R/€ = 16.28 Change: 0.02
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Pt 792.41 $/oz Change: -0.60


Aurubis Q2 profit falls more than expected

By: Reuters     9th August 2018 Aurubis AG, Europe's biggest copper smelter, on Thursday posted a fall in quarterly profit but confirmed its forecast of higher earnings in its current year. Aurubis said its operating earnings before taxes (EBT) fell 16% to 78-million euros in its fiscal third quarter to end-June, below... 

G20 sees need for 'dialogue,' fails to diffuse trade war threat

By: Reuters     21st March 2018 The world's financial leaders rejected protectionism on Tuesday and urged "further dialogue" on trade, but failed to diffuse the threat of a trade war days before US metals tariffs take effect and Washington is to announce measures against China. Finance ministers and central bankers of the... 

Aurubis still on lookout for acquisitions – CEO

By: Reuters     1st March 2018 Aurubis, Europe's biggest copper smelter, is still on the lookout for acquisitions, its CE said on Thursday. "We want to, in addition to internal growth, also strengthen by reasonable acquisitions," Juergen Schachler said in an advanced release of a speech to the company’s meeting of shareholders. 

Electric buses expected to spur platinum demand – Implats 

By: Martin Creamer     19th September 2017 Electric buses powered by platinum-catalysed fuel cells are attracting the attention of South Africans, who will visit Germany next month to update themselves on passenger carriers that emit zero pollution into the atmosphere. “There’s a lot of interest in fuel cell buses simply because the... 

Platinum for new fuel cell Mercedes cut to autocat level  

By: Martin Creamer     12th July 2017 German car manufacturer Daimler has cut the platinum loading of its new fuel cell Mercedes to catalytic converter level. “We reduced the amount of platinum by 90%, which provides a significant cost reduction. Our fuel cell is not much above the platinum loading of a catalytic converter on a... 

Australia's Joyce sees merit in government taking stakes in coal

By: Bloomberg     10th July 2017 Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce indicated he supports the government being an equity partner in any new coal-fired power station, and said that lenders are willing to finance fossil fuel-based electricity generation. “I have got nothing against taking equity in it,” Joyce told Sky... 

Company retires production of mining excavator

17th June 2016 After being available for sale for almost 30 years, Swiss-based equipment manufacturer Liebherr has decided to retire production of the  R 984 excavator. One-third of these 120 t class machines were shipped within Europe, while another third were sent to Africa. The very last unit was delivered... 

Ralf Hennecke

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2013 Position: GM international marketing, BME Main Activity of the Company: African market development Date and Place of Birth: May 17, 1967, Hamburg, Germany Education: Mining Engineer with MBA and Mine Managers Certificate of Competency First Job: Learner official, Rand Mines, 1987 Size of First... 

World copper refining fees set to rise in 2013 -Aurubis

By: Henry Lazenby     21st December 2012 Global copper ore treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for annual contracts are likely to rise in 2013 but talks about new year deals are making slow progress, Europe's biggest copper smelter Aurubis said on Friday. "The various TC/RC targets of smelters and mines are moving within a range of... 


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