Small-cap Week, January 31

Gem Diamonds, Matchtech, Gulfsands and Flowgroup featured

Bulk commodity shipping rates fall sharply

Baltic Dry index falls to lowest in nearly three decades

Miners eye another round of spending cuts

Investors are taking a bleak view of commodities price falls

Russia buys record amounts of gold

Central banks boost gold price as they diversify currency reserves

Commodities explained: Cost curves

Capturing the cost structure of commodities producers

Rio Tinto’s Mongolian wrangle

PM Saikhanbileg’s idea of a referendum on mineral resources by text message will exasperate mining group

China moves to limit coal glut

No new mines to be built in eastern regions

Glencore weighs South Africa coal cuts

Resources group considers reducing exports amid weak prices

State to sell up to 10% of Coal India

Modi government looking to raise at least $1.9bn

Anglo American prepares for assets writedown

Harsh year for commodities prices takes toll on mining group

Freeport cuts spending as oil price drops

Energy group slashes capex after making $2.9bn quarterly loss

Oil price fall cuts Caterpillar outlook

Mining slowdown and weak global economic growth plague profits

Rough diamonds suffer hard times

Petra warns of credit squeeze and problems for polishers

Zambia’s copper belt reels as price falls

Businesses sacrifice margins and fear job losses

Zambia elects populist Lungu as president

Ruling party candidate to continue pro-poor policies after victory

China’s international lending has limits

Venezuela holds mirror to Beijing’s state-to-state financing model

Amplats blames strike for profit warning

Miner says earnings could be up to 55% lower after labour unrest

Thermal coal pick-up creates a stir

Annual contract negotiations behind burst of buying

Anglo set to sell Australian coal mines

Miner to dispose of five mines in Australia after slump in commodities

Be wary with Ashley’s investments tips

Trailing in this particular trading wake could prove costly


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