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Zambia’s state investment arm be operator of mines in future, says govt

19 Jul 2020 /  Chris Mfula, Reuters   3
Mining is the nation's largest foreign exchange earner.

Conflict gold in spotlight

17 Jul 2020 /  Elena Mazneva, Bloomberg  
As investors flock to precious metal.

Deaths in SA mines fell to lowest in a century: Council

17 Jul 2020 /  Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters   1
51 miners died in SA in 2019.

Two biggest diamond miners barely sold any stones last quarter

16 Jul 2020 /  Thomas Biesheuvel   2
The pandemic has devastated the diamond world.

Anglo sticks to most 2020 output targets despite second quarter Covid-19

16 Jul 2020 /  Zandi Shabalala, Reuters   1
Anglo said it was ramping up production and operating at about 90% total capacity by the end of June from around 60% in April.

Amplats platinum output fell 41% in second quarter

16 Jul 2020 /  Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters  
Total PGM production for the quarter was 665,100 ounces, Amplats said.

Demand for Krugerrands is through the roof

15 Jul 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   46
Boosted by a strong gold price and quest for diversification.

Zimbabwe gold mines lure offshore investor despite economic ruin

10 Jul 2020 /  Felix Njini and Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg    1
Investors back mine deals in Zimbabwe as prices surge.

Gold’s rally to $1,800 sees ETF inflows exceed full-year record

8 Jul 2020 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg  
In other precious metals, silver and platinum were higher while palladium was little changed.

‘Reckless’ and ‘irregular’ new hires at nuclear plant during lockdown

8 Jul 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   3
Trade union says two of three new hires were re-employed after previously being subject to disciplinary hearings.

Bill Gates-backed company to hunt for cobalt near Glencore mine

7 Jul 2020 /  Jack Farchy, Bloomberg   8
House said exploration in Quebec was one of a number of activities that Kobold Metals was pursuing.

BHP overstayed in petroleum. Time to exit

4 Jul 2020 /  Clara Ferreira Marques, Bloomberg   2
Diversification has benefits, but operating synergies between oil and mining are debatable.

Hydrogen to fuel giant mining trucks in green shift by Anglo

1 Jul 2020 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg    1
As pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions grows.

Gold heads for biggest quarterly gain since 2016 on virus woes

30 Jun 2020 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg  
Investors also continue to pile into gold-backed exchange-traded funds, with holdings at a record.

Gold holds within sight of $1,800 as infections top 10 million

29 Jun 2020 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam, Elena Mazneva and Carolina Gonzalez, Bloomberg  
Gold has gained 17% this year.
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