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How Do You Value Rio Tinto?
Rio's Argyle mine

How Do You Value Rio Tinto?

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Towards the end of a research note released on the morning of 2nd February, Investec notes the wide disparity in potential valuations for Rio Tinto. According to data collated by Rio Tinto itself from 29 analysts, the estimates for the net present value of the company (NPV) range from a pretty lowly US$43 billion, or…

Poweralternatives: Alkane Energy’s trading update said a weak final quarter 2014 is likely to impact on PBT for last year when results are announced in March
An Alkane Energy methane gas to power plant

Poweralternatives: Alkane Energy’s trading update said a weak final quarter 2014 is likely to impact on PBT for last year when results are announced in March

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By Stewart Dalby In line with its established practice, Alkane Energy the UK gas-to-power producer has released a trading statement ahead of its final results for 2014 which are due to be announced on March 11. The company has reported a weak final quarter to 2014. The mild and stable weather at the start of…

That Was The Week That Was … In Australia
The ASX

That Was The Week That Was … In Australia

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By Our Man in Oz Minews. Good morning Australia, your market seems to have run out of steam after a strong start to the year. Oz. That was the case with the mining sector last week, particularly gold stocks, though the overall trend as measured by the all ordinaries index remained positive. Minews. Gold continues…

Poweralternatives: Alkane Energy’s trading update said a weak final quarter 2014 is likely to impact on PBT for last year when results are announced in March.
An Alkane Energy gas-to-power plant

Poweralternatives: Alkane Energy’s trading update said a weak final quarter 2014 is likely to impact on PBT for last year when results are announced in March.

2 mins. to read

By Stewart Dalby In line with its established practice, Alkane Energy the UK gas-to-power producer has released a trading statement ahead of its final results for 2014 which are due to be announced on March 11. The company has reported a weak final quarter to 2014. The mild and stable weather at the start of…

Noricum Gold Keeps Its Eye On The Target At Schonberg

Noricum Gold Keeps Its Eye On The Target At Schonberg

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Noricum’s exploration work on its Austrian ground continues apace. The company has just announced the completion of three further drill holes on its Schonberg gold and precious metals project in the central southern part of the country. Results are due in a few weeks’ time, but ahead of those Noricum has said that all three…

Shell slashes US$15 billion of spending through 2017 but cautions against “over reaction” to fall in oil price
Shell to cut drilling costs

Shell slashes US$15 billion of spending through 2017 but cautions against “over reaction” to fall in oil price

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By Amy McLellan Royal Dutch Shell delivered its full year results on Thursday, the first of the oil majors to get its numbers out, and the statement was much scrutinised as investors sought clues as to the impact of the rout in the oil price, down 60 per cent since June. Even for a company…

LUKOIL vigorously refutes Ukraine’s allegations
LUKOIL -- major Russian producer

LUKOIL vigorously refutes Ukraine’s allegations

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By Amy McLellan Oil companies, wherever they operate, are no strangers to political interference, be it fiscal fiddling, fracking policy or offshore drilling bans. Companies also often find themselves at the mercy of geopolitical forces beyond their control: witness the travails of Gulfsands Petroleum following the outbreak of civil war in Syria. A number of…

Fortune Minerals Has Booked Its Maiden Mining Revenue, As It Weighs Financing Options For NICO
Test mining at NICO

Fortune Minerals Has Booked Its Maiden Mining Revenue, As It Weighs Financing Options For NICO

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By Alastair Ford “When we discovered NICO in the mid-1990s, only one per cent of cobalt consumed globally was used to manufacture rechargeable batteries”, says Fortune Minerals’ Troy Nazarewicz. “Now, with the ubiquity of smartphones and other portable electronics, it’s a little over 40 per cent.” So a seismic shift has taken place over the…