China turbulence casts shadow on Africa

Fears grow for rare economic bright spot

Fuganto Widjaja

Fuganto Widjaja, Sinar Mas: a new start

The founder’s grandson has set out to modernise the family-run conglomerate

Week in Review

Week in Review, August 29

Zurich bid for RSA; Facebook, BHP Billiton and BlackRock also in the news

Icahn reveals 8.5% stake in Freeport

Activist to discuss capex, executive pay and production costs

BHP: income rocks

Expect more skirmishes in the battle for precious dividends

BHP shares jump despite profit slide

Anglo-Australian miner pledges to maintain or grow its dividend

Antofagasta earnings plunge 49%

Miner reels from copper prices hitting lowest levels since crisis

Miners: in search of wiggle room

Financial firepower counts in oversupplied markets as commodities tumble and China’s growth slows

Anglo agrees to sell Chilean copper mines

UK mining group reports some progress with its asset disposals

Fortescue suffers 88% decline in profit

Chairman brands output boost by BHP and Rio ‘market vandalism’

South32 to cut costs and capital spending

Stock drops as maiden results fall short of expectations

Small-cap Week, August 22

Mariana Resources, Vipera, APC Technology and Sanne Group featured

Week in Review, August 22

Glencore’s trouble; Shell, Amazon and forex rigging also in the news

Co-op comeback cake is not a show-stopper

Booker feels the heat of rising to challenge

Polyus Gold: au right

Russian producer’s cost position shines brightly

Glencore bounces on ‘decent’ reappraisal

Bargain hunters move in on miners after recent run lower

Kaz Minerals rallies after Kazakhstan currency move

Copper miner’s shares boosted by devaluation of tenge

Market forces cut Glencore down to size

Even a giant can be unbalanced by choppy commodity prices

Chief apportions blame as Glencore sinks

Chief rails against hedge funds and commodity speculators

China emissions much lower than expected

Lower-quality coal use has resulted in lower greenhouse emissions

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