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DIVERSIFIED MINERS

BHP Billiton returns massive $32bn to shareholders in seven years Restricted

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Diversified mining major BHP Billiton, whose record 2009 dividend represents a sixfold growth in seven years, has paid a massive $32-billion in cash to shareholders since BHP and Billiton merged in 2001, BHP Billiton CEO Marius Kloppers said on...
12th August 2009
 
 
Metals

Belgium-based metals major moving into mining Restricted

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BELGIAN metals company Nyrstar has announced that it is to expand into mining. This was revealed with the release of the company’s Strategic Review last week. Nyrstar is a major global multi-metals producer, and is the world’s biggest producer of...
3rd July 2009
 
 
INDICES

S&P launches global base metals index Restricted

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Index compiler Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Thursday launched its new S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index, which aims to provide investors with an investable index of global securities involved in the production or extraction of base metals. The new...
25th June 2009
 
 
METALS

Metals industry's health depends on China – research firm Restricted

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China’s role was now more “pertinent” to the health of the metals industry than at any other time in the last century, with the hope for the metals industries in 2009 resting with the Asian giant, independent research firm AME Mineral Economics...
12th June 2009
 
 
COMMODITIES OUTLOOK

Base-metals outlook remains weak, gold price seen improving Restricted

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Base-metals prices would likely remain weak in the short term, while the gold price would continue to improve towards the end of this year, analysts said on Monday. Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) has revised the outlook for metals...
1st June 2009
 
 
M&A

Gold, base-metal M&A activity declined 25% in '08 Restricted

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Total acquisition spending for deals bigger than $25-million in the base-metals and gold sectors fell by 25% last year, Metals Economics Group said on Tuesday. Base metals acquisitions spending in 2008 declined by 25%, to $32-billion, while gold...
12th May 2009
 
 
MINING FINANCE

Alumina raises $737m, says more than expected Restricted

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Australia-based Alumina has raised $737-million through the institutional component of its accelerated pro-rata entitlement offer. Take up of the institutional offer was higher than expected, resulting in the institutional amount being greater...
4th May 2009
 
 
ALUMINA

Dubal will buy stake in Vale alumina refinery Restricted

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Brazilian resources group Companhia Vale do Rio Doce has entered into a share purchase agreement with Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (Dubal), which will buy a stake in Vale's Companhia de Alumina de Pará (CAP). If the transaction, which is...
14th April 2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
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