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    End of the Iron Age

    Story of a supercycle Iron is one of the most abundant elements on earth but pulling it out of the ground efficiently can be...

  2. September 29, 2014

    London Mining shares hit as it makes urgent call to refinance

    London Mining shares plunged by more than half in value on Monday after the struggling iron ore miner said it did not have...

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  1. September 26, 2014

    Vale in deal with China Merchants Group to expand large ore fleet

    Brazilian miner Vale reached a deal on Friday to expand its fleet of extremely large ships for carrying iron ore, following...

  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. September 23, 2014

    Australia’s luck runs low as Chinese economy cools

    It has enjoyed 23 years of economic growth on the back of a China-inspired commodity boom. But Australia’s luck may be...

  4. September 22, 2014

    Rio and Mongolia close the gap in copper dispute

    The Rio Tinto-controlled company behind the Oyu Tolgoi copper project on Monday concluded a feasibility study for a $5bn...

  5. September 22, 2014

    Iron ore miners: zombie economics

    The trouble with the undead is that they are terribly stubborn about remaining among the living. This makes good zombie...

  6. September 19, 2014

    Iron ore sinks to fresh 5-year low

    Iron ore resumed its downward slide, sinking to a fresh five-year low on Friday amid nagging concerns about weak Chinese...

  7. September 19, 2014

    African Minerals seeks to raise iron ore prices

    African Minerals is to try to raise prices for its iron ore as the west African miner battles cash flow problems amid a...

  8. September 15, 2014

    Rio gains as M&A spotlight approaches

    Matchmaking Rio Tinto with Glencore provided Monday’s other M&A story. Anglo American has been widely speculated to be...

  9. September 12, 2014

    Iron producers destroyed their own profits

    There is an awful lot of iron ore in Australia. South America, too. The problem has been getting it out and shipping it to...

  10. September 10, 2014

    Iron ore slides to five-year low

    Iron ore has continued its seemingly inexorable slide with the price of the steelmaking commodity slipping to a fresh...

  11. September 5, 2014

    Pink diamond supply dwindles

    Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine has produced some of the world’s most valuable pink diamonds during its 30 years of operation. But...

  12. September 5, 2014

    Miners’ shares lag behind iron ore price plunge

    The commodities super cycle is not dead, proclaimed Ivan Glasenberg, the boss of trading house Glencore last month. Demand...

  13. September 5, 2014

    Australia’s Abbott strikes uranium export deal with India’s Modi

    Australia’s flagging uranium industry has said that a deal between Canberra and New Delhi approving the export of the...

  14. September 5, 2014

    Wall Street shrugs off soft payrolls data

    Friday 21:15 BST. A disappointing US employment report did little to temper enthusiasm among US equity bulls – but did weigh...

  15. September 3, 2014

    Iron ore hits lowest level since 2009

    Concern about slowing demand in China has pushed the price of iron ore, a key steelmaking ingredient, to its lowest level...

  16. September 1, 2014

    Data pointing to flagging China demand send iron ore tumbling

    For a commodity that symbolises strength, iron ore is looking ever weaker. On Monday, the Australian benchmark price of the...

  17. August 27, 2014

    Iron ore tumbles to two-year low

    Iron ore fell for the eighth day in a row on Wednesday, tumbling to a fresh two-year low. Benchmark Australian ore, with a...

  18. August 25, 2014

    Ebola virus piles pressure on west Africa iron ore miners

    Already battling tough mining conditions and a price slump, a clutch of west Africa iron ore miners are being plunged...

  19. August 24, 2014

    Dominion keen to resurrect deal for Diavik mine

    Dominion Diamond Corp is keen to buy control of Canada’s Diavik mine from Rio Tinto if the global mining group revives plans...

  20. August 22, 2014

    Common sense disappears in mining mergers

    Many a good mine is spoiled by sinking the shaft, as the old adage goes. The new adage might run: many a good mining company...

  21. August 21, 2014

    UK oil, gas and mining companies face new anti-graft rules

    Hundreds of UK companies face tougher anti-corruption rules from next year under European efforts to shed more light on...

  22. August 21, 2014

    Drugmakers help lift FTSE 100

    The FTSE 100’s two biggest drugmakers were on the leaderboard on Thursday after AstraZeneca developed a partnership it hoped...

  23. August 20, 2014

    Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

    Glencore is returning $1bn to investors in the first share buyback by a global miner since the decade-long commodities boom...

  24. August 19, 2014

    BHP Billiton’s spin-off is a turning point for mining industry

    BHP restructuring BHP Billiton’s asset spin-off is set to be seen as a turning point for the global mining industry: a...

  25. August 18, 2014

    Tales of the uneggspected show power of political risk

    In mature democracies, businesses need only plan for a narrow range of external influences. In unstable countries, the...

  26. August 18, 2014

    Rio Tinto puts Papua New Guinea copper mine under review

    Rio Tinto is set to cut down further its portfolio of marginal projects after announcing a review of its options for the...

  27. August 8, 2014

    Iron ore price hangs in the balance

    It is the big question hanging over the price of iron ore – how much high-cost supply in China and other countries will need...

  28. August 7, 2014

    Rio Tinto: Ironback gorilla

    Lean, mean cash machine, or 140m tonne gorilla? Rio Tinto draws shareholders’ attention to the cash machine and to the...

  29. August 7, 2014

    London’s miners fail to hold gains

    A sector-wide rally sparked by upbeat results from Anglo-Australian metals producer Rio Tinto failed to hold on Thursday,...

  30. August 7, 2014

    Record iron ore production fuels Rio Tinto earnings

    Rio Tinto has flagged the prospect of material cash returns to investors after the Anglo-Australian miner announced...

  31. August 6, 2014

    Contenders for Rio Tinto’s chief executive role

    Sam Walsh steers Rio Tinto to recovery Rio Tinto approaches its interim results on Thursday knowing they are likely to...

  32. August 6, 2014

    Sam Walsh steers Rio Tinto to recovery

    Rio Tinto approaches its interim results on Thursday knowing they are likely to represent a watershed for the miner and Sam...

  33. August 4, 2014

    Resource stocks help FTSE 100 rebound

    The FTSE 100 started a tentative rebound on Monday, with its heavily-weighted resource stocks looking undervalued after the...

  34. 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...

  35. July 30, 2014

    Rio Tinto closes dire chapter with $50m Mozambique coal sale

    Rio Tinto is to sell its coal assets in Mozambique for $50m – a fraction of the multibillion-dollar price it paid for...

  36. July 27, 2014

    Water scarcity and rising energy costs threaten mining industry

    Access to water has become one of the most significant business risks for miners, says a report that also highlights the...

  37. 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...

  38. July 25, 2014

    French businessman jailed for 2 years in Guinea mining case

    A French businessman who sought to obstruct a US investigation into an alleged bribery scheme to secure multibillion-dollar...

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