Copper flashing red signals on China

Stocks of the metal flowing out to warehouses elsewhere in Asia

Coal is stockpiled in preparation for loading onto ships for export at the Newcastle Coal Terminal in Newcastle, north of Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto Group declined in Sydney trading after Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan signaled the final terms of the government's planned mining tax may depend on talks with independent lawmakers. Photographer: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg

Oil recovers as Iran confirms Opec attendance

Fuelling speculation of co-ordinated action to prop up prices in the face of persistent oversupply

South32 reports $1.6bn net loss for year

Company spun out of BHP Billiton is looking at acquisitions

Marcellus shale region bucks gloom

Near record production in August shows low prices no deterrent

Iran oil minister to attend Algeria Opec meeting

Bijan Zanganeh will attend gathering of ministers in Algeria in September

Record heat fans commodity markets

Extra cooling demand in summer shrinks a gas market winter glut

Steel slowdown for G20 risk for iron ore

Reports Beijing will suspend production comes at a tricky moment

Glencore steps up plan to cut debt

Interim profits decline but dividends could resume next year

Oil sector shares jump on Iran-Opec hopes

US equities near record levels, coming within one point of fresh peak

Cofco to secure full Nidera ownership

Chinese food group seeks to become leading agricultural trader

Oil price struggles to sustain impetus

Analysts warn that much of the impetus for the rebound has faded

Cargill seeks to trim sprawling empire

Agricultural trader is exiting certain activities amid downturn

Fortescue doubles full-year net profit

Iron ore group delivers sixfold dividend increase despite low commodity prices

Miners sweat the big and small stuff

Groups abandon big acquisitions, focus on efficiency

Glencore on track to hit debt target

Interim results give executives chance to highlight progress on deleveraging plans

Brent crude climbs on output freeze hopes

Many traders and analysts are sceptical a deal will be reached