Randgold doubles dividend as CEO charges against DRC mining code

Africa-focused gold producer Randgold Resources (LON:RSS) has doubled its full-year dividend after solid 2017 results, but it’s warning the good times may be over soon as it’s now facing demanding new regulations in Congo, one of its key jurisdictions. The company, which has five operating gold mines across west and central Africa, boosted shareholder payout by 100%[…]

These are some of the top mining assets on the block

Big mining companies, restored to health following the 2015-16 price crash, are seeking to rationalize their portfolios and acquire assets in line with heightened focus on the best quality minerals and anticipated demand for battery materials. Still, the mood remains cautious and the focus has been on smaller deals after the damage inflicted by steep[…]

Randgold’s Kibali mine in DRC to achieve full production this year

Africa-focused gold producer Randgold Resources (LON:RSS) said Monday it expected its Democratic Republic of the Congo mine to achieve full production this year, following the commissioning of its underground operation’s automated ore handling and hoisting system. Mine is on track to produce its target of 700,000 ounces of gold in 2018. The company, which has five operating[…]

CHARTS: Big mining's surge in value shames tech giants

Big cap diversified miners are riding a wave of optimism as global growth prospects – especially in manufacturing – continues to strengthen.  Global economic activity as measured by the JP Morgan global manufacturing and services index showed output rising at the fastest pace since March 2015. The manufacturing index has now signalled expansion for a record 82 months[…]

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships. There are many examples of strong and mutually-beneficial trade relationships all throughout history, but one doesn’t have to look far back to[…]

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[…]

Frank Holmes: Time to grab the commodity bull market by the horns

Frank discusses the gold and bond markets and how they have been driven by global uncertainty. Bond rates have begun to decline again which is bullish for the gold market. He talks about forward looking industrial indicators which are currently positive and how they are predictive of future global economic demand. Holmes says this is[…]

DRC says Ok for Glencore to take full control of Mutanda copper mine

The Democratic Republic of Congo won’t stand in the way of Glencore’s (LON:GLEN) plans to increase its stake in the Mutanda copper mine, an asset it jointly owns with billionaire mining tycoon Dan Gertler. Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu told Bloomberg he “didn’t believe” the government needed to authorize changes in ownership in that project, marking[…]

Glencore may take full control of Mutanda copper mine

Miner and commodities trader Glencore (LON:GLEN) is mulling to hike its stake in the Mutanda mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a copper asset it jointly owns with billionaire mining tycoon Dan Gertler. The Swiss firm, which already owns 69% of the mine, confirmed Thursday it was studying strategic options for the venture, adding it would make[…]

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

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