Kinross Gold saw profits soar in the second quarter and its revenue went up by 42% as the prices of gold bullion continued to rise. The Canadian gold mining company announced that its Board of Directors had declared a $0.06 dividend per common share.
Harmony Gold Mining Company has settled a claim with the lead plaintiff of a group that claimed the company overstated earnings in 2007. The Johannesburg based Harmony Gold is the third largest producer of gold in Africa and the fifth largest producer of the precious metal in the world.
Mining giant Rio Tinto has a ‘bumper’ $7.6 billion first half net profit. The record profit is linked to the steadily rising prices of commodities which are being driven by demand from Asian nations.
Stillwater Mining Company has reported record profits for the quarter ending June 30, 2011. The Montana based company has seen a 192% hike in profits recorded compared to the same quarter the previous year. The company earned nearly $42.7 million in the second quarter this year equating to 39 cents a share.
Rio Tinto is likely to post a net profit for its first half in the region of $8 billion. The profits have been bolstered by the hike in prices of iron ore, aluminium, and copper.
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. (FMCG), the world's largest producers of copper, gold & molybdenum, has had an excellent second quarter. Earnings have practically doubled based on soaring metal prices and sales growth in double digits. The company posted a net profit of $1.37 billion.
The second quarter earnings of Lundin Mining Corporation have shown an increase of 36% from the corresponding period last year. However this was less than what the company expected. The lower earnings were a result of poor ore grades at their Portugal and Sweden based mines.
Quadra FNX Mining said that there has been a 20% increase in the second quarter production for 2011. The combined payable production included 55 million pounds of copper, 27 thousand ounces of total precious metals and 2 million pounds of nickel.
Newcrest Mining had good news to share in its quarterly gold production report. The fourth quarter production of Australia’s biggest gold producer has rebounded 16% despite the problems being faced at its Hidden Valley and Lihir Mines.
A draft of the proposed Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) has been released by the Treasury department of the Australian government. The new tax is a compromise which resulted after Kevin Rudd’s tax was rejected outright by the mining industry. The original resources supertax is what caused the ouster of the former Prime Minister after vehement opposition was seen to the tax proposal.