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MBAC stock surges on loan maturity extensions, liquidity update

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 1 hour 7 minutes ago The TSX-listed stock of Brazil-focused fertiliser producer MBAC Fertilizer on Wednesday jumped by as much as 157%, or C$0.11, after the struggling company reported that it had signed final agreements with its senior lenders to extend the maturity of its loans and defer related interest and... 

Nautilus Minerals steps closer to releasing PNG funding

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 1 hour 47 minutes ago Prospective seafloor miner Nautilus Minerals had satisfied one of the conditions precedent to releasing $113-million, which project partner the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government had paid into escrow in May, representing the balance of the State’s 15% share of capital required to complete the... 

Quebec govt and miners to undertake Labrador Trough rail feasibility

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 2 hours 7 minutes ago The Quebec government had formed a partnership with mining companies Champion Iron and Lac Otelnuk Mining to undertake a feasibility study on building a multi-user railway linking the port of Sept-Îles with the Labrador Trough, a 1 600 km-long geological belt rich in iron-ore deposits. The... 

Lucara’s exceptional stone tenders rake in $136m in 2014

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 3 hours ago Southern Africa-focused miner Lucara Diamond Corp this week reported that exceptional stone tenders had this year accounted for $136-million, reflecting a strong diamond market and robust demand for large precious gems from the company’s flagship Karowe mine, in Botswana. The TSX- and... 

Lucara’s exceptional stone tenders rake in $136m in 2014

Fortress Minerals to buy stalled Ecuador project for $240m from Kinross

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 6 hours ago TSX-V-listed Fortress Minerals had agreed to buy the stalled Fruta del Norte (FDN) gold/silver project, in Ecuador, for $240-million in cash and scrip from TSX- and NYSE-listed Kinross Gold. Kinross last year booked a $720-million charge related to the discontinued FDN. Kinross shelved the... 

Fortress Minerals to buy stalled Ecuador project for $240m from Kinross

Nordgold Q3 production up 11% y/y, company on track to achieve upper end of full-year guidance

By: Leandi Kolver     Updated 6 hours ago LSE-listed Nordgold on Wednesday reported a 11% year-on-year, and 2% quarter-on-quarter increase in production for the three months ended September 30, to 270 600 gold equivalent ounces. The company also noted that, for the nine months ended September 30, production had reached 746 900 oz, a 13%... 

Waterberg JV PFS on track

By: Leandi Kolver     Updated 6 hours ago The prefeasibility study (PFS) for TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals’ (PTM’s) Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex is on track, with completion targeted for the second quarter of next year, PTM said on Wednesday. The company noted that an... 

Eskom to receive R20bn injection, but no other SoC bailouts

By: Terence Creamer Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene confirmed a further direct allocation to power utility Eskom of at least R20-billion. But he also stressed on Wednesday that the injection would have no impact on the Budget deficit as the capital would be raised through the sale of “non-strategic State assets”.... 

Eskom to receive R20bn injection, but no other SoC bailouts


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