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Anglo American Q1 numbers hit by freak weather

Miner Anglo American stuck to its production targets on Thursday despite a first quarter that saw floods and heavy rains hampering output, with coal output from its Australian operations down by over a third. Anglo, the world's fifth-biggest diversified miner, is the latest operator to detail the impact of freak weather across its operations. Image by Jam343.

Walter Energy revenues up 58% in Q1

Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT) (TSX: WLT), the world's leading, publicly traded "pure play" producer of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry, today announced earnings per diluted share of $1.53 and net income of $81.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.77 and net income of $41.6 million in the first quarter 2010. Results for the period exclude results from Western Coal, which the Company acquired on April 1, 2011.

Teck Resources announces dividend

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that it will pay an eligible dividend of $0.30 per share on its outstanding Class A common shares and Class B subordinate voting shares on July 5, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2011.

Rio Tinto buys CSN’s Riversdale stake for $830m

Brazilian steelmaker CSN (CSNA3.SA: Quote)(SID.N: Quote) struck a deal to sell its 19.9 percent stake in Australian coal miner Riversdale to mining giant Rio Tinto for A$780 million ($830 million), according to a securities filing. Sao Paulo-based CSN, Brazil's largest diversified steelmaking group, sold 47.29 million Riversdale shares at a price of A$16.50 each, the filing said. The shares (RIV.AX: Quote) closed little changed at A$16.50 in Sydney on Wednesday.

Teck more than doubles Q1 profits

Vancouver-based Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) reported earnings attributable to its shareholders of $461 million, or $0.78 per share. Adjusted quarterly profit was $450 million, or $0.76 per share, more than double the $198 million reported in the first quarter of 2010. Image by Teck Resources Limited

Grand Cache Coal cuts 2012 sales forecast

Metallurgical coal mining company Grande Cache Coal Corp cut its 2012 coal sales forecast as it expects production to be affected by the challenging mining conditions. The company now sees coal sales volumes of 2.2-2.4 million tonnes, down from the previous forecast of 2.4-2.6 million tonnes.

Whitehaven Coal says bid process nearing conclusion

Australian coal miner Whitehaven Coal said a formal process to find a bidder for the company was nearing a conclusion and interested parties have completed due diligence. Whitehaven said on Wednesday it was in was in talks with the parties to decide which proposal, if any, would be recommended by its board

Chinese group makes billion-dollar bet on B.C. coal: Globe

A coal project in northeastern B.C. that is being developed by a Chinese consortium could produce up to 2 million tonnes of met coal annually for the next 30 years, the Globe and Mail reports: A Chinese group is making a $1-billion bet on coal in British Columbia to secure a key raw material for its steel making industry, the latest in a series of moves this year by international companies to stake a claim on Canadian resources.