Company is said to have sent out requests to investment banks as it seeks to hire an adviser to assist in the bidding process for Anglo American's niobium and phosphate business in Brazil.
MANGANESE Mining News
The country's largest mining union said it had received notice from South32 about the planned cuts and wants the government to intervene.
South32's manganese mines in South Africa are unlikely to restart operations until January, when a major review is expected to be completed.
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The company said is not keen on Rio Tinto's thermal coal assets, currently up for sale.
It may reduce the value of its 60% stake in the Samancor Manganese joint venture, as it keeps furnaces shut due to low prices for the commodity.
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The stock closed in Sydney below the $30 mark, which is the lowest it has traded in the last five years.
The world's largest miner has stepped up its cost-cutting plans as it battles a sharp slide in iron ore, coal and oil prices.
The country effectively halted all but processed metal shipments in January in an effort to force miners to build smelters.
The world’s largest miner is only two weeks away from shedding more light on an upcoming spin-off of unwanted assets.
The U.S. largest miner by market value and revenue is also dealing with a strike threat at its Indonesia's Grasberg copper and gold mine, which recently resumed operations.
The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.
Operations, however, won’t resume until at least Oct. 7.
Protesters are demanding management to review safety conditions following a fatal accident on Sept. 27.
30,000 tonnes of copper concentrate were sent out Monday.
New company would still have its primary listing in Australia, with secondary listings in South Africa and the UK.
Operations at the miner's Batu Hijau copper and gold mine to resume soon.
The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.
Speculation is of a new Perth-based company with current CFO Graham Kerr at the helm housing non-core assets including Australian lead-silver mine.
Indonesia's top copper miner hopes next month to ramp up production and restart concentrate shipments from Grasberg, one of the world's largest copper mines.
About $500 million of exports a month have been halted in Southeast Asia's biggest economy because of the minerals dispute.
The shipments, the first of their kind in six months, were allowed after Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) and Lumbung Mineral Sentosa agreed to pay the new 20% tax.