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    1. July 31, 2015

      Antofagasta buys 50% stake in Barrick’s Chile copper mine

      Antofagasta, the London-listed but Chile-focused miner, is spending $1bn on a 50 per cent stake in a copper mine owned...

    2. July 21, 2015

      Miners claw back losses on gold bounce

      US mining companies clawed back some of their losses on Tuesday after suffering substantial slides the previous day,...

    1. July 20, 2015

      Gold miners: dance of debt

      Aggressive selling by speculators. Lower than expected levels of Chinese central bank holdings. Outflows from...

    2. May 27, 2015

      Zijin Mining: happy to help

      What do you do if you have access to cheap money? Look for things to buy, of course. Chinese companies have been on an...

    3. May 26, 2015

      Zijin strikes deals with western miners

      Zijin Mining has struck deals to buy assets and pursue long-term ventures with two western miners, underscoring China’s...

    4. May 17, 2015

      Rio Tinto puts aluminium assets on block in potential $1bn deal

      Rio Tinto is making a fresh attempt to sell unwanted aluminium assets in a potential $1bn deal, the latest sign of...

    5. May 1, 2015

      Barrick Gold hires BlackRock fund manager to help with turnround

      Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold producer by output, is hiring one of the UK mining sector’s best known fund...

    6. April 28, 2015

      Investors reject Barrick Gold’s management pay plan

      Investors in Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold producer by output, have delivered a sharp rebuke to the company by...

    7. April 20, 2015

      Zambia proposes friendlier mining tax regime after protests

      Zambia on Monday slashed royalties on open cast mines, rowing back on proposed changes to its fiscal regime that the...

    8. April 5, 2015

      Barrick chairman aims to put shine back in gold miner

      When John Thornton came to Barrick Gold, he found what he calls a “contaminated” culture that meant the world’s biggest...

    9. April 5, 2015

      Barrick open to sell-offs and joint ventures in debt drive

      Barrick Gold is open to a wide range of asset sales and joint ventures as it tries to cut debt by $3bn and rebuild its...

    10. March 15, 2015

      X2’s Davis ready to re-enter the fray with $5.6bn war chest

      Mick Davis, the South African who built Xstrata into one of the most successful companies of the last mining boom, is...

    11. March 15, 2015

      Barrick Gold eyes sale of key Chilean copper mine

      Barrick Gold is eyeing the sale of one of its “crown jewels”, a Chilean copper mine, as the Canadian miner tries to...

    12. February 19, 2015

      Barrick Gold reveals asset sale and debt reduction plan

      John Thornton has given his fullest insights yet into how he intends to turn round Barrick Gold, rejecting expansion...

    13. January 18, 2015

      Zambia elections come at bad time for economy

      On the campaign trail ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election, Guy Scott, Zambia’s acting head of state, paid a visit...

    14. January 15, 2015

      Best Buy blighted by gloomy sales outlook

      Best Buy was punished by investors on Thursday despite reporting strong holiday sales figures, as the electronics...

    15. January 11, 2015

      Gold miners struggle to shine in investors’ eyes

      Gold miners are hoping that the four-year low in the precious metal’s price, recorded in November, marked the end of a...

    16. January 6, 2015

      Handbag discounts hurt Michael Kors

      Sentiment on luxury retailer Michael Kors soured further with the latest blow coming from analysts at Credit Suisse,...

    17. December 28, 2014

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    18. December 21, 2014

      Talk of rebound in mining deals as valuations sink

      Tumbling commodity prices are aggravating the problems of cash-strapped mining groups and could spur a rebound in...

    19. December 18, 2014

      Barrick suspends Zambian output after royalty rise

      Barrick Gold is suspending output in Zambia because of tax regime changes that have put the African country at the...

    20. December 10, 2014

      Investors tapped to fund gold fraud film

      Two of the world’s toughest mining tycoons battle it out with a star geologist, a chancer and a dictator’s children for...

    21. December 5, 2014

      Political rivalries blight Zambia

      Political uncertainty and factionalism are blighting Zambia, Africa’s second-largest copper producer, with both the...

    22. November 27, 2014

      Barrick Gold considers asset sales

      Barrick Gold is open to selling a wide range of assets as the world’s largest gold miner by output tries to cut its...

    23. October 9, 2014

      Former Xstrata chief made bid for BHP Billiton assets

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, attempted a dramatic comeback earlier this year, approaching BHP Billiton with...

    24. August 12, 2014

      Intercept surges on liver treatment trial

      Intercept Pharmaceuticals shares surged after the biotech company said results from a mid-stage trial of a treatment...

    25. July 17, 2014

      Barrick Gold: by committee

      Must a company with a market capitalisation of $20bn have a chief executive? Gold miner Barrick Gold does not think so....

    26. July 16, 2014

      Barrick Gold ditches chief executive role

      Barrick Gold is removing the post of chief executive in the first big shake-up at the world’s largest gold miner by...

    27. July 14, 2014

      Miners hit by precious metals pullback

      A sudden pullback in gold and silver prices after a month’s rally sent precious metal miners lower on Monday. Gains in...

    28. July 8, 2014

      Gold bulls deeply suspicious of hedging

      To hedge, or not to hedge? Comment by email Sign up here to receive The Commodities Note direct to your email inbox...

    29. June 2, 2014

      Gold miners under pressure from price falls

      Gold mining stocks remained under pressure as the precious metal tumbled for a fifth consecutive day, touching its...

    30. May 27, 2014

      Gold miners retreat on precious metals fall

      Gold miners slipped after strong US economic data, including rising durable goods orders and consumer sentiment, sent...

    31. April 30, 2014

      Barrick Gold first-quarter profits tumble 90%

      First-quarter profit at Barrick Gold shrank 90 per cent, underscoring the tough environment for world’s largest gold...

    32. April 28, 2014

      National Oilwell Varco falls on demand fears

      Shares in National Oilwell Varco, the US oilfield services equipment maker, fell at their steepest pace in more than...

    33. April 28, 2014

      Gold producing rivals attack each other as merger talks end

      Merger talks between Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining have collapsed amid sharp criticism from each of the other’s...

    34. April 24, 2014

      Peter Munk to leave Barrick Gold having seen its highs and lows

      Peter Munk started Barrick Gold with $40m of his own money in 1982, knowing not much about mining. Now 86, and after...

    35. April 23, 2014

      Newmont / Barrick Gold: lustre

      A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar on top. It is not clear if Mark Twain ever said that. It is also not...

    36. April 22, 2014

      Barrick Gold chief hails benefits of Newmont merger

      Peter Munk, the founder and chairman of Barrick Gold, has hailed the potential benefits of merging the world’s largest...

    37. April 22, 2014

      Goldcorp refuses to increase Osisko Mining offer

      Goldcorp is to walk away from its bid for Osisko Mining after refusing to improve its offer, leaving the way free for a...

    38. April 15, 2014

      Gold miners suffer as bullion price dips

      Gold miners suffered declines as the price of the precious metal sank below its 200-day moving average and began...

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