Rosneft rejects case for oil output cuts

Putin ally questions feasibility of co-ordinated action on crude

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
The McArthur River mine is one of the world's largest producers of lead, zinc and silver. (Image courtesy of Glencore) Glencore (LON:GLEN) may soon be forced to shut down its McArthur River zinc mine in Australia unless it improves its environmental record and increases a financial bond covering rehabilitation of the site, authorities said this week.

It’s time for a hiatus on payouts

Commodity groups need to stop robbing Peter to pay Paul

Thai exports move into the slow lane

Driver of economic growth is losing speed and reversal of weakness in trading partners is unlikely soon

Bunge’s wheat dispute with Egypt heats up

Grain trader in legal proceedings against grain authority

Global energy beyond the here and now

Themes over next 20 years will be fast rising demand, natural gas and falling emissions, writes BP chief economist Spencer Dale

Platts moves to protect Brent benchmark

New price could include other streams such as west African oil

Haven buying spurs gold to 8-month peak

Price has risen 13% this year as other commodities slide

ADM eyes calling time on ethanol mills

Biofuel industry struggles to cope with reversal of fortunes

Price fall takes fizz out of oil event

Traders will try to seek a balance during annual bash in London

Clouds gather over South Africa’s miners

Fears over job cuts as groups faces toughest conditions for years

Europe feels pain from olive oil crisis

Consumers face higher prices while Spanish and Italian exports lose out to Tunisia

Dry bulk crisis threatens shipowners

Companies suspend payments to creditors and make write-offs

Libya warns shipowners over oil deals

‘Unauthorised’ attempts by rival factions to export crude

ArcelorMittal: steel sinks

Industrial group wants to believe the worst has passed

Collateral call spurs LafargeHolcim sale

Russian billionaire’s Eurocement sold $1.5bn stake after lender’s request

Lagarde urges overhaul of crisis response

Emerging-market trouble needs bolstered ‘safety net’

Oil: From boom to bailout

Cheaper crude forces developing nations to face a stark reality

London gold market wrestles over future

City trying to decide whether centuries-old traditional way of trading should turn electronic

Nyrstar to end Noble zinc supply deal early

Miner says decision is not related to trader’s financial position

S&P downgrades Glencore to one notch above junk

Rating agency cites ‘challenging outlook’ amid commodity rout

Default may be Venezuelans’ best hope

If imports are cut, hardship could turn to humanitarian crisis