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IRON-ORE

Vale tells analysts to end fixation on China, iron-ore price

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Analysts following Brazil's Vale should stop obsessing over iron-ore prices and Chinese demand to focus instead on the company's other divisions and cost cuts, one of the miner's top executives said on Thursday. Jose Carlos Martins, head of...
1st August 2014
 
 
GOLD

Sibanye Gold set to pay R1bn-a-year minimum dividend to 2028 Video Available

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South Africa-focused Sibanye Gold, which on Thursday posted its sixth consecutive above-guidance quarter, has set its sights on being a benchmark dividend payer in the gold-mining sector. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed gold-mining company...
31st July 2014
 
 
MINING SERVICES

South Africa’s DRA adds $100m to Americas business as it tags Taggart

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Mining project house DRA said on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire the Forge Group North America companies, formerly known as Taggart Global, for an undisclosed sum. DRA, a private, employee-owned Johannesburg-based project and engineering...
31st July 2014
 
 
COAL

Right Eskom price will trigger R10bn Waterberg coal investment Video Available

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A successful bulk sample burn test at Majuba power station has opened the way for Waterberg coal to be used at Majuba power station in Mpumalanga. As part of the feasibility and technical work the ASX- and JSE-listed Waterberg Coal Company has...
30th July 2014
 
 
GOLD

Centerra Gold swings to Q2 loss on charges

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Kumtor, Kyrgyz Republic Canadian gold producer Centerra Gold on Tuesday released its financial results for the second quarter after markets closed, reporting a net loss of $31.7-million, or $0.13 a share, compared with earnings of $1.6-million, or $0.01 a share, in the...
29th July 2014
 
 
GOLD

Alacer Gold’s Q2 adjusted profit nosedives on lower grades, sales

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Turkey-focused gold producer Alacer Gold on Tuesday reported a 57% year-on-year drop in headline earnings for the three months ended June 30, as lower grades at its 80%-owned Çöpler mine resulted in lower sales. Excluding special items,...
29th July 2014
 
 
COAL

Transnet CEO Molefe raises alarm on softening coal price

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Transnet CEO Brian Molefe on Tuesday raised the alarm over the ever-declining coal price. The company planned to undertake a study on the impact of the lower coal price and said it would make an announcement in due course.
29th July 2014
 
 
GOLD

New London gold 'fix' administrator to be in place by end-2014

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The operator of the gold price "fix" said on Tuesday the process to find a new administrator for the century-old benchmarking system will last one month from late August, and will be working by the end of 2014. London Gold Market Fixing Ltd...
29th July 2014
 
 
COAL

Anglo’s coal productivity in South Africa 50% below Australia – Cutifani

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Productivity in Anglo American’s coal business in South Africa is 50% below that of Anglo’s coal business in Australia. As a result, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani is pulling out all the stops to improve the South African coal business’...
29th July 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

Push to flood iron-ore market crushes smaller suppliers

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A faster-than-expected increase in iron-ore production by the world's biggest miners in Australia and Brazil this year is pushing less efficient smaller suppliers of the steel-making raw material to the edge. From Europe to Australia to the...
29th July 2014
 
 
URANIUM

Despite tough market, Paladin sales beat expectations

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ASX- and TSX-listed uranium producer Paladin Energy on Monday reported strong full-year 2014 and fourth-quarter output, meeting its guidance. Paladin, which produces yellowcake from operations in Africa, reported combined output of 7.94-million...
28th July 2014
 
 
COAL

Exxaro to acquire Total’s South African coal mines for $472m

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Black-controlled mining company Exxaro is to acquire the South African coal mines of French petroleum giant Total to create 100% black-owned coal assets. The JSE-listed Exxaro, headed by CEO Sipho Nkosi, has entered into a binding sale and...
28th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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