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After slide, fund managers see value in copper miners

Some fund managers are increasing exposure to copper mining companies, betting the industry has reached the bottom of a downturn and that shares offer value for money. Copper has lost almost a third of its value from a peak in 2011 due to a...
4th July 2014

Cauldron raises cash from Chinese investors

ASX-listed Cauldron Energy has secured A$11-million in funding through a series of share placements to Chinese investors. The funds would be received between June this year and December 2015, subject to shareholder approval, with the majority to...
10th June 2014

Sibanye seen as likely buyer for Anglo's ageing platinum mines

If Anglo American pushes ahead to divest underperforming platinum assets, a sale to a small South African company that specialises in squeezing profit out of mines nearing the end of their lives is seen as the most likely option. Anglo American's...
29th April 2014
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China remains key to growth of African mining, says MD

His fifth consecutive keynote address at the Mining Indaba dealt with the potential to develop a global natural resources alliance between China and Africa
Understanding Asia, particularly China, was key to ensuring sustainable growth for the African mining industry, said international advisory, procurement and sales activation firm The Beijing Axis (TBA) group MD Kobus van der Wath, who spoke to...
7th March 2014

Overcapacity in China's steel sector is 'beyond imagination'

Overcapacity in China's steel sector is so severe that it is "probably beyond our imagination", an official at the Chinese steel industry association said on Tuesday. China's iron-ore imports are expected to rise 6% from a year ago to reach...
25th February 2014

Iron-ore falls below $120, first time since July, as China fears grow

Iron-ore sagged to its lowest level since July, hammered by sliding steel prices in top consumer China where mills are either seeking deeper discounts on spot ore cargoes or staying away from the market in anticipation of further price declines....
25th February 2014

New private equity with a difference has $750m firepower for mining

A new class of private equity, with a deeper understanding of mining’s needs, was launched officially last week with $750-million to deploy in the mining space. London-based Appian Capital Advisory, founded by former JP Morgan mining team...
7th February 2014

Major global future demand for South African platinum – Friedland

Ivanhoe Capital Corporation chairperson Robert Friedland The future of the world is urbanisation and South Africa is uniquely placed to supply the major volume of the platinum metals that the world will need in large quantities to clean its air. “Platinum metals equal healthier air,” Ivanhoe Capital...
5th February 2014
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Hopes raised for a more bullish mining sector

Nothing is new under the sun. Consider this commentary from the second century BCE Huainanzi that describes the effects of an even more ancient Chinese resource super cycle: “When the age of decadence arrived, people cut rocks from the...
24th January 2014

Chinese, US macroeconomic developments raise hopes for a more bullish mining sector

Nothing is new under the sun. Consider this commentary from the 2nd century BCE Huainanzi that describes the effects of an even more ancient Chinese resource super cycle: “When the age of decadence arrived, people cut rocks from the mountains,...
24th January 2014

Husab uranium project, Namibia Restricted

The main process plant and construction camp earthworks are in progress.
29th November 2013

Rum Jungle charms Chinese investor

Shareholders of ASX-listed Rum Jungle have smiled on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Chinese major China International Chemical Consulting Corporation (CICCC) to advance the Karinga potash project, with share prices jumping nearly...
6th November 2013
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