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ypc Sihe NhlekoAfter serving as YPC Chairperson since the establishment of the YPC two years ago, Tshepo Mmola (right) hands over to the YPC Chairperson 2017/2018 Sihe Nhleko (left).

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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Arconic sinks on earnings miss; appoints former GE boss as CEO
    The New York-listed equity of alloy metals specialist Arconic dipped on Monday after the company reported disappointing third-quarter results. The New York-headquartered company revealed a headline profit of $132-million, or $0.25 a share, compared with $137-million in the comparable quarter of 2016 – an earnings miss on average analyst forecasts calling for adjusted earnings of $0.27 a share.
  • Chinese clamp down expected to support alumina, aluminium price strength
    The successful government-led rebalancing of several Chinese industries has supported alumina and aluminium prices globally, however smelter restarts might undermine prices in 2018, a new report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) Global Research has found. The banking group pointed out on Monday that alumina and aluminium have both rallied in recent months, with alumina – a critical raw material for aluminium smelters recently outperforming finished aluminium, suggesting “idiosyncratic” factors are at play, analysts advised.
  • Lonmin will dismiss 1 139 employees by December, claims Solidarity
    Trade union Solidarity says it has been informed by platinum miner Lonmin that it is planning to reduce its workforce by 1 139 workers before Christmas, Solidarity said in a statement on Monday. According to Solidarity, Lonmin says the platinum sector is under pressure owing to low platinum prices and rising costs that necessitate retrenchments.