It seems that after several months of rest the gold price is showing promise again. Remember I am a gold bug who believes the gold price will be significantly higher in the coming year and years and have spoken at length about the basis behind why gold (platinum and silver too) will be much higher.
Under pressure from the Indonesian government Newcrest has been forced to accept, from FY19, an increase in the tax rate to 32% from 25% and the royalty rising to 3.75% from 0.7%. From FY21, the company must divest a further 26% of its ownership in Gosowong to 49% from 75%.
Citi analysts highlight the "high takeover appeal" that is currently swirling over the Newcrest Mining share price. They believe it is far more cost-effective for one of the international majors in the sector to buy Newcrest than to try to build a similar suite of assets from scratch.