LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian workers have downed tools at a mine and copper processing plant belonging to Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a unit of Vedanta Resources, in a dispute over the pace of wage talks, a union official said on Wednesday.
http://www.weforum.org/ India stands at a tipping point, with the world expecting it to translate its potential into action and impact. How can India take off from here? · Anil Agarwal, Executive Chairman, Vedanta Resources, United Kingdom · Johan C. Aurik, Global Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board, A.T. Kearney, USA · Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA · Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, India · Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Paytm, India Moderated by · Prannoy Roy, Founder and Executive Co-Chairperson, New Delhi Television (NDTV), India
http://www.weforum.org/ With a strong demographic dividend, a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and a large domestic market, the time is right for India’s economy to soar. How can India transform the state of its economy and people through digital transformation? · Anil Agarwal, Executive Chairman, Vedanta Resources, United Kingdom · Johan C. Aurik, Global Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board, A.T. Kearney, USA · Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA · Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, India · John Rice, Vice-Chairman, GE, Hong Kong SAR · Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Paytm, India Remarks by · Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India · Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Moderated by · Vikram Chandra, Presenter and Editor, New Delhi Television (NDTV), India
Цены энергоносителей во вторник дружно снижались. Снижение цен нефти происходило на фоне данных Американского института нефти (API), согласно которым на прошлой неделе запасы нефти в хранилищах США выросли на 942 тыс. баррелей. Рост запасов напоминает о сохраняющемся избытке нефти. В еще большей мере снижение цен нефти было связано с наблюдающимся в последние три дня укреплением доллара. Тон этому движению был задан еще в конце прошлой недели выступлением главы ФРС на конференции в Джексон Хоул. А ее заместитель Стенли Фишер заявил, что сохраняется не только возможность повышения ставок на заседании в сентябре, но также не исключена вероятность двух подобных шагов регулятора до конца текущего года. Соображения, давящие цены нефти вверх временно отодвинуты на задний план. Хотя подобных соображений было достаточно. Главным козырем быков во вторник было заявление на пресс- конференции в Багдаде премьер-министра Ирака Хейдар аль-Абади о том, что страна полностью поддержит инициативу по «заморозке» уровня добычи нефти, которая будет обсуждаться на предстоящей встрече в Алжире. Подобных высказываний в сентябре, по мере приближения встречи ОПЕК, будет еще много, и они прогнозируемо подергают цены. А в случае возможного принятия решения о заморозке добычи от ОПЕК даже на возобновление среднесрочного растущего тренда. Хотя пока вероятность достижения соглашения по заморозке уже на этой встрече ОПЕК представляется не очень высокой. А вот идущий в последние два года по всему миру процесс снижения капитальных затрат на добычу и разведку нефти обещает в долгосроке действовать гораздо более определенно. Вице-президент Wood Mackenzie Эндрю Латхем сообщил, что в 2016 году глобальные расходы на разведку были сокращены до $40 млрд. с примерно $100 млрд. в 2014 году. Для традиционной нефти за 8 месяцев 2016 года было пробурено 209 скважин по сравнению с 680 в 2015 г. и 1,167 в 2014 г. В 1960 г. средний уровень составлял около 1500 бурений. А установившиеся низкие цены нефти позволяют прогнозировать сохранение низких затрат на разведку и в последующие годы. Снижаются и суммарные капитальные затраты нефтяных компаний. Так, капитальные затраты Лукойла в I полугодии 2016 г. снизились на 20,8% по сравнению с показателем за аналогичный период прошедшего года — до 241,447 млрд. руб. Топ-менеджер компании оценивает капзатраты компании в 2016 году лишь в 550 млрд. рублей. В 2015 г. капитальные затраты компании сократились в долларах на 37% по сравнению с 2014 г.Выразительные сокращения капитальных затрат в 2016 году произойдут по целому ряду ведущих нефтяных компаний. В результате на рынке будут складываться предпосылки для будущего ценового шока и будущего роста цен выше 100 долларов за баррель. Подобное суждение в интервью CNBC во вторник высказал исполнительный директор одной из крупнейших мировых диверсифицированных сырьевых компаний Vedanta Resources Том Альбанезе. По его мнению, (с которым можно полностью согласиться): «чем дольше цены остаются низкими в ближайшее время, тем больше становится риск ценового шока в будущем".А пока рынок будет следить за динамикой текущих балансов, и ожидать колебаний настроений участников сентябрьской встречи ОПЕК. Сегодня вновь особенно интересными будут выходящие сегодня данные EIA о запасах и добыче нефти в США.
Tom Albanese Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Resources Corporate managers have a fiduciary obligation to deliver on the expectations of their shareholders in a legally compliant manner. By contrast, there is no regulatory requirement for businesses to create social value for the various stakeholders in society. As a result, there is an unfortunate perception that the corporate sector ignores social obligations and impact. This is not in fact the case. Though there are, indeed, exceptional cases in which companies choose to ignore their social responsibilities, for the most part, those who have been in business for a long time know that their relationships with their employees, their communities and their customers require at least some degree of engagement. Expectations on this front are rising. Today, sustainable business practices demand that attention be paid to social impact. It is therefore imperative for corporations to build 'inclusive capitalism' into their operating models. I believe that - in the extractive sector in particular - the social license to operate is the strategic bridge that enables management to strike a balance between maximizing the investors' returns and fulfilling societal responsibilities. Mines cannot relocate in the way that factories can, and they generally have a lifespan of many decades. This means that operators have to work within a framework that integrates ethics, governance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility while also generating returns for their shareholders. Tax transparency is a critical element. By taking care of people, the planet and profit a corporation can create a positive socio-economic legacy: it can improve the state of the world. 'Inclusive capitalism' can help foster sustainable growth and prosperity for society at large so long as there is constructive communication and mutual respect between governments, regulators and corporations, and greater accountability to society from all partners. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
The Force of Finance for Responsible Business: How the financial sector could and should contribute to responsible business conduct
Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct (@nieuwenkamp_csr). This article also includes a contribution by Bob Jennekens, LL.M./M.A. student, Maastricht University Faculty of Law/Arts and Social Sciences. These days a critical mass of investors promote investment approaches which take into consideration environmental, social, governance (ESG) factors, otherwise known as responsible […]
Горнодобывающая компания Vedanta Resources зафиксировала 51%-ное снижение квартальной прибыли. Так, показатель EBITDA в третьем фискальном квартале составил $494 млн. При этом выручка за рассматриваемый период сократились на 27% до $2,4 млрд.
Горнодобывающая компания Vedanta Resources зафиксировала 51%-ное снижение квартальной прибыли. Так, показатель EBITDA в третьем фискальном квартале составил $494 млн. При этом выручка за рассматриваемый период сократились на 27% до $2,4 млрд.
Цена нефти Brent преодолела отметку в 31 доллар за баррель. Цена нефти Brent на Лондонской бирже выросла на 9%. Растущая нефть обрушила доллар и евро на Мосбирже
Стоимость фьючерсного контракта с поставкой в марте на нефть сорта Brent на торгах Лондонской биржи ICE в пятницу превысила отметку в 31 доллар за баррель, достигнув уровня 31,06 доллара. Ранее сообщалось, что марки Brent и WTI вернулись к отметке в 31 доллар за баррель. В частности, по состоянию на 09.20 мск стоимость мартовских фьючерсов на североморскую нефтяную смесь марки Brent росла на 4,41% – до 30,91 доллара за баррель. Цена мартовских фьючерсов на нефть марки WTI увеличивалась на 4,49% – до 30,85 доллара за баррель. При этом раннее в ходе торгов оба эталона повысились до отметки в 31 доллар за баррель, передает РИА «Новости». В четверг нефть марки Brent выросла почти до 29 долларов за баррель, а цена на нефть WTI преодолела барьер в 30 долларов. Вслед за ними укрепился и рубль. Евро упал ниже 90 рублей, доллар опустился ниже 83 рублей.
Как свидетельствуют данные торгов, в пятницу цены на нефть продолжают активно расти на фоне заявлений главы Европейского центрального банка (ЕЦБ) Марио Драги о дальнейших мерах кредитно-денежной политики в еврозоне.
Zambia plans to more than triple royalties on open-pit mines, underscoring a growing trend across Africa where governments are changing tax regimes and adjusting ownership structures to get a bigger share of natural resources.The finance ministry says in a budget report that starting in Jan. 2015 royalties will increase to 20% from 6% for open-pit copper mines and to 8% from 6% for underground mines.Mining companies with open-pit mines in Zambia include Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) and First Quantum Minerals (OTCPK:FQVLF), while Glencore (OTCPK:GLCNF, OTCPK:GLNCY) and Vedanta Resources (OTCPK:VDNRF) operate underground mines.Zambia has withheld $600M of tax refunds from miners since last year, already straining the relationship between the government and mining companies. Post your comment!
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Zambia's government says it plans to relax tax rules on copper exports, good news for the country's copper miners that have been seeking more than $600M in unpaid tax refundsThe government had said earlier it would pay the refunds only if the companies produced import certificates, but mining executives argued that producing the import certificates is next to impossible because companies sometimes sell their minerals to middlemen.Companies such as Glencore (OTCPK:GLCNF, OTCPK:GLNCY), Vale (NYSE:VALE), First Quantum Minerals (OTCPK:FQVLF) and Vedanta Resources (OTCPK:VDNRF) invested ~$6B in Zambia during the global commodities boom, which peaked in 2011. Post your comment!
It's time to buy Rio Tinto (RIO +1.6%) after shares have dropped 8% in the past week thanks to falling iron ore prices, Societe Generale analysts say as it sees potential gains of more than 30%. The recent fall in iron ore prices, even if not reversed, should result in downward revision to near term consensus earnings forecasts but should not put meaningful downside pressure on longer term earnings forecasts for RIO, the firm says. RIO shares are trading on an implicit 2015 estimated P/E of 9.4x, well below BHP Billiton's (BHP) 13.8x, Antofagasta's (OTCPK:ANFGY) 18.9x, and Vedanta Resources' (OTCPK:VDNRF) 90.3x; the firm recommends investors buy RIO shares and hedge the risk by selling more steeply priced base metals producers. Post your comment!
The mining boss ousted from Rio Tinto after multi-billion pound writedowns for ill-judged take-overs is to become chief executive of controversial Vedanta Resources.
Tom Albanese, the mining boss ousted from Rio Tinto in the wake of multi-billion-pound writedowns for ill-judged takeovers, has landed the top job at the controversy-ridden Vedanta Resources.