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Guiyang, Guizhou, China

12th Rare Earth Summit

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Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

11th Aluminum Raw Materials Summit

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Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

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Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

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Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

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June 13-14, 2019
Changsha, Hunan, China

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May 23-24, 2019
Qingdao, Shandong, China

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May 16-17, 2019
Zhengzhou, Henan, China

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May 9-10, 2019
Qingdao, Shandong, China

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April 11-12, 2019
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

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March 14-15, 2019
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

First Quantum says talks on Zambia stake sale stall on coronavirus

2020-02-17 14:03:38   【Print】
Copper miner First Quantum Minerals Ltd, which in the past has been in talks with a Chinese company about a possible sale of assets, said last Friday discussions to sell minority stakes in its Zambian mines have stalled amid the coronavirus outbreak in China.

The Canadian miner last September disclosed it was in talks with China's Jiangxi Copper Co., Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright6 billion as of year-end 2019 after finishing construction of its massive Cobre Panama mine.Asian Metal Copyright for a potential sale of minority interests in its Kansanshi and Sentinel mines.

"Any actual face-to-face conversations haven't been able to take place or even be arranged," First Quantum President Clive Newall said last Friday. He did not name any specific company.

Toronto-listed First Quantum is eyeing asset sales and partnerships as it looks to reduce net debt that swelled to $7.6 billion as of year-end 2019 after finishing construction of its massive Cobre Panama mine.

The miner will publish a technical report on expanding the Kansanshi mine, Africa's largest, by the end of the first quarter this year but will not make a decision for at least three years as it prioritizes debt reduction, Chief Executive Officer Philip Pascall said. No expansion is needed until the end of 2024, he said.

"Because we have a strong incentive and desire to improve the balance sheet, we actually will seek to avoid any capital expenditure for as long as we can," he said.

.Asian Metal Copyright "Because we have a strong incentive and desire to improve the balance sheet, we actually will seek to avoid any capital expenditure for as long as we can," he said.Asian Metal Copyright