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The few bankable projects are easy to spot

The few bankable projects are easy to spot

Fatal flaws of development assets are ignored by ignorant investors and unscrupulous management

Build small, finance less

Build small, finance less

There is little point optimising theoretical projects of scale that can never be funded

Shanta ends 2018 strongly as VAT wait continues

Shanta ends 2018 strongly as VAT wait continues

Tanzania-focused miner's interminable VAT wait continues, making it sell more gold forward in 2019

Profit & Loss

17 JANUARY 2019
Wolf forced to pay the piper

Wolf forced to pay the piper

Too many problems and not enough contingency gave control to financiers

View from the West End

18 OCTOBER 2018
Balance sheets still in focus

Balance sheets still in focus

Mining goes debt free but does that also mean it's gone ex-growth?

Miner's right

20 AUGUST 2018
Ratings agency predicts strong 2018

Ratings agency predicts strong 2018

Outlook, though inherently cautious, still suggests another positive 12 months for miners

Ratings

29 JANUARY 2018
Tin hat

Tin hat

Mining might be a nice place from which to enjoy the next financial crisis

View from the West End

09 AUGUST 2017
Kefi reaches Tulu Kapi funding deal

Kefi reaches Tulu Kapi funding deal

Oryx Management to loan Kefi $135 million and own/operate infrastructure

Africa

17 JULY 2017
EY: debt reduction good and bad

EY: debt reduction good and bad

Low gearing could hurt future returns, report says

Leadership

16 JUNE 2017
Iron ore price to dictate Vale's 2017

Iron ore price to dictate Vale's 2017

Major producer expecting price premium to help cash flows, balance sheet fix

Companies

15 MARCH 2017
First Quantum refinancing to fit Cobre timeline

First Quantum refinancing to fit Cobre timeline

Senior notes worth $1.6 billion coming up

Central/South America

13 MARCH 2017
"Glencore's rapid action in the face of the downturn looks to have paid off"

"Glencore's rapid action in the face of the downturn looks to have paid off"

The Swiss giant's numbers outperformed for much of the year for full-year EBITDA of US$10.3 billion against...

Companies

23 FEBRUARY 2017