Peruvian copper mine Antamina, owned by global miners BHP and Glencore, has reported 210 positive cases of coronavirus. The company said in a statement it discovered the cases while conducting 600 tests on its staff and contractors, 500 of which have been returned by the laboratory. It said that 87 percent of the positive cases were asymptomatic while those with signs of COVID-19 mostly had mild symptoms.
LendLease Group aims to raise about $1.15 billion to guard against market uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus outbreak and has withdrawn all forecasts provided with its first-half results.
The construction firm says it will raise $950 million in new equity via a fully underwritten share placement and up to $200 million through a non-underwritten share purchase plan. LendLease's share placement will be at a price of $9.80 per share, an 8.2 percent discount to the stock's Monday close. Chief executive Steve McCann says the equity raising will strengthen the company's balance sheet "during this uncertain economic environment"
The first tranche of NSW construction projects set to be fast-tracked in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will create thousands of jobs and inject more than $7 billion into the state's economy.
The Berejiklian government has identified 24 projects to undergo the fast-track assessment process, including new homes, new industrial complexes, and six schools.
The assessments will be carried out within the next four weeks.
NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the projects would create almost 9500 new jobs, inject $7.5 billion into the economy, open up more than 325,000 square meters of public space and deliver more than 4400 new homes.
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