Australian miners brace for fallout after Guinea coup

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 14 & 19 : 7-Sep-21

Alcoa of Australia has advised that it is monitoring the situation in Guinea, amid reports of a coup in the West African nation. Alumina, Alcoa and Rio Tinto have bauxite mining interests in Guinea, while Rio has two iron ore mining leases. Merriden Varrall from KPMG has warned of growing geopolitical stability in many nations, and that West African nations are becoming increasingly vulnerable to terrorism. However, Perseus Mining MD Jeff Quartermain says not all nations in the region are beset with problems, with Perseus operating gold mines in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. He notes that it has enjoyed a record year on the back of its operations in the two countries.

CORPORATES
ALCOA OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED, ALCOA INCORPORATED, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, PERSEUS MINING LIMITED – ASX PRU, KPMG AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

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