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    1. March 20, 2016

      Roger Agnelli, banking and mining executive, 1959-2016

      Roger Agnelli, who has died in a weekend air crash aged 56, oversaw the golden age of Vale, turning the Rio de...

    2. March 20, 2016

      Brazil’s Agnelli, who turned Vale into top miner, dies in plane crash

      Roger Agnelli, the Brazilian banker who turned Vale into the world’s number one iron ore producer, died on Saturday in...

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    1. The New Trade Routes: Brazil

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    1. March 8, 2016

      Vale/Fortescue: forging an alliance

      In hard times, miners need to work together — but it has to be done right. On Tuesday, Vale of Brazil and Fortescue of...

    2. March 8, 2016

      Vale and Fortescue forge iron ore pact

      Vale, the world’s biggest iron ore miner, and Fortescue Metals Group have forged an agreement aimed at boosting their...

    3. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      Fortescue gyrates as traders mull Vale pact

      Fortescue shares swung in a wide range in early Australian trading on Tuesday after the company revealed a wide-ranging...

    4. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Vale, Fortescue forge iron ore pact

      Miners Vale and Fortescue said on Monday they have signed a long-term agreement aimed at bolstering their...

    5. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Brazilian stocks on track for best week in 20 years

      Brazilian stocks are buzzing after the country’s police detained a former president as part of the Petrobras corruption...

    6. March 4, 2016

      Brazil’s skilled survivor confronted by troubles on all fronts

      At a press conference last November, Murilo Ferreira, Vale’s deadpan chief executive, explained his lack of involvement...

    7. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      BHP rises in Sydney despite Moody's downgrade

      Investors in BHP Billiton appear unruffled by Moody’s Investor Services’ decision to snip its credit rating, and have...

    8. March 3, 2016

      BHP and Vale in R$10bn dam disaster deal

      Two of the world’s biggest mining companies on Thursday reached a settlement of at least R$10bn (US$2.6bn) four months...

    9. March 2, 2016

      Samarco faces R$30bn dam disaster bill

      Samarco, the joint venture between Vale and BHP Billiton, has reached a deal with the Brazilian government that could...

    10. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Samarco reaches deal with Brazil on dam disaster

      Samarco, the joint venture between Vale and BHP Billiton, has reached a deal with the Brazilian government that could...

    11. February 25, 2016

      Vale losses grow as China slowdown and dam disaster bite

      Losses at Vale quadrupled in the fourth quarter of last year as the slowdown in China continued to put intense pressure...

    12. February 24, 2016

      Samarco chief charged with homicide by Brazilian police

      Brazilian police have charged the chief executive of Samarco and six others with homicide following the collapse of the...

    13. February 18, 2016

      Brazil prosecutors could scupper Samarco dam settlement

      Brazil’s federal prosecutors are threatening to scupper a R$20bn ($4.9bn) settlement deal over the country’s fatal dam...

    14. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Steel shares surge on China stimulus hopes

      Concerns over China’s slowdown have been a shadow for commodity stocks all year, but just before Christmas the...

    15. December 11, 2015

      Collapse in iron ore prices prompts Vale downgrade

      Brazil’s Vale, the world’s largest iron ore producer, had its rating cut to one notch above junk by Moody’s Investors...

    16. December 10, 2015

      Miner bond yields test new highs as copper and iron tumble

      Bond prices for mining companies rebounded from new lows on Thursday, as Glencore announced fresh measures to cut its...

    17. December 1, 2015

      Vale warned by Fitch on rating after dam disaster

      Fitch Ratings has placed Vale, the world’s largest iron ore producer, on a negative outlook over a mining accident last...

    18. November 30, 2015

      Ore play: Aussie rules

      Time, once again, to separate the men from the boys. As iron ore futures fell below $40 a tonne on Monday in Singapore...

    19. FT Alphaville

      November 30, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Aberdeen suffers emerging outflows

      Aberdeen has fewer assets under management, climate change talks are underway and Douglas Alexander is to advise U2′s...

    20. November 26, 2015

      BHP Billiton shares fall after UN accusations on dam spill

      BHP Billiton and Vale came under fresh pressure over a deadly dam collapse in Brazil after the UN said the mine waste...

    21. November 20, 2015

      Court throws out claim that rivals stole Rio Tinto’s Guinea rights

      A legal battle between giants of the mining industry has ended in defeat for Rio Tinto after a New York court threw out...

    22. November 13, 2015

      Week in Review, November 14

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Microsoft shifts customer data...

    23. November 12, 2015

      BHP and Vale set up Brazil emergency fund after disaster

      BHP Billiton and Vale will set up an emergency fund to cover the rebuilding costs following the devastation last week...

    24. November 11, 2015

      Mining disaster devastates Brazil region

      Jorge Oliveira, a truck driver from the Brazilian mining town of Mariana, recalls how last Wednesday he delivered a...

    25. November 10, 2015

      Brazil mine disaster casts cloud over BHP Billiton and Vale

      Luiza Fernanda da Silva was at home on Thursday in the Brazilian village of Bento Rodrigues, directly below the...

    26. November 9, 2015

      Dozens missing after BHP Brazilian mining accident

      More than two dozen people remain missing days after a deadly mining accident in Brazil involving two of the world’s...

    27. November 6, 2015

      At least one dead in Brazil after mine dams burst

      Recovery efforts are under way at an iron ore mine in Brazil after a pair of dams burst at a project controlled by BHP...

    28. October 13, 2015

      LME Week: More output cuts to come?

      LME Week — the biggest annual gathering of the metals and mining industry, when more than 10,000 bankers, brokers,...

    29. October 9, 2015

      Norsk Hydro: boxing clever

      Without bauxite, one cannot make aluminium. Similarly, without a strong balance sheet, one cannot prosper in the metals...

    30. July 30, 2015

      Vale digs its way out of iron ore slump

      Brazil’s Vale, the world’s largest iron ore producer, has bounced back in the second quarter of this year to report net...

    31. 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...

    32. July 3, 2015

      China lifts ban on giant Valemax ships

      The Chinese government has lifted a three-year ban on huge iron ore carriers that had forced Brazil’s Vale to ship the...

    33. June 16, 2015

      Iron ore: buoyancy

      The specific gravity of iron ore is roughly five. That means it cannot float on water, or air. The iron ore price has...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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