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March 7, 2013
10:41 EDTBHP, RIO, CLFRio Tinro economist reportedly says Iron ore prices to plunge, China Daily says
Iron ore prices are poised to drop 50% in 18 months, Rio Tinto's (RIO) chief economist believes, China Daily quoted the Herald Sun as reporting. Reference Link
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March 26, 2015
08:56 EDTRIORio Tinto CEO dismisses iron ore quota plan, Reuters says
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08:35 EDTRIORio Tinto set to cut 'at least' 1,500 jobs, Sky News reports
According to Sky News, Rio Tinto will cut "at least" 1,500 jobs as it struggles with a decline in global commodity prices. According to the report, a "substantial portion" of the jobs will be cut at the company's London headquarters, and the bulk of the planned reductions will occur at Rio's operations in Western Australia. CEO Sam Walsh last month announced a reorganization focused on "streamlining its product groups and corporate functions as part of the continued focus on efficiency and costs." Reference Link
07:36 EDTCLFCliffs CEO says 'absolutely confident' in liquidity, Bloomberg reports
Cliffs Natural CEO Lourenco Goncalves told Bloomberg in a telephone interview, "Based on our current outlook and our contracts in place with our clients, we are absolutely confident that we have enough liquidity to run through the down cycle." The comments followed Cliffs' $540M sale of senior secured notes.
March 25, 2015
16:00 EDTCLFOptions Update; March 25, 2015
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March 23, 2015
09:34 EDTRIOIAMGOLD to sell Diavik Diamond royalty to Sandstorm Gold for $56.8M
AMGOLD (IAG) announced that it has completed an agreement with Sandstorm Gold (SAND) to sell the Company's gross proceeds royalty over property in Lac de Gras in the Northwest Territories, Canada, including property constituting the Diavik Diamond Mine. The Diavik Diamond Mine is owned, under an unincorporated joint venture structure, 60% by Diavik Diamond Mines, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto (RIO), and 40% by Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Dominion Diamond (DDC). The Diavik Diamond Royalty is being sold for total proceeds of $56.8M, comprised of $52.5M cash on closing and three million five-year warrants exercisable after initial production from the Diavik Diamond Mine's A21 pipe at an exercise price of $4.50, valued at $4.3 million based on the Company's internal valuation methodology.
09:33 EDTRIOSandstorm Gold acquires royalty on Diavik diamon mine operated by Rio Tinto
Sandstorm Gold (SAND) announced that the company has acquired a 1% gross proceeds royalty over property in Lac de Gras in the Northwest Territories, Canada, including property constituting the Diavik Diamond Mine operated by Rio Tinto (RIO). Sandstorm acquired the Diavik Mine Royalty from IAMGOLD Corporation for $52.5M in cash and 3M warrants of Sandstorm. The warrants have a 5 year term, a strike price of $4.50 per Sandstorm common share and will be exercisable following initial production from the Diavik Mine's A21 pipe.
07:07 EDTCLFCliffs Natural agrees to sell Chromite assets to Noront for $20M
Cliffs Natural Resources announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Chromite assets in Northern Ontario, Canada to Noront Resources Ltd. for $20M. The transaction is comprised of the chromite deposits and associated claims held by Cliffs. The sale of these assets to Noront, an experienced mining company with a strategic interest in the Ring of Fire region, further demonstrates execution of Cliffs' strategy which includes divesting non-core assets and focusing on being the major supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Cliffs Natural Resources.
March 19, 2015
08:24 EDTCLFCliffs Natural says Bank of Nova Scotia files lawsuit against company
Cliffs Natural (CLF) said in a filing that as previously disclosed, on January 27, the company announced that Bloom Lake General Partner Limited and certain of its affiliates, including Cliffs Québec Iron Mining ULC commenced restructuring proceedings in Montreal, Québec, under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Certain obligations of the Bloom Lake Group, including equipment loans, are guaranteed by the Company. On March 16, The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, against the company, asserting that the company breached its obligations under a guaranty of certain equipment loans pursuant to a Master Loan and Security Agreement, dated September 27, 2013, among certain members of the Bloom Lake Group and Key Equipment Finance Inc.. BNS is seeking an award of $52.6M plus unpaid accrued interest and expenses. Among other defenses to this litigation, the company is current in its payment obligations under the Equipment Loans.
08:24 EDTCLFJPMorgan pulls Cliffs target on 'relentless' iron ore price slide
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March 18, 2015
16:00 EDTCLFOptions Update; March 18, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.20 to 26.10. Option volume leaders: AAPL RAD PBR TWTR FB TSLA CLF BP MGM according to Track Data.
07:10 EDTCLFPlatts to hold a forum
11th Annual Steel Markets North America is being held in Chicago on March 17-18.
March 17, 2015
13:14 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
05:51 EDTBHPBHP Billiton's South32 demerger to cost $738M
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March 16, 2015
10:02 EDTRIO, BHPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:07 EDTBHPBHP Billiton downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC
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08:10 EDTRIORio Tinto downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC
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March 13, 2015
06:32 EDTBHPU.S. looking into importing ferroalloy from BHP plant, Reuters says
The Department of Commerce is looking into inexpensive ferroalloy imports from a BHP Billiton plant in Australia, reports Reuters, citing the Department of Commerce. Reference Link

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