R/€ = 16.15 Change: 0.19
R/$ = 14.17 Change: 0.21
Au 1239.98 $/oz Change: -6.65
Pt 789.68 $/oz Change: 0.81


Battery metal bulls fear China's big disrupter to hit nickel

By: Bloomberg     29th October 2018 Commodity traders expect nickel, the silvery-white metal used to make stainless steel, to be a winner from the electric-vehicle revolution -- it’s a key component of batteries. But a Chinese metals giant with a knack of upending markets is threatening to spoil the party. Tsingshan Holding Group... 

How Anglo quietly built a commodity trader in Glencore's shadow

By: Bloomberg     17th September 2018 Anglo American has quietly become a commodities trader. In just five years, the century-old miner assembled marketing operations that now sell more metals than the company produces. Yet the trading business gets barely a mention at presentations by Anglo executives or in analyst reports, taking... 

RBPlat appoints new CFO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th July 2018 Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has appointed Hanré Rossouw CFO and executive director, with effect from October 1. He will succeed Martin Prinsloo, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities. 

Battery-skeptic funds wait out cobalt rally seen as fleeting

By: Bloomberg     9th July 2018 Call them battery skeptics. Bets on surging demand for electric vehicles have made cobalt and lithium hot commodities, but some investors say the outlook is leaving them cold. While prices have more than doubled in the past three years on worries over shortages of the metals used in batteries,... 

Sibusiso Mabuza

By: Martin Creamer     15th June 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Sibusiso Mabuza, founder and CEO of Aluwani Capital Partners, an independent black-owned investment management business, which recently announced the launch of a junior mining fund capped at R5-billion 

Petra Diamonds secures new debt agreements with lenders

By: Reuters     10th April 2018 Petra Diamonds said on Tuesday that it has finalised an agreement with its lenders for a waiver of its December 2017 debt covenant and a resetting of debt agreements for this year. The London-listed miner started talks with its banks earlier this year after the confiscation of a consignment of... 

Mining sector unloved as investors find it hard to trust

By: Reuters     17th February 2018 Investors are shunning the mining sector, data from Thomson Reuters shows, as they struggle to forget the string of multi-billion dollar takeovers and expensive development projects that left them empty handed. A decade-long commodity boom coincided with years of economic growth when China took... 

Gold tormented by mighty dollar as price sinks to nine-month low

By: Bloomberg     25th November 2016 Gold is being tormented by the mighty dollar, with the precious metal sinking to a nine-month low as the prospect for higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve next month and in 2017 lifts the US currency. Bullion for immediate delivery tumbled as much as 0.9% to $1,171.18/oz, the lowest... 

CoAL raises cash to start 'value creation process'

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th August 2014 South Africa-focused Coal of Africa (CoAL) on Tuesday announced that it would raise up to £38.23-million ($64.9-million) under conditional agreements with existing and new investors. The miner, wihch is listed on the ASX, Aim and JSE, would issue up to 695-million new shares, at a price of 5.5p... 

Projected population supports mining, new diamond mine under construction, reports of platinum mines auction plan

By: Martin Creamer     4th July 2014 The projected growth of the population of the world favours mining deeloment; funding obtained for new diamond mine; London says Anglo American has appointed a bank to auction its stressed platinum assets. 

Eased exchange control opens way for mining investment 

By: Martin Creamer     26th February 2014 The easing of South Africa’s exchange control has opened the way for both local and foreign companies to make greater use of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to raise capital for both local and international mining investments. Webber Wetzel partner Manus Booysen tells Mining Weekly Online... 

What’s South Africa doing to become mining finance centre for Africa?

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2013 The Cameroon-Congo-Gabon region is being likened to Australia’s iron-ore-rich Pilbara and the coking-coal resources of Mozambique-South Africa-Zimbabwe to Australia’s Bowen Basin. It is said to be only a matter of time before the Democratic Republic of Congo-Zambia region overtakes Chile as the... 


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