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Your filtered view of the latest news and analysis

  • Sirius unabashed about potash Tip Update

    28 November 2014

    Sirius Minerals' ambitious potash project is progressing slowly, and the group is bleeding cash.
  • Reckitt Benckiser in latest spin-out

    17 November 2014

    Reckitt Benckiser is the latest company to offload a division it considers surplus to requirements.
  • Is iron giving way to diamonds?

    02 October 2014

    Iron ore prices are in retreat - but the ensuing market shake-out might not be all bad news for Pilbara producers BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto
  • Precious little to dull Gemfields' sparkle

    23 September 2014

    Strong demand for rubies and emeralds helped Gemfields give a polished full-year performance
  • Petra Diamonds hints at dividend

    19 September 2014

    Petra Diamonds might bring forward its inaugural dividend after a surge in cash profits.
  • Pan African gold profits tumble

    18 September 2014

    Falling gold prices and production hitches have taken the wind out of the precious metal miner's sails
  • Ebola fears stalk Sierra Rutile

    18 September 2014

    The West African ebola outbreak and weak commodity prices have hit sentiment towards rutile miner Sierra Rutile
  • Iron ore slide sends miners into a tailspin

    12 September 2014

    The price of iron ore has slumped to its lowest level since 2009. Matthew Allan examines what this means for the sector and the world’s biggest...
  • Hargreaves mines its own business

    09 September 2014

    Beleaguered UK coal miner Hargreaves will sell assets and focus on its core operations as part of a 'simplification' plan
  • BHP boss rewarded

    04 September 2014

    BHP’s chief executive has received share awards totalling nearly 100,000 shares worth nearly £2m
  • Rambler thumps expectations Tip Update

    27 August 2014

    A strong fourth quarter helped Canadian miner Rambler Metals significantly exceed the top range of its production guidance
  • Antofagasta cranks up its pay-out

    27 August 2014

    Markets may have moved against Antofagasta, but the Chilean copper miner still felt able to increase its interim pay-out by nearly a third.
  • Petra Diamonds loses its shine

    22 August 2014

    Diamond miner Petra has lowered its near-term production guidance, but in the longer term it should benefit from higher diamond prices and operational...
  • Kazakhmys polishes its strategy Tip Update

    22 August 2014

    RESULTS: Kazakhmys continues to cut costs and slim down its operations by selling off mature assets
  • Hochschild well ahead on costs

    20 August 2014

    Hochschild delivered an encouraging operating performance in the first half, but capital constraints remain an issue.
  • Glencore in a giving mood

    20 August 2014

    Glencore announced a £1bn buyback as it returned to the black at the interim mark.
  • Gem Diamonds shines

    20 August 2014

    Gem Diamonds thumped first-half earnings forecasts thanks to strong diamond prices and excellent cost control
  • Mackenzie rings the changes at BHP

    20 August 2014

    BHP Billiton delivered improved full-year profits and cash-flow, while confirming that it is to move ahead with a demerger of non-core assets.
  • BHP follows the lead of the banks

    20 August 2014

    BHP Billiton has confirmed it will demerge selected assets into a separate business, casting doubt over the rationale of the merger that formed the...
  • Antofagasta's surplus issues

    20 August 2014

    Chilean copper miner Antofagasta is having to contend with rising costs and a growing surplus in world copper markets.
  • Centamin pays a maiden dividend

    15 August 2014

    RESULTS: Egyptian gold miner Centamin has declared a maiden dividend, but its half-year performance was constricted by lower ore grades
  • Rio delivers ahead of schedule

    08 August 2014

    The miner is ahead of schedule on its cost-cutting programme, while shipments from the Pilbara region have hit a new record.
  • Weak gold price hits Fresnillo Tip Update

    07 August 2014

    Any operational progress at Fresnillo was always going to be overshadowed by last year's drop in precious metals prices.
  • Diamonds trump bulk metals for Anglo Tip Update

    28 July 2014

    A slump in iron-ore prices and a prolonged strike at its platinum mines depressed first-half profitability at Anglo American, but there was sterling...
  • Costs slide at ABG

    28 July 2014

    Falling costs and surging cash flows suggest the new management team at African Barrick Gold has its priorities in order
  • Anglo to offload Lafarge Tarmac stake Tip Update

    09 July 2014

    Anglo American is to sell its 50 per cent stake in Lafarge Tarmac less than two years after the joint venture came into being.
  • Fundamentals move silver's way Tip Update

    12 June 2014

    Last year silver prices mirrored gold's decline, but the correlation appears difficult to fathom considering current market fundamentals.
  • Taxing time for Ferrexpo chairman

    05 June 2014

    Ferrexpo's chairman has sold the bulk of his holding to meet a tax bill
  • Vedanta hit by Chingola suspension

    16 May 2014

    RESULTS: Vedanta's full-year results were hit by weak commodity prices and production outages within its copper and iron-ore segments.
  • Lonmin eyes strike resolution Tip Update

    13 May 2014

    RESULTS: South African miner Lonmin is feeling the heat after four months of strikes

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