China admits widespread soil pollution

At least 20% of agricultural land contaminated

Overheated property leaves China in a fix

Empty apartments critical to economy’s health

BHP Billiton: potash patience

Long-term horizon should still beckon even with Doyle departure

Citic eyes the mantle of largest in China

Conglomerate to rival Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison empire

Miners team up for rival Osisko offer

Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold aim to trump Goldcorp bid

Gunvor’s earnings rise by a quarter

Swiss-based oil trader sees diversification strategy pay off

Citic Pacific: one-stop China shop

State-owned conglomerate turns ailing offshoot into big financial group

Pump assembly at Weir Minerals Australia
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Metso rejects Weir’s merger approach

Engineering groups decide not to pursue £8.5bn combination

BHP production forecasts fuel payout hope

Mining group studying simplification as output estimates raised

Rio Tinto makes ‘progress’ in mine dispute

Would-be investors asked to extend deadline for financing

Steinmetz unit’s Guinea deal ‘corrupt’

Government expected to cancel Simandou rights after inquiry

Copper miners see better days ahead

Price fall and mounting surplus are temporary concerns

MMG: SoE go for it

Las Bambas deal is about state-owned enterprises reform as well as copper

Glencore Xstrata: bye-bye Las Bambas

Mining major needs mega-mines less than it needs cash

Minmetals flexes its might

Group combines state privilege with trading savvy to snare overseas mining acquisition

China buys Glencore mine for $6bn

Deal underscores country’s demand for commodities

Polyus eyes officials’ calls to delist

String of miners have unwound London listings

Bribe claims taint Steinmetz’s Guinea gem

Inquiry evidence appears to put billionaire at centre of claims

Put the power of the law to work

Litigation funding can diversify your portfolio

Coal mine closures delayed with £10m loan

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