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    1. May 25, 2015

      South African miners accelerate job cuts to 35,000 over two years

      South Africa’s mining industry has shed more than 35,000 jobs in two years as it has been battered by labour unrest, rising...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Head of metals at Trafigura resigns

      The head of metals and minerals at Trafigura, Simon Collins, has resigned for personal reasons, in the latest in a series of...

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    1. May 21, 2015

      Coal and solar power executives clash at Paris climate conference

      Tony Hayward, chairman of mining company Glencore, has clashed with wind and solar power executives who say renewable energy...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Great Barrier Reef: Battle under the sea

      The Grand View hotel in the small Australian town of Bowen in northern Queensland is an unlikely spot to start a revolution....

    3. May 12, 2015

      BHP extends investment and cost cuts

      BHP Billiton is to extend cuts in capital spending and operating costs as the world’s largest mining company by market...

    4. May 11, 2015

      Sajid Javid boldly goes to Planet Business

      Sajid Javid will surely see his appointment as business secretary through the framing device of Star Trek, a favourite TV...

    5. May 10, 2015

      China oil imports surpass those of US

      China overtook the US as the world’s biggest importer of crude oil in April, the culmination of a seismic shift in global...

    6. May 7, 2015

      Lonmin to cut 3,500 jobs as platinum market downturn persists

      Lonmin is proposing to cut 3,500 jobs from its South African workforce in one of the largest restructurings planned by a...

    7. May 7, 2015

      Glencore chief blames rivals’ overproduction for share price fall

      The chief executive of Glencore on Thursday blamed the 40 per cent plus fall in its share price since the commodity company...

    8. May 7, 2015

      Equinix crashes Telecity’s warehouse party, leaving bid door ajar

      Lombard once visited a data centre and found it had a row of boulders along its frontage to deter ram raids by saboteurs....

    9. May 7, 2015

      Agriculture outlook provides bright spot for Glencore

      Glencore investors disappointed by the company’s quarterly production report released this week — especially in metals —...

    10. April 30, 2015

      Primark growth potential boosts AB Foods

      AB Foods was in demand on Thursday after Morgan Stanley set out a 25-year plan for its Primark chain. Primark has the...

    11. April 30, 2015

      Glencore takes a stand on its fossil fuel reserves

      Ivan Glasenberg, the chief executive of Glencore, is rarely short of an opinion. So it was no surprise to see him tackle...

    12. April 28, 2015

      Mercuria earnings rise after JPMorgan unit swallowed

      Mercuria posted unchanged earnings last year as the fast-growing commodities trader digested the acquisition of JPMorgan’s...

    13. April 22, 2015

      Copper producers position for price recovery

      The copper industry is faced with a dilemma as debate intensifies over when the price of the metal will start to recover....

    14. April 21, 2015

      Mercuria resumes search for big investor

      Mercuria is to resume its search for a major investor to help in the next stage of its expansion, the CEO of the Swiss...

    15. April 21, 2015

      Mick Davis says commodities prices close to bottoming out

      Mick Davis, one of the mining sector’s most prolific dealmakers, on Tuesday declared that commodities prices were close to...

    16. April 20, 2015

      Zambia proposes friendlier mining tax regime after protests

      Zambia on Monday slashed royalties on open cast mines, rowing back on proposed changes to its fiscal regime that the...

    17. April 20, 2015

      Trafigura chief sees oil fall as ‘growth opportunity’

      Swiss commodity group Trafigura has seen strong returns from its oil trading division so far in 2015 and intends to remain...

    18. April 16, 2015

      Mandelson’s mellowing views

      Peter Mandelson: Non-dom dealings Lord Mandelson has joined the advisory board of principal investments company Sapinda,...

    19. April 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia buys stake in Canadian grain handling company

      A state-owned Saudi Arabian investment company and Bunge, the agricultural trading house, have taken control of Canada’s...

    20. April 10, 2015

      Glencore tweaks export model amid tax scrutiny

      Glencore says it will stop funnelling sales from its Australian coal operations through Singapore, a move that comes amid...

    21. April 8, 2015

      Argentine soyabean ‘stocks bubble’ set to burst

      Argentina’s soyabean “stocks bubble” is about to burst as the country’s farmers are set to sell their crops to support their...

    22. April 8, 2015

      Japan’s annual coal benchmark influence on the wane

      Japan’s annual supply agreements, which run from April, the start of the country’s financial year, remain one of the most...

    23. April 5, 2015

      Glencore’s Glasenberg bides his time on Rio Tinto

      Ivan Glasenberg is not a chief executive short of opinions. But for the past six months, he has been uncharacteristically...

    24. April 5, 2015

      Barrick open to sell-offs and joint ventures in debt drive

      Barrick Gold is open to a wide range of asset sales and joint ventures as it tries to cut debt by $3bn and rebuild its...

    25. April 3, 2015

      Rio Tinto cuts Japan thermal coal prices

      Rio Tinto has lowered the price of the annual benchmark thermal coal contract with Japan by almost a fifth, as producers...

    26. March 25, 2015

      Thermal coal retreats on fears over Japanese deal

      Australian thermal coal prices — the benchmark for the giant Asian market — have surrendered recent gains as traders fret...

    27. March 25, 2015

      Fortescue: fixer upper

      When planning a little industry collusion, the way to go about it is not to suggest it in public. On Wednesday,...

    28. March 20, 2015

      Castleton hires Sellars for metals push

      Energy trader Castleton Commodities International is expanding into industrial metals, hiring a former head of metals at...

    29. March 19, 2015

      Oil trader Vitol’s profits rebound to $1.35bn

      Vitol, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, saw a sharp recovery in profits in 2014, aided by more favourable market...

    30. March 18, 2015

      Noble braced for next critique by mysterious research firm

      The past month has been anything but business as usual for Yusuf Alireza, chief executive of Noble Group. Since Iceberg...

    31. March 17, 2015

      BHP unwinds Billiton merger with South32 spin-off plan

      BHP Billiton chief Andrew Mackenzie on Tuesday hailed the “perfect timing” to create a company “unparalleled in the...

    32. March 16, 2015

      Holcim-Lafarge like other megamergers with huge hidden obstacles

      Last April, cement companies Holcim and Lafarge faithfully promised their investors that the deal they had just announced...

    33. March 16, 2015

      Trafigura chief financial officer Pierre Lorinet to step down

      Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodities trading houses, will have a new chief financial officer later this year...

    34. March 15, 2015

      X2’s Davis ready to re-enter the fray with $5.6bn war chest

      Mick Davis, the South African who built Xstrata into one of the most successful companies of the last mining boom, is ready...

    35. March 15, 2015

      Barrick Gold eyes sale of key Chilean copper mine

      Barrick Gold is eyeing the sale of one of its “crown jewels”, a Chilean copper mine, as the Canadian miner tries to meet an...

    36. March 10, 2015

      Copper fate hinges on Chinese demand

      Copper prices have rebounded from five-year lows hit in January, giving a glimmer of hope that the end of Chinese new year...

    37. March 5, 2015

      Noble vows greater transparency in defence of accounting methods

      Noble Group, Asia’s biggest commodities trader by sales, has promised greater transparency as it mounted a robust defence of...

    38. March 5, 2015

      Glencore’s thermal coal output cut set to warm market

      It is a measure of the distress in the thermal coal market that one of its lowest cost producers — the Swiss resources group...

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