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Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Commodities group Glencore is studying an approach for Anglo American, two sources said, a development that could spark a bidding war for the 107-year old mining company. Glencore has not yet... 


Anglo bidder BHP intends maintaining long-standing JSE listing
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major BHP, which has made a rejected proposal to combine with Anglo American by way of a scheme of arrangement, confirmed on Thursday that it intended maintaining its... 


Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading metals companies, including its state iron ore buyer, are considering their next moves following BHP Group’s blockbuster $39-billion approach for rival Anglo American, potentially... 


South Africa's Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
BHP woos South Africa in pursuit of $39bn Anglo takeover
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has deployed a team of senior executives to South Africa as the world’s largest miner ramps up efforts to win over government officials, regulators and local shareholders, all of whom... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


BHP is betting on developing the Reko Diq copper project in Pakistan
Barrick Gold is not interested in bidding for Anglo American, CEO says
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

arrick Gold is not interested in bidding for Anglo American, which last week received a $39-billion takeover offer from BHP, and is building its own copper portfolio, the Canadian miner's CEO Mark... 


China's Zhaojin wins control of Australia's Tietto Minerals in $475m deal
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

China's Zhaojin Capital has won control of Australia's Tietto Minerals after a protracted six months takeover tussle that values the gold producer at A$733-million ($474.62-million), according to a... 


Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.
Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to commence, Harmony Gold reported on Tuesday. In South... 


Anglo American takeover price needs to surpass £30 a share, survey shows
Anglo American takeover price needs to surpass £30 a share, survey shows
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A takeover of Anglo American would need to be pitched at more than £30 ($37.6) a share, a higher price than BHP Group offered last week, according to analysts and traders surveyed by Bloomberg.... 


Gold nugget
Central banks, record first-quarter over-the-counter purchases support gold demand
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Continued exchange-traded fund (ETF) outflows drove gold demand, excluding over-the-counter (OTC) purchases, down by 5% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year to 1 102 t. However,... 


The Greenbushes lithium mine
Greenbushes to operate at full capacity for rest of the year
30th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Greenbushes lithium mine, in Western Australia, is set to produce at full capacity for the remainder of the calendar year, after the owners of the mine agreed a further spodumene concentrate... 


Jiang Weiping has resigned as chairperson of Tianqi Lithium
China lithium giant's founder hands reins to daughter after major loss
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Jiang Weiping, the founder of major Chinese lithium producer Tianqi Lithium, resigned as chairman after the battery-material producer reported its biggest-ever quarterly loss of more than half a... 


A hydrogen-powered truck in operation at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena mine
As BHP weighs firm bid for Anglo, investors fret over cherry-picking assets
30th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group can't cherry pick Anglo American assets without paying a hefty premium, Anglo investors told Reuters, concerned that they stand to lose heavily by holding shares in South African... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats platinum group metals output up amid robust demand but lacklustre pricing
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Tuesday reported higher production in a period characterised by robust demand but lacklustre PGM prices. “Despite continued... 


A graph showing the heat stress and drought riks of various commodities
Critical minerals, food crops at risk of climate disruption by 2050, report shows
30th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

More than 70% of critical minerals needed for the transition to net zero emissions will be at risk from climate disruption by 2050, professional services firm PwC says. The firm's latest report,... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 


Gold Fields CFO takes early retirement
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Gold Fields long-serving CFO Paul Schmidt, who is also an executive director of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed gold mining company, is to proceed on early retirement, the company stated in... 


BHP tells investors Anglo bid is 'on strategy', stresses discipline
BHP tells investors Anglo bid is 'on strategy', stresses discipline
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP has told Australian investors privately that its $39-billion Anglo American bid is in line with its strategy and that it will be disciplined in its approach, two fund sources said. The world's... 


Indonesian miner eyes nickel assets as it shifts focus from coal
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indonesian coal company PT Harum Energy is looking to buy more nickel mines as it ceases further investment in fossil fuels in order to prepare for the energy transition. The miner plans to avoid... 


Silvercorp expands reach with C$200m Adventus acquisition
Silvercorp expands reach with C$200m Adventus acquisition
29th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move aimed at diversification, Canadian mining firm Silvercorp has announced a C$200-million deal to venture into Ecuador, just weeks after missing out on acquiring control of Tanzania-focused... 


Southern Copper lifts output forecast amid tight metal market
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Southern Copper raised its annual production guidance as ore quality improves and the company resolves water supply issues in Mexico, offering a little relief for a tightening global copper... 


The Collahuasi mine
China could hinder BHP’s bid to become copper’s top producer
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s $39-billion bid to create a global copper giant risks irking its biggest customer China, where authorities have a history of intervening to stymie or water down international mergers.... 


The Mogalakwena mine in South Africa
BHP considering improved proposal for Anglo American, sources say
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group is considering making an improved offer for Anglo American after its $39-billion initial proposal was rejected by the London-listed miner, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.... 


Copper hits $10 000/t as bulls predict looming deficit
Copper hits $10 000/t as bulls predict looming deficit
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

Copper hit $10 000 a ton for the first time in two years as speculation builds that the world’s mines will struggle to meet a coming wave of demand from green industries. The metal reclaimed its... 


World Platinum CEO Trevor Raymond at Shanghai Platinum Week 2023.
Shanghai Platinum Week: Hydrogen’s going to feature big, says World Platinum Investment Council
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The growth in demand for platinum applications in China is extremely high, making detailed access to the China market hugely advantageous. Providing this detailed access from July 8 to 11 will be... 


Activist investor Elliott builds $1bn stake in Anglo American
Activist investor Elliott builds $1bn stake in Anglo American
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

Activist fund Elliott has built up a $1-billion stake in Anglo American, a filing showed on Friday, after the London-listed miner became a takeover target by bigger rival BHP Group. Elliott... 


China loses its appetite for Russian coal as import costs rise
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is losing its appetite for Russian coal as import taxes and logistical snarls push Asia’s biggest buyer to cheaper alternatives. Russian exports plunged 22% in the first quarter after... 


China's Q1 gold consumption climbs nearly 6% on safe-haven demand
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

hina's gold consumption in the first quarter of 2024 climbed by 5.94% from a year earlier on soaring safe-haven demand, the country's Gold Association said on Friday. Bullion consumption in the... 


BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last time BHP Group took a swing at another major miner, it was Rio Tinto back in 2007. That could have been a blockbuster $150-billion takeover, but with metals prices crashing as the... 


Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper made a fresh push toward five digits as BHP Group’s blockbuster offer to buy Anglo American lent support to bulls who say the metal is headed for long-term shortages and high prices. The... 


FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

On Thursday, BHP Group bid $38.8-billion for smaller rival Anglo American, offering a deal to forge the world's biggest copper miner. Here is a list of some previous big-ticket deals in the mining... 


Anglo American chairperson Stuart Chambers
Anglo snubs BHP’s ‘highly unattractive’ proposal
26th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Anglo American has firmly rebuffed a $38.8-billion proposal from mining heavyweight BHP, with chairperson Stuart Chambers dismissing the nonbinding offer as “highly... 


The Abujar mine
Zhaojin Mining ups stake in takeover target Tietto Minerals
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

China's Zhaojin Mining Industry has increased its voting power in Tietto Minerals, an exchange filing from the Australian gold miner showed on Friday. Zhaojin Capital, a unit of Zhaojin Mining,... 


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