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Welcome problems for miners

Managing a surplus of cash does not sound like much of a problem but if metal prices stay high in 2017, which seems likely, then a number of mining companies will be under pressure to do something sensible with their money.

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Free cash flows may come into play next year and present management teams with some welcome, if tough, decisions

Debt retirement, the number one goal of the past 12-months, will remain a priority after the bruising years of low prices and an industry-wide attack on costs inflated during the boom years.