Platinum

 
​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down
​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down
As the African Mining Indaba draws to a close today, the sector recorded strong year-on-year growth in 2017, however its weak momentum may wear on...
Palladium could be felled by its own success, experts say
Palladium could be felled by its own success, experts say
Hailed as the best-performing commodity of 2017, palladium has reached lofty heights, trading at a 17-year high last week.
The future of financial indicators
The future of financial indicators
You’re driving in your car, listening to the 6pm news bulletin on the radio. The news ends, the anchor reads the weather forecast and then gives...
Over 6000 rhinos have been killed in Africa in the last decade - and only 25000 remain
Over 6000 rhinos have been killed in Africa in the last decade - and only 25000 remain
More than 6 000 rhino have been killed in Africa over the last decade and about 25 000 remain on the continent, according to a new report.
Platinum bust batters Rustenburg
Platinum bust batters Rustenburg
The three largest platinum mining companies in Rustenburg had invested 14 times more than the government in health and 60 times more in housing,...
Sibanye Gold shakes up the platinum industry
Sibanye Gold shakes up the platinum industry
Sibanye Gold, already among the best-performing stocks in its business, is buying into the embattled platinum industry with deals that will take it...
Standard Bank cited in price-fix claim
Standard Bank cited in price-fix claim
It's difficult to trust global financial institutions when scandals about rate fixing and price rigging abound. The latest is the alleged...
Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs
Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs
For decades, production in South Africa's platinum mines has rested on the muscular shoulders of men risking life and limb to drill into the rock...
Platinum mining a guessing game for investors
Platinum mining a guessing game for investors
Once a rising star in the mining sector, platinum has experienced dark days following a strike and a glut in global supply. But while multinational...
Lonmin sells shares to meet BEE deadline
Lonmin sells shares to meet BEE deadline
Lonmin said it will increase ownership by black South Africans as the platinum producer seeks to meet the country's year-end deadline for 26% of...
SA trade gap halves as vehicle imports slump
SA trade gap halves as vehicle imports slump
South Africa's trade gap narrowed by half in May as a slump in vehicle imports offset a drop in mining exports that were hit by a five-month...
How long could the mines hold out?
How long could the mines hold out?
Twenty weeks into South Africa's longest strike and the economy is undoubtedly feeling the strain. But the affected mining companies are weathering...

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