By Michael Coulson
The possibility of quick riches supplies the mining region an visible glamour. And whilst the mining quarter starts to run it may be an grand sight and the buzz generated could be each piece as seductive and heady as that which enveloped markets through the web growth. yet as a result of the counter-cyclical nature of many mining shares, they could additionally provide a worthwhile shelter while inventory markets flip down. during this ebook, Michael Coulson provides a masterly review of the sphere, explains either the rewards and the pitfalls of making an investment in mining stocks and argues convincingly that mining may still once more shape a center quarter for all traders. The e-book is for someone drawn to mining, and especially mining as an funding. when it includes fabric with a view to be valuable to even skilled fans of the field, its major goal is people who find themselves drawn to mining yet possibly no longer fairly accustomed to the sphere, and wish to recognize extra. all of the topics are lined which are funda
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The major metals are those that are most widely consumed using measures of both value and volume. Some of these metals are referred to as base metals including copper, lead, zinc and tin. I would also include nickel in the group, although nickel is sometimes described as a steel industry metal. Base metal is not a precise term but refers to the better known chemically active metals. Steel and aluminium are two of the prime major metals and are found in almost every area of manufacturing and construction, although they are not base metals as they are processed from primary raw materials, iron ore and bauxite.
Unfortunately there has been some confusion over whether companies get a credit towards the required percentage for group assets already sold to empowerment groups before the Mining Charter came into force. AngloGold was one company with a problem in this area, as it had done a number of empowerment deals primarily by selling assets to ARM, but had no current disadvantaged shareholding in the group itself. The asset sales to ARM in fact have been retrospectively counted as a BEE deal and AngloGold has also distributed equity to its primarily black workforce in South Africa to reach the 26% level.
In the main the Chinese-orientated miners, which currently attract foreign attention, are juniors incorporated outside China 19 An Insider's Guide to the Mining Sector and listed in foreign markets such as AIM and the TSX Venture Exchange. There are a growing number of Chinese incorporated and locally listed mining companies, but foreigners can only currently invest in those which are traded in Hong Kong (H shares) or have ‘B’ share status on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges. In addition there are ‘N’ shares which have New York listings.