The natural resources firm last month announced a jump in production, with some 230,000 tonnes of zinc-lead metal output (up 27%) and 4.5mln ounces of refined silver (up 31%) for the three months.
Aluminium output hit record levels and copper was up significantly too.
Investors will now be keen to see what the ramp-up will mean in the interim financial.
“Apart from oil production where there was a natural decline in the resource base, the group experienced good production growth across most other commodities during the last quarter and with generally improving commodity prices, the group should see a boost to its sales,” said Graham Spooner, Share Centre investment research analyst.
“Investors will hope that a strong Indian economy and improving sales figures will help reduce the group’s large debt burden.
“Investors will also expect commentary on exploration programmes, especially in their oil division.”
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