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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. June 4, 2015

      Glencore attacks anti-coal lobby

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

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. April 16, 2015

      Mandelson’s mellowing views

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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