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    1. 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...

    2. May 11, 2015

      Chinese rate cut stokes iron ore rally

      Iron ore, the key ingredient in steelmaking, has extended its recent breathtaking rally after China cut interest rates for a...

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    1. May 11, 2015

      Iron ore: not a blast

      Everyone knows the golden rule: those with all the gold make the rules. But these days it is the iron ore producers that...

    2. May 10, 2015

      Vale to divide and conquer by lifting high-grade iron ore output

      Vale is keen to build up its supply of higher-quality iron ore in a move that could increase pressure on some rival...

    3. April 30, 2015

      Vale earnings slump 60% on China cutbacks

      Vale, the world’s largest producer of iron ore, reported its worst earnings for six years as Chinese steelmakers cut back...

    4. March 27, 2015

      Vale chief nominated to be next chairman of scandal-hit Petrobras

      Brazil’s government has selected Vale chief executive Murilo Ferreira as its preferred long-term candidate to lead the board...

    5. March 27, 2015

      New Petrobras chairman is government ally

      Petrobras, the oil company mired in Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal, has appointed a staunch government ally as its new...

    6. February 26, 2015

      Vale misses profit forecasts as ore price fall compounds problems

      Plunging iron ore prices, write-offs on fertiliser operations and a disputed project in Guinea combined to force mining...

    7. February 5, 2015

      And the new CEO of Petrobras will be...

      Petrobras’s board is set to meet on Friday to appoint replacements for chief executive Maria das Graças Foster and five...

    8. February 4, 2015

      Brazilian government scrambles to find new leader for Petrobras

      Wanted: new chief executive for one of the world’s most indebted oil companies, currently under investigation for its role...

    9. January 22, 2015

      Anglo American set to sell Australian coal mines to boost returns

      Anglo American is eyeing the sale of a cluster of coal assets in eastern Australia as the miner struggles to boost...

    10. January 21, 2015

      BHP: hobby horses

      Tristram Shandy, the eponymous narrator in Laurence Sterne’s comic novel, complains of whimsical obsessions. Pressing the...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Iron ore drops as Chinese steel output slows

      The post-new year funk in iron ore has continued with the steelmaking ingredient drifting lower on concerns about slowing...

    12. January 20, 2015

      Citic forced into Sino Iron writedown as ore prices sink

      The precipitous drop in iron ore prices claimed another victim on Tuesday, with Chinese conglomerate Citic announcing a...

    13. December 23, 2014

      Iron ore proves 2014’s commodity turkey

      And the prize for the worst performing major commodity in 2014 goes to . . . If you thought the answer was oil you would be...

    14. December 22, 2014

      Healthcare at heart of robust year in M&A

      Market wisdom has it that most takeovers destroy value in the long-run. But the world’s largest companies seem to have had...

    15. December 21, 2014

      Talk of rebound in mining deals as valuations sink

      Tumbling commodity prices are aggravating the problems of cash-strapped mining groups and could spur a rebound in dealmaking...

    16. December 12, 2014

      Steinmetz’s mining group sues May and anti-fraud body

      The mining arm of Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz’s business empire has launched a legal challenge against the UK home...

    17. December 9, 2014

      Mitsui invests $1bn in Vale’s Mozambique coal projects

      Mitsui has agreed to invest almost $1bn in Vale’s coal projects in Mozambique in a sign of Japan’s burgeoning interest in...

    18. December 3, 2014

      Vale: the family nickel

      Step one for the world’s biggest iron ore producer: pay $13bn for a nickel miner (for the diversification value, of course)....

    19. December 2, 2014

      Vale eyes $14bn base metals spin-off

      Vale is weighing a spin-off worth up to $14bn of part of its base metals division as slumping iron ore prices force the...

    20. December 2, 2014

      ‘Plan B’ puts Vale back in the driving seat – at a cost

      For Vale, the world’s largest producer of iron ore, its location in Brazil has always been both its greatest strength and...

    21. November 26, 2014

      Picking losers: trapped value, value traps

      It is not just Santa that tracks the naughty and the nice. At this time of year, fund managers sell their bad children,...

    22. November 7, 2014

      Vale inaugurates $1.4bn Malaysia port

      Vale, the Brazilian miner, has launched a bold assault on Australian rivals by opening a $1.4bn port terminal in Malaysia...

    23. November 5, 2014

      Iron ore tumbles to five-year low

      A lack of demand for physical cargoes has seen the price of iron ore, the key ingredient in steelmaking, hit a five-year...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. September 10, 2014

      BSGR seeks halt to Guinea iron ore auction

      The mining arm of Beny Steinmetz’s family conglomerate has asked an international tribunal to block the government of...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. July 16, 2014

      Boart Longyear: short life?

      Boart Longyear claims a history of 120 years. The company is the biggest producer and operator of the drills used by miners...

    30. July 4, 2014

      Iron ore boosted by China restocking

      The price of iron ore, a key ingredient in steelmaking, has risen to its highest level in more than a month, lifted by a...

    31. June 30, 2014

      Global capital expenditure by companies still stalling

      An expected pick-up in global capital investment by cash-rich companies has failed to materialise so far this year. Although...

    32. June 5, 2014

      BHP Billiton pins hopes on China energy demand

      BHP Billiton was counting on Chinese demand for energy and fertiliser to take up the slack as the steel sector softened, its...

    33. June 3, 2014

      Vale steels itself for changing times

      The helicopter circles over a range of verdant mountains in the Carajás National Forest, a park in Brazil’s Amazonian state...

    34. May 11, 2014

      Nickel: rebasing

      Here’s a mining pop quiz. Indonesia has in effect banned exports of raw minerals, for an indefinite period. That includes...

    35. May 8, 2014

      Volatile nickel surges to two-year high

      Nickel surged 6 per cent to a two-year high on Thursday on news of a mine shutdown in New Caledonia and positive trade data...

    36. May 7, 2014

      BSGR seeks arbitration against Guinea over loss of mining rights

      BSG Resources is preparing arbitration proceedings against Guinea’s president and government after the mining group had a...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      May 2, 2014

      Day of the Spiritual Indoctrinator celebrations

      Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters Worshippers attend the Day of the Spiritual Indoctrinator celebrations at the Vale do Amanhecer...

    38. May 1, 2014

      Rio Tinto and Vale step up battle over Guinean deposit

      Rio Tinto’s lawsuit claiming Vale cheated it out of billions of dollars adds to the conflicting accounts of the battle over...

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