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Silvercorp Metals Chairman and CEO revealed his strategies to become profitable in the Asian giant

Canadian wins right to sue Silvercorp over ‘false imprisonment’ in China

After a B.C. court rejected a bid by the miner to have Kun Huang’s allegations thrown out.

Canada’s Silvercorp blames contractor for production dip at Chinese mines

Company said mining contractors were adding waste rock from development tunnels to ore trucks before they were weighed.

Silvercorp shares down on police probe

A strong run-up in Vancouver-based Silvercorp's stock came to a halt on Monday.

Silvercorp says work interrupted at mine in China

Canadian Silvercorp Metals (TSX: SVM-News)(NYSE: SVM-News), China’s biggest silver miner, said Monday that production at its flagship silver-lead-zinc Ying Mine will be interrupted for about five days as a result of power interruptions.

Silvercorp sets records in China as it emerges from short and distort saga

Silvercorp Metals along with the rest of the silver sector jumped on Thursday as the price of the precious metal recovered from year lows. Ahead of announcing annual financials results that showed record production of […]

Silvercorp forecasts 20% increase in silver production for fiscal year 2013

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) today released production guidance for fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

Silvercorp reports revenue of $61.9 million and operating cash flow of $31.6 million in the 3rd quarter of fiscal 2012

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) today reported its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2011 ("Q3 2012"). The following financial results are expressed in US dollars (US$) unless stated otherwise.

Silvercorp Received RMB 269 Million Cash Dividend From its Chinese Subsidiary

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) is pleased to announce that it has received RMB 269 million cash dividend payment (equivalent to USD $43 million) from its 77.5% owned Chinese subsidiary, Henan Found Mining Co. Ltd. ("Henan Found"), in Henan Province, China. The cash dividend has been deposited at a bank in Canada.

Silvercorp Sues Jon R. Carnes, His EOS Holdings and Zane Heilig as "Alfred Little"/"IFRA" in Silvercorp Amended New York Lawsuit

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) today filed an amended lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, adding EOS Holdings LLC., Jon Carnes, Zane Heilig, Andrew Wong and International Financial Research & Analysis Group ("IFRA"), as defendants. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 9, 2012) - Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) today filed an amended lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, adding ...

Silvercorp hires consultants to clear up any doubts on assessments of its mineral properties

Canadian Silvercorp Metals (TSX: SVM-News)(NYSE: SVM-News), China’s biggest silver miner that was accused this year of accounting and production fraud in anonymous letters to authorities, has retained independent consultants to confirm resource estimates at four of its properties.

Silvercorp Metals Inc.: Chinese law enforcement agents open criminal case to investigate creators of falsified reports

Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX: SVM- News)(NYSE: SVM - News) has been advised that Chinese law enforcement agents have opened a criminal case to investigate and find the creators of false and fraudulent reports by anonymous parties such as IFRA, Alfred Little and others, attacking Silvercorp and its Chinese subsidiaries.

Cash-flush Silvercorp buys China mine number seven

Emerging from a short and distort saga awash in cash, Silvercorp Metals on Monday announced the acquisition of SX Gold, a mining concern controlled by the Luoyang city government in northeastern China's Henan province for $22.7 million. Earlier this month the company, the largest silver miner in China, increased its quarterly dividend by 25% to 2.5 cents, after reporting a big jump in second-quarter profit and record cash flows. The stellar financial results came after a forensic accounting report showed no truth to allegations of $1 billion in accounting fraud at the company which was first alleged on September 2 by shortsellers that had built up a massive position in the stock.

Silvercorp rockets after clean bill from auditors

Silvercorp Metals, China’s biggest silver miner, was changing hands for $9.72 in Toronto on heavy volumes shortly after the open Monday, up almost 19% after a report by the forensic accounting arm of KPMG showed no truth to allegations of $1 billion in accounting fraud at the company. Shareholders who held onto their Silvercorp stock during the rollercoaster ride that started on September 2 when the company had to go public with the accusations, believed to be the work of shortsellers that had built up a massive position in the stock, are now able to show a handsome profit for their loyalty. The company is suing two New York-based websites – Chinastockwatch.com and Alfredlittle.com – for spreading false information and is seeking punitive and compensatory damages.

Loyal Silvercorp investors come out ahead after dark and stormy month

Shareholders who held onto their Silvercorp Metals stock during the rollercoaster ride that started on September 2 when the company had to disclose fraud allegations and a massive short position in its stock, had something to show for their loyalty on Friday. Silvercorp, China's biggest silver miner, is now worth more than it was before the scam was exposed. You had to have nerves of steel though – volumes sky-rocketed, intra-day swings reached 22% and at one point shell-shocked owners were down a net 30%. And what is most remarkable: Silvercorp's gains are into the teeth of a silver price that has dropped 27% and a sector slaughtered along with it.

Silvercorp escapes silver meltdown after finding someone to sue

After a three-week hunt Canada's Silvercorp Metals on Friday found the alleged short-sellers behind an effort to drive down the company’s stock price. The company is suing two New York-based websites – Chinastockwatch.com and Alfredlittle.com – for spreading false information. While Silvercorp was trading down 1.4% in early afternoon trade losses among silver heavyweights were much deeper with bellwether Silver Wheaton skidding 11% as the precious metal plummeted 17.7% to barely above $30/oz. Silvercorp is up 0.6% over the last two trading days against the S&P TSX index which has bled 7%. It was the worst trading day for silver in decades.

Silvercorp to try subpoena anonymous investors behind fraud allegations

Silvercorp Metals Inc. (SVM.TO), the China-focused miner battling short-seller allegations of impropriety, says it is teaming up with at least one other company being targeted to try to subpoena the anonymous investors behind the reports, according to the Globe and Mail.

Short-sellers level new charges against Silvercorp

Short-sellers increased their pressure on Silvercorp Metals Inc. (SVM-T). In a posting on alfredlittle.com, the short-sellers accused China-focused Silvercorp of inflating earnings, and offered more details on earlier allegations against the miner.

Silvercorp buys back its beaten-down shares

Silvercorp Metals Inc. says the anonymous fraud allegations that have hammered its share price are completely false, and the company is backing that view up by buying back its shares at low prices.

Raymond James maintains belief in Silvercorp

Silvercorp is facing fresh allegations of fraud from short sellers -- sending its shares sharply lower on Tuesday and Wednesday. But one analyst is standing by his belief in the company and maintaining an 'outperform' rating on the stock.

Silvercorp 2011 losses hit 40% after stock plunges again

Shares in China-focused miner Silvercorp Metals slumped over 7% on Monday after British Columbia security regulators said they were joining the investigation into an anonymous letter accusing the company of a $1.3 billion fraud. Silvercorp was forced on Friday 2 September to make public the letter and at the same time disclosed that someone had built up a short position of 23 million shares – more than 13% of the number outstanding. The firm with projects in China and Canada plunged after the news broke and Monday's drop brings year to date losses close to 40% despite the firm's ongoing buyback programme.

Silvercorp gains 10% turning tables on shorts

A day after reports that the Canadian federal police have joined the investigation into who may be behind an anonymous letter alleging fraud at Silvercorp Metals from an apparent short seller, shares in the company were racing ahead 10% in brisk noon trade on Thursday. Silvercorp was forced last week Friday to make public the letter and at the same time disclosed that someone had built up a short position of 23 million shares – more than 13% of the number outstanding. The firm with projects in China and Canada plunged 10% after the news broke, but is now up a net 8.7%, helped along the way by an influential investment site that in rather dramatic fashion asks whether Silvercorp is the "perfect stock."

Police join hunt for Silvercorp shortseller

Bloomberg reports Silvercorp Metals was contacted by a Canada police unit called the Integrated Market Enforcement Team on Wednesday offering to help find the person behind an anonymous letter alleging a “potential $1.3 billion accounting fraud” at the company. Silvercorp Metals was forced on Friday to make public the letter, also sent to the Ontario Securities Commission, presumably from a shorter of the company's stock as it was also disclosed at the time that someone had built up a short position of some 23 million shares over the preceding two months. The firm with projects in China and Canada plunged 10% after the news broke, but has since regained much of the lost ground.

Silvercorp eyes $500m revenue with two new mines coming on: Mining Weekly

Mining Weekly reported that Silvercorp Metals, a Vancouver-based company with mines in China, as well as a silver project in BC, could see revenues approaching half a billion dollars if silver prices remain at current levels. Silvercorp currently operates four mines at its Ying camp, in China's Henan province, where the company produced 1.05-million ounces of silver in the three months ended March 31. It plans to ramp up production from the mine to 1 000 t/d by spring 2012, and to 2 000 t/d a year later.

Silvercorp reports record silver production of 5.3 million ounces, record net income of $68.8 million, up 79%, and record cash flows of $104.2 million, up 60% for fiscal year 2011

Silvercorp Metals reported in Q4 that net earnings were up 29% to $12.6 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to net earnings of $9.8 million, or $0.06 per share, in the same quarter last year. It also said that quarterly cash flows from operations up 44% to $34.3 million, or $0.20 per share, from $23.8 million in the same quarter last year. Production was 1.05 million ounces of silver in the quarter, resulting in a record annual production of 5.3 million ounces of silver and achieved the fifth consecutive year of production growth.