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(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.De Beers sold the most diamonds since June after the biggest price cut in years, but sales still remained lower than normal for this time of year as the industry’s cutters and traders struggle to make money.De Beers sold $390 million of rough diamonds this month compared with $297 million at its previous sale, the Anglo American Plc unit said in a statement on Wednesday. Still, it’s the first time De Beers has sold less than $400 million at its November sight since at least 2016.The industry is going through something of a crisis as De Beers’s buyers grow increasingly frustrated with the cost of rough diamonds as the price of polished gems slump. That’s led to wafer-thin margins and in some cases losses from the stones bought from De Beers and Russian rival Alrosa PJSC.De Beers sells its gems through 10 sales each year in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, and the buyers -- known as sightholders -- generally have to accept the price and the quantities offered. The sightholders are given a black and yellow box containing plastic bags filled with stones, with the number of boxes and quality of diamonds depending on what the buyer and De Beers agreed to in an annual allocation.De Beers has responded by offering more flexibility to its customers, allowing them to reject some purchases, and this month it cut prices across the board by about 5%.“The price cut was the big story of the November sight,” said David Harari, co-founder of diamond trading platform Bluedax. The price cuts boosted trade in the so-called secondary market -- where buyers sell to gem manufacturers who don’t have direct access to De Beers, he said.After the price reduction, the cheapest diamonds were profitable for the first time in a long while, Harari said.The sale “saw an improvement in sentiment from rough-diamond buyers,” De Beers Chief Executive Officer Bruce Cleaver said in the statement. “Global consumer demand for diamond jewelry at the retail level continues to be broadly stable but, with midstream trading conditions still in the process of rebalancing, we offered sightholders further flexibility during the sight to provide support.”De Beers sales so far this year are down more than $1.2 billion from the same time in 2018.(Updates with commentary in sixth paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Thomas Biesheuvel in London at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lynn Thomasson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dylan Griffiths, Stuart WallaceFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.Anglo American Plc raised its production forecast for its Brazilian iron ore operations for the second time in less than a month.Anglo said the giant Minas-Rio project will now produce about 23 million tons of iron ore this year, compared with a forecast of 20 million to 22 million tons that the company made just last month.Minas-Rio is starting to deliver for Anglo after years of problems. The project, which cost $14 billion to buy and build, almost sank the miner after years of delays and cost overruns. It was then shuttered for most of last year after leaks on a pipeline that carried the iron ore.The project has also allowed Anglo to cash in on a jump in prices for high-quality iron ore, after a dam collapse in Brazil early this year cut millions of tons of production.Anglo also increased its production expectations for 2020 and 2021 for Minas-Rio, saying output could hit 26 million tons in two years time.Anglo provided operational updates Tuesday in a slew of presentations. The miner said the ramp up in production at its nickel and coking coal operations will be slower than originally expected.Nickel production is seen at between 42,000 tons and 44,000 tons by 2021, slightly lower than its previous goal of 45,000 tons. Coking coal will be 23 million tons to 25 million tons in 2021, lower than its previously touted target of 25 million tons to 27 million tons.To contact the reporter on this story: Thomas Biesheuvel in London at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lynn Thomasson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Liezel HillFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
A global inquiry into how mining companies store billions of tonnes of waste in huge dams, launched after a collapse in Brazil killed hundreds, shows about a tenth of the structures have had stability issues, investors said on Thursday. The research was led by the Church of England (CoE) and fund managers after the collapse of a Vale dam in January unleashed an avalanche of mining waste on the Brazilian town of Brumadinho, killing an estimated 300 people. The investor review, which found at least 166 dams have had stability issues in the past, relied on companies' disclosures about their dams holding mining waste, known as tailings.
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Chile's Codelco, the world's top copper miner, said it had resumed normal operations after its unionized workers struck a deal with government officials late Wednesday to end a day-long walk-off amid a week of raucous protests throughout Chile. The Copper Workers Federation (FTC), which includes unionized workers from each of Codelco's divisions, had joined a nation-wide strike of state workers in a show of support for protesters' demands for action to tackle inequality in Chile.
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Anglo American PLC will spend some $30 million on community projects near its Quellaveco copper project in Peru three years earlier than planned after protests threatened to disrupt construction last week, a company manager said on Wednesday. Protesters in the southern region of Moquegua blocked a road to the Quellaveco deposit last week to highlight concerns about the $5 billion mine's environmental impacts and to push for more jobs for local residents. Eduardo Serpa, Anglo American's sustainability manager in Peru, said the protests did not halt construction of the mine, which is now 25% built and on track to start operating in 2022.
Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, the biggest shareholder in mining company Anglo American, said on Thursday he was divesting the nearly 20% stake he has held since 2017. Agarwal began buying into Anglo American through a JP Morgan mandatory convertible bond in March 2017 and announced he was buying a second tranche in September 2017, taking his holding in the mining group to a total of 19.3%. On Thursday, Agarwal said in a statement the targeted returns had been achieved "even sooner than expected" and Anglo American's share price had nearly doubled since he began his investment.
Anglo American Plc said on Wednesday it would use only renewable sources to power its mine operations in Chile beginning in 2021, thanks to a deal the global miner signed with the Chilean subsidiary of Italian energy giant Enel . Renewable energy supplied by Enel Chile will power Anglo American's flagship Los Bronces copper mine, as well as its El Soldado and Chagres operations, the company said in a statement. Global miners are increasingly seeking innovations to boost efficiencies, lower costs and reduce use of water and non-renewable energy at mines.
Anglo American Plc said on Thursday copper production rose in the first quarter, while output from Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil soared as it ramped it up after resuming operations late last year. Copper output climbed 4 percent to 161,100 tonnes for the three months ended March 31, the diversified miner with an over century-old history said. Minas-Rio iron ore production jumped 61 percent.
Copper output climbed 4 percent to 161,100 tonnes for the three months ended March 31, the diversified miner with an over century-old history said. Minas-Rio iron ore production jumped 61 percent. A renewed demand for copper, a metal that has a major role to play in automobiles and related industries, partly aided Anglo American in outperforming its major peers last year.