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Petra in the Red as Mines Lose Value
Petra Diamonds saw heavy losses in the latest fiscal year as sales slid and weakening rough prices reduced the value of its mines.The net loss of $223 million for the 12 months ending June 30 included...
Mining Nov 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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Petra Sales Rise as Rough Prices Recover
Petra Diamonds’ revenue jumped in the three months ending September 30 as rough prices grew and the company sold inventory it couldn’t shift during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis.Sales rose 33% year on year to $82...
Mining Oct 27, 2020 Rapaport News
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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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Mining Sell-Off Highlights Sector’s Woes
Just as the sun emerged from behind the clouds and diamond demand began to recover from a glut in the manufacturing sector, the coronavirus pandemic hit. Its rapid spread forced many miners to shut down...
Mining Aug 06, 2020 Leah Meirovich
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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’s Tough Sales Pitch
The current plight of Petra Diamonds is a frustrating example of the impact Covid-19 has had on the diamond industry, highlighting the lack of readiness for such a downturn.As an important mid-tier diamond miner, the company has annual...
Mining Jul 16, 2020 Avi Krawitz
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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
Petra
Petra to Postpone Debt Repayment
Petra Diamonds plans to delay the next interest payment on its $650 million bond to preserve liquidity for business operations.The miner has spoken to its lenders about drawing on its revolving credit facility, it said Friday....
Mining May 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Miners
Heavy Debt Looms over Mining Shutdown
A number of diamond-mining companies that have halted production during the COVID-19 crisis will find it difficult to resume operations amid their struggles with debt, analysts have predicted.The warning comes after several miners announced...
Mining Apr 23, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Petra Cullinan mine plant
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
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Challenging Market Weighs on Petra
Shares in Petra Diamonds slipped 16% in early trading Monday after the miner reported a net loss for the first fiscal half, and warned of operational problems that could affect annual production.The company reported...
Mining Feb 17, 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
Petra
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
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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