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De Beers, Petra Workers Prepare to Strike
Workers at De Beers’ and Petra Diamonds’ operations in South Africa are planning to go on strike after the parties failed to reach an agreement in their respective wage talks.Members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will begin a “protected strike”...
Mining Oct 04, 2020 Rapaport News
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Petra Revenue Falls to Nine-Year Low
Petra Diamonds’ full-year sales dropped to their lowest level in almost a decade as the coronavirus aggravated an already weak rough market.Revenue fell 36% to $295.8 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, reflecting sluggish rough...
Mining Jul 26, 2020 Rapaport News
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Petra Seeks Buyer for Its Business
Petra Diamonds plans to sell the company as it struggles with mounting debt.The company owns the Cullinan, Finsch and Koffiefontein mines in South Africa. It also operates the Williamson deposit in Tanzania, which is currently on care and...
Mining Jun 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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Petra Mulls June Tender After Rough-Price Slump
Petra Diamonds is considering whether to hold a rough tender in June after a market slowdown prompted it to cancel its May sale.Prices fell 27% in March and April compared with February as the Covid-19 pandemic reduced business activity...
Mining May 31, 2020 Rapaport News
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Rough Prices Slide 24% at Petra Tender
Rough prices slumped at Petra Diamonds’ March tenders in South Africa and Antwerp as the severe slowdown in the market virtually wiped out demand.Goods from Petra’s South Africa mines sold for 24% less than...
Mining Mar 29, 2020 Rapaport News
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South Africa, Lesotho Mines Set for Shutdown
Petra Diamonds, Gem Diamonds, Firestone Diamonds and Lucapa Diamond Company are suspending operations at their mines in South Africa and Lesotho due to government measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.South Africa has introduced...
Mining Mar 25, 2020 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra’s South African Operations Back on Track
Operations at Petra Diamonds’ South African mines haveresumed after the local electricity provider lifted restrictions on power usage. “The company’s mining operations in South Africa are…nowoperating at normal load levels,” the miner said Thursday....
Mining Dec 12, 2019 Rapaport News
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Petra Forced to Halt Production in South Africa
Petra Diamonds has had to put operations on hold at itsthree South African mines, due to a restriction on power usage enforced by the local electricity provider. Eskom has told the miner to limit its power usage to “essential...
Mining Dec 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra Launches Artisanal Mining at South Africa Site
Petra Diamonds has launched a small-scale mining initiativeat its Koffiefontein deposit that will provide work for the local South Africancommunity. The miner will give some of its tailings — ore thathas already been...
Mining Oct 31, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Weak Prices Dent Petra Revenue
Petra Diamonds’ revenue fell in the first fiscal quarteramid a drop in the average price and a weaker product mix at three of itsmines. Revenue dropped 23% year on year to $61.6 million for thethree months ending September...
Mining Oct 23, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra’s Loss Widens in Weak Market
Shares in Petra Diamonds slipped 7% in early trading Mondayafter the miner reported its loss had broadened due to a devaluation of itsfour deposits. The company reported a net loss of $258.1 million for theperiod ending June 30,...
Mining Sep 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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Petra to Reduce Production as Prices Slip
Shares in Petra Diamonds slipped 6% in early trading Monday after the minerreported it would lower its production for fiscal 2020. The company expects to produce about 3.8 million carats inthe financial year ending June...
Mining Jul 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Troubles at Finsch Mine Hit Petra Output
Production at Petra Diamonds fell in the third fiscalquarter due to operational challenges at its Finsch mine in South Africa, it said Monday. Output for the three months ending March 31 dropped 7% to924,228 carats. Production at Finsch plunged...
Mining Apr 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Higher-Value Stones Lift Petra Revenue
Petra Diamonds’ revenue jumped in the first fiscal quarter dueto demand for higher-quality goods. Revenue surged 22% year on year to $80.2 million for thethree months ending September 30, the miner reported Monday....
Mining Oct 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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Petra Boss Steps Down Amid $203M Loss
Petra Diamonds CEO Johan Dippenaar will leave the company afterit recorded a huge loss during the fiscal year, it said Monday. The company reported a net loss of $203.1 million for the periodending June...
Mining Sep 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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Petra Drops After Weak Production Outlook
Shares in Petra Diamonds slipped on Monday after the miner loweredits production forecast for fiscal 2019. The company expects to produce between 4.6 million and 4.8million carats in the fiscal year ending June 2019,...
Mining Jul 23, 2018 Rapaport News
Petra Diamonds
Petra to Raise $178M to Repay Debt
Petra Diamonds plans to sell stock to shareholders in a bidto raise $178 million and pay off its debt, it said Thursday. The miner will issue 332.8 million new shares for $0.54 (GBP0.40) each, a steep...
Mining May 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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Price Rise Lifts Petra Rough Sales
Petra Diamonds saw a jump in revenue in the third fiscal quarter amid a stronger rough market.Revenue surged 44% year on year to $172 million for the three months ending March 31, while salesvolume increased 28%...
Mining Apr 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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Petra Diamonds Posts Heavy Loss
Petra Diamonds slumped to a significant loss in the first fiscalhalf as the South African rand strengthened against the dollar, reducing the value of two mines the company operates in the country. The net loss came...
Mining Feb 19, 2018 Rapaport News
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Diamond Seizure Dents Petra’s Sales
Petra Diamonds’ sales fell in the first fiscal half afterthe Tanzanian government confiscated a parcel of rough stones from itsWilliamson mine. Authorities seized 71,654 carats destined for Antwerp inSeptember, claiming that Petra had...
Mining Jan 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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