R/€ = 17.63 Change: 0.00
R/$ = 17.98 Change: 0.02
Au 1712.43 $/oz Change: -12.14
Pt 927.00 $/oz Change: -2.50

Amy Witherden

Daily podcast – October 16, 2009

16th October 2009 Plans for the proposed $2,7-billion Coega smelter project has been terminated owing to Eskom's capacity constraints; and Zimbabwe should honour investment agreements to attract fresh capital. 

Daily podcast - August 26, 2009

26th August 2009 In today's podcast, Mongolia's Parliament clears the way for an investment agreement on the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper/gold project; and governments respond in a pleasing way to the idea of establishing a trans-Kalahari rail link to Southern Africa's west coast. 

Daily podcast - August 20, 2009

20th August 2009 In today's podcast, Simmers may close more shafts to stop "cash bleed"; and Exxaro Resources reports interim headline earnings of R1,4-billion. 

Daily podcast - July 6, 2009

6th July 2009 In today's podcast, Central African Mining & Exploration Company enters into a long-term sales agreement with China's Zhejiang Galico Cobalt & Nickel Materials; and the board of Anglo American may consider a merger proposal from Xstrata at a price that recognises Anglo's top-tier assets. 

Daily podcast - July 3, 2009

3rd July 2009 In today's podcast, South Africa needs a clear coal strategy to meet its future electricity needs; and Zimbabwe appeals to Chinese firms to invest in its mines.  

Daily podcast - July 2, 2009

2nd July 2009 In today's podcast, the ANC dismisses a call from the party's youth wing to nationalise the country's mining and manufacturing industries; Harmony Gold is in a position to give the provisionally liquidated Pamodzi Gold Free State a life of more than ten years. 

Daily podcast - July 1, 2009

1st July 2009 In today's podcast, PwC says that mining companies have some difficult decisions to make if they are to reduce costs and protect margins in the prevailing economic environment; and China's steel industry is willing to accept term iron-ore prices from global miners slightly below those offered to... 

Daily podcast - June 30, 2009

30th June 2009 In today's podcast, Sylvania Resources propose a R2,9-billion merger with Ruukki of Finland, and Xstrata ays that "nil-premium" mergers may not be possible without the cooperation of the intended partner. 

Daily podcast - June 29, 2009

29th June 2009 In today's podcast, Anglo American builds its defences against a £41-billion merger approach from Xstrata by planning talks about a major Chinese investment; and Harmony Gold says that the mining assets of the provisionally liquidated Pamodzi Gold Free State have the potential to add 150 000 oz/y... 

Daily podcast – April 14, 2009

14th April 2009 In today's podcast: China's iron ore imports surged in February and March because of "fake demand"; and Alaskan opposition to Anglo American's Pebble project intensified when six UK jewellers joined the fray in London. 



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