Anglo American Mining News

De Beers ready to begin South Africa’s Voorspoed mine closure

The failed plan was to find an operator with a lower cost structure or a different mining approach that would be able to take over and extend Voorspoed’s life.

Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal's moves on Anglo

Billionaire Anil Agarwal in July said he planned to offer around $1 billion to take London-listed Vedanta Resources Plc private, a move that has rekindled speculation his ultimate aim is a deal with miner Anglo-American.

Anglo American approves $5 billion copper project in Peru

30-year reserve life.

De Beers sizes up Canadian diamond project, first big buy in nearly 2 decades

Anglo American unit De Beers expects its purchase of Canada's Peregrine Diamonds, its first upstream diamond acquisition since 2000, to be completed in a month to six weeks' time.

Peruvian mining society says approval of Quellaveco project marks a new era for the country

The president of Peru’s National Society of Mining, Petroleum, and Energy said the project will create 9,000 jobs during its construction phase and additional 2,500 once it goes into production.

Kumba brings in targeted dividend policy, flags SA rail issues

The iron-ore mining company is introducing a targeted dividend ratio policy of 50 to 75% of headline earnings.

World's biggest miners want more copper but nobody's selling

Nobody who owns a copper mine wants to give it up. Even when Glencore and Anglo American Plc were crippled by debt during the 2015 commodity slump, neither was willing to entertain an offer from Rio for their holdings in the giant Collahuasi deposit in Chile.

Newmont sells stake in Yanacocha gold mine to Japan’s Sumitomo for $48 million

Sumitomo’s move comes as Japanese trading companies have been grabbing assets and increasing their stakes on a few of them thanks higher commodities prices, which have boosted their profits.

US-China trade spat wipes $57B from top mining stocks in fortnight

Copper, iron ore prices drop, mining majors punished as US threatens more tariffs on "predatory" Chinese imports and Beijing calls it "blackmail".

Trump trade war blows up big week for mining majors

A week choc-a-bloc with billion dollar copper, iron ore and cobalt deals ends with huge drop in prices and sell-off in stocks of mining's biggest names.

Mitsubishi ups stake in Anglo’s Quellaveco copper project in $600-million deal

Anglo will sell a 21.9% stake in its Peruvian copper project to Mitsubishi, increasing the Japanese firm’s stake in the venture to 40%.

Brazilian President changes decades-old mining laws to lure investment, protect environment

The two separate decrees aim at making the local industry more competitive and sustainable, while while implementing rules on the collection of higher mining royalties.

Brazil’s President to change mining regulations as early as next week

Michel Temer is expected to issue a decree next week introducing key changes to mining rules that date back to the 1960s.

Miners creep through legal minefield as Brazilian scales tip

Global miners face a new reality in Brazil as local, judges included, react quicker and more ferociously to legal infractions.

From chopping block to 'core,' Anglo fires up met coal engine

Anglo American Plc is set to boost metallurgical coal capacity at a mine complex in Australia by 25 percent.

Mountain Province finds 95-carat diamond in Canada’s far north

The white octahedron of "top clarity" is the largest gem quality diamond and fourth largest stone ever recovered at the company's Gahcho Kué mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Copper king's gender push rings hollow with all-male board

Codelco just achieved a new, less enviable mantle -- the only major mining company with an all-male board and senior management team.

Anglo close to selling part of stake in giant Peruvian copper project

Quellaveco is one of the world’s largest untapped copper orebodies and Anglo’s board is set to decide later in the year whether or not to green-light development of the $5.5bn mine.

Anglo American to spin off unit to encourage platinum demand

The World Platinum Investment Council sees oversupply in the platinum market of 180,000 ounces in 2018.

Mountain Province hires former De Beers financial chief as president and CEO

Stuart Brown has over 25 years of experience in the diamond industry and is the outgoing Firestone Diamonds chief executive officer.

Alrosa to acquire one of the world’s largest diamond polishing firms

Russia's Kristall cuts around 300,000 carats annually and generates revenue of around $200 million.

S. Africa gold miners, workers reach settlement in historic silicosis case

The parties said they believed an out-of-court settlement was far preferable for all concerned than an inevitably lengthy and expensive litigation process .

War on coal making the world's top mine owners a lot richer

Anglo American Plc, Glencore Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd. are generating the highest profits in years from their coal mines.

S.Africa gold miners to sign silicosis lawsuit settlement this week

Most claimants are black miners from South Africa and neighbouring countries such as Lesotho, whom critics say were not provided with adequate protection during and even after the Apartheid ended in 1994.

One asset leads South African miner’s growth in Q1-2018

Kumba Iron Ore reported a 4 per cent increase in overall production in the first quarter that ended March 31, 2018.