|Bid||1,960.00 x 45000|
|Ask||2,050.00 x 65000|
|Day's Range||2,014.00 - 2,049.00|
|52 Week Range||1,433.80 - 2,078.50|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.37|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.76 (3.86%)|
|1y Target Est||24.50|
By Shashwat Awasthi and Yadarisa Shabong (Reuters) - Financial stocks and housebuilders slipped after British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union to delay Brexit and caused the FTSE 100 ...
The world’s top platinum supplier is handing over 270 hectares (667 acres) of land to people living in Rustenburg, about 140 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Johannesburg. The move comes as the African National Congress plans to change the constitution to make it easier to seize land without paying for it. The ANC says the amendments are needed to address racially skewed ownership patterns dating back to colonialism and white-minority rule.
Calling it the first project of its kind in the world, Anglo American Plc has installed 256 photovoltaic panels at the tailings dam for its Los Bronces complex in Chile. The pilot project is expected to generate 150,000 kilowatt-hours a year and help power the operations there, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
The domestically-focussed FTSE 250, more exposed to outcomes of Brexit proceedings, rose 0.6 percent. Wednesday's parliamentary vote paved the way for another one on Thursday that could delay Britain's exit from the European Union until at least the end of June.
Miner Anglo American on Thursday completed the installation of a floating island of solar panels in a tailings pond associated with its flagship Los Bronces copper mine outside the Chilean capital of Santiago, a bid to boost efficiency at the deposit. Chile mining minister Baldo Prokurica, who attended a ceremony inaugurating the project, said he saw the pilot programme, the first of its kind, according to Anglo American, as a model to follow. In Chile, the world's top copper producer, that has largely meant a turn to solar power and desalinated sea water.
Australian mining magnate Lang Hancock famously discovered the world's biggest iron ore deposit when he noticed the red-stained cliffs of a canyon while flying over the Outback in the 1950s. Now, the days when massive mineral deposits could be simply spotted by plane are gone, so miners are adopting new lab techniques and machine-led mapping to detect metal traces in everything from sand to gum tree leaves and groundwater. Australian miners are taking a deeper look at the 80 percent of the country that lies "under cover" - obscured by metres of sediment and sand, particularly in the desert interior, across an area twice the size of India.
De Beers sold just $990 million of diamonds in its January and February sales, known as sights. Sales at the start of the year are usually the biggest, as diamond traders and manufacturers restock after the holiday season. In December, some of Rio Tinto Group’s customers refused to buy cheaper diamonds, while De Beers has been forced to cut prices and offer concessions to buyers.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today upgraded to Baa2 from Baa3 the long term issuer rating of Anglo American plc ("Anglo American") and to Baa2 from Baa3 the group's senior unsecured instrument rating. Anglo American's short term ratings was upgraded to P-2 from P-3. Moody's also upgraded to (P)Baa2 from (P)Baa3 the senior unsecured rating on Anglo American's medium-term note (MTN) programme and to (P)P-2 from (P)P-3 its short term rating.
After last month's deadly tailings dam disaster at a Vale SA facility in Brazil, Freeport-McMoRan Inc Chief Executive Richard Adkerson sent a memo to his 29,000 employees telling them to immediately report any safety concerns about the scores of dams his company operates. The disaster, which killed more than 300, has sparked a push to set global standards for the construction and inspection of tailings dams, which store the muddy detritus of the mining process, as well as emergency preparations. Freeport, the world's largest publicly traded copper producer, spends several hundred millions of dollars per year on tailings dams upkeep and has not had a tailings dam failure since it acquired Phelps Dodge in 2007.
Anglo American Platinum Ltd., the world’s top platinum-group metals supplier, and other producers want the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union to be denied the legal right to start a seven-day strike at platinum mines on Feb. 28. “We are of the view that AMCU is not acting in the best interests of workers, or the industry,” the Anglo American Plc unit said.
Some of the world’s largest mining companies are calling for an independent global body to monitor the risks posed by waste dams, as the industry scrambles to react to a collapse in Brazil that left at least 171 people dead. Last month’s accident has raised questions about whether safety auditors, like the one Vale SA employed at its dam in Brumadinho, can be independent when they also compete for consulting fees from the same company. The chief executives of BHP Group Ltd., Anglo American PLC and Glencore PLC, and a spokesman for ArcelorMittal SA, the steelmaker that operates mines, say they would back an independent body to oversee dams.
Anglo American has restarted operations at its Moranbah North coal facility in Australia's Queensland state, it said on Monday, after one worker died and several were injured in a collision underground last week. The driver of the grader, Bradley Hardwick, was taken by ambulance to hospital and later died.
Spot premium hard coking coal shipped from Australia gained 3.8 percent on Thursday to $215.09 a ton, the highest since Jan. 2, according to Fastmarkets MB. It was also the day after the market was hit by a supply outage by Anglo American Plc shutting its biggest producing mine in Queensland. “If there was some ban on Australian coking coal then you would see it reflected in the spot markets very quickly and that’s not the case,” Daniel Hynes, an analyst at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., said by phone.
Key government ministers took to the airwaves Friday to dismiss a report that Dalian Port Group has imposed an indefinite ban on Australian coal. While quotas and testing has slowed down shipments in some areas, there’s no indication Australia has been singled out, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said. “We have no basis to believe that there is a ban on Australian coal exports into China,” Birmingham said.
A Reuters report Thursday that the northern port of Dalian had banned imports from China’s biggest supplier of the black stuff sent ripples through global markets, driving the Australian dollar down as much as 1.3 percent after a whipsawing day of trade. London-listed shares in Glencore Plc, Anglo American Plc and BHP Group fell 3.2 percent, 1.5 percent and 2 percent respectively. The obvious fear is that Canberra’s increasingly rocky relationship with Beijing could be prompting more widespread import curbs, not unlike China’s brake on U.S. agricultural exports since the trade war began.
The London-listed diversified mining company’s net profit rose 12% to $3.55 in the year-ended Dec. 31. In 2015, as commodities prices plumbed to historic lows and the troubled Minas-Rio iron ore mega project in Brazil racked up debts, the company said it would shed tens of thousands of jobs around the world and sell off assets. A rise in those commodity prices and higher productivity at Anglo American has helped the company recover, with its share price up by almost a third since the start of 2018.
The diversified mining company said it made a profit of $3.56 billion in the year-ended Dec. 31 compared with $3.17 billion in 2017. A consensus estimate from 18 analysts compiled by FactSet forecast profit at $2.8 billion. Revenue for the year rose 5% to $27.61 billion, Anglo American said.
The world’s biggest producers, shunning growth and reluctant to launch a major new deal spree, have been handing record amounts of money back to shareholders in the recent years. Now, after a dramatic reduction in the company’s borrowings -- net debt dropped 37 percent last year alone -- returns have become a hot topic at the company. “It’s obviously a very active conversation and all options are open,” Chief Executive Officer Mark Cutifani said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.
Anglo, which was among the miners hardest hit by the 2015-16 commodities price crash, has since made one of the strongest recoveries by shedding assets and improving its balance sheet. Average market prices for the company's basket of commodities and products rose 4 percent, boosting underlying core earnings by $900 million (690.61 million pounds), Anglo said. A 3 percent rise in metallurgical coal prices and a 14 percent rise in thermal coal prices bolstered results.
Anglo American said on Thursday it has suspended operations at its Moranbah North coking coal mine in Australia after one worker died and several were injured on Wednesday. "We are devastated by the tragic loss of one of our employees in the incident that occurred yesterday at Moranbah North," Glen Britton, Anglo American's executive head of underground operations, said in a statement. Chinese coking coal prices rose nearly 3 percent on Thursday morning, following a 2 percent hike overnight, as investors worry about tight supply.
Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 84.3 million tonnes in 2018, down 7.4 percent from the previous year as heavy rains disrupted operations at major mines, government figures ...
It’s only a few months ago that the world’s biggest commodity trader was promoting coal as – don’t laugh – a viable part of global emissions-reduction plans. Now Glencore Plc, the largest supplier of thermal coal to the international market, is promising to cap production for the foreseeable future at around current levels of 145 million metric tons a year, David Stringer of Bloomberg News reported Wednesday. Anglo American Plc attempted to sell all its coal assets during its abortive restructuring in 2016, but gave up because no one was willing to buy them at a price it found acceptable.
JOHANNESBURG/LONDON (Reuters) - South African utility Eskom imposed the worst power cuts in several years on homes and businesses last week, conjuring up memories of the 2008 crisis when the grid nearly collapsed and cost the mining industry billions in lost output. Although Eskom - which supplies around 90 percent of power in Africa's most industrialized economy - paused the blackouts on Friday for the first time in five days, it warned that its creaking infrastructure could buckle at any time. It is not clear how much the industry, which consumes about 15 percent of Eskom’s annual output, lost in production but the crisis sent prices of both gold and platinum to record levels and pummelled the rand.