In South Africa Harmony Gold swings into quarterly profit

Production in the period rose for a third consecutive quarter by 2 percent to 287,074 ounces, the company said in a statement.

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South Africa's Harmony Gold swings into quarterly profit

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South Africa's Harmony Gold said on Thursday it swung into quarterly profit as production inched up and a weaker rand currency offset declines in the dollar price of bullion.

Headline earnings per share - which strips off certain one-off items - reached 17 cents in the three months to December from a loss of 1.20 rand in the previous quarter.

Production in the period rose for a third consecutive quarter by 2 percent to 287,074 ounces, the company said in a statement.

South African mining companies benefit from mostly cheaper costs because they are paid in the rand and earn higher income from sales of their commodities in dollars.

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