Anglo American PLC Mining News

More iron ore comes to the market as Anglo’s output soars in Q1

Both iron ore and diamond output rose in the first quarter thanks to a continued ramping-up of the company's Minas Rio mine in Brazil and improvements in the gem market.

Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

Copper takes some shine off Anglo American’s results

The miner reported broadly higher output in the fourth quarter across all divisions, except for copper, which suffered from lower grades and strikes.

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

While the miner is not longer being pressed to include its platinum assets in the divestment plan, the issue of how to package mines and which ones to include, remains a bone of contention.

Anglo's Los Bronces mine in Chile to remain shut until safe to resume work

Decision follows a fresh attack by hooded protesters who seized installations over the weekend.

Anglo's Los Bronces copper mine in Chile seized by protesters

About 100 hooded protesters have seized parts of the copper mine, Anglo American's biggest operation in Chile.

Anglo American plots £2bn South African mines spin-off

Anglo American is sounding out investors about a multi-billion pound spin-off of its South African operations in an attempt to pacifiy growing pressure from its biggest shareholder to consider a radical break-up.

Anglo American soars on positive production report

Shares were up more than 5% after the firm posted higher output across all divisions, except for copper, and said market conditions for its diamond business had improved.

Strike ends at Anglo American Los Bronces mine in Chile

Los Bronces, Anglo American’s flagship operation, is expected to produce between 600,000 and 630,000 tonnes of copper this year.

Leakage at Anglo American’s Los Bronces mine forces firm to halt grinding

Firms says the affected pipe only carries ground ore mixed with water.

Anglo American set to announce dividend cut next week

One of the miner’s worst kept secret may be revealed as soon as Tuesday.

Codelco-Mitsui stall Anglo American assets sale in Chile

A month after Anglo completed the sale of Mantos Blancos and Mantoverde copper mines in northern Chile, analysts are calling into question the firm’s chance to unload two other assets.

Anglo American completes sale of Chile copper mines

The announcement comes only days after Anglo announced a $330m deal to sell lossmaking South African platinum mines to Sibanye Gold.

Anglo American sells copper mines in Chile to UK investment firm

The price for the two assets could rise to $500m from $200m, depending on an eventual recovery of copper prices and the execution of an expansion plan for the Mantoverde mine.

British investment fund to buy Anglo’s mines in Chile

According to local newspaper El Mercurio, the unnamed fund is buying Anglo's Mantoverde and Mantos Blancos copper mines.

Anglo American to write down up to $4bn on weak commodity prices

This would be second multi-billion dollar impairment charge Anglo takes this year on its coal and iron ore assets.

Anglo American likely to cut dividend amid commodities collapse

It would be the first time since 2009 that Anglo has to cut dividends.

Anglo American laying off up to 20% of its staff as investors press for further savings

Cuts likely to be announced at the end of the month, when the miner is set to publish its first-half results.

Giving up on iron ore best option for Anglo American — Investec

The bank says Anglo could use the funds it gets for dividends and to invest in its much stronger sectors, copper and diamonds.

Anglo fined $6.2m for environmental breaches at Los Bronces mine in Chile

The environmental watchdog said the fine was calculated based on at least five infractions detected at the operation and the mine's facilities.

Chile’s Codelco likely to buy Anglo’s unwanted copper assets — report

Anglo’s assets up for grabs include three mines and a smelter valued at $1 billion.

Anglo American set for commodity slump-triggered charge

The firm became the first major mining company to openly accept the toll that slumping commodity prices are taking on the global industry.

Anglo American mulls sale of more coal mines in Australia

The operations that may be added to the list of assets for sale are Dawson and Foxleigh, in Queensland.

Anglo American struggling to meet targets, mulls coal assets sale

Anglo’s boss Mark Cutifani says company needs to find an extra $2 billion of earnings before interest and tax to meet the return on capital target set for 2015.

Anglo American’s Los Bronces mine in Chile hit by strike

This is the first time mining engineers, geologists and other highly educated employees go on a strike at a privately owned mine in Chile.