Newcrest's copper lining comes to the fore

FOR all of its major gold producer credentials, Australia’s biggest gold producer Newcrest is doing a fine job as a significant and growing copper producer, writes Barry FitzGerald.

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Newcrest's Cadia operation is a significant producer of copper

And because copper has stormed off to highs of more than US$4.40/lb, Newcrest's copper exposure is set to become increasingly important in the market's rating of the stock.