Don't think it was dry at all. KM covered a lot of ground with a number of concise, meaningful slides. He chose his words very carefully, leaving little room for misinterpretation and, I believe, ensuring that all targets he spoke of were achievable/beatable. Liked his cheeky smile when he admitted SOLG would be seen as a takeover target. Oh, and when the Oyu Tolgoi issue was raised, he hit it for six! Lastly, having seen many dreary presentations over the years, the female host was a breath of fresh air. She was lively, attentive and appeared not to be just reading from a leading script. Can actually say I enjoyed watching it - only the SOLG (said they're looking at a new name as well) part.
Quite so FTJNY, but it's rarely a recipe for peaceful co-existence, is it. Just hope Lasso can find a way to keep the populus, if not onside, then not offside. Big positive for the man is that he isn't adorned by a shocker of a blond barnet!
In Ecuador, voting is mandatory. In the election, 16% of voters spoiled ballot papers or refused to vote for either of the candidates. Lasso therefore won the election with 44% of votes cast against Arauz's 40%. Lasso will face problems, as AndyWest posted, since Arauz's leftist coalition holds a majority in Parliament and is still influenced by Correa, the ex President who currently lives in Belgium because of corruption charges against him. Of course winning an electoral contest with a minority vote should make political life a cakewalk, as anyone living in the UK over recent years knows well.
Was a little concerned about Lasso's age (65/66) from previous photographs as we don't want the hiatus of another election in a couple of years, but the photo in RK's article shows him to look youthful and somewhat sprightly, albeit that he could do with a couple of inches off the waist and no more chins! (I look in the mirror and say the same to myself every morning - don't start!)
Sjm321 - thanks for referring to the Jan RNS. It states that the shares awarded to the two Directors were part salary sacrifice and part bonus award. Also that the SP used for the calculation was 13.3p (average SP during the relevant period) which is coincidentally near as damn it the price at which they have recently sold. Can't see that there's anything to complain about here at all.
Thanks BPat. I understand about the distance but it seems that these days any whiff of a threat impedes the SP of companies operating in certain foreign lands. Despite all of the forward looking positives, the SP here, as well as number of other miners, seems to have little upward traction lately.
Is our SP suffering because of fears of a spill over of ISIS troubles from neighbouring Mozambique? Algos will pick up on any mention of trouble and 'neighbouring Tanzania' has been mentioned in a number of news reports.
Many her have bemoaned Quady's overly dogmatic stance and questionable interpretation of information and wondered why he persists in his actions. Perhaps he can correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember that many months ago he explained that he has a form of autism, which to my uneducated mind may explain some of his attitudes. Most of these BBs seem to have at least one 'Quady type' who will try to dominate discussion and will only accept 'their way!' I always give them a few weeks tolerance but invariably consign them to Room 101 as being not worth the effort. I did so with Quady many months ago.