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African Minerals loses director

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Rio and Fortescue ramp up iron ore output

Miners race to complete expansion plans

China courtship meets fear and mistrust

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Base metals return to investors’ radar

Specialist funds increase positions after solid second quarter

Alcoa beats forecasts as earnings kick off

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Tata Steel to cut 400 jobs in south Wales

Profitability at Port Talbot plant hit by weak European demand

Ripples grow in alleged China metal fraud

Lawsuit says group in alleged fraud guaranteed other firms’ loans

Rusal seeks court approval for debt deal

Two lenders blocking Russian group’s proposed restructuring

Alcoa: name-changer

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Singapore fears damage over loans probe

Dezheng Resources case highlights risks of links with China

ArcelorMittal burnished by China snub

Voestalpine goes on acquisitions trail

Steel group interested only in assets to enhance its earnings

US mortgages rebound after a 2-week fall

England has 1% chance of winning World Cup, survey of public shows

Aluminium price hits nine-month high

Trigger was investors closing short positions

Supply splits iron ore bulls and bears

Views divided over fate of China’s high-cost miners

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