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Barrick's offer for control of Acacia Mining reflects risk – CEO

By: Reuters     24th May 2019 Barrick Gold's offer to buy the rest of Acacia Mining reflects the risk the Canadian-listed mining company faces in increasing its exposure to Tanzania, its chief executive said on Friday. Barrick, which owns 63.9% in London-listed Acacia, on Tuesday proposed to buy out the minority shareholders... 

Bank says Lonmin investors should reject Sibanye offer  

By: Bloomberg     24th May 2019 Africa’s biggest bank said Lonmin investors should reject Sibanye-Stillwater's takeover offer as it undervalues the platinum miner’s assets by as much as R6.64-billion. While Sibanye’s offer equates to R11.60 a share, Lonmin’s value at current metal prices is 45% higher, Leroy Mnguni, an analyst... 

PIC goes to London for Lonmin decision 

By: Bloomberg     23rd May 2019 South Africa's Public Investment Corporation (PIC) faces a tough choice: back Sibanye Gold’s takeover of Lonmin, and take a hit on its investment, or scupper the deal and risk having to pony up more cash for the platinum miner. When Lonmin shareholder votes are tallied next Tuesday at a meeting... 

Gold miners must focus on returns, mergers to attract investment - Barrick CEO

By: Reuters     22nd May 2019 Gold miners must focus on maximising returns and more mergers to attract investors seeking to diversify after years of under-investing in mines, Barrick Gold's chief executive said on Wednesday. "The industry is in decline and we have put ourselves in a very a tight spot because we haven't... 

BP bosses get public grilling on climate from largest investors

By: Bloomberg     22nd May 2019 BP lined the road leading to its annual shareholder gathering in Scotland’s oil capital with hoardings touting investments in renewable energy. Inside the meeting, there was a fierce debate on whether the energy major was telling the truth. On Tuesday, investors large and small grilled BP’s... 

Eskom keeps investors in the dark as debt speculation mounts 

By: Bloomberg     22nd May 2019 As speculation swirls about plans to deal with Eskom Holdings’ crippling debt load, one group of stakeholders hasn’t been consulted – owners of the company’s R243-billion of bonds. South Africa’s State-owned power utility is groaning under almost R500-billion of bond and loan debt, according to... 

Barrick bids for rest of Acacia as Tanzania refuses direct settlement  

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd May 2019 Toronto-headquartered Barrick Gold has presented a proposal to its London-listed subsidiary Acacia Mining to buy the rest of the shares in the miner that it does not already own for $285-million. The share-for-share exchange of 0.153 Barrick shares for each ordinary share of Acacia implies a... 

Sirius says open offer closes over-subscribed

By: Mariaan Webb     21st May 2019 The placing and open offer through which Sirius Minerals aimed to raise about $400-million, for the potash mine, in North Yorkshire, has been over-subscribed, the London-listed company reported on Tuesday. The company raised $425-million in the offer, which formed part of the $3.8-billion... 

Oil climbs as Opec signal on output curbs overshadows trade risk

By: Bloomberg     21st May 2019 Oil rose for a second day on signs Opec and its allies will extend production cuts beyond June, while a steadily deteriorating US-China trade relationship kept prices from pushing higher. Futures in New York extended their gains after closing up 0.5% on Monday. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid... 

Tanzania fines Acacia Mining $2.4m over alleged pollution

By: Reuters     20th May 2019 Tanzania's mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6-billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4-million) for alleged pollution at its North Mara mine. Acacia, majority-owned by Barrick Gold, is embroiled in a long-running tax dispute with Tanzania. 

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