LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) - South Africa-focused platinum producer Lonmin on Monday reported a first-half operating loss of $181 million hit by higher costs and lower production.
It reported a headline loss of $39 million versus a loss of $4 million a year earlier. It had a loss per share of 64.4 cents versus 1.8 cents.
The London-listed miner also cut its spending plan for the year to a range of 1.4 billion to 1.5 billion rand ($105.1 million to $112.6 million) from 1.8 billion rand.
$1 = 13.3172 rand Reporting by Zandi Shabalala; editing by Jason Neely