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    1. August 28, 2015

      Any takers for half-price Glencore shares?

      Glencore is a business built on its executives’ ability to read markets. They proved how good they were at it in 2011...

    2. August 21, 2015

      Week in Review, August 22

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Glasenberg feels force of...

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    1. August 21, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — FTSE 100 gives up its gains

      What does this show? The FTSE 100 index tumbled 5.5 per cent this week to close at 6,188 on Friday — its lowest level...

    2. August 20, 2015

      Glencore bounces on ‘decent’ reappraisal

      There was relief for shareholders in Glencore on Thursday after upbeat broker comment on the stock helped it recover...

    3. August 20, 2015

      Commodity surpluses set to rise as renminbi helps China producers

      China’s weaker currency could help producers of some commodities in the country who are struggling to survive as prices...

    4. August 19, 2015

      Glasenberg apportions blame as Glencore sinks

      For all Ivan Glasenberg’s reputation as one of the smartest readers of commodities, the market has not gone the...

    5. August 19, 2015

      Commodities storm rocks the boat for Glencore’s ambitious captain

      What a relief. Glencore, far from being a threat to free markets, is the puppet of them just like everyone else. When...

    6. August 19, 2015

      Glencore shares hit low as profits plunge

      Glencore’s shares fell 9.7 per cent on Wednesday, to a new record low, after the mining and trading house revealed that...

    7. August 18, 2015

      Antofagasta loses 2.1% as mining losses drag FTSE down deeper

      Concerns over China drove resource stocks lower on Tuesday, leaving Chile-based copper miner Antofagasta at the foot of...

    8. August 14, 2015

      Two-day boost leaves Tui top of the FTSE

      Tui shares were boosted further on Friday as target price upgrades followed Thursday’s results, in which the travel...

    9. August 14, 2015

      Glencore sells assets as downturn bites

      Glencore sold a trio of mining assets for $290m, extending its retreat from unwanted projects and continuing a trend...

    10. August 13, 2015

      Glencore: ambidextrous

      Glencore is not so different after all. For all its dexterity as a commodities trader-cum-mining house, it still does...

    11. August 13, 2015

      Glencore cuts spending plans after commodities fall

      Glencore has revised down its spending plans for 2015 and taken a hefty writedown on a recent oil African acquisition...

    12. August 7, 2015

      Glencore to resume South Africa mining

      Glencore is set to resume operations at its Optimum coal mine after the South African government lifted its suspension...

    13. August 6, 2015

      Glencore slips again on balance-sheet fears

      Balance sheet worries meant Glencore slipped to another record low on Thursday. The commodities trading house needs to...

    14. August 4, 2015

      Glencore halts work at South Africa coal mine in contract row

      Glencore is to suspend operations at one of its South African coal mines in a dispute with state-backed electricity...

    15. July 23, 2015

      South32 hires advisers to boost defences

      South32, the mining group demerged from BHP Billiton, has hired advisers to bolster its defences in the event of a bid...

    16. July 16, 2015

      Anglo American to write down value of mining assets by up to $4bn

      Anglo American is to slash billions of dollars from the value of a flagship iron ore asset, underscoring how the...

    17. July 10, 2015

      Mining M&A: mine or yours?

      Buy or build? That depends which route is cheaper. If a miner’s shares are worth less than it would cost to replace its...

    18. July 9, 2015

      Mining companies sucked into Chinese stock market’s vortex

      Just when miners thought there was light at the end of the tunnel. A month ago commodities were showing signs of...

    19. July 8, 2015

      China’s equity rout sparks metal meltdown

      The $3tn rout of Chinese equities has spilled over into commodities, pushing nickel, zinc and iron ore into bear market...

    20. July 7, 2015

      Glencore sinks amid commodity rout

      Glencore hit a record low on Tuesday as a commodity rout revived concerns about its balance sheet strength. Copper’s...

    21. July 3, 2015

      BHP’s former Billiton spin-off heads South

      South32 is the trendy new name for Billiton, the ragbag of mines that BHP decided it no longer wanted. Turning the...

    22. July 2, 2015

      Glencore executives visit Iran for oil talks

      Senior executives from Glencore have met Iranian officials in Tehran ahead of a possible deal on its nuclear programme,...

    23. July 1, 2015

      Coal bid sets up clash of mining heavyweights

      It is a tantalising prospect for deal junkies: Sir Mick Davis going head-to-head with his arch rival Ivan Glasenberg in...

    24. June 30, 2015

      Mick Davis is ready to make a contrarian bet on thermal coal

      Mick Davis, former chief executive of Xstrata, knows coal. By the time Xstrata was sold to Glencore in 2013, Mr Davis...

    25. June 29, 2015

      Mick Davis’s X2 in talks to buy Rio Tinto coal assets in Australia

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, is in “serious” talks with Rio Tinto about a multibillion-dollar offer to buy...

    26. June 22, 2015

      Coking coal market slumps despite iron ore rebound

      Iron ore and metallurgical coal, the two main ingredients in steelmaking, have for the past six months broadly moved in...

    27. June 17, 2015

      Global cotton futures contract clears hurdle

      Intercontinental Exchange moved a step closer to listing a new cotton futures contract linked to delivery points around...

    28. June 12, 2015

      Copper miner First Quantum rises on ‘ideal target’ talk

      First Quantum Minerals outperformed a falling market on Friday amid a revival of bid speculation. Bernstein Research...

    29. June 12, 2015

      Coal: slagged off

      Coal is the most hated commodity in the world. The tale of woe is familiar: falling demand in China, cheaper gas and...

    30. June 4, 2015

      Glencore attacks anti-coal lobby

      Glencore has criticised global leaders for neglecting investment in “clean coal” technologies and adopting “populist...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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