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  1. December 3, 2013

    Chilean presidential election makes copper miners nervous

    Many Chileans will cheer if Michelle Bachelet romps home as expected in a run-off presidential vote this month, but copper...

  2. October 9, 2013

    Supply of copper set to outstrip demand

    Leading copper miners and traders have said they expect supply to outstrip demand next year as a wave of new projects begins...

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  1. Investing in Chile 2012

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  1. October 9, 2013

    ‘Dr Copper’ predicts recovery in world economy

    “Dr Copper” is in town. And he has given the global economy a clean bill of health. The mood at LME Week, which sees as many...

  2. April 12, 2013

    The chatter from Chile’s Cesco week

    Even the horses seemed to have read the script this year at Cesco week. A horse race at the 2,000-strong gala dinner for the...

  3. April 10, 2013

    Copper miners forecast years of surplus

    It is hard not to be impressed by Escondida’s scale. From one edge of the world’s largest copper mine, the huge trucks...

  4. April 9, 2013

    Chile loses allure for copper projects

    Chile risks losing its position as the leading destination for investment by the copper mining industry as runaway cost...

  5. March 15, 2013

    From copper mines to handbags

    Digitisation and change go hand-in-hand. Take mining. Traditionally characterized by physical labour, it is now an industry...

  6. January 31, 2013

    Copper surges on US monetary hopes

    Copper prices hit a three and a half month high on Thursday, supported by hopes of continued US monetary stimulus. But they...

  7. January 17, 2013

    Albanese joins the exit of top miners

    For a while, it seemed Tom Albanese would be the last chief executive of the world’s largest miners left standing. With...

  8. November 13, 2012

    Anglo reveals $2bn overrun at Brazil site

    Anglo American, the mining company hit by the resignation of its chief executive and continuing wildcat strikes at its South...

  9. November 6, 2012

    BHP begins hunt for new chief

    BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further...

  10. November 4, 2012

    Corporate bonds – northern exposure

    Latin American companies have been lining up to tap the US bond market in search of cheap funds as interest rates have...

  11. November 4, 2012

    Record US sales for LatAm corporate bonds

    Latin American companies have sold a record amount of bonds in the US this year as borrowers have sought to tap global...

  12. November 1, 2012

    Mitsui raise stake in Anglo American Sur

    Codelco, Chile’s state copper mining company, has agreed to allow Mitsui, the Japanese trading house, to boost its stake in...

  13. October 26, 2012

    Anglo American – time to change

    It is hard to think of a time during Cynthia Carroll’s tenure as boss of Anglo American when she was not under pressure. If...

  14. October 26, 2012

    ‘Double-outsider’ status weakened Carroll

    Cynthia Carroll had a tough task from the outset when she took over as Anglo American chief executive in 2007. Not only was...

  15. October 26, 2012

    Cynthia Carroll resigns at Anglo American

    Cynthia Carroll has bowed to shareholder pressure by stepping down as chief executive of Anglo American after six years in...

  16. October 17, 2012

    Copper prices to fall but not collapse

    Copper prices could trade lower next year amid an uncertain outlook for the world’s major economies, but the move is more...

  17. October 16, 2012

    Mining suppliers hit by fall in demand

    The decade-long boom in the mining services industry has come to an abrupt end as a pullback in mining investment reduces...

  18. October 16, 2012

    Copper – keeping up with demand

    China’s fascination with resource-rich Africa’s treasure knows no bounds. If the metal is red, so much the better: China is...

  19. October 1, 2012

    Mining rights: Fierce tug-of-war over assets ends peacefully

    It could all have gone badly wrong, so the announcement on August 23 of a deal to end a fierce transatlantic legal fight...

  20. August 29, 2012

    Antofagasta benefits from rivals’ pullback

    Antofagasta has said that rampant cost inflation, which has dented the industry’s profitability, is starting to abate as big...

  21. August 24, 2012

    Codelco employees vow to fight Anglo deal

    Anglo American and Codelco this week found a face-saving exit to their multibillion-dollar asset tug-of-war, but workers at...

  22. beyondbrics

    August 24, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Split ruling in Korea Apple-Samsung case * Vietnamese bank chief arrested * Shanghai stocks slump to three-year low...

  23. beyondbrics

    August 24, 2012

    London headlines

    * BP said to seek Brazil field sale to focus on deep water * Codelco, Anglo settle dispute over fifth-biggest copper mine...

  24. FT Alphaville

    August 24, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks followed US markets downwards on concerns US easing may not materialise,  and on growth in Europe and China....

  25. beyondbrics

    August 23, 2012

    A BB guide to the Anglo-Codelco deal

    The peace pipes are out at Codelco and Anglo. As if nearly a year of legal fisticuffs, allegations of bad faith and dogged...

  26. August 23, 2012

    Anglo and Codelco reach face-saving deal

    Anglo American and Codelco have buried the hatchet on an acrimonious multibillion-dollar asset battle with a face-saving...

  27. August 23, 2012

    Anglo / Codelco – copper-bottomed

    Anglo American and Codelco on Thursday ended their tussle over ownership of the London-listed miner’s Anglo Sur copper...

  28. beyondbrics

    August 23, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Li Ning hit by full-year loss warning * Emerging markets strength bolsters Diageo * Stimulus hopes lift Asian equities *...

  29. beyondbrics

    August 23, 2012

    London headlines

    * China central bank injects massive cash dose to support economy * S African miners defiant over demands * US plans new...

  30. beyondbrics

    August 22, 2012

    Anglo-Codelco: truce at last?

    By Jude Webber in Buenos Aires and Helen Thomas in London No more dispute over Disputada? It looks like Codelco, the world’s...

  31. August 22, 2012

    Anglo nears deal to end Codelco dispute

    Anglo American is close to a deal with Codelco that would see the Chilean copper miner buy a 24.5 per cent share of the...

  32. August 19, 2012

    Miners dig deep to fill skills shortage

    After five years in the mining industry, Will Dunford has worked in Fort Knox, Alaska, planned mines in remote regions of...

  33. July 24, 2012

    Antofagasta snaps up ex-Codelco chief

    Diego Hernandez, the former head of Chilean copper miner Codelco, is set to take the reins at Antofagasta, the FTSE 100...

  34. July 19, 2012

    Emerging market bond sales gather pace

    Bond sales by governments and companies in emerging markets have gathered pace this summer even as issuance in developed...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 13, 2012

    Further reading: China: how bad is it?

    Friday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: Attention is focused on China, where GDP growth fell to 7.6 per cent in the second...

  36. July 12, 2012

    Anglo and Codelco to extend talks on Sur

    Anglo American and Codelco, the Chilean copper miner, have agreed to extend their negotiations for a second time in a bid to...

  37. June 22, 2012

    Codelco and Anglo extend talks

    Chile’s Codelco and Anglo American have agreed to extend talks until July 17 to try to resolve a bitter tug-of-war over the...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2012

    Anglo-Codelco: making up is hard to do

    Could Codelco and Anglo American yet kiss and make up in their bitter row over some of Anglo’s copper assets in Chile? If...

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