R/€ = 18.9256 Change: 0.0119
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Shanghai copper 1,2% lower on China rate rise

19th March 2007 Shanghai copper prices ended 1,2% lower on Monday, under pressure after China raised interest rates, sparking fears that demand from the world's largest copper consumer could ease. 

Van Schalkwyk gives green light for Sishen-Saldanha iron-ore expansion

15th March 2007 Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk had given the go-ahead to the next expansion phase of Transnet’s Sishen-Saldanha iron-ore corridor, he said in an emailed statement on Thursday. 

Gold hits 1-week low; watches equities and dollar

14th March 2007 Gold dropped almost 1% to hit a one-week low on Wednesday, driven by losses in Japanese futures after declines in US stocks fuelled worries of another sell-off by jittery investors. But bargain hunters were likely to offer support for gold, and other precious metals such as platinum and palladium... 

Mponeng depth-extension project, South Africa

9th March 2007 AngloGold Ashanti is to extend the life of its deep-level Mponeng mine by a further eight years, as it prepares to deepen the mine to 3 600 m below surface. 

Moatize coal project, Mozambique

9th March 2007 The Moatize deposit is believed to contain 2,4-billion tons of metallurgical and thermal coal. 

Kalahari manganese project, South Africa

2nd March 2007 The proposed project envisages building a 1,5-million-ton-a-year manganese mine and sinter plant on site in the Kuruman area of the Northern Cape. 

Finding supreme happiness

25th May 2001 “TO be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition” – a quote from Samuel Johnson. Of all human relationships, none are more vital and enduring than those of home and family. Love and marriage, the joys of parenthood and family ties, are the basis of all that is best in... 

Repair vehicles delivered

4th June 1999 IN line with its policy of predictable service, transport operator Spoornet has taken delivery of three Nissan Diesel UD55s for their newly developed in-service maintenance repair vehicles. “The concept of predictable service urged us to concentrate more on maintaining rail wagons... 

UK product enables filtration upgrade for higher performance and efficiency

26th March 1999 Filtration specialist Filpro has introduced Repak replaceable pleat-pack elements manufactured by UK company PTI Techno-logies, which enable upgrading of existing applications to a higher filtration performance and efficiency, hydraulic, lube and air product manager Frans van der Merwe tells... 

Joint venture is signed with Italian leader

26th March 1999 From humble beginnings in a garage, fabric filtration specialist GI Filtration, of Johannesburg, looks set to become one of South Africa’s top filtration companies with the signing of a joint venture with Italian company Testori, a world-leader in filtration. “The deal, which was... 

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