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January 3, 2013
18:44 EDTAAUKY, CLFCliffs Natural, Anglo American to sell stakes in Brazilian joint venture
According to an SEC filing, on December 27, the board of directors of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) authorized the sale of the company’s 30% interest in the Amapá joint venture located in Brazil. Anglo American (AAUKY) currently owns the remaining 70% of Amapá. Both the company and Anglo American will be selling their respective interests in a 100% sale transaction to a single entity. Based on the results of the broad auction process and the terms of the pending sale, management of the company made a determination on December 27, that the value of its Amapá Interest recorded in the financial records of the company needs to be adjusted to reflect the fair value of our investment. Accordingly, the Company will record a pretax impairment charge of approximately $380M to $420M, all of which is non-cash, in the company’s financial statements as of December 31, 2012. The company does not expect that the sale of the Amapá Interest will result in material future cash expenditures.
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June 30, 2015
14:34 EDTCLFIron ore producers slide after Australia cuts price target on the commodity
Shares of iron ore producers are falling after Reuters reported that Australia reduced its 2015 price forecast for iron ore to $54.40 a tonne from $60.40 a tonne. According to Reuters, Australia's current projection on iron ore prices is based on its view that China, the commodity's main market, will produce less steel in 2015 and 2016 as as the seaborne supply of iron ore increases. PRICE ACTION: Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) is down over 10%, BHP Billiton (BHP) is lower by 2.3%, and Vale (VALE) is down 4% in afternoon trading. Steel stocks, including United States Steel (X), AK Steel Holding (AKS), and Nuco (NUE) are also sliding in afternoon trading.

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