Glencore gives investors $2.9bn in dividends after ‘strongest’ results ever

Miner and commodities trader Glencore (LON:GLEN) said Wednesday it would pay shareholders $2.9bn in dividends after achieving what it called its “strongest results on record”, which attributed mainly to a sharp recovery on commodity markets and a strong performance from its marketing unit. The 2017 results leave Ivan Glasenberg, the head of the Swiss company, well positioned to[…]

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%[…]

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[…]

Glencore’s profit soars on commodities rebound

Miner and commodities trader Glencore (LON:GLEN) became Thursday the latest company to prove the mining industry is coming back up from one of the sector’s most severe downturns by posting a 48% increase in 2016 profits. A surge in commodity prices combined with Glencore’s multibillion-dollar asset fire-sale not only helped it swing back to profit, but also to[…]

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[…]

Activists urge Congo government to pass new mining code

Activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pressing the government to revive plans for a new mining code, claiming the country, which is Africa’s top copper producer and the world’s largest source of cobalt, needs the higher revenues a revised legislation would generate. Congo began reviewing the 2002 mining code in 2012 and last[…]