JOHANNESBURG, Dec 10- South African stocks rebounded on Wednesday, led by gold mining companies such as Gold Fields and AngloGold Ashanti which rose on the back of a firm gold price and a weaker rand. Gold Fields was the biggest climber on Johannesburg's broader All-share index, gaining 6.6 percent to its highest level in more than a year. Africa's largest gold...
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11- South Africa- focused bullion producer Sibanye Gold plans to cut up to 2,500 workers at its recently acquired Cooke 4 mine west of Johannesburg, two industry sources told Reuters on Thursday. Job cuts are a thorny issue in South Africa where labor relations in the mining shafts are raw and the unemployment rate is around 25 percent.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S.-listed shares of South African gold miner AngloGold Ashanti Ltd were among the biggest percentage decliners on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday after it announced a $2.1 billion rights issue and plans to spin off its non-South African assets in a new British-based company.
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Gold rose 1.9 percent on Friday, nearing $1,400 an ounce, as a big drop in US new home sales renewed hopes that the Fed will maintain its bond-buying economic stimulus.
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Stocks finished near session highs Tuesday, recovering losses from their biggest one-day drop this year, boosted by a batch of upbeat earnings results and some better-than-expected economic reports.
In an investor briefing to be distributed late Tuesday or Wednesday, John Paulson will reveal that his gold fund fell more than 10 percent for the first two months of this year, said people familiar with the numbers.
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*One miner injured; workers want wage rises to match Lonmin. RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Oct 30- South African police fired rubber bullets and teargas on Tuesday at striking Amplats miners who were protesting against a union-brokered deal to end a six-week wildcat walkout at the top platinum producer.
*National Union of Mineworkers accepts gold industry offer. JOHANNESBURG, Oct 25- South Africa's gold mines agreed a wage deal with unions on Thursday as the bulk of the gold sector's striking miners returned to work under threat of dismissal.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 25- About 100,000 workers have downed tools for better pay in South Africa since August. In October around 15,000 were sacked and thousands returned to work after threats of dismissal.
South Africa's Chamber of Mines, representing mine owners, announced Thursday that it had agreed with the National Union of Mineworkers to raise gold miners' monthly salaries by up to 500 rand, in addition to a pay raise of up to 10 percent that miners got in July, weeks before wildcat strikes hit South Africa's platinum and gold mines.
LONDON, Oct 24- Gold rose on Wednesday along with stock markets, helped by well received data from China and an upbeat earnings report from Boeing, while dealers awaited a Federal Reserve policy statement later in the day. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,709.60 an ounce at 1309 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery were up 60 cents an ounce at $1,710.
LONDON, Oct 24- Gold prices hovered near a seven-week low on Wednesday as a weak reading of the German economy lifted the dollar versus the euro, while dealers awaited the U.S. Spot gold was at $1,708.90 an ounce at 1023 GMT against $1,708.09 late in New York on Tuesday, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery were up 30 cents an ounce at $1,709.70.
FOCHVILLE, South Africa-- Ernest Morake shook his head and laughed when he heard that South Africa's president wanted striking miners to return to work. In a speech on the state of the economy on Wednesday, Zuma said wildcat strikes were damaging South Africa's economy and asked striking miners to immediately return to work.
JOHANNESBURG-- Mine bosses have aggravated South Africa's labor unrest by dismissing striking mineworkers, the Congress of South African Trade Unions said Tuesday, voicing strong support for thousands of workers who have staged wildcat strikes at gold and platinum mines across the country.