Anglo American appoints takeovers expert as new chairman

Anglo American (LON:AAL), the world’s fifth largest diversified miner, has appointed Stuart Chambers to succeed Sir John Parker as chairman of the group. Chambers, 61 and former chairman of UK chip designer Arm, will join Anglo as a non-executive director in September, replacing Parker in November. Stuart Chambers is known for his active participation in the sale of several[…]

Here's why the iron ore price is tanking

The destruction of iron ore and coking coal prices in the past week has been brutal. Northern China 62% Fe import prices are down more than 12% since last Friday after losing another $4 on Friday to below $60 a tonne. Measured from its February peak, the steelmaking raw material is down a stomach-churning 37%.[…]

Rio Tinto defers former CEO Walsh bonus over Guinea scandal

Rio Tinto’s (ASX, LON:RIO) former chief executive Sam Walsh has had part of his retirement payout withheld while the group waits for the results of ongoing investigations into payments made to a consultant to gain access to the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, Africa. The decision, announced as part of the world’s second biggest miner’s[…]

Copper takes some shine off Anglo American’s results

Anglo American (LON:AAL) reported Thursday higher output for most of the commodities it mines during the fourth quarter of last year, except for copper, which output declined a staggering 19% compared to the same period a year earlier. Anglo saw operational improvements across its portfolio, but copper output suffered from lower grades, bad weather and[…]

Fresh shake-up at Rio Tinto in aftermath of bribery probe

Mining giant Rio Tinto (LON, ASX:RIO) has once again reshuffled its top management team, replacing a senior executive and adding a new member as the company deals with a probe into a questionable payment made to an external consultant over the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea. Chief executive officer Jean-Sébastien Jacques, who took the helm[…]

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

Anglo American (LON:AAL) is facing increasing pressure to make a decision on its plans to sell or spin-off its iron ore, coal and manganese operations in South Africa next year. The world’s number five diversified miner has already held talks with its biggest investor, the country’s state-owned Public Investment Corp. (PIC), which was pressing Anglo[…]

Mick Davies' X2 Resources fails to deliver, frees investors from commitments

Mick Davis’ X2 Resources, the mining fund once touted as the driver of much-needed investment into the mining industry during the worst of the commodities price rout, has freed investors from their financial commitments after failing to score any deals in three years. Relatively high assets valuations and an investor veto on deals frustrated Davis and his[…]

Anglo American soars on positive production report

Shares in Anglo American (LON:AAL), the world’s number five diversified miner, were up more than 5% Tuesday afternoon as investors cheered the company’s third quarter results, which saw the firm increasing output across all divisions, except for copper. Anglo, which is in the process of selling off mines and slimming down its portfolio, said production[…]

Peru, Brazil to emerge Latin America’s new mining gems

Latin America’s mining sector is finally recovering from an economic downturn brought by almost two years of sustained slump in commodity prices. But growth in the region won’t be led by the usual favourites, such as Chile, but by two of the countries that have steadily fallen out of favour with investors as of late[…]