mercoledì 12 agosto 2009

US tio2 producer tronox has many

Beleaguered titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Tronox has no lack of potential suitors for its assets, market sources said on Tuesday. Huntsman was reticent about its interest in the bankrupt TiO2 producer, but several producers have eyed Tronox assets, market sources said.

“Of course Huntsman has been … looking at the assets of Tronox,” said one large TiO2 buyer. “Frankly, everybody has.” A major producer said that there are several candidates to acquire Tronox’s assets, “but with the rapidly changing business and economics environment, the negotiations tend to become more complex”.

“Some TiO2 producers cannot and some do not desire to bid for the whole of Tronox' assets,” the producer said, “but some bidders are willing to take it all. Whatever the outcome, buyers will be faced with a narrower choice of suppliers in the future.” Tronox filed for bankruptcy protection in January.

mercoledì 13 agosto 2008

Ambac financial 2q earnings more than

Ambac Financial Group Inc. on Wednesday reported an operating loss during the second quarter because of expected losses on insurance contracts, but at the same time posted a net profit because of how it must account for special non-cash gains from the same complex portfolio.

Net income for the quarter ended June 30 rose to $823.1 million, or $2.80 per share, from $173 million, or $1.67 per share, during the same quarter last year. Read more:

giovedì 10 luglio 2008

Updated position buy harmony gold

Pan African is a gold mining company, focussed on projects in South Africa and Mozambique, that produces approximately 100,000oz per year. Its focus is on developing low cost, high margin production or near production projects. The Company has no debt, is unhedged and is able to fund all of its current on-mine capital from current cashflows.