Newcrest Mining’s remuneration report was supported by 98.2 per cent of votes cast at its annual meeting on 8 November 2016. CEO Sandeep Biswas told shareholders that although the gold miner remains open to mergers and acquisitions, its primary focus is organic growth at present. Biswas and chairman Peter Hay have both expressed concern about electricity prices in Australia’s eastern states, with the latter urging the federal and state governments to take action on energy policy.
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