 

War for talent in mining just heating up – EY

TSX drops over 1.5% as Fed statement stokes rate hike fears

By: Reuters     Updated 7 hours ago Canada's main stock index dropped over 1.5% on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's comments about the US economic recovery signalled to investors that the central bank was likely to raise interest rates as planned later this year. The Fed said it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise... 

Giyani Gold on the prowl for M&As

By: Henry Lazenby Exploration junior Giyani Gold on Tuesday said it continued to work towards recovering funds owed to it by South African State-owned Corridor Mining Resources (CMR), its joint-venture partner on the Giyani gold project located in the Limpopo province. TSX-V- and JSE-listed in the Giyani believed... 

Sandstorm Gold clinches ten royalty agreements on projects in W Africa and Nevada

By: Henry Lazenby Precious metals streaming firm Sandstorm Gold this week announced that it had entered into no fewer that ten royalty agreements on properties in West Africa and the US. TSX- and NYSE MKT-listed Sandstorm said it expected the royalties to provide it with long-term exposure to a number of... 

Bellzone secures $30bn loan from Chinese partner

By: Megan van Wyngaardt Aim-listed miner Bellzone on Wednesday reported that it was finalising its $30-billion secured debt agreement with China Sonangol International to meet its liabilities. The company last year reported that it had been unable to secure long-term financing, with China Sonangol providing short-term... 

Aquarius lifts Q2 production, despite price drop

South Africa-focused platinum miner Aquarius increased its output by 2% quarter-on-quarter and 5% year-on-year to 174 953 oz of platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the three months ended December 31. This was despite a sharp drop, by 8%, in PGM prices during the period to $1 208/oz  – the lowest for... 

Treasury unlikely to raise, amend mining taxes in 2015/16 – Deloitte

By: Natalie Greve Amid a growing appreciation by government of the challenges and impasses constraining the South African mining sector, consulting group Deloitte believes it unlikely that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will, during his 2015/16 National Budget speech next month, introduce new mining taxes or... 

Treasury unlikely to raise, amend mining taxes in 2015/16 – Deloitte
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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene

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