Amur Minerals* (AMC LN) – Rock mechanics study completed | Bluejay Mining* (JAY LN) – Bluejay informed Government response on final EIA approval expected in February. Expects positive political decision for development thereafter. | BlueRock Diamonds* (BRD LN) – Achieves profitable operations during H2 2019 | Botswana Diamonds (BOD LN)* – £250,000 funding | Condor Gold* (CNR LN) – Permitting update | Ormonde Mining* (ORM LN) – Disposal of residual interest in Barruecopardo and board changes | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Operating agreement with MN Holdings | Trans-Siberian Gold (TSG LN) – Production in line with guidance despite a slowdown in Q4/19
Companies: AMC JAY BRD BOD CNR ORM PREM TSG
Adriatic Metals* (ADT AU) – Rupice metallurgical results | BHP (BHP LN) – Half-Year Production report | BlueRock Diamonds* (BRD LN) – Achieves profitable operations during H2 2019 | Base Resources (BSE LN) – Assays indicate likely high-grade extension to Toliara project in Madagascar | Caledonia Mining (CMCL LN) – Increased holding in the Blanket gold mine | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – 300.7koz produced in FY19 v 290-300koz guided | Jangada Mines (JAN LN) – drilling starts at vanadium property | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Power supply connected at RHA | Sunstone Metals Limited (STM AU) - Bramaderos Main assays extend strike length of mineralisation to 650m
Companies: ADT1 BHP BRD BSE CMCL HGM JAN PREM
Companies: BHP BRD BSE CMCL HGM JAN PREM
Aura Energy Limited* (AURA LN) – Seeking authority to delay EGM | Beowulf Mining* (BEM LN) – letter to Sweden minister for Enterprise and Innovation | Lucara Diamonds (LUC CN) – Positive news from December diamond tender | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Power supply to RHA
Companies: AURA BEM LUC PREM
Base Resources (BSE LN) – Toliara DFS confirms PFS estimates | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Fundraising | Resolute Mining (RSG LN) – Drilling results from Tabakoroni
Companies: BSE PREM RSG
Centamin (CEY LN) – Expands on reasons to reject the Endeavour Mining offer | Bluejay Mining* (JAY LN) – Rio Tinto shuts Richard’s Bay as violence escalates | Firestone Diamonds (FDI LN) – Restoration of grid power at Liqhobong | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – MNH investment | Rio Tinto (RIO LN) – Richards Bay suspension and investment at Kennecott | Sunrise Resources Plc (SRES LN) – CS Project permitting delay
Companies: CEY JAY FDI PREM RIO SRES
Geodrill (GEO CN) – Drill for equity contract with IronRidge | Horizonte Minerals (HZM LN) – Appointment of Project Director for Araguaia | Hochschild Mining (HOC LN) – Rare earths acquisition* | Kavango Resources (KAV LN) – Kavango selects new targets for 1,000m drill campaign | Power Metal Resources (POW LN) – Giant SQUID superconducting quantum interference device used to generate drill targets | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Zulu lithium project | Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) – Director Share Purchase | Talga Resources* (TLG AU) – Talga to develop a graphite-based battery anode for solid state batteries | Vast Resources* (VAST LN) – £1.8m equity placing and $13.5m funding update
Companies: GEO HZM HOC KAV POW PREM SML TLG VAST
Arkle Resources* (ARK LN) 0.925p, Mkt Cap £1.2m – Interim results and project update | BlueRock Diamonds* (BRD LN) 141p, Mkt Cap £4.6m – Bluerock recovers 20.72ct diamond at kareevlei in South Africa | Edenville Energy* (EDL LN) 0.0525p, Mkt Cap £2.7m – Interim results and update | Keras Resources* (KRS LN) 0.45p, Mkt Cap £11.2m – Demerger of 724m Calidus shares, fundraising and loan conversion into stock | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) 0.023p, Mkt Cap £2.7m – £0.22m fund raising | Vast Resources* (VAST LN) 0.22p, Mkt Cap £21m – Vast to agree agreement between Katanga and ZCDC next week at Chiadzwa in the Marange diamond fields
Companies: ARK BRD EDL KRS PREM VAST
Amur Minerals* (AMC LN) – Russian TEO study update | Caledonia Mining (CMCL LN) – Non-executive director appointment | First Quantum Minerals (FQML CN) – Takeover speculation | Greatland Gold (GGP LN) – Drilling results from the Black Hills project | KEFI Minerals* (KEFI LN) – Update | Mkango Resources* (MKA LN) – Investment proposal for rare-earth magnet recycling | Power Metal Resources (POW LN) – Power Metals highlights potential for nickel sulphide discoveries | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Interim Chairman steps aside | Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) – Cobre Arbitration
Companies: AMC CMCL GGP FM KEFI MKA POW PREM SML
KEFI Minerals* (KEFI LN) – Tulu Kapi development works start scheduled for October | Landore Resources (LND LN) – BAM drilling results | Orosur Mining* (OMI LN) – Annual business review and results | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Loan repayment extended until 31st January 2020
Companies: KEFI LND OMI PREM
Altus Strategies* (ALS LN) – Quarterly update | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Clarification on Circum Minerals | URU Metals* (URU LN) – Progress report on Zebediela permitting
Companies: ALS PREM URU
Altus Strategies* (ALS LN) – Sale and royalty agreement with Desert Gold on two projects in Mali | Anglo American (AAL LN) – De Beers diamond sales | Ariana Resources (AAU LN) – Kiziltepe quarterly results | Chaarat Gold (CGH LN) – Drilling continues to expand the Tulkubash orebody | Keras Resources* (KRS LN) – Fundraising of £350,000 and conversion of director loans | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Completion of loan to Otjozondu Manganese
Companies: ALS AAL AAU CGH KRS PREM
Arc Minerals* (ARCM LN) – STRONG BUY – Drilling indicates copper over 300 x 650m at Cheyeza East | Asiamet Resources (ARS LN) – Raising US$2.1m for further work at BKM and Beutong | Avesoro Resources (ASO LN) – Major shareholder expresses interest in acquiring the balance of the company | Beowulf Mining* (BEM LN) – Interim statement highlights Kallak permitting process | BHP (BHP LN) – Declares record final dividend of 78UScents/share | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Death of a Director | IronRidge Resources* (IRR LN) – Cape Coast lithium metallurgical test work | Keras Resources* (KRS LN) – BUY, Valuation 1.08p – Calidus drill campaign to add value on potential Warrawoona gold resource expansion | Kodal Minerals* (KOD LN) – Positive lithium metallurgical test work results | Power Metal Resources* (POW LN) – Strategic and operational review | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Power supply plan for RHA tungsten
Companies: ARCM ARS ASO BEM BHP HGM IRR IRR KRS KOD POW PREM
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A number of REITs have the ability to thrive in current market conditions and thereafter. Not only do they hold assets that will remain in strong demand, but they have focus and transparency. The leases and underlying rents are structured in a manner to provide long visibility, growth and security. Hardman & Co defined an investment universe of REITs that we considered provided security and “safer harbours”. We introduced this universe with our report published in March 2019: “Secure income” REITs – Safe Harbour Available. Here, we take forward the investment case and story. We point to six REITs, in particular, where we believe the risk/reward is the most attractive.
Companies: AGY ARBB ARIX BUR CMH CLIG DNL HAYD NSF PCA PIN PXC PHP RE/ RECI SCE SHED VTA
Robust, cash-generative production from mining waste
Jubilee operates several chrome-Platinum Group Metal (PGM) operations in South Africa and is constructing a zinc-lead (vanadium) plant at Kabwe in Zambia after already commissioning the copper and cobalt circuits (the ‘Sable' refinery). The company has a growth pipeline identified and significant opportunities to find new projects in Africa (or globally); more specifically, Jubilee announced that it is looking to increase its copper (cobalt) production in Zambia aggressively to make full use of the Sable Refinery. Jubilee also owns the Tjate PGM project in South Africa, which is currently on hold. The company model is to treat its own waste materials and to supplement these with third party ores and wastes where possible. This year has been nothing if not eventful for Jubilee, but further progress and material catalysts are expected over the course of 2020. Jubilee has a high-margin business with cash on hand, and we see plenty of opportunities for Jubilee to capitalise on its robust business model through the global Covid-19 crisis and beyond. We initiate with a fair value of 11.2p/sh
Companies: Jubilee Platinum
Companies: Hurricane Energy
U.S. futures and European stocks dropped on Friday as investors mulled a reported conflict among policy makers over a stimulus package for the single-currency region, as well as political upheaval in France.
The Stoxx 600 Index fell after Bloomberg News reported the European Central Bank is facing a potential rift over how much their emergency bond-purchase program should stay weighted toward weaker countries such as Italy. The euro fluctuated following French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to name a new prime minister after asking his government to resign. Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc slumped after the British jet-engine maker said its exploring options to raise funds to strengthen its balance sheet.
The dollar was slightly down, posting its first weekly drop in a month, while American cash equity and bond markets were shut for Independence Day. President Donald Trump will attend an early July 4 celebration at Mount Rushmore with thousands of guests who won't be required to wear masks, while his U.K. counterpart Boris Johnson urged Britons to act responsibly as pubs prepare to re-open and the government lifts quarantine rules on travel for 60 countries.
The friction at the ECB highlights the risk to markets should promised stimulus measures fall short. Investors continue to weigh policy support and upbeat economic data against relentless new outbreaks of the virus. U.S payrolls figures Thursday fuelled optimism of a V-shaped recovery in the world's biggest economy, even as Florida reported that infections and hospitalizations jumped the most yet, and Houston had a surge in intensive-care patients. Emerging-market stocks posted the biggest weekly gain in a month.
Elsewhere, crude oil dipped but remained on track for a weekly gain.
Companies: TGL JSE IAE ADME BP/ DGOC ENOG NTQ NTOG PMO RBD ROSE RDSA UKOG TRIN
Stable platform agreement approved by creditors
Companies: Premier Oil
Caledonia's Q2 2020 production from its 64% owned Blanket mine in Zimbabwe was 13.5koz gold. This was an increase over the same period last year of 6.2%, leaving Caledonia with a first half production of 27.7koz – well ahead of this time last year (24.7koz) and on track to meet its 2020 full year guidance of 53-56koz (WHI etc. 55.5koz).
Spectra Systems Corporation is a provider of machine-readable high-speed banknote authentication, brand protection technologies and gaming security software. The company has announced that it has executed a new contract with a major world central bank to ‘enhance existing authentication sensors to detect a unique type of counterfeit notes'.
Companies: Spectra Systems Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc Com Shs Npv
Over the last 18 months, Powerhouse has cemented its relationship with Peel Environmental, which is targeting the development of at least 30 distributed modular generation (DMG) plants across the UK. Each of these will potentially generate £0.5m in annual licence fees for Powerhouse. This roll-out is conditional on shareholders approving the proposed acquisition of former development partner Waste2Tricity (W2T) at the general meeting on 14 July
Companies: Powerhouse Energy Group
Acquisitions and creditors update
The market should be in no doubt that Pure Gold will deliver first gold before the end of the year before ramping up to 66koz in 2021 through to 125koz in 2025 (the company is already looking at ways it can accelerate the ramp up). All critical path items are on track with long lead equipment on order, all license applications expected to be approved by Q2, and mine sequencing being planned. Management are already planning on how they might ramp up quicker, improving flexibility in the system with a new decline and tweaking metallurgical recoveries. Perhaps most importantly they are growing their knowledge of the geology with the team putting together a drill programme to start next year once in production. This will target extensions to the 1Moz, 9g/t reserve (will be the 17th highest grade mine in the world when in production) down dip, at satellite deposits and, most excitingly, at Zone 8 where there is already a 0.5Mt resource grading 21g/t.
Companies: Pure Gold Mining
Pure Gold (LSE/TSX: PUR/PGM) have announced a project update for its Red Lake Mine and also its financial results for YE December 2019 today. Importantly the Ontario Government has deemed exploration and mineral extraction an essential business with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and Red Lake has no known infections at the moment. As such the Project is proceeding as planned with first production due before the end of the year.
Caledonia, which operates the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe, announces today a second dividend increase for 2020 with an increase of their dividend from 7.5c a quarter to 8.5c a quarter – an annualised 34c/yr which currently yields 2.3%. This comes on the back of a first increase in January of this year when Caledonia raised its dividend from 6.9c/quarter.
Avation is a lessor of 48 commercial aircraft to a diversified airline client base. This morning, the group has released results for the nine months to 31 March 2020, which illustrate that the business remained profitable in Q3 FY 2020.
Phoenix copper today provides the results from the initial metallurgical test work to recover precious metals from the Empire deposit. Results from leaching with non-toxic ammonium thiosulfate (ATS) resulted in high gold recoveries of nearly 98% gold, and silver recoveries of between 70% and 80%. A full metallurgical report on this new work is available on Phoenix Copper's website.
Companies: CMCL AVAP PXC
Rockfire Resources, the gold and copper exploration junior with projects in northern Queensland has recently commenced a major £0.8m drilling programme on Plateau, its most advanced project. Drilling is likely to be followed by a resource update in late 2020 and a scoping study in Q1 2021. We believe that the updated resource estimate could be commercially significant. This reflects the promising drilling results post July 2019’s resource assessment and the potential for the drilling programme to expand the resource base given the analogous Mt Wright mine geology 47 km to the NE. The new drilling programme will include diamond drilling for the first time which will enable deeper higher-grade targets to be targeted. The drilling programme has been underpinned by the recently announced £1m raise. We believe the scope for positive news flow in the coming months is excellent while the gold market backdrop should be supportive for gold exploration as well as production plays over the balance of 2020.
Companies: Rockfire Resources
AFC Energy is a global leader in the fuel cell sector. It has a proven fuel cell technology which it is commercialising through its H-Power™ product, an off-grid electric vehicle charging system which is run on hydrogen and produces no emissions. The company's core fuel cell technology is a liquid alkaline fuel cell called HydroX-Cell(L)™. The company is also developing a solid alkaline fuel cell called HydroX-Cell(S)™ , the critical component of which is a is a solid electrolyte which upon validation will be marketed under the AlkaMem™ trademark. We expect the AlkaMem™ product to have multiple electro-chemical applications outside of fuel cells. The purpose of this note is to compare AFC Energy's products, markets and business strategy against its listed peers Ceres Power and ITM Power. The note also assesses the state and outlook of the hydrogen market in addition to the proton exchange membrane market, which is relevant for AFC Energy's AlkaMem™ product. As a reminder, we believe AFC Energy has a fair value of 27p/sh.
Companies: AFC AFC AFC
In this note, we analyze the indebtedness of 35 international E&Ps publicly listed in the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden and the USA. For each company, we look at (1) cash position, (2) level and nature of debt (including covenants), (3) debt service and principal repayment framework and (4) Brent price required from April to YE20 to meet all the obligations and keep cash positions intact. We also estimate YE20 cash if Brent were to average US$20/bbl from April to YE20. While the oil demand and oil price collapse are of unprecedented historical proportions and the opportunities to cut costs much more limited than in 2014, most companies (with a few exceptions) entered the crisis in much better position than six years ago, with stronger balance sheets and often already extended debt maturities. In addition, this time around, many E&Ps have already been deleveraging for 1-2 years and are not caught in the middle of large developments that cannot be halted. The previous crisis also showed that debt providers could relax debt covenants for a certain period as long as interest and principal repayment obligations were met. This implies that as long as operations are not interrupted and counterparties keep paying their bills (Kurdistan), the storm can be weathered by most for a few quarters.
With (1) Brent price of about US$50/bbl in 1Q20, (2) reduced capex programmes, (3) material hedging programmes covering a large proportion of FY20 production at higher prices and (4) limited principal repayments in 2020, we find that most companies can meet all their costs and obligations in 2020 at Brent prices below US$40/bbl and often below US$35/bbl) from April until YE20 and keep their cash intact, allowing them to remain solvent at much lower prices for some time. In particular, Maha Energy and SDX Energy are cash neutral at about US$20/bbl. When factoring the divestment of Uganda, Tullow needs only US$9/bbl to maintain its YE20 cash equal to YE19. Canacol Energy, Diversified Gas and Oil, Independent Oil & Gas, Orca Exploration, Serica Energy and Wentworth Resources are gas stories not really exposed to oil prices and Africa Oil has hedged 95% of its FY20 production at over US$65/bbl.
Companies: AKERBP AOI CNE CNE DGOC EGY ENOG ENQ GENL GKP GPRK GTE HUR IOG JSE KOS LUPE MAHAA OKEA ORC.B PEN PHAR PMO PTAL PXT RRE SDX SEPL TETY TGL TLW TXP WRL
TomCo (LON:TOM) is an oil & gas exploration and production company which, operates in the Uinta basin in Utah. The company has announced a joint venture (JV) to unlock the potential for oil sands development within the area using an innovative new production technology.The Uinta basin and adjac
Companies: Tomco Energy