CYNTHIA CARROLL’S SPEECH AT GORDON INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE

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Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen and thank you all very much for being here. Thank you also to our hosts at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. GIBS is not only a fine institution of learning – it has also established a tradition of fostering debate on issues critical to South Africa’s future – and I am very pleased that it is the venue for our discussion this afternoon. I want to talk to you about the path forward – to set out my views about the future for the…

TOP 10 MINERS: A tough year, for CEOs and for stock prices

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JOHANNESBURG (Mineweb) – For listed mining companies everywhere, this year has been all about stock prices facing headwinds, along with relentless pressure on CEOs. The benchmark stock, BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest diversified resources group, saw its stock price in US dollar terms peak out in the latter stages of 2010. Given the wobbles in the global economy, the fall from there has been relatively modest, from around US$26.00 a share to recent trades around US$19.00. Vale, the world’s No 2 miner by market value, has seen its stock price…