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PRECIOUS METALS

Pan American Silver narrows Q2 loss as output rises

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Americas-focused precious metals and base metals producer Pan American Silver has reported a net loss of $5.7-million or $0.04 a share in the second quarter ended June, which was narrower than the loss of $187.1-million, or $1.23 a share recorded...
14th August 2014
 
 
METALS STREAMING

Silver Wheaton reports weaker earnings on lower precious metals prices

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The world’s largest precious metals streaming firm Silver Wheaton on Wednesday after market close reported weaker second-quarter earnings as lower precious metals prices impacted the bottom line. For the three months ended June 30, the NYSE- and...
14th August 2014
 
 
GOLD

Centamin declares maiden interim dividend, reports lower Q2 earnings

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Sukari mine Egypt-focused gold producer Centamin on Thursday announced that a maiden interim dividend of $0.87 a share would be paid for the six months ended June 30, following the completion of the construction and commissioning of Stage 4 of its Sukari mine...
14th August 2014
 
 
GOLD

Q2 gold demand down 16%, market pulls back from ‘exceptional’ 2013

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Global gold demand declined by 16% year-on-year to 964 t during the three months ended June, as the gold market pulled back from the exceptional levels achieved in 2013, the latest World Gold Council (WGC) Gold Demand Trends report has shown. WGC...
14th August 2014
 
 
COPPER

Lower metals prices hit profits at Poland's KGHM

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Sierra Golda, Chile Polish firm KGHM, Europe's second-biggest copper producer, reported a slightly better-than-expected 8% drop in its second-quarter net profit on Wednesday, as lower global metals prices took their toll. The state-controlled miner booked net...
14th August 2014
 
 
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Bear Creek moves ahead with arbitration against Peru

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TSX-V-listed Bear Creek Mining on Tuesday said it was moving ahead with arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Peru and was submitting a claim under Article 824 of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and Peru. The company...
13th August 2014
 
 
POTASH

Verde Potash reports ‘clear sight’ on available lines of credit

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Brazilian potash project developer Verde Potash on Wednesday reported that the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) had briefed it on its available lines of credit to construct the 330 000 t/y ThermoPotash (TK) plant that would start as soon as all...
13th August 2014
 
 
MINING LEKGOTLA

Vast majority of platinum strikers wanted to work – Kweyama

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Jeff Radebe During the five-month platinum strike, the worst in South Africa’s history, the vast majority of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) employees – some 60% to 70% of them – wanted to return to work but feared that they would be killed if they...
13th August 2014
 
 
GOLD

Sibanye negotiating new work shift arrangements with unions Video Available

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South Africa-focused gold-mining company Sibanye Gold is negotiating new working shift arrangements with its labour unions to allow migrant workers to return home more frequently and simultaneously facilitate the sweating of assets by increasing...
13th August 2014
 
 
COPPER

Codelco looks to blend copper concentrate on Chile mine woes - sources

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Chile's Codelco plans to blend high-arsenic copper concentrate from its Ministro Hales mine with third-party material for sale in China, two sources said, the world's No 1 copper producer's latest effort to resolve problems with its newest mine....
12th August 2014
 
 
FERROCHROME

Black-owned Merafe ferrochrome company entering sweet spot Video Available

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Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala After ten years of ongoing investment, the black-owned and black-managed ferrochrome company Merafe Resources is in a sweet spot of being able to harvest the cash-flow fruit from a suite of projects in which investments have been made over the...
12th August 2014
 
 
GOLD

International Goldfields granted enviro licence in Brazil

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ASX-listed International Goldfields has been issued with its preliminary licence and its installation licence over the Union gold project, in Brazil. International Goldfields MD Travis Schwertfeger said that the licences allowed the joint venture...
12th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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