South Africa: Staking a claim

Zuma’s proposed land reforms are criticised for being more about populism than equality

Globe Metals to merge with FerroAtlántica

Deal to create the world’s largest producer of silicon metals

Concerns raised over China ‘peak steel’

Calls for industry to focus on quality and efficiency

Commodities slump hits Australian tycoons

Falling iron ore price has taken a toll on colourful entrepreneurs

ArcelorMittal warns of falling earnings

Mining unit hurt by sharp fall in iron ore prices

Tata Steel hit by cheap exports from China

Net profits fell by more than two-thirds in the last quarter

China supply could limit aluminium gains

Growing exports could disrupt expectations of a global deficit

Nordea probed over private jet use

Scandal has led to shake-ups in some of Sweden’s boardrooms

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Rise and fall of a commodities powerhouse

Phibro, the former trading house leader, to close after 114 years

China to forge new markets for its output

Infrastructure investment in poorer countries to create markets

Alcoa upbeat on auto and plane demand

US group’s quarterly results beat analysts’ forecasts

US export economy fails to import jobs

American businesses are so efficient they require fewer workers

UK oil groups face new transparency rules

Extractive industries under scrutiny for corruption

Iron ore mine reopening boosts Tata Steel

State government renews lease cutting need to import raw material

The urban environment: Clean-up time

Policy makers from around the world are flocking to study the ‘Copenhagen model’ of heating cities

China zombie factories keep illusion alive

Many heavy industrial companies should be going bust but are being propped up by local governments

Iron ore proves 2014’s commodity turkey

Steelmaking ingredient down more than 50%, outpacing Brent’s fall

Dixons Carphone bucks wider London losses

FTSE 100 makes broad retreat

Olam buys ADM cocoa division for $1.3bn

Deal to put Singapore processor in world’s top three

Johnson Matthey sells refineries

FTSE 100 company accelerates plans to refocus on core operations


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