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    1. November 21, 2014

      Miners lead FTSE to best level in a month

      The FTSE 100 reached its best level since late September on Friday with resource stocks crowding at the top of the...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Iron ore miners: Fe-ling forecasts

      They can be just as wrong about the future in Perth as anywhere else. In its A$29bn state budget for 2014-15, Western...

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    1. November 14, 2014

      Coal rallies on Glencore mine closures

      Thermal coal rallied on Friday after Glencore said it would halt production at its Australian mines over the Christmas...

    2. November 13, 2014

      Trafigura raises stake in Nyrstar

      Commodity trading house Trafigura has strengthened its position at Nyrstar, the world’s largest zinc producer, raising its...

    3. November 13, 2014

      Africa-focused oil groups in no rush to sell

      Investors looking to exit from Africa-focused oil and gas groups may be hoping that their falling share prices trigger...

    4. November 10, 2014

      Serco is put on a tough lifestyle regimen of temperance and prudence

      “What is the point of getting fit when exercise hurts you so much, Mum? ” asks Little Miss Lombard. She has a point. Serco’s...

    5. November 7, 2014

      Noble Group reviews capital structure

      Noble Group, one of Asia’s biggest commodities trading companies, has launched a review of its financial structure that...

    6. October 30, 2014

      Political uncertainty worries Zambia investors

      When Michael Sata won Zambia’s elections three years ago, the country’s currency slumped to a one-year low against the...

    7. October 29, 2014

      Rainmaker Klein stays in the shadows as Glencore eyes Rio Tinto

      Where is Michael Klein when you need him? The former Citi supremo, who brokered talks between Ivan Glasenberg and Mick Davis...

    8. October 26, 2014

      Gunvor to reduce footprint in Russia

      Gunvor, the group that used its dominant position in the Russian oil market to build one of the world’s largest trading...

    9. October 24, 2014

      Former Glencore executive wins pay case

      A former Glencore executive has won a legal battle to receive £418,000 in severance pay in addition to a £487,925...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Rio Tinto defends expansion strategy as iron ore output surges

      Rio Tinto reported a 12 per cent increase in iron ore production in the third quarter and defended its controversial...

    11. October 13, 2014

      BHP Billiton/Rio Tinto: the future is cheap

      Say the words ‘driverless vehicles are the future’. Most people will think of a Google Car pootering along a Palo Alto...

    12. October 12, 2014

      Glencore’s ambitions have global implications

      Since floating Glencore on the stock market three years ago, Ivan Glasenberg has made little secret of his ambition to...

    13. October 10, 2014

      Rio Tinto’s Jan Du Plessis digs in as rival circles

      Jan du Plessis has never been a chief executive. Aged 49, Richemont’s then finance director turned his career to the...

    14. October 10, 2014

      Letter from Lex: What drives mergers, really?

      Readers, This has been a shaming week for one of Lex’s worst enemies. Hurrah! We refer of course to the Synergies Number....

    15. October 10, 2014

      FTSE 100 touches new year-low

      The FTSE 100 touched a fresh intraday low for 2014 on Friday, with resource stocks hit hardest as risk appetite across...

    16. October 9, 2014

      Former Xstrata chief made bid for BHP Billiton assets

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, attempted a dramatic comeback earlier this year, approaching BHP Billiton with an...

    17. October 7, 2014

      Price of steelmaking ingredient falls to a five-year low

      For more than half a decade the mining industry has ploughed billions of dollars into new iron ore projects. Now, the impact...

    18. October 7, 2014

      Glasenberg shows Glencore’s hand with rebuffed bid for Rio

      The proposal from Ivan Glasenberg that has electrified the mining industry began as a friendly telephone call, South African...

    19. October 7, 2014

      Rio Tinto/Glencore: the iron throne

      It is not a seat where a king can rest at ease. So says one character of the Iron Throne in George RR Martin’s Song of Ice...

    20. October 7, 2014

      SodaStream hit by sliding US demand

      SodaStream, the do-it-yourself fizzy drink maker, was punished by investors after executives projected a decline in...

    21. October 7, 2014

      A paper tiger scares HSBC bosses

      HSBC board members must have vivid imaginations. You would need one to imagine an angry mob waving placards inscribed “We...

    22. October 7, 2014

      Mining stocks limit losses in London

      Mining stocks dug into the FTSE 100’s leaderboard on Tuesday after confirmation of more recent bid activity in the sector,...

    23. October 7, 2014

      Rio turned down Glencore merger idea

      Glencore is no longer considering a bid for Rio Tinto after the Anglo-Australian mining group rebuffed a merger proposal. In...

    24. 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...

    25. October 5, 2014

      Mercuria considers Henry Bath stake sale

      Mercuria, the Switzerland-based commodities trader, is set to launch a strategic review of the 220-year-old metals...

    26. September 29, 2014

      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...

    27. 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...

    28. September 22, 2014

      Bellzone trading halted in fight over loan terms

      Shares in Bellzone Mining have been suspended as the latest twist in Chinese groups’ quest to secure natural resources in...

    29. September 22, 2014

      London Mining in iron ore payment dispute with Glencore

      London Mining is in a dispute with Glencore over payments for iron ore from its west African mine, compounding the problems...

    30. September 22, 2014

      Mercuria’s UK arm to be regulated by financial watchdog

      Mercuria is to be regulated by the UK’s financial watchdog as the fast growing Swiss commodities trader closes in on a deal...

    31. 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...

    32. September 15, 2014

      Ivan Glasenberg ponders Glencore’s next move

      Glencore’s next move Ivan Glasenberg, the chief executive of Glencore, demonstrated in a 48-hour period this year why the...

    33. September 14, 2014

      London heads for record IPO year despite earlier loss of appetite

      London is heading for a record year in terms of initial public offerings, despite the waning of enthusiasm for some...

    34. September 14, 2014

      Tony Hayward, Genel Energy CEO: now he has his life back

      Tony Hayward has had another turbulent summer. His company, Genel Energy, was forced to pull out staff from some of its...

    35. 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...

    36. September 8, 2014

      Congo renews push for Grand Inga dam, an African white elephant

      On a wooden stake planted in Africa’s equatorial forest, a small hand-painted sign reads: “Here will be erected the water...

    37. September 7, 2014

      Miner M&A: Jo’burg or Rio?

      A platinum poison pill? Extravagant, yes. Still, it may get the job done. For Anglo American, smallest of the four big...

    38. September 7, 2014

      Anglo chief rules out corporate break up

      Anglo American’s chief executive Mark Cutifani is ruling out an attempt to follow BHP Billiton’s big corporate break-up,...

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