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Antofagasta PLC (ANTO.L)

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Miner Antofagasta says Q3 copper production up 3.3 pct
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017 

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Antofagasta Plc ::‍GROUP COPPER PRODUCTION IN Q3 2017 WAS 180,200 TONNES, 3.3% HIGHER​.‍GOLD PRODUCTION DURING QUARTER INCREASED BY 1.2% TO 59,600 OUNCES​.ANTOFAGASTA PLC - ‍NOW EXPECT OUR NET CASH COSTS TO BE BELOW OUR ORIGINAL GUIDANCE FOR FULL YEAR OF $1.30/LB.​.ANTOFAGASTA - ‍COPPER PRODUCTION GUIDANCE FOR 2017 REMAINS UNCHANGED AT 685-720,000 TONNES, AND PRODUCTION IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 705-740,000 TONNES IN 2018​.ANTOFAGASTA PLC - ‍IN 2018 PLAN TO INCREASE PRODUCTION TO 705-740,000 TONNES OF COPPER AS ENCUENTRO OXIDES RAMPS-UP TO FULL PRODUCTION​.‍CASH COSTS BEFORE BY-PRODUCT CREDITS GUIDANCE FOR FULL YEAR IS UNCHANGED AT $1.55/LB​.‍TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE FOR YEAR IS EXPECTED TO BE APPROXIMATELY $900 MILLION​.‍LABOUR NEGOTIATIONS HAVE COMMENCED AT LOS PELAMBRES AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE CONCLUDED BEFORE DEADLINE IN FEBRUARY 2018​.ANTOFAGASTA - ‍FY NET CASH COSTS ARE NOW EXPECTED TO BE LOWER THAN $1.30/LB GUIDED AT BEGINNING OF YEAR REFLECTING STRONGER THAN EXPECTED BY-PRODUCT REVENUE​.  Full Article

Antofagasta H1 profit rises
Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 

Antofagasta Plc : Half yearly financial report . H1 revenue fell 18.5 pct to $1.45 bln . H1 pretax profit $276.1 mln . H1 EBITDA increased 2.3 pct to $571.6 mln . H1 capital expenditure of $385.4 mln, $276.9 mln lower than in first half of 2015 . Interim dividend of 3.1 cents per share . H1 revenue 18.5 pct lower at $1.45 bln, on lower copper prices and sales volumes, and closure of Michilla at end of 2015 . H1 EBITDA margin (2) strengthened to 39.5 pct, up from 31.5 pct in same period last year . Group copper production for year is expected to be at lower end of 710-740,000 tonnes guided in January . Production for year is weighted to second half of year . We are cautious in our outlook and remain conservative in our approach to managing capital . Full year expenditure expected to be lower than original guidance . Group net debt of $1.04 bln, almost unchanged since end of 2015 .FY expectations: unit costs $0.05/lb lower with cash costs before by-product credits of $1.60/lb and net cash costs of $1.30/lb.  Full Article

Antofagasta sees FY copper production at lower-end of forecast
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 

Antofagasta Plc : Q2 2016 production report . Copper production in q2 2016 was 166,200 tonnes, a 5.8% increase on q1 2016 . Molybdenum production at los pelambres was 1,600 tonnes in q2 2016, compared to 1,700 tonnes in q1 2016 . Cash costs before by-product credits in q2 2016 were $1.57/lb, 3.7% lower than in q1 2016 . Net cash costs were $1.25/lb in q2 2016, a 2.3% decrease compared with previous quarter . Sees production for year weighted to second half . Group copper production for first six months of year was 323,300 tonnes, 6.6% higher than in same period last year . Gold production was 52,800 ounces in q2 2016, a 6.9% decrease on q1 2016 largely due to lower production at centinela . Cash costs before by-product credits for first six months of year were $1.60/lb, $0.28/lb lower than same period last year . Group copper production for full year is expected to be at lower end of 710-740,000 tonnes guided in january . Revised estimation of deferred stripping costs at los pelambres in 2016 .Changes introduced in estimation method impacted los pelambres accounting for $0.08/lb of reduction in costs for group for h1 versus year ago.  Full Article

Antofagasta chairman sees another year or two of low copper prices
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 

Antofagasta Plc : No doubt that 2015 was a difficult year -chairman . During 2016 we aim to reduce our costs by a further $160 million, or 6 pct of last year's gross cash costs - chairman .Are expecting another year or two of low copper prices - chairman.  Full Article

BRIEF-Evrim Resources Says Signed Agreement With Wholly-Owned Unit Of Antofagasta PLC On Axe Property In British Columbia

* EVRIM RESOURCES SAYS SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH A WHOLLY-OWNED UNIT OF ANTOFAGASTA PLC ON THE AXE PROPERTY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA