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Strong support for QPM’s A$19m placement
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has successfully completed a A$0.38-a-share placement raising A$19.1-million to drive growth initiatives. The placement, QPM said on Thursday, was... 

The recruitment of new non site-based permanent employees and contractors has been stopped.
Anglo unveils hiring freeze, document shows, after rejecting $43bn takeover bid
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American has suspended hiring globally, it said on Thursday, as it gets plans under way to simplify itself and build value – and avert a $43-billion takeover bid by Australia's BHP. Anglo... 

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BHP shareholders see room for one more sweetened Anglo bid
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shareholders in BHP Group and takeover target Anglo American expect the world’s largest miner to come back with a third and improved proposal before a regulatory deadline next week, even after the... 

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Execution risk to Anglo’s restructure plan substantial – WoodMac
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American has accelerated its portfolio planning in the wake of rejecting fellow mining major BHP’s second bid proposal of $42.2-billion (£34-billion), or £27.70 a share, in a... 

Teck Resources CEO Jonathan Price
Teck Resources sees $3bn/y Ebtida if copper stays around current levels
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Teck Resources expects to generate annual earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (Ebtida) of $3 billion if copper prices hit $5/lb, CEO Jonathan Price said on Tuesday. For... 

BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Pension giant AustralianSuper, BHP Group’s largest Australian shareholder, said capital discipline was of “utmost importance” for the mining industry as investors weigh the heavyweight’s... 

Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and his BHP counterpart Mike Henry took centre stage on Tuesday at a mining conference in Miami.
Anglo-BHP battle is between two CEOs fighting over same vision
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

As Anglo American sets out a survival plan that echoes the vision of its suitor BHP Group, the rival mining bosses are now locked in a battle to convince shareholders they are the man for the job.... 

Mining production, sales drop in March
14th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining production decreased by 5.8% year-on-year in March, Statistics South (Stats SA) reports. The largest negative contributors were coal (-9.1% and contributing -2.3 percentage points);... 

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe warms to Anglo plan after opposing BHP bid
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s mines minister struck a conciliatory tone as Anglo American Plc announced plans to separate its platinum unit as part of a major shakeup following its rejection of two approaches... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 

Two dead, one missing after tremor damages Polish coal mine
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

Two miners were killed in southern Poland and one remained trapped underground after an overnight tremor caused a partial collapse in a section of the Myslowice-Wesola mine, the mine's owner said... 

Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo American eyes offloading steelmaking coal, nickel, diamonds
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American laid out a strategy update on Tuesday that includes exploring options for its steelmaking coal, nickel and platinum businesses, in an effort to fend off a takeover bid from the... 

Glencore Coal launches Australia apprenticeship progamme
Glencore Coal launches Australia apprenticeship progamme
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Glencore Australia has announced the opening of its 2025 apprenticeship programme for applications, inviting aspiring candidates to apply for an opportunity or skills development and hands-on... 

From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry says the group is disappointed that its second proposal has been rejected.
Anglo rejects BHP's revised £34bn proposal
13th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Anglo American has rejected a revised proposal put forward by BHP, which valued the UK-headquartered miner at about £34-billion. The structure of the revised proposal, unveiled... 

China takes advantage of cheap gas and coal to rebuild stocks
China takes advantage of cheap gas and coal to rebuild stocks
13th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is taking advantage of lower international prices for coal and natural gas to replenish stockpiles of power fuels ahead of another long, hot summer. Gas imports through the end of April... 

Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country's largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked... 

Stranded coal ship leaves Port of Baltimore amid work to clear main channel
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

coal ship stranded at the Port of Baltimore set sail for Singapore this week as crews work to remove the Dali container ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse... 

Vietnam top coal miner says increasing sales to power plants
10th May 2024 By: Reuters

Vinacomin, Vietnam's largest coal miner, said it had significantly boosted sales to fuel domestic power plants at the same time as the country is ramping up its coal imports to try to avoid a... 

Sev.en's Czech miner suspending CSA mine, to lay off workers
10th May 2024 By: Reuters

Severni Energeticka, part of the Sev.en energy group, will suspend mining at its CSA site and lay off 485 workers by July, the Czech brown coal miner said on Thursday. The company is due to make a... 

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On-The-Air (10/05/2024)
10th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about wind energy, a new copper mine and mineral exploration. 

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Just Energy Transition 2024: Investing in the future
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources, Creamer Media’s ‘Just Energy Transition 2024: Investing in the future’ report underscores the urgent need for this shift to be... 

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Diversified miner focuses on community upskilling
10th May 2024

Johannesburg-headquartered diversified resources investment company Menar’s subsidiaries are prioritising youth empowerment through providing skills training, learnerships, internships and... 

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Tarrawonga mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 

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Conference highlights coal mining industry safety milestones, new targets
9th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African coal mining industry has made progress in reaching its goal of zero harm; however, programmes and initiatives must be bolstered to ensure this is achieved and then maintained.... 

BHP-Anglo American deal raises alarm in Japan's steel industry
BHP-Anglo American deal raises alarm in Japan's steel industry
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Japanese steelmakers have raised concerns with Australian authorities that BHP Group could become too dominant in the global supply of coking coal if it goes ahead with a takeover of Anglo... 

China April coal imports rise on lower domestic output, summer restocks
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal imports rose in April, customs data showed on Thursday, fuelled by lower domestic production and greater buying by power generators to swell stockpiles ahead of the peak summer demand... 

BG Global increases its equity interest in MCS to a majority 76.83%
BG Global increases its equity interest in MCS to a majority 76.83%
9th May 2024

Mining Consultancy Services (“ MCS” ) is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of an extensive transaction process, resulting in the acquisition of an additional stake in MCS by BG Global... 

Experienced project leader appointed to head Critical Minerals Queensland
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Queensland's critical minerals sector received a strategic boost with the appointment of seasoned project leader Paul Holden at the helm of Critical Minerals Queensland (CMQ). This newly... 

Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 

Minister insists the recent period of no loadshedding is down to the improved performance of coal stations such as Matla (pictured)
Ramokgopa insists loadshedding not being ‘stage managed’ ahead of May 29 poll
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa denies that the prevailing reprieve from loadshedding has been “stage managed” to improve the prospects of the governing African National Congress ahead... 

Rio Tinto has long admired Anglo’s Collahuasi copper mine in Chile.
BHP’s biggest rivals sit on the sidelines of Anglo M&A drama
6th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Two of BHP Group’s biggest rivals are sitting on the sidelines for the moment as they watch to see how a takeover offer for Anglo American will play out. Both Rio Tinto Group and Glencore are more... 

Coal on train
Manook stresses importance of abated coal in energy future of many nations
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global coal organisation FutureCoal has suggested that world leaders follow a balanced, pragmatic and responsible approach to energy policy, following an announcement by the Group of Seven (G7)... 

Anglo's unusual mix of niche commodities — it’s the only large miner with big diamonds and platinum operations, for example — is seen as one of the reasons that the company hasn’t been successfully targeted in the past.
What’s Anglo worth? For now it’s less than the sum of its parts
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

As BHP Group considers its next move, there’s one big question facing the mining world’s bankers, analysts and executives at rival producers: What’s Anglo American actually worth? Anglo’s shares... 

Change as a Tradition –  The Raw Materials Sector in Sustainable Transformation
Change as a Tradition – The Raw Materials Sector in Sustainable Transformation
3rd May 2024

Author: Jens-Peter Lux, Managing Director, DMT GROUP The development and wealth of our society have always been connected to the availability and management of raw materials. They have a... 

Coal train
TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 

Peabody CEO Jim Grech
US power-plant rules threaten grid reliability, Peabody CEO says
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Peabody Energy, the biggest US coal producer, is warning that federal regulations to curb emissions from power plants pose a threat to the grid at a time when electricity demand is poised to... 

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... 

An image of the Khanye colliery
Mine focuses on steady-state production, tech, cost saving
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal is focusing on maintaining steady-state coal production at its Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, with the former having made significant... 

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Brick maker allays fears over coal mining licence
3rd May 2024

Clay brick and paver maker Corobrik reports that it has no intention of entering into the coal mining sector, despite its application to mine the commodity at its Centurion-based Rietvlei mine and... 

Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 

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In the weeds
3rd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and... 

Image of a heap of coal
Blackwater mine, Australia
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine on the traditional lands of the Gaangalu people, in the Queensland Bowen basin of Australia.  

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