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Implats predicts plunge in profit

Feb 11 2013 11:17
Reuters

Striking workers have become a familiar sight in the mining sector. (Pic: Felix Dlangamandla)

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IMPALA PLATINUM HOLDINGS LIMITED [JSE:IMP]

Last traded 42
Change 0
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Cumulative volume 4576736
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 01/01/0001 at 12:00. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

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Johannesburg - Platinum miner Impala Platinum Holdings [JSE:IMP] said on Monday first-half profit likely plunged by as much as 79%, hit by rising costs and lower output.

The world second-largest miner of the white metal also said the results were weighed by a R603m writedown on payments it is owed.

Implats said headline earnings per share would be between 120 and 138 cents, or 76% and 79% lower in the six months to end-December.

By 08:48 GMT, shares in the company fell 3.4% at R159.55, lagging behind a flat JSE Top 40 - (Tradeable) [JSE:J200] index   

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