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

Vale: the family nickel

Base metals spin-off or not, it is all about the iron ore price

Rio keen to blend mining and marketing

Miner’s iron ore seen as key to possible tie-up with Glencore

Morgan rejects Vesuvius takeover approach

Engineering group says proposal undervalues its business

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Cheap energy is the new cheap labour

For companies wondering where to locate, the world has turned upside down

Aluminium sector hit by high energy costs

EU environmental rules are making prices prohibitive

Manufacturers warn of shutdowns

National Grid will pay participating companies to cut demand

ThyssenKrupp turnround secures net profit

Steel group promises dividend for investors after two-year hiatus

HeidelbergCement stops plant in Ukraine

Building materials group unwilling to co-operate with separatists

Hebei Iron and Steel buys stake in Duferco

Chinese steelmaker takes majority shareholding in metals trader

Iron ore hit by weak Chinese housing

Key steelmaking ingredient falls to five-year low

UPM blames closures on digital media

Paper producer cuts 550 jobs and trims European capacity

Land sale bolsters Tata Steel

Steelmaker downbeat despite profits beating forecasts

KKR and Citic bid for control of United Envirotech

Duo team up on investment in Chinese water treatment company

ArcelorMittal steel unit sees pick-up

Upturn offsets impact of falling iron ore prices

Iron ore tumbles to five-year low

Steelmaking commodity slumps more than 40% this year

New light shed on African Minerals’ ties

Contract raises fresh questions about the choice of business partner


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