Palmer’s Mineralogy sues Citic for A$10bn

Australian tycoon intensifies legal battle with Chinese group

Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China - August 17,2005 - Workers push a wheelbarrow with aluminum bindings in Baotou's Rare Earth Aluminum plant August 17, 2005. China's state information center reported recently that low-level investment in some energy-consuming and high-polluting industries has been curbed, with the investment growth rates in steel, cement and aluminum decreasing remarkably. Bloomberg/Natalie Behring

China to form top aluminium producer

Asset transfer plan would vault Chinalco above Rusal and Alcoa

Fuganto Widjaja

Fuganto Widjaja, Sinar Mas: a new start

The founder’s grandson has set out to modernise the family-run conglomerate

Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Grant

Chief executive has failed three times to buy Syngenta

Tata mothballs South Wales steel plant

Agency workers at risk as production ceases at hot strip mill

Uralkali plans $1.3bn share buyback

Move could be a prelude to delisting from London

China: Weakened foundations

Facing a slowdown, and with policy options running low, Beijing’s leaders broke an old taboo and devalued the renminbi

Essar places big bet on US iron ore

Mumbai-based group to spend $1.9bn on Minnesota mining project

China aluminium group’s shares fall 12%

Zhongwang takes a beating despite rebuttal of short seller’s allegations

Tata Steel doubles profits as sales fall

Indian steelmaker fights flood of Chinese imports to Europe

Noble shares jump as PwC backs accounting

Early 10% gain fades even after cost cuts and auditor assurance

Polish manufacturers hit by power cuts

Factories and industrial plants forced to cut production

Noble pays off $735m of its own bonds

Move eases debt burden of embattled commodities trader

Noble brings forward quarterly results

Stock dips hint at short sellers’ bear raid, say sector insiders

ArcelorMittal warns on emerging markets

Steelmaker swings into profit thanks to jump in European earnings

Cairn Energy to vote against Vedanta offer

Objections rest on ‘fundamental’ disagreements over valuations

Rio: still a glut-on

Iron ore production cuts must hold and demand at least stabilise

Rio Tinto scales back iron ore guidance

Miner foresees first-half shipments reduced by 7m tonnes in spite of quarterly increase

Posco: blast-off

Slowing Chinese growth is wreaking havoc on South Korean group

Nyrstar appoints Bill Scotting as new CEO

Zinc producer ends seven-month search as it hires mining industry veteran from ArcelorMittal

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