- East Africa focused miner Shanta Gold swung to a full-year profit after a surge in gold prices helped offset a fall in production.

Net profit for the year through December amounted to $17.2 million, compared to a year-on-year loss of $9.5 million.

Revenue climbed to $147.4 million, up from $112.8 million after Shanta achieved an average realised gold price of US$1,495 per ounce, up from $1,377 in 2019.

Output fell to 82,978 ounce, in line with guidance of 80,000-to-85,000 ounces, but below the previous year's 84,506 ounces.

The company forecast a further fall in production in 2021, to around 80,000 ounces.

At 9:17am: [LON:SHG] Shanta Gold Ltd share price was 0p at 15.75p

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