Gold royalty hike would ‘wipe profits’

Original article by Tess Ingram
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 & 22 : 5-Oct-17

Newcrest Mining CEO Sandeep Biwas says the Western Australian Government’s proposed increase in the gold royalty has already affected the state’s reputation as an investment destination. He says companies such as Newcrest may opt to redirect investment elsewhere if the royalty hike makes their WA operations uneconomic. Northern Star Resources chairman Bill Beament, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland and AngloGold Ashanti Australia executive Mike Erickson have expressed similar concerns.

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NEWCREST MINING LIMITED – ASX NCM, NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX NST, GOLD FIELDS LIMITED, ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED – ASX AGG, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE, THE CHAMBER OF MINERALS AND ENERGY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, LIBERAL PARTY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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