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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Glencore did better as commodity trader than miner in Q3

Miner and commodities trader Glencore (LON:GLEN) reported Thursday a drop in output for most of the commodities it mines and sells, on the back of ongoing asset disposals, cutbacks at its operations, and bad weather. Glencore now expects slightly better earning before interest for the year —  $2.5 billion to $2.7 billion, versus the  $2.4 billion to $2.7[…]

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[…]