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Anglo Asian Mining publish reserves estimate for the Gadir underground mine
 
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Anglo Asian Mining PLC (LON:AAZ) has published its mineral resources and ore reserve estimate for its Gadir underground mine in Azerbaijan. The company is currently finalising the Gadir resources statement and ore reserves estimate in accordance with the JORC (2012) Code and will publish the full JORC (2012) Gadir mineral resources and ore reserve estimates by the end of March of this year. CFO Bill Morgan and Director of Geology Steve Westhead tell Proactive London why Anglo Asian is now at something of a 'sweet spot' in terms of opportunities and growth potential. Proved and probable ore reserves (at a cut-off grade of 1.2 grammes per tonne of gold) totalled 797,000 tonnes at a grade of 2.73 grammes per tonne gold containing about 70,000 ounces of gold, 11.86 grammes per tonne silver containing 304 thousand ounces of silver and 0.17% copper containing 1,387 tonnes of copper. The company also revealed it will declare a minimum final dividend for 2018 of 3 cents (US) a share and a minimum total dividend in respect of 2019 of at least 6 cents.
Anglo Asian Mining announces jump in profits and maiden dividend
 
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Anglo Asian Mining Plc's (LON:AAZ) CFO Bill Morgan and Director of Geology & Mining Steve Westhead caught up with Proactive's Andrew Scott to discuss the group's interim results, maiden dividend and recent resource estimate for the Gedabek Main Open Pit. Anglo Asian's declared an interim dividend of US$0.03 per share as it swung to a pre-tax profit of US$8.1mln from a US$1.3mln loss the year before as revenues climbed to US$40mln from US$29.8mln.
Anglo Asian Mining outlines three year exploration programme
 
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Anglo Asian Mining Plc's (LON:AAZ) Bill Morgan and Steve Westhead discuss with Proactive their three-year rolling programme of geological exploration of near mine, brownfield and greenfield areas on its ground in Azerbaijan. The objectives of the programme are to replace mined ounces, extend the current mine life at the Gedabek project to a 10-year minimum, increase the company's inventory of resources, and to discover new mineral deposits. The target discoveries would ideally be similar to Anglo Asian’s Ugur open pit mine and have the potential to be quickly developed into operating mines.
Anglo Asian Mining 'in extremely good shape' after first half production boost
 
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Bill Morgan, CFO at Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ), talks Proactive's Andrew Scott through the miner's first half update. Anglo Asian saw a 22% year-on-year increase in total production of gold equivalent ounces in the period. Total production from the Gedabek gold, copper and silver mining contract area in western Azerbaijan rang in at 37,349 gold equivalent ounces, a performance they're describing “excellent”. The company had net debt of US$2.9mln at 30 June 2018 - a reduction of US$7.5mln since 31 March 2018.
Anglo Asian Mining focused on raising production and efficiency
 
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Sean Duffy, chief financial officer at Anglo Asian Mining (LON:AAZ), tells Proactiveinvestors that after a disappointing Q4, the company is focused on raising production this year and cutting cash costs. Sean says the company is gradually getting back to speed and will install a 'Nelson Concentrator' to help with efficient production.
Anglo Asian Mining - Hardman & Co Investor Forum
 
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Anglo Asian Mining is an AIM-listed company with a portfolio of gold, copper and silver production and exploration assets in Azerbaijan. As most investors know, gold is essentially uncorrelated for difficult times. So why AAZ? Its highly cash generative and produces gold, copper and silver from three mines in Azerbaijan. It paid its first dividend in 2018 and its balance sheet moved into a net cash position. Bill Morgan, CFO, Anglo Asian Mining.
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CEO Interview – Anglo Asian Mining – Potential for being significant copper and gold producer
 
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Stephen Westhead, Director of Geology, Anglo Asian Mining and Bill Morgan, CFO, Anglo Asian Mining while talking to Charlie Gibson, Head of mining at Edison Research detail the potential for being a significant copper and gold producer. The company has a portfolio of gold, copper and silver production and exploration assets in Azerbaijan and Caucasia. The company returned to profit in the first half of the year, but reduced its target gold production. Tip TV Finance is a daily finance show based in Belgravia, London. Tip TV Finance prides itself on being able to attract the very highest quality guests on the show to talk markets, economics, trading and investing, keeping our audience informed via insightful and actionable infotainment. The Tip TV Daily Finance Show covers all asset classes ranging from currencies (forex), equities, bonds, commodities, futures and options. Guests share their high conviction market opportunities, covering fundamental, technical, inter-market and quantitative analysis, with the aim of demystifying financial markets for viewers at home. See More At: www.tiptv.co.uk Twitter: @OfficialTipTV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialtiptv
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Gedabey visit July 2013
 
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Visit of Anglo Asian Mining CEO to Gedabey mine
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Anglo Asian on track for FY production guidance, says CFO
 
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Bill Morgan, chief financial officer of Azerbaijan-focused Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ), says the company has seen a “noticeable pick up in production in April and May-to-date” which gives him confidence the company will meet full year targets. The first quarter of the year was behind last year’s pace, due to bad weather at the mine, but the recent pick-up, coupled with the installation of a new sag mill in the third quarter, mean the company “should be able to meet our forecasts”, he says. Morgan speaks to Proactive Investors as Anglo posted 2015 results, which showed record gold production from its Gedabek mine with total output of the yellow metal rising to 72,032 ounces, compared to 60,285 ounces in 2014.
Georgian mining corporation investment case
 
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AIM:GEO It's actually nearly 5 meters at 40% copper and 15m at 15% copper. This video should not be taken as investment advice or recommendation.
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Anglo Asian Mining returns to profitability
 
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For exclusive Stock Market news and interviews subscribe to our weekly newsletter http://weekly.share-talk.com/ In this interview Share Talk spoke with the CFO of Aim-listed Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ), Bill Morgan and their Director of Geology, Stephen Westhead. The duo cover the turnaround strategies and implementations that have led to AAZ returning to profitability http://sumo.ly/oJqY in its Half Year results. Costs have fallen significantly by 26% and the company is producing gold at an average price of $546 per ounce, whilst selling its gold for an average of $1230 per ounce. Bill reiterates that this is because AAZ are very focused on keeping costs low, to support their long-term growth and profitability. They cover the vast acreage that the Company is still exploring and progressing in the greater Gedabek area and what this means for the potential of the life and assets of the area for the business. Bill confirmed that shareholders should expect further news flow over the forthcoming months.
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Anglo Asian Mining on track to hit production targets, says CFO
 
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Anglo-Asian Mining PLC (LON:AAZ) chief financial officer Bill Morgan says the firm is on course to meet its gold and copper production targets for the year at its Gedabek project in Azerbaijan. Morgan tells Proactive: “We said at the beginning of our year that we would do 73,000oz to 77,000oz of gold and 1,700 to 2,100 tonnes of copper and we are confident at the moment that we will still achieve that.” He adds that current run rates back up this claim, and says the addition of a second SAG mill in August should also help. Morgan also says that as the operation develops at the relatively new plant, the firm is starting to benefit from a number of “general efficiencies”.
Anglo Asian Mining’s finance chief on Gedabek’s record production
 
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Fourth quarter production from Anglo Asian Mining’s (LON:AAZ) Gedabek mine in Azerbaijan rang in at 17,390 ounces of gold, 335 tonnes of copper and 17,710 ounces of silver, beating expectations in the City by a small margin and stimulating a small rally in the shares. Proactive Investors spoke to chief finance officer Bill Morgan, after the results topped estimates. He said: “What I am hoping the future will hold for us in the next year, or possibly two years maximum, depending on the gold price, is to become a profitable mid-tier gold producer in Caucasia.”
Anglo Asian Mining posts profit for 2017 and cuts net debt
 
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Anglo Asian Mining PLC's Bill Morgan tells Proactive that the company, despite a loss-making first half, managed to turn profitable in the second half of 2017 and thus post a profit for the full year. He adds that a strong cashflow also allowed the company to cut its net debt down to £18mln from £35mln at the start of the year. Morgan also says the company is now considering paying a dividend to its shareholders.
Anglo Asian Mining to accelerate 2018 expansion plans after debt refinancing
 
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Bill Morgan, CFO at Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ), talks through their recent debt refinancing as well as production targets for 2018. The refinancing will releasing US$8.4mln of capital to accelerate 2018 expansion and optimisation plans, as the principal required for repayment this year will drop to just US$5.1mln from the previous US$13.5mln.
Gedabey openning part I
 
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Openning of Gedabey gold mine
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Anglo Asian Mining 'beginning to get the wind in its sails'
 
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Anglo Asian Mining Plc's (LON:AAZ) Bill Morgan and Steve Westhead chat to Proactive's Andrew Scott following the release of their Q4 & FY 2017 Production and operations review. The miner produced 71,461 gold equivalent ounces during 2017, a production rate which hit the uppermost level of guidance.
Anglo Asian’s finance chief on copper plans and zinc potential
 
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Bill Morgan, finance chief at Anglo Asian Mining (LON:AAZ), comments on the company’s plans to boost its copper and zinc production in Azerbaijan next year. A flotation plant at the firm’s Gedabek mine has allowed it to start shipping copper – with 500 wet tonnes expected to be shipped by the end of this year. The plan is to ramp-up production at the plant going forward. Zinc found in the ore had been contaminating the copper – but that’s been sorted and the firm is now looking at producing a zinc concentrate in addition to copper. Meanwhile, Anglo is comfortable at the current gold price level and will look to maintain annual production around the 72,000 and 74,000 ounce mark in 2016.
Anglo Asian finance chief on Gedabek gold mine turnaround
 
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Bill Morgan, finance chief at Anglo Asian Mining (LON:AAZ), says the firm has put last year’s technical issues behind it and is well on the way to turning its Gedabek gold mine in Azerbaijan around. Last year the miner experienced difficulties with lower metal prices, together with the first full year's operational cost of the agitation leach plant at Gedabek, impacting profitability. “There’s been no silver bullet in terms of the turnaround – it’s been hard work,” said Morgan. Yesterday the firm said Gedabek set a new gold production record with 35,938 ounces in the six months to June 30, compared with 27,054 ounces in the same period of 2014.
Bulletin Board Heroes: AFC Energy, Anglo Asian, ITM, Magnolia, Oilex
 
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Zak Mir, PR Master Investor, takes a charting look at the trending stocks of the moment.
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Anglo Asian Mining 2018 Output Rises Despite Slowdown In Final Quarter
 
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Anglo Asian Mining 2018 Output Rises Despite Slowdown In Final Quarter Anglo Asian Mining 2018 Output Rises Despite Slowdown In Final Quarter Tue, 15th Jan 2019 10:13LONDON (Alliance News) - Anglo Asian Mining PLC on Tuesday said its production from assets in Azerbaijan increased in 2018 despite a weak final quarter. The AIM-listed mining company said output in the final quarter of 2018 declined to 21,945 gold equivalent ounces from 23,185 ounces reported for the same period a year earlier. The company said that the prior year benefited from higher grade ores due to the commencement of mining at the Ugur open pit mine in the Gedabek l... SUBSCRIBE To Our Channel Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/World-Breaking-News-1801911953358902/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/trinhhuuminhly Google+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/101746655803030079868 Pinterest : https://www.pinterest.com/adanjanuzai/ Wedsite : http://www.bbc.com/news Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/world_breaking_news_tv/ Source : http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/2/970035848?-: Thanks For Watching Video. Please SUBSCRIBE
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Markets movers: Anglo Asian Mining, Vane Minerals, Nyota Minerals, Tesco
 
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Anglo Asian shares started the day well as its new agitation leaching plant, which should boost gold production and recoveries, as well as cut operating costs, is now in full working order LON:AAZ,LON:GDG,LON:MOG,LON:NYO,LON:TSCO,LON:VML
Anglo Asian aims to raise production and cut costs
 
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Reza Vaziri, President & CEO at Anglo Asian Mining (LON:AAZ), talks to Proactiveinvestors about the investment that the company is putting in place at Gedabek that will enable it to raise production and at the same time cut production costs. He also explains that the board will consider a main market listing this year and debate the possibility of a dividend. In addition Reza talks about the depressed share price and refers to the fact that last EBITDA number was larger than the market cap of the company which, he says, remains the case.
Finishing touches being made as Anglo Asian gears up for Ugur production
 
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Bill Morgan, chief financial officer for Anglo Asian Mining PLC (LON:AAZ) talks Proactive's Andrew Scott through their update to the resource estimate for the Ugur gold deposit on the Gedabek licence area. Ugur remains on track to commence production in September 2017, as mining and haulage of ore to the processing facility stockpile are planned to commence before the end of August 2017.
Wednesday's movers: Mariana Resources, Tertiary Minerals, Anglo Asian Mining
 
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Mariana Resources (LON:MARL) soars after the AIM-listed exploration and development company received exploration approval at its Condor de Oro project in Peru.
Hardman & Co Investor Forum: Gresham House,  Shield, Collagen, Anglo Asian
 
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Hello and welcome to the 15th Hardman & Co Investor Forum, brought to you in partnership with London South East. Recorded on the evening of 26th February 2019, Hardman were joined by four companies, the Gresham House Energy Storage Fund, Shield Therapeutics, Collagen Solutions and Anglo Asian Mining. 1. Gresham House are one of the longest established fund managers in London, with a history dating back to 1857. Today they specialise in alternative assets and in this instance in energy storage technology. GRID was brought to the market in November last year, raising £100M. It is targeting a dividend of 7p, a yield of 7%. Ben Guest, MD, Gresham House New Energy division - 1:06 2. Shield Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of late-stage hospital-focused pharmaceuticals. Feraccru is a simple treatment for iron deficiency which fits easily into normal clinical practice. Tim Watts, CFO, Shield Therapeutics - 28:16 3. Collagen Solutions develops, manufactures and supplies medical grade collagen biomaterials for use in research, medical devices and regenerative medicine. The growth in this market is driven by demographics and innovation. CS is well positioned for growth through multiple initiatives on a foundation of existing revenue, has a growing customer base and proprietary products nearing launch. They are awaiting regulatory approval for their own proprietary finished product. Jamal Rushdy, CEO, Collagen Solutions - 51:55 4. Anglo Asian Mining is an AIM-listed company with a portfolio of gold, copper and silver production and exploration assets in Azerbaijan. As most investors know, gold is essentially uncorrelated for difficult times. So why AAZ? Its highly cash generative and produces gold, copper and silver from three mines in Azerbaijan. It paid its first dividend in 2018 and its balance sheet moved into a net cash position. Bill Morgan, CFO, Anglo Asian Mining - 1:13:13 #AAZ #COS #STX #GHE #GRID
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Market Movers, including IGas, Ormonde Mining, Anglo Asian Mining, Afferro Mining
 
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'We're very pleased with how things are coming along' - Anglo Asian's Bill Morgan
 
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Bill Morgan, chief financial officer at Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ) caught up with Proactive Investors for an update on developments at their properties in Azerbaijan. ''We're very pleased the way things are going at Anglo Asian Mining at the moment ... last year we returned the company to profitability. This was after a couple of years of being a loss-making company - obviously that was something we were very pleased with''. Anglo Asian’s 2017 production target remains in the range of 64,000 to 72,000 ounces of gold, but the source of this production will temporarily change as Ugur comes on stream: mining operations at the Gedabek open pit will simultaneously be scaled back till the end of the year to allow for a greater focus on existing stockpiles.
Market Movers: Leyshon Resources, Northcote Energy, Archipelago Resources, Anglo Asian Mining
 
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A better-than-expected set of flow test results propelled Leyshon Resources to the summit of AIM as investors got back into the swing of things after the Bank Holiday. LON:AAZ,LON:AR.,LON:LRL,LON:NCT,LON:OMI,LON:POL,LON:RENE,LON:SXX
Market movers including Leni Gas & Oil, Kedco and Anglo Asian Mining
 
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Shares in Leni surged nearly 13% after it passed a major landmark by achieving net production of 500 barrels a day from operations.
Gadir -  ongoing exploration
 
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As everyone knows, Gadir has never had a JORC resource associated with it. Yet. AAZ are working on one but when it comes there will still be lots to explore.
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Market movers: ANGLE, Aminex, Solo Oil, Mwana Africa, Medusa Mining, Anglo Asian Mining
 
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Med-tech company ANGLE added another chapter to its exciting story after successful testing of its breakthrough Parsortix technology that sifts out cancer cells from the blood LON:AAZ,LON:AEX,LON:AGL,LON:AMC,LON:GLEN,LON:MML,LON:MWA,LON:SOLO
Gadir - ore
 
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Nuff said...
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National grid hook-up 'a really good thing for us' says Anglo Asian CFO Bill Morgan
 
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Azerbaijan-focused miner Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ) said its Gedabek gold, copper and silver mine was now hooked up to the national grid. CFO Bill Morgan tells Proactive: ''This is quite a good thing for us really and it means two things. Firstly it means we've got some very significant cost savings because obviously the capital cost of the electrical installation will be paid back within a year and then we're looking at cost savings on our existing operation of around $2.3 mln a year. Given the context of a business of our size that is a very significant cost saving''. ''Also, it means that there are now no longer any power constraints on us expanding the mine''. ''If we want to start upgrading the plant or putting in new machinery or doing anything really is not an issue''.
'The mountain that eats men' in Bolivia - BBC News
 
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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews Catharina Moh has been to Bolivia to meet people living on what's known as the rich mountain - a silver mine that's home to some of the country's most vulnerable. Bolivia's socialist president Evo Morales is hoping for re-election for a historic third term. He is the country's first indigenous leader, and has pledged to return more of the nation's wealth to the people, and help Bolivia's poorest. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Mining Capital turnout 'a good cross-section of industry sentiment'
 
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Alastair Ford looks back on this week's Proactive Investors Mining Capital conference in London. ''The room was full throughout the morning, standing room only at some points throughout the day and a huge amount of interest in the networking room during the breaks''. ''It was interesting to see the room being full and with an interesting array of companies''. Companies presenting on the day included: Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ) , Caledonia Mining Corporation PLC (LON:CMCL; NYSE:CMCL; TSE:CAL), Ariana Resources plc (LON:AAU), Predictive Discovery Ltd (ASX:PDI), European Lithium Ltd (ASX:EUR), Canalaska Uranium Ltd (CVE:CVV) and Mkango Resources Ltd (LON:MKA, CVE:MKA).
Heigh Ho - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
 
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Walt Disney's 1937 film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Lyrics: We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig in our mine the whole day through To dig dig dig dig dig dig dig is what we really like to do It ain't no trick to get rich quick If you dig dig dig with a shovel or a pick In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! Where a million diamonds shine! We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig from early morn till night We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig up everything in sight We dig up diamonds by the score A thousand rubies, sometimes more But we don't know what we dig 'em for We dig dig dig a-dig dig Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho Heigh-ho [Chorus] Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho It's home from work we go [Whistle] Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho [Chorus] eigh-ho, Heigh-ho [Whistle] Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho Heigh-ho hum [Chorus three times] Heigh-ho [until fade]
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Weakness in gold price after market volatility eases
 
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Mining Capital's Alastair Ford says after nearly touching the US$1400 an ounce barrier, gold's bumping along at monthly lows. ''It's back down now closer to US$1300 an ounce after a couple of weeks of unexpected volatility in the markets.'' For investors looking for exposure to gold, Ford mentions a couple of examples including Caledonia Mining Corporation PLC (LON:CMCL,TSX:CAL) and Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ).
What's Hot on www.lse.co.uk March 5th 2019
 
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In this week's What's Hot Sarah finds out what a difference two trading days can make to 88 Energy (LON:88E) and Red Emperor Resources (LON:RMP), and what's behind falls at FFI Holdings (LON:FFI) - the company behind Oscar-winning film The African Queen. Will the vegan sausage roll feature in this week's results from Greggs? (LON:GRG) and how can you mitigate against Inheritance tax - the world's most hated tax? Ranjeet Singh has the answer. And just what was Bill Morgan , the CFO of Anglo Asian Mining (LON:AAZ) laughing about? Watch Sarah's What;'s Hot for the answer ...
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🇲🇲 Myanmar's Jade Curse | 101 East
 
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Gold is valuable but jade is priceless, so goes a Chinese saying. For centuries, the Chinese consider jade an imperial stone with mystical properties. Today it is coveted all over China as a status symbol, a collectible and an investment. Demand from increasingly wealthy Chinese drives the value of jade through the roof. At this year's Shanghai World Jewellery Expo, auctioneers put the opening bid for top grade jade items at more than $160 a gram, exceeding four times the price of gold. Intricately designed pieces, made from top grade jade known as jadeite, are viewed as attractive investments despite the lack of scientific valuation methods. In recent years, jadeite has provided better returns than real estate. But the imperial stone delivers a death sentence to treasure hunters in Myanmar, where China's jadeite comes from. Most of Myanmar's raw jade enters a murky black market. Its official revenue from jade exports over from 2011 to 2014 was $1.3bn. But Harvard University's Ash Center estimates total jade sales - including through unofficial channels - were $8bn in 2011 alone, suggesting most of the revenue does not go into government coffers. The Myanmar government will not speak to us on camera. But our investigations reveal a corrupt senior government official who works with businessmen in the illegal trade of raw jade, including helping to falsify tax documents. In northern Kachin state, we follow jade smugglers to the remote Hpakant mining town, the source of the world's best jade. The men are part of the government's border guard force. The officer in charge tells us how he pays off army and police commanders along the smuggling trail to China. Hpakant is out of bounds to foreigners and no foreign journalists have been known to make it there for years. Large mining companies suspended operations here in 2012 after the Kachin Independence Army and the Myanmar government went to war the preceding year, ending a 17-year ceasefire. With peace talks stalling, most companies have yet to resume excavation. Despite the tension, tens of thousands of small time jade pickers have flooded Hpakant to sift through mine tailings, risking life and limb to toil in harsh conditions, hoping to strike jackpot. Some work alone, others in groups supported by businessmen. Their findings often go straight into the black market, forming the unregulated bedrock of the industry today. A dark force fuels their labour. Jade picker Aik San estimates 75 percent of the miners have become drug addicts. They get their daily dose of heroin or yama - a type of methamphetamine - from drug dens around town. It numbs them from their backbreaking labour and helps them work longer hours in the harsh weather. With hidden cameras, we obtain shocking footage from the drug dens, revealing the scale of drug abuse that infests the underbelly of the jade trade. We also find a drug rehabilitation centre in Kachin state with more than 50 recovering addicts from the mining town. One of them, Aung Kyaw Moe, painfully shares how his employer paid him and fellow workers with heroin to get them hooked so they would work harder for their next dose. As the hammer goes down in major Chinese cities for more glitzy jade items auctioned off at record levels, wealthy collectors celebrate yet another treasure possessed. It offers stark contrast to the wretched lives of mine pickers at the bottom of the supply chain, in a land far away. 101 East investigates the jade smuggling trail and uncovers the human cost of the imperial stone. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
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🇦🇺 Australia's boomtown curse | 101 East
 
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Australia is blessed with rugged beauty and a wealth of natural resources - including coal, iron, natural gas and gold. Such minerals are powering Australia's economy to record highs. And as demand from China for more resources grows, new mines continue to open across the country. But critics say there is a dark side to this success story. Mining regions attract transient workers keen to make a quick buck, creating social and environmental problems and a rising crime rate. Mines are also draining Australia's pool of skilled labour from other industries and driving up wages. 101 East asks: What is the cost of Australia's mining boom? Here Australian 101 East fixer Sian Gard takes us behind the scenes of the 12-day film shoot with reporter-producer Chan Tau Chou and cameraman Lee Ali. When you travel what is the worst thing that could happen? Some might say missing a flight, others might say you get crammed into the centre seat on a full flight. But when you are part of a film crew, one of the more difficult challenges is travelling with 181 kilogrammes of camera equipment. When an international film crew from Al Jazeera English calls you and says they want to come to Australia and film a story about the mining industry in two weeks time, the first thing you say is "I would love to be a part of this incredible story". The second thing you do? Start working fast. The scope and depth of the mining industry, its impact on the country and the state can be broken down into small digestible chunks as political, economic and social, but the bigger picture is a great deal more complicated. The Australian mining industry has seen exponential growth over the last 10 years with increasing exports to China. Western Australia, considered the economic hub of the country, now holds the nation's purse strings and is host to some of the world's most influential mining and resource sector companies. Perth, considered the second-most isolated city in the world, has seen changes on many fronts that not only includes an increase in resource dollars but a higher cost of living, a politically strong liberal state government and increasing financial disparity between mining and resource sector employees and everyone else. So how does one get all these issues into one story? You make phone calls and lots of them. One-hundred-and-eighty-one kilogrammes of camera equipment and an introductory dinner later, we are off filming in Perth and Karratha. We have 12 days to interview a range of people invested in the mining and resources sector in various ways. Finance experts, counsellors who see the downside of living a Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) lifestyle, business operators who say their home towns are dying due to the mining industry and police who are left to clean up the alcohol and drug fuelled mess from workers blowing off steam. The biggest challenge of a shoot on this scale? Distance, time and getting people to talk on camera. Logistically, organising a film shoot for a crew that is flying from Malaysia to Perth in western Australia and then Karratha in the north-west of western Australia, with budgets and deadlines is exciting, fun and a challenge. Accommodation, hire cars, flights, places to eat, filming permissions and scheduling interviews, your world becomes one mission and one only. Get what the film crew needs so that the story is done. Karratha in the north of the state is a 22-hour drive by car or a two-hour flight on one of two commercial carriers that fly every hour to the isolated desert town. After checking in with 181 kilogrammes of camera equipment or 13 cases of luggage and arriving in Karratha, we unpack and our long days begin. The strain of putting together a half-hour documentary in a foreign country and dealing with tight deadlines can put a great deal of pressure on any crew. People generally get tired, they snap and sometimes when you are confined to a small space for hours on end (i.e. a car that is loaded to the roof with camera equipment) the last thing you want to do is see the people you are working with. But Chan Tau Chou and Lee Ali approached the long stressful days with humour, grace, professionalism and the ability to sleep in the most unusual locations (on top of windy rocky outcrops). Filming in the north-west was a whirlwind of driving long distances, climbing rocky terrain, rising at 4am and falling into bed at midnight with back-to-back interviews in between. I am excited to see the final product of Australia's boomtown curse. I think it is a story that people need to hear about. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Moonlight Earrape with Asian
 
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Mmmmmmmmm water
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Introduction to Process Mining
 
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Here is an introduction to Process Mining - it can help you improve revenue, reduce cost and mitigate risk. Process Mining will enable you to discover where your customers interact with your processes. This interaction is their experience. Your Process, Their Experience.
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Illegal Mining In Odisha: SC Rejects Pleas Of 3 Mining Companies
 
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Papua Mining Plc 'in a great position' after exciting drill results at Plateau
 
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David Price, chief executive of Papua Mining PLC's (LON:PML) tells Proactive's Andrew Scott that first drilling at the Plateau prospect in Australia has reinforced their view the prospect is geologically similar to the nearby Mt Wright gold mine. Plateau is in the vicinity of a number of major gold deposits such as Mt Leyshon, Pajingo, Mt Wright and Ravenswood.
Ormonde Mining MD says tungsten project moves beyond initial expectations
 
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3/11/11 Kerr Anderson, MD or Ormonde Mining, tells Proactive Investors that its flagship operation, the Barruecopardo tungsten project, is coming along beyond initial expectations. Kerr also talks about the rise in the price of tungsten and its impact on the economics at Barruecopardo as well as Ormonde's gold and copper assets. Jeremy Naylor