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BP is said to plan sale of North Sea Shearwater stake

7 Jan 2019 /  Kelly Gilblom and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg    1
BP is focusing on new projects in the North Sea and expansions in US shale.

South African stocks end rough year on a positive note

31 Dec 2018 /  John Viljoen, Bloomberg   2
AngloPlat up 52%, Lighthouse down 85%, gold up 25%, Steinhoff down 63%, and Naspers has its worst year since 2001.

BHP’s $320m copper mine sale called off, Chile union says

12 Dec 2018 /  Laura Millan Lombrana. Bloomberg  
The deal was expected to close in the fourth quarter.

The importance of dividends

10 Dec 2018 /  Patrick Cairns   7
And the wonder of compounding.

Vedanta’s South African smelter plans not derailed by load shedding

7 Dec 2018 /  Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters  
Company plans to invest up to $800m in a zinc smelter in Gamsberg.

Brace yourself for volatility

27 Nov 2018 /  Arnold Segawa  
The latest survey from Bank of America Merrill Lynch warns of increased volatility as fund managers remain bearish on equities.

The magnificent run in diversified resources stocks

23 Nov 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   2
The Industrial Index is down 22% for the year, while Resources is up 13%.

Fake views

5 Nov 2018 /  Warren Ingram    37
Some professionals write to stoke fear in the reader or advance their own agenda.

BHP to return $10.4bn to shareholders after shale sale

1 Nov 2018 /  James Thornhill and David Stringer, Bloomberg  
Stock rises as much as 6.2% on sale.

World’s top miner embracing the boom in electric car batteries

17 Oct 2018 /  David Stringer, Bloomberg  
BHP Billiton is boosting sales of the top-quality nickel that’s needed for electric vehicle batteries.

A big, bad bear market or a correction?

15 Oct 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk   9
‘I think what we’re seeing at the moment is unsettling for investors but it’s a very healthy correction, a very badly needed correction’ – Tony Bell, Vunani Fund Managers.

Glencore to boost share buyback programme by up to $1bn

25 Sep 2018 /  Liezel Hill and Thomas Biesheuvel, Bloomberg   
The mining company is still working towards returning money to its investors.

Australian mining’s macho image worsens pain of labour shortage

24 Sep 2018 /  Melanie Burton, Reuters   1
Industry faces shortage of specialised workers.

How Anglo quietly built a commodity trader in Glencore’s shadow

16 Sep 2018 /  Thomas Biesheuvel and Jack Farchy, Bloomberg   1
In just five years, the century-old miner assembled marketing operations that now sell more metals than the company produces.

Despite negativity, Japanese insurer piles into Hollard

7 Sep 2018 /  Sasha Planting   8
Acquires 22.5% of the business for R5 billion.

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