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    1. December 15, 2014

      China plans first oil futures contract

      China has approved a new oil futures contract, with the world’s largest importer of oil saying it hopes to attract foreign...

    2. October 6, 2014

      Indian coal import growth outstrips China

      Could India soon overtake China as the world’s biggest consumer of seaborne thermal coal? For many miners and traders, the...

    1. September 29, 2014

      Pimco move highlights clout of Bear’s alumni

      The appointment of Daniel Ivascyn as the chief investment officer of Pimco shines a spotlight on the power wielded on Wall...

    2. September 25, 2014

      Iron ore at five-month low on China fears

      Mounting fears about a slowdown in Chinese steel consumption has seen the price of iron ore, a critical component in...

    3. August 13, 2014

      Copper slumps on Chinese demand concern

      Copper has sunk to its lowest level since June after weak economic data fuelled concerns about the prospects for demand in...

    4. July 3, 2014

      Copper confounds bears with strong gains

      Copper rose for a 10th successive day on Thursday, boosted by an improved outlook in China and increased investor confidence...

    5. June 30, 2014

      Healthscope A$2.6bn IPO set to be Australia’s biggest since 2010

      Healthscope, the Australian private hospital chain, will seek to raise up to A$2.6bn (US$2.5bn) from a stock market float...

    6. June 12, 2014

      Ripples spread from China metals probe

      The port city in northeastern China is famous for its Tsingtao brewery that was founded more than a century ago with 400,000...

    7. 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...

    8. June 4, 2014

      Copper retreats on China financing fears

      Copper prices slipped on the back of a stronger dollar and concerns over the use of the commodity in financing deals in...

    9. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      Tough times ahead for Slim

      Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

    10. May 16, 2014

      Iron ore hits 20-month low on China concerns

      Iron ore fell to its lowest level in 20 months on Friday after bearish signs from the Chinese steel industry and persistent...

    11. May 14, 2014

      Wall Street banks count commodities trading profits

      While the world has been writing epitaphs for Wall Street banks’ commodity trading desks, Wall Street has been counting its...

    12. May 4, 2014

      Macquarie: billion-dollar baby

      Right time, right place. Wall Street has suffered its worst start to the bond trading year since 2008. But Macquarie Group’s...

    13. May 2, 2014

      Macquarie buoyed by active US energy markets

      Macquarie Group has reported a near-50 per cent jump in full-year net profits, as Australia’s biggest investment bank cashed...

    14. April 29, 2014

      Industry grows impatient as PF2’s teething problems persist

      PF2 was supposed to be the phoenix from the ashes of the much-criticised private finance initiative programme, under which...

    15. April 4, 2014

      Aggressive buybacks can create hostages to fortune

      News that BHP may be divorcing Billiton after 13 turbulent years was welcomed this week by shareholders, who expected to win...

    16. March 31, 2014

      South Korea raises stakes in gamble for Chinese punters

      Jeju Island’s white beaches and volcanic landscape are a source of pride for South Koreans, but its roulette tables and slot...

    17. March 27, 2014

      Cargill and Brazil’s Copersucar join forces in sugar venture

      Cargill, a leading US agricultural trading house, and Brazil’s Copersucar have agreed to join forces to create one of the...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 25, 2014

      Default risks surge at China steel mills - survey

      Chinese steel mills were suffering a medley of woes in mid-March as sales slowed, production levels slumped and profits...

    19. March 14, 2014

      Dr Copper catches a dose of Chinese flu

      “Dr Copper” is poorly. And the prognosis isn’t clear. The red metal suffered a brutal sell-off last week that pushed the...

    20. March 2, 2014

      Goldman Sachs joins scramble for African mobile telecoms

      Goldman Sachs has made a bet on Africa’s booming mobile phone industry, joining a nearly $500m capital raising by...

    21. February 12, 2014

      Supply cuts light up uranium prospects

      Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, the tremors continue to reverberate through the uranium...

    22. February 11, 2014

      European thermal coal prices fall as mild weather saps demand

      European thermal coal prices fell to their lowest level since September as the continent’s mild winter sapped demand for the...

    23. January 10, 2014

      Nickel gains ahead of Indonesia ban

      Nickel saw its biggest one day gain since October as traders unwound short positions before the introduction of Indonesia’s...

    24. January 2, 2014

      Copper climbs to seven-month high

      Copper bounded to a seven-month high amid shrinking stocks of refined product and optimism about the economic outlook in...

    25. December 27, 2013

      Textron lifts off after closing Beechcraft deal

      Textron shares traded at their highest levels in more than five years after the maker of Cessna planes confirmed that it...

    26. December 19, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata increases stake in African copper mine

      Glencore Xstrata has spent $430m to raise its stake in an African copper mine in a sign of the commodity group’s increasing...

    27. December 12, 2013

      Fortum asset sale achieves €2.55bn for Finnish electricity grid

      Fortum has sold its Finnish electricity grid for €2.55bn to a consortium led by Borealis and First State infrastructure...

    28. December 1, 2013

      Rothschild launches UK fund manager

      Edmond de Rothschild has launched a new UK fund management business in an attempt to increase assets under management and...

    29. November 17, 2013

      Aberdeen M&A deal prevails despite Swip outflows

      Scottish Widows Investment Partnership is one of the most unpopular fund groups with investors this year, but this has not...

    30. November 10, 2013

      Companies diary: November 11 – November 17

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    31. November 6, 2013

      Coffee slides on strong Colombia supplies

      Strong supplies from Colombia and expectations of another good crop in Brazil weighed on coffee, with prices hitting their...

    32. October 16, 2013

      Copper disruptions hit decade low

      Disruptions in the copper market are running at their lowest level in almost a decade, according to analysts. Rio Tinto...

    33. October 8, 2013

      Banks take Amazon approach to research

      The authors of equity research have begun to take a leaf out of Amazon’s book. Stockbrokers and banks – which write reports...

    34. October 8, 2013

      Surging shale output shakes up US gas

      The US natural gas market will be turned “upside down” in the next decade as surging shale production inverts the map of...

    35. September 26, 2013

      Gold in retreat on strong US data

      Gold surrendered early gains after stronger than expected US economic data reignited concerns about a shrinking of the US...

    36. September 24, 2013

      Value investment guru faces biggest challenge

      Fairfax Financial’s plan to lead a buyout of BlackBerry, and its attempt to revive an $880m investment that has halved in...

    37. September 4, 2013

      Soft demand puts thermal coal near 2009 low

      Thermal coal continues to languish as soft demand and abundant supplies weigh on prices. Thermal coal in the Australian port...

    38. August 27, 2013

      Chinese milk producer moves towards $1bn Hong Kong IPO

      China’s dairy industry is about to see a third milk producer launch a share sale in Hong Kong to raise about $1bn amid what...

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