Rising profits from mining companies and strong returns to shareholders have failed to ignite investor interest in the world’s top 40 mining companies, two of which have listings in Johannesburg, PwC said in its latest report.

In “Mine 2019 Resourcing The Future”, PwC reported that the top 40 companies, which included Anglo American and AngloGold Ashanti, “consolidated the stellar performance of 2017” but that investors were wary of the mining sector.

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