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ENVIRONMENT

Huge cleanup bill for Imperial Metals may force partial asset sale

Canada's Imperial Metals Corp faces huge cleanup costs after a major spill at its Mount Polley mine that may force the miner to sell part of a prized new asset unless its biggest shareholder steps in to help, bankers and industry executives said....
11th August 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

JSE resource listings plunge 50% in last 20 years, total market cap at R2.82tr

Although the resource listings on the JSE have declined significantly over the last 20 years, from 130 listed mining companies in 1994 to only 66 basic resource companies (in the mining and industrial metals, as well as the mining sectors), the...
8th August 2014
 
JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE

JSE resource listings plunge 50% in last 20 years but total market cap now a massive R2.82-trillion

Although the resource listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has declined significantly over the last 20 years, from 130 listed mining companies in 1994 to only 66 basic resource companies today (including mining sectors and industrial...
8th August 2014
 
GOLD

SEC probe has no immediate impact on Gold Fields rating – Moody’s

Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has said that an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) into a 2010 black economic-empowerment (BEE) deal by Gold Fields will have no immediate impact on the South African gold...
13th September 2013
 
CREDIT RATING

Moody’s downgrades Newcrest’s credit rating

TSX- and ASX-listed Newcrest Mining on Monday said ratings agency Moody's announcement that it had revised its credit rating from Baa2 to Baa3 with a negative outlook was not expected to impact on its existing debt arrangements. Newcrest...
30th July 2013
 
OIL PIPELINES

Akin to railroads of the 1880s, oil pipelines poised to spur Canadian growth

Canada is expecting a boom in oil production from its prolific Alberta oil sands deposits; however, production from the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, is hampered by a lack of sufficient transport to...
26th July 2013
 
OIL PIPELINES

Akin to railroads of the 1880s, oil pipelines poised to spur Canadian economic growth

Canada is expecting a boom in oil production from its prolific Alberta oil sands deposits; however, production from the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, is hampered by the lack of sufficient transport to...
26th July 2013
 
OIL TRANSPORT

Quebec oil train derailment likely to increase costs, regulatory burden

Following last week’s fatal derailment and explosion of a fully laden oil train, which partially destroyed the town of Lac-Mégantic, in Quebec, Canadian and US authorities were expected to increase the regulatory burden on rail shipments of crude...
12th July 2013
 
WATER

Water scarcity could increase ratings pressure on mining companies – Moody’s

Ratings agency Moody’s Investor Service on Thursday warned that environmental factors, such as water scarcity, could adversely impact on the ratings of global mining companies if they failed to proactively manage the accompanying operational and...
14th February 2013
 
WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Value of WA-listed firms down as commodity prices fall

The market capitalisation of Western Australia listed companies that comprise the Deloitte WA Index decreased 11.5% during May to A$145.4-billion, mirroring the downward pressure experienced by the global equity markets. “The fall in the market...
6th June 2012
 
ESKOM

Eskom says credit warning shows cost-reflectivity push still needed

Rating agency Moody’s description of the recent decision to lower Eskom’s 2012/13 tariff increase by 9.9 percentage points, from 25.9% to 16%, as being “credit negative” for the utility reinforced the need for South Africa to continue its move...
19th March 2012
 
GOLD

Gold Fields targets further diminution of SA production dependence

South African gold major Gold Fields has told an international audience that it is targeting a further diminution of South African production dependence. In a presentation to the Denver Gold Forum in the US, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland displayed...
20th September 2011
 
 
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