Randgold Mali mines still open

Gold miner Randgold Resources said yesterday that its mines in Mali were still open despite a coup in the country. The miner’s chief executive Mark Bristow has been in Mali to monitor the situation and the unrest has dented the share price of the FTSE 100 company. The company said that it had been able to get enough fuel to keep its mines running and that the Mali government had given assurances. Randgold said in a statement: “Randgold will continue to engage with the Malian authorities and monitor the political situation in Mali, as well as the regional and international communities’ reaction to the events in the country.”