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....Buying a stake of about 12% in Anglo would diversify Mr Agarwal's holdings. Vedanta focuses on commodities including zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore and aluminium, while Anglo's portfolio includes diamonds and platinum. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Mining companies dominated the FTSE risers, with Anglo American topping the leaders' board with an 8% increase. Its shares were boosted after Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal said he would buy a stake worth up to £2bn in the diamond and platinum miner. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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FTSE 100 closes at record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
....Mining companies dominated the FTSE risers, with Anglo American topping the leaders' board with an 8% increase. Its shares were boosted after Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal said he would buy a stake worth up to £2bn in the diamond and platinum miner. ...
Anglo American soars as billionaire buys 12% stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
....Buying a stake of about 12% in Anglo would diversify Mr Agarwal's holdings. Vedanta focuses on commodities including zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore and aluminium, while Anglo's portfolio includes diamonds and platinum. ...
New pound coin enters circulation THIS month: How to get the 12-sided edition first image
.... Special versions of the new 12-sided coin coin have now gone on sale for as much as £1,325 from the Royal Mint - with some editions already sold out. The platinum proof edition is listed as no longer available, but the gold proof and silver proof versions are still available priced from £75. ...
Diamond rings sparkle for the internet dating generation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 01:39:04 PM
....The group has access to about 400,000 stones, but only a fraction of this is held as stock helping to keep costs down. The jewellery is made to order with most of the gold and platinum rings cast at a firm based in Birmingham and then fitted with diamonds in the London workshop. ...
Platinum mining firm tells massacre families: we can't afford to house you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 03:50:41 PM
....Speaking as protesters displayed placards bearing the names of the dead, the chief executive, Ben Magara, told shareholders at the group’s annual meeting that progress on building homes for 33,000 staff had been “slower than we would have liked”. But he said rock-bottom platinum prices made it impossible for the company to resolve the housing issue and stay financially sound. ...
Robbie Williams tickets put directly on resale sites image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 02:42:08 AM
....Ie:music has not responded to repeated requests for a statement. Ticketmaster, which owns Get Me In and Seatwave, said the tickets - which it describes as "platinum" tickets - on the sites were "priced according to demand, in consultation with our clients, the event organisers". ...
Galactic gold rush: the tech companies aiming to make space mining a reality image
....The moon, for example, is abundant in Helium-3, an extremely rare element on Earth that could theoretically be used as fuel in future nuclear fusion plants. Asteroids are typically chock full of iron, nickel, cobalt, platinum and titanium. ...
The explosive chemistry that cleans up your car exhaust image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 07:32:31 AM
. Without platinum, city air would be unbreathable. ...
Japan may use e-waste for 2020 medals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 09:50:38 AM
....The Rio Olympics, for example, used gold that was extracted without the use of mercury and a third of the silver and bronze used came from recycled sources. Discarded consumer electronics such as smartphones and tablets contain small amounts of precious and rare earth metals, including platinum, palladium, gold, silver, lithium, cobalt and nickel. ...

Anglo American board resists PIC bid for platinum business
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 06:36:09 PM
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Turf war rages for South Africa's platinum unions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 10:48:15 AM
. Wage talks between the big platinum producers and the unions in South Africa are under way, and it is hoped that a repeat of the five-month strike that crippled the industry in 2014 can be averted. ...
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Asda's £4.37 red wine named best in the world  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 01:11:00 PM
....37, and as the perfect match to barbecued meats, we're expecting high demand in the coming weeks!". English wines fared well at the awards, receiving two platinum awards and three gold medals. ...
Share Hunter: Car emissions drive benefits Johnson Matthey image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 6th of June 2016 07:58:00 AM
.... The Process Technologies division saw sales down 8 per cent and underlying profits falling 31 per cent, with weak demand from oil & gas customers. In the Precious Metals business, a 25 per cent fall in platinum group metal prices saw sales down 8 per cent and underlying operating profits down 35 per cent. ...
Fastjet shares nosedive to low image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 3rd of June 2016 10:03:00 AM
....Weak prices taint Johnson Matthey . WEAK platinum prices took the shine off Johnson Matthey’s precious metals operation, but the catalytic converter maker expects a regulatory push for cleaner vehicles to drive the business forward this year. ...
Adele's singular contract shows why she is pop's greatest outlier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 06:20:40 PM
....One music lawyer suggests the deal is best seen as an unsecured loan against the creation of future assets – albums and DVDs – whereby Adele could get as much as £30m upfront. Since the Tottenham-born singer has suggested she may take several years off after touring her multiplatinum album 25, Sony could be left with no means of recovering the loan until she starts making music again. ...
City news: HSBC job cuts, Barclays, Stock Spirits and Mountain warehouse’s profits image
....BARCLAYS has agreed to sell its precious metals storage business to China’s ICBC Standard bank as it continues to offload non-core assets. The vault, one of Europe’s largest with capacity to hold 2,000 tonnes of gold and which is also used to store silver, platinum and palladium, was opened by Barclays at a secret site within the M25 motorway in 2012. ...
Chinese bank buys secret London vault which can store $80bn of gold image
....The facility is located inside the M25 and has the capacity to store 2,000 tonnes of gold. And while further details about the vault are scarce, it is said to be one of the largest in Europe and is presently used to store bars of gold, silver, platinum and palladium. ...
Companies get serious about water use image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:00:55 PM
....This may help explain why this most precious of resources is free. For despite being incomparably more precious than any amount of gold, platinum or diamond, in most places on Earth water holds practically no financial value whatsoever. ...
Lessons from Zimbabwe: the standard for responsible mining is being set image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 04:20:54 PM
. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see first-hand the operations of Anglo American’s Unki mine in Zimbabwe, site of one of the world’s richest platinum deposits. ...
Workplace wellness: how offices could be the healthiest place for you image
....It will be the first project to achieve this level of accreditation, which, unlike other types of Well certification, does not need to be renewed as it applies to long-term features built into the structure such as window locations and glazing, building proportions and ventilation systems. Lendlease also hopes to achieve platinum Well status for its headquarters, which will be within one of the International Towers Sydney structures. ...
Hydrogen-powered fleets could help tackle high urban pollution levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 02:53:45 PM
.... Hydrogen fuel cells produce energy to run an electric engine. Though several different types exist, the most developed is the proton exchange membrane fuel cell, which contains platinum catalysts. ...
FTSE 100 ends winning streak, weighed down by mining and oil image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 06:30:01 PM
.... . S&P said: “The restructuring reflects management’s strategy of moving away from less-profitable assets and focusing on commodities [with] medium and long-term strong fundamentals such as copper, diamonds, and platinum… Although the programme should enable [it] to lower debt levels, the depressed market means we view the proceeds and timeline as very uncertain. ...
South32 eyes Anglo American buy-out of manganese joint venture image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 12:27:34 PM
....9bn to around $6bn. The company will in future focus on platinum, copper and diamonds, while backing out of coal, iron ore and other metals, including manganese. ...
FTSE 100 bounces back over 6,000-point barrier image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Glencore’s shares rose 17p to 120p, but its performance was eclipsed by fellow miner Anglo American’s 70p rise to 468p, which was achieved despite its debt being downgraded to “junk” status by ratings agency Fitch. Anglo has flagged the potential sale of billions of pounds of assets as it looks to exit coal and iron ore to focus on diamonds, platinum and copper. ...
Fitch cuts Anglo American rating to junk image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 12:34:49 PM
.... . Under Anglo’s plans, the company will back out of most of its iron ore and coal mines and focus instead on platinum, copper and diamonds, through its De Beers subsidiary. ...
Anglo American goes for bold but has the miner left it too late? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 10:09:01 AM
.... It is axing two thirds of its near 130,000 workforce, offloading 29 of 45 mines and other facilities, and pulling out of iron ore, coal and nickel, which account for nearly half of its turnover. The core of the radically slimmed-down company will be reduced to just three commodities: diamonds, platinum and copper. ...
Oil prices soar as Iran comes to the table sending FTSE back through 6,000  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 09:25:23 AM
Anglo American dumps coal and iron in favour of diamonds, platinum and copper image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 07:13:00 PM
.... We will be significantly stronger in the short term with lower overhead and indirect costs. “We will focus our portfolio on our global leadership positions in diamonds [it has an 85 per cent stake in De Beers] and platinum group metals and our world-class position in copper. ...
Anglo American plans to hasten coal and iron ore sell-offs as profits halve image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 01:40:09 PM
....The UK-listed global mining company said it was reviewing its options regarding its 70% stake in Kumba Iron Ore, Africa’s biggest miner of steel’s key ingredient. The decision speeds up a plan to pull out of coal and iron ore to concentrate on materials that are in greater demand, such as its De Beers diamond operations, platinum and copper. ...
Anglo-American speeds up disposals in response to $5.5bn loss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 08:43:33 AM
.... It plans to end up with just 16. It is exiting iron ore and coal production to focus on platinum, copper and diamonds. ...
Anglo American sinks to $5.5bn loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 08:37:04 AM
....". It said it was building its future around around copper, platinum and diamonds. ...
Anglo American's dramatic slump in profits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 08:53:03 PM
.... . The company is looking to raise billions from asset sales as it exits iron ore and coal production to focus on platinum, copper and diamonds. ...
One company’s fate that’s key to the oil industry’s fortunes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 07:50:45 PM
.... On Tuesday, shareholders will be watching carefully as Anglo reports full-year results. Analysts expect Cutifani to unveil plans to offload mines including some big ones in South Africa and Brazil as it exits iron ore and coal production to focus on platinum, copper and diamonds. ...
How do I become ... a record producer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 07:00:11 AM
....”. Levine went on to produce all of Culture Club’s hits and the band’s three multi-platinum albums. ...
Asteroid mining could be space’s new frontier: the problem is doing it legally image
....The reason lawyers could soon be poring over that 48-year-old document is that space mining could become a reality within a couple of decades. In what is being seen as a major breakthrough for this embryonic technology, the government of Luxembourg has thrown its financial muscle behind plans to extract resources from asteroids, some of which are rich in platinum and other valuable metals. ...
Why Luxembourg wants to mine asteroids image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 10:07:42 AM
.... . They could be a rich source of platinum group metals, used in everything from catalytic converters and jewellery to electronics, medical devices, glass, and turbine blades. ...
Anglo American and Lonmin heap pain on South African mining with 9,000 job cuts image
.... . Around 4,000 roles are to go in Anglo’s iron ore division while platinum producer Lonmin has shed 5,077 workers since the end of last year. ...
FTSE 100 rebounds as oil rallies above $32 and traders shrug off panic selling in China image
Anglo American chases disposal target with latest mine sale image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 03:06:12 PM
....4bn) in disposals, on top of $2bn already pencilled in, as it focuses on top-performing ‘tier 1’ assets. The company digs up a range of metals from platinum and nickel to copper and iron ore; it also owns the De Beers diamond business. ...
Turning rubbish into gold image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 12:10:17 AM
....Mr Hemdan just had to think up his own business proposal, and inspiration came from something he saw on TV. "I was watching a documentary about electronic recycling, and I realised there was a lot of potential in extracting metals from mother boards - gold, silver, copper, and platinum," he says. ...
Welcome to the great home insurance swindle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of January 2016 07:00:25 AM
.... Had we not, Lloyds would have undoubtedly hiked the premium yet again. I should have realised that Lloyds is now very far from the bank we used to know back in the 1970s when the local manager was a family friend and handled all our financial affairs when, in January 2007, my mother was given a three-year loan from the bank to pay for a new boiler, and also came back with a Lloyds platinum card costing her £26 per month for which she could not possibly have had any use. ...
FTSE 100 ends 2015 among world's worst performing markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 05:08:47 PM
....This in turn triggered major slumps in the value of the world’s mining giants, many of whom are listed in London. Anglo American, which produces platinum, copper, nickel and iron ore, plunged by 75% to record lows during 2015. ...
Sainsbury's Bank improves deals on balance transfer credit cards  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 08:50:25 AM
.... . By comparison, Barclaycard’s 37 month platinum 0pc balance transfer card offers a fee of just 2. ...
Anglo American begins latest round of disposals with sale of Australian coal mine image
.... . The company, which is headquartered in London but has its origins in South Africa, mines coal, iron ore, copper and platinum in locations across the world. ...
South African pension fund rides to rescue of miner Lonmin image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 08:52:30 AM
.... . The Public Investment Corporation has boosted its stake in the platinum miner from 7pc to 29. ...
Lonmin underwriters sell shares to South Africa pension fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 12:38:57 PM
. The banks who underwrote a life-saving rights issue in Lonmin, the beleaguered platinum miner, have managed to offload most of the shares they were left with as part of the group’s $407m (£268m) fundraising deal. ...
Lonmin’s do-or-die rights issue attracts 71pc take-up image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 09:14:45 AM
.... . The South Africa-based miner, the world’s third largest producer of platinum, had warned it could go out of business if shareholders didn’t back the plan, which – in addition to raising much-needed cash – will now unlock a $370m refinancing package with its creditors. ...
Anglo American defies 'value that lasts' motto in drift to foot of FTSE 100 image
.... So it is fair to conclude Anglo’s long-term health depends on slimming down to the best assets in a broad and ragged portfolio. In practice, that means diamonds, where the De Beers unit has about a third of the world market; copper, where Anglo has some high-class mines in Chile; and platinum, where the market share is about 35%. ...
Anglo American must dig deeper to get out of its hole image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 05:56:02 PM
.... In the diverse catalogue of rocks that Anglo digs out of the ground in locations across the globe, from South Africa to Canada, diamonds present a “hopeful” prospect, Anglo boss Mark Cutifani suggested. Less so iron ore, coal, platinum and copper, all products in the Anglo portfolio that have seen their values tumble this year. ...
Anglo American cuts workforce by 85,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 12:28:41 PM
....60 a tonne, after reaching a peak near $200 in 2011. As part of the restructuring, Anglo American's diamonds business will be run by its De Beers subsidiary, its platinum and base metals operations will come under Industrial Metals, and its Bulk Commodities division will concentrate on coal and iron ore. ...
Anglo American to slash workforce by 85,000 amid commodity slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 10:11:12 AM
....Anglo American’s biggest business is in Africa, where it had about 76,000 permanent employees last year, followed by Latin America with more than 11,000 workers. The company did not say where the asset sales or job cuts would fall but Cutifani said Anglo American would focus on diamonds, platinum and copper, which have better long-term returns. ...
Anglo American cuts dividend and 85,000 jobs in ‘radical’ restructuring image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 09:30:04 AM
.... Anglo’s workforce will drop to around 50,000 from 135,000 now, with precise details on where the job cuts will fall to come in its preliminary results in February. It had already unveiled cuts that would take its headcount down to 92,000 in July, after announcing the sale of its labour-intensive platinum operations in Rustenburg, South Africa. ...
Gold heads for biggest monthly drop since 2013 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 01:26:05 PM
.... . Other precious metals have also suffered, with silver on course for a 10pc monthly loss in November and platinum falling to a seven-year low of $820. ...
Life rocks when the market is free to all image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 07:56:35 PM
.... While space mining remains a moonshot, with vast challenges for its pioneers, the potential rewards are stellar. One estimate suggests a single asteroid could contain more platinum than has ever been mined on Earth. ...
Johnson Matthey plans restructuring and loss of 200 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 11:50:40 AM
....The shares were up 7% just before 9am, the biggest gainers in the FTSE 100 index, which was up 1%. Johnson Matthey, which also refines and recycles platinum group metals, posted a 4% fall in underlying pretax profit to £208. ...
FTSE climbs 1% as miners recover with Johnson Matthey leading the way image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 09:55:26 AM
....Johnson Matthey is leading the way, up 181p or more than 7% to £26. 38 after the technology group and platinum specialist said it would return £305m to shareholders as a special dividend, representing 150p a share. ...
Why we're flushing £13m of gold down the plughole each year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 06:50:18 PM
....” To which we might add, the producin’ of it. Gold, silver and platinum end up in sludge (the goo left behind from treating sewage) when we wash our hands (rubbing the rings on our fingers) and brush our (gold) teeth. ...
The global economy is slowing down. But is it recession – or protectionism? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of November 2015 04:13:00 PM
....Days later, Rolls-Royce became the latest British exporter to face what it called “headwinds” from China, joining a slew of others, from carmaker Jaguar Land Rover to luxury brand Burberry. Meanwhile, commodities including platinum and crude oil resumed their decline in value as investors continued to fret about sliding demand for the raw materials of global commerce. ...
Oil price slump causes stock markets in UK and US to fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 07:42:22 PM
....The FTSE 100 dived by almost 2% to 6178 by the close of trading on Thursday, while the New York Dow Jones was down more than 200 points at 17,492 as traders sought safe havens for investor funds. German and French stock markets were also hit by reports of an oil glut and huge surpluses of world stocks of platinum, lead and copper following the slowdown in China, the biggest user of base metals. ...
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....Cash calls don’t come much more desperate than this. Investors in Lonmin, the world’s third-biggest platinum miner, are being offered the chance to buy 46 shares for every one they own at a 94% discount to last week’s share price – 1p versus 17p. ...
Lonmin offers shares at 94% discount image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 10:11:29 AM
.... . Shares in the platinum miner rose nearly 10% to 17. ...
Lonmin sees salvation as $400m rights issue gains key approval image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 09:00:14 AM
.... . Johannesburg-based Lonmin, the world’s third largest producer of platinum, is looking to raise $407m (£270m) from shareholders in a rights issue that will help it secure a $370m refinancing package with its creditors . ...
Lonmin to unveil record losses as it fights for survival image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of November 2015 07:02:42 PM
. Lonmin, the world’s third-largest platinum miner, is expected to unveil record losses as it discloses support for a $400m (£266m) rescue rights issue. ...
Shareholders sell off BHP Billiton after fatal bursting of dam  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 06:57:49 PM
.... . Finally, ahead of its annual results on Monday, platinum producer Lonmin extended its losses as investors feared it may be forced to shut down if it does not secure shareholder approval for additional funding. ...
The skyscraper at the heart of the debate over America’s green building standard image
....But the building is cutting-edge beyond the surface too, reflecting the latest trends in sustainable construction: its urinals are waterless, its concrete is partially composed of blast furnace slag and its water system recycles rainwater. Completed in 2009, the billion-dollar building was the first skyscraper to be awarded a coveted platinum rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or Leed. ...
Lonmin shares tumble 10pc as its faces crunch funding deadline image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 12:30:13 PM
.... . The company is the world’s third largest producer of platinum, which became its core focus in the late 1990s. ...
Market report: Miners struggle on signs of weaker China image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of November 2015 07:31:25 PM
Why George Osborne's fiscal charter is more likely to end in fudge than sounder finances image
.... Plans for a “trillion dollar coin” ploy have a lengthy list of backers, including Paul Krugman, the Nobel prize winning economist. To get around the debt ceiling, the Treasury could use a legal loophole to mint a platinum coin of any value and deposit it at the Fed, allowing the government to carry on borrowing. ...
Stolen credit card details available for £1 each online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 04:52:49 PM
....The site did not reveal where the details were harvested from, but the ownership of the cards was clear. One credit card was registered to a person in Craigavon in north County Armagh; another belonged to a resident of Chelmsford, Essex, who lost their platinum Visa card earlier this week. ...
BP’s oil price optimism may prove to be misplaced image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:03:00 AM
.... . This year has been an absolute bloodbath for commodity markets, with the prices of just about every major tradeable material on the planet – from gold, aluminium, and platinum, to iron ore, copper, and even soybeans – tumbling amid a perfect storm of factors including weaker demand from China and market fears of an end to an era of cheap money. ...
Profit warnings from construction sector panics investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 05:00:54 PM
....3pc to 596. 9p as it announced plans to defer platinum investment decisions until at least 2017 and slashed its diamond output amid soft demand. ...
FTSE 100 fades ahead of ECB meeting, while Travis Perkins drops 7% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 08:46:47 AM
....6p at 585p after a disappointing third quarter production report. The company is postponing major investment decisions in its platinum business and cutting diamond production due to weak demand. ...

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