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    Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

    Glencore has stolen a march on its closest rivals with plans to return $1bn to investors over the next six months through a...

  2. August 19, 2014

    BHP’s spin-off will go with the flow

    It is appropriate that BHP Billiton’s demerger, codenamed Operation River, will result in what looks like a run-off vehicle....

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  1. August 17, 2014

    BHP and Glencore set for cash return

    Shareholders in two of the world’s largest mining companies could hear this week when surplus capital will be returned to...

  2. August 14, 2014

    Bid activity helps lift London stocks

    Blue-chip stocks edged higher in London on Tuesday, but the whiff of bid activity kept investors focused on the mid-cap...

  3. August 1, 2014

    Resource stocks undermine FTSE 100

    Resource stocks were taking a toll on the FTSE 100 on Friday, in line with the fall in prices seen this week on metals and...

  4. July 30, 2014

    LME warehousing battle set to rumble on

    The legal battle between the London Metal Exchange and Rusal over warehousing reforms could rumble on for several more...

  5. July 27, 2014

    Ex-chairmen of UBS and Glencore join forces in advisory business

    The former chairmen of UBS and Glencore have teamed up to launch a new advisory business. Luqman Arnold, who left UBS in...

  6. July 27, 2014

    Miners: the hole truth

    In 1530, Charles V was the last Holy Roman Emperor to be crowned by a pope. He paid for it with the Royal Fifth: a levy upon...

  7. July 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes becomes a political football

    In theory, any stock promising a cash flow-covered dividend yield greater than 6 per cent should merit attention. In...

  8. July 23, 2014

    Japanese trading houses look to sell Australia coal assets

    Two Japanese trading houses are trying to sell their stakes in a big Australian coal project, in a further sign of a...

  9. July 22, 2014

    Credit Suisse heads for exit on commodities trading

    When is an investment bank committed to a business? Until it’s not! That oft-quoted adage could be heard in the City of...

  10. July 21, 2014

    MMG shareholders approve $5.85bn purchase of Las Bambas project

    Glencore’s sale of its Las Bambas copper project to a Chinese consortium is on track after shareholders of MMG, the Hong...

  11. July 18, 2014

    Prepay deals in question after Rosneft sanctions

    When Rosneft signed a $10bn oil-backed financing agreement with Glencore and Vitol in March 2013 the chairman of the Russian...

  12. July 16, 2014

    Commodity traders and asset ownership

    As trading has become more competitive and markets more transparent, big commodity traders have responded by sinking billion...

  13. July 10, 2014

    Syrah Resources: Mr Sparkle

    Vanadium. Even saying it feels futuristic. And yet the metal powered disruptive innovation as early as the Crusades – when...

  14. July 3, 2014

    Glencore reveals details of Australian tax payments

    Glencore has told its employees in Australia it paid A$400m in corporate income tax over the past three years in response to...

  15. July 1, 2014

    Mining sector helps buoy FTSE 100

    The FTSE 100 is outperforming its European peers this morning, as its heavily weighted mining stocks rally after strong...

  16. June 27, 2014

    BP and Rosneft sign $1.5bn oil deal

    BP and Rosneft on Friday signed a $1.5bn oil supply deal that had been held up by the crisis in Ukraine, in the latest sign...

  17. June 26, 2014

    Not all AGM protests are centred on executive pay

    Exactly a year ago, Li Ruigang was one of the most unpopular directors at any FTSE 100 company – at least as far as...

  18. June 26, 2014

    Glencore appoints first woman director

    Glencore has ended its pariah status as the only FTSE 100 company without female boardroom representation with the...

  19. June 25, 2014

    Mercuria puts in place new borrowing

    Mercuria has put in place a new $2.65bn borrowing facility as the fast-growing trading house prepares to complete the...

  20. June 23, 2014

    GE / Alstom: in China

    What do copper concentrate, container shipping and boxed juice have in common? In the eyes of Chinese regulators, a lot....

  21. June 19, 2014

    Australian coal industry caught in ‘perfect storm’

    Australian coal challenges Harry Kenyon-Slaney has seen tough times before in almost a quarter of a century with Rio Tinto,...

  22. June 16, 2014

    Glencore arranges $1bn oil loan for Chad

    Glencore has organised a plus-$1bn loan backed by crude oil to allow Chad to buy the assets of Chevron in the country, the...

  23. June 6, 2014

    Coal cargo price slips to four-year low

    Thermal coal was in focus after a European cargo fetched the lowest price in four years. According to Argus, the price...

  24. June 3, 2014

    Iron ore: game of thrones

    In the Game of Thrones fantasy series, characters often pay the iron price for assets (they take them by force), borrow from...

  25. May 29, 2014

    Rising supply splits iron ore bulls and bears

    In 2013 iron ore defied the sceptics. Demand in China, the largest importer of the commodity, grew at a stronger pace than...

  26. May 23, 2014

    Week in Review, May 24

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Credit Suisse fined $2.6bn for helping...

  27. May 22, 2014

    Miners lift London stocks on China hopes

    London-listed miners stocks are in demand, with HSBC’s “flash” estimate for manufacturing conditions in China – the main...

  28. May 21, 2014

    Glencore hits out at rivals’ iron ore output growth

    Anybody expecting fireworks at this year’s Glencore AGM in the sleepy Swiss town near Zurich would have left disappointed....

  29. May 20, 2014

    Goldman moves to offload metals warehouses

    Goldman Sachs has begun a formal sales process for its controversial network of metals warehouses, calling them “not...

  30. May 20, 2014

    Glencore pledges to appoint first female director to board

    Glencore is aiming to appoint a female director to its board by the end of the year, chairman Tony Hayward told the...

  31. May 18, 2014

    Glencore faces shareholder backlash over board

    Glencore Xstrata faces a backlash from shareholders at tomorrow’s annual general meeting in response to the Swiss mining...

  32. May 18, 2014

    Male-only boards set for shareholder protests

    There has been talk of investor outrage over all-male board structures for many years, but there have been few shareholder...

  33. May 15, 2014

    Soaring gas and power prices lift Noble

    Noble Group, one of the world’s leading commodities traders, enjoyed a strong start to the year with first-quarter profits...

  34. May 9, 2014

    Hayward regains the corporate X-factor

    Tony Hayward, corporate grandee? The idea would have seemed unlikely in 2010 when Mr Hayward stepped down as chief executive...

  35. May 8, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata / Genel: Tony award

    To prolong a marriage, stay flexible – within limits. Glencore Xstrata and Genel Energy, the oil explorer, have shared Tony...

  36. May 8, 2014

    Volatile nickel surges to two-year high

    Nickel surged 6 per cent to a two-year high on Thursday on news of a mine shutdown in New Caledonia and positive trade data...

  37. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The China over-invoicing export distortion is back (sort of): Chinese exports recovered...

  38. May 8, 2014

    Tony Hayward made permanent chairman of Glencore Xstrata

    Glencore Xstrata has ended a long search for a chairman by picking Tony Hayward, the chief executive of Genel Energy, in a...

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