Ariana Resources forecasts 47pc gold production jump at key mine, are shares due to re-rate? (AAU)

Mining firm Ariana Resources (LSE:AAU) has forecast a 47pc jump in gold production at its 50pc owned Kiziltepe Mine in Turkey. The company reported gold production guidance of 20,000oz for 2018, up from 10,191oz in 2017 and around 21pc above the feasibility plan for the second year of the mine’s operations. Alongside this forecast increase…

President Energy bolsters production prospects with plans to reactivate major field in Argentina (PPC)

Oil and gas firm President Energy (LSE:PPC) has announced that it will reactivate the Estancia Vieja field in Argentina later this year after identifying a live gas field at the site with potentially commercial gas flows achieved. Despite President reporting that first gas production at the field is targeted for late this year with gas…

Management Resource Solutions and the value of successful shareholder activism (MRS)

With prolonged operational delays, questionable management behaviour and all sorts of other nonsense forming part of everyday life on AIM, shareholder activism has become a vital method of self-preservation for private investors in this market. If managed properly, shareholder activism can be an effective way for private investors to get their voices heard and instil…

Harvest Minerals scoops $2m sales order in major move towards profitability (HMI)

Harvest Minerals (LSE:HMI) has bagged a game-changing $2m sales contract today for its multi-nutrient natural fertiliser, KPfertil. The firm rose 11.4pc, or 2p, to 19.6p after reporting that it has sold the fertiliser, produced at its Arapua Deriliser project in Brazil, to Agrocerrado, a major fertiliser and agriproducts distributor in the region. Agrocerrado has agreed…

Beaufort Securities – what will happen to clients’ open T-trades?

We have covered the Beaufort Securities story extensively on ValueTheMarkets since the explosive news dropped last Friday. It’s too early for definitive answers regarding the safety of client funds – which we discussed in an article here – but so far there is no indication that any theft has occurred. There are however other potential implications for Beaufort’s retail clients…