R/€ = 16.16 Change: 0.03
R/$ = 14.42 Change: 0.06
Au 1284.49 $/oz Change: 9.80
Pt 802.78 $/oz Change: 1.88


SA's Hernic boosts ferrochrome output

11th September 2009 South Africa's Hernic Ferrochrome, a unit of Mitsubishi Corporation, said on Friday it had returned to full capacity output from 60 percent in the spring following a rise in global demand for ferrochrome. "In April, we were at 60% capacity, but since August 29 we went back to full capacity," CFO... 

Newmont's Indonesia unit is granted key land-use permit

7th September 2009 Newmont Mining Corp.'s Indonesian unit said on Monday it has obtained an essential land-use permit which will allow it to continue its mining operation as planned. "The permit is valid for 20 years and provides certainty for our operation to continue its...performance as previously planned in... 

SA union says Implats wage talks 'tense'

1st September 2009 Tense talks between South Africa's mine workers' union and Impala Platinum (Implats), the world's No. 2 platinum producer, began on Tuesday in a fresh attempt to end a week-long strike over wages. Concern grew last week that work could stop across the industry in the world's top producer of the... 

Talvivaara CEO sees nickel price pickup in H2 2010

27th August 2009 Nickel prices are likely to fall this year, but could pick up in the second half of 2010 as government stimulus efforts rekindle demand, the chief executive of Finnish miner Talvivaara said on Thursday. The company reported a wider second-quarter operating loss, as technical problems reduced its... 

Russia boosts gold output 21% in Jan to July

26th August 2009 Russian gold output jumped 21% in the first seven months of the year due to the launch of several large projects in the country's far east, including Kinross Gold's Kupol mine in the remote Chukotka region. Russia, the world's fifth-largest gold miner, produced 101,77 t of the precious metal... 

Zambia's Baluba mine starts blasting for copper

18th August 2009 Zambia's Baluba copper mine has started blasting for copper after completing most rehabilitation works ahead of the start of full production in December, the mine's new owners, China Non-Ferrous Metals Corporation (CNMC), said. CNMC also said it would start building a major copper processing... 

Zambia won't refund controversial mine tax payments

12th August 2009 Zambia will not refund foreign mining companies millions of dollars they paid in taxes when a new controversial law was in force, but could revise existing taxes, the attorney-general said on Wednesday. Mumba Malila said the development agreements, which gave the mine owners the right to... 

Mitsubishi Materials resumes full copper output

10th August 2009 Mitsubishi Materials Corp Japan's No. 3 copper smelter has returned to full production, the firm said on Monday, becoming the first major Japanese firm to reverse cuts, although the situation still needs watching. Most Japanese smelters have been producing about 10 percent less copper than their... 

Newmont sees less '09 gold from new Australia mine

24th July 2009 The new Boddington mine in Australia is expected to produce less gold this year than expected as the start-up has been slowed by wet weather and slower performance by contractors, Newmont Mining Corp said on Thursday. President and CEO Richard O'Brien told Wall Street analysts that Newmont now... 

Anglo chair list includes Ramaphosa – source

9th July 2009 South Africa has put together a list of proposed black candidates for a new chairperson of Anglo American Plc, including business magnate and former union leader Cyril Ramaphosa, a government source said on Thursday. The country wants to have a stronger influence in Anglo, South Africa's biggest... 


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