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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. September 3, 2014

    Footsie driven higher on revival of Anglo bid talk

    Another rehash of Anglo American bid speculation provided the main talking point as the FTSE 100 hit a new 14-year high....

  12. August 25, 2014

    Peru to become world’s second-largest copper producer

    Peru is set to become the world’s second-largest copper miner, behind neighbouring Chile, thanks to a $20bn pipeline of...

  13. August 20, 2014

    CFTC and traders clash on cotton verdict

    A notorious episode of wild cotton price swings was “orderly”, a US regulator has said, a conclusion at odds with many...

  14. August 20, 2014

    Glencore: calling all cash

    Mining shareholders, like everyone else, remember injuries much more vividly than kindnesses. Take BHP Billiton, the world’s...

  15. 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...

  16. August 19, 2014

    BHP’s spin-off will go with the flow

    It is appropriate that BHP Billiton’s demerger, codenamed Operation River, will result in what looks like a run-off vehicle....

  17. August 17, 2014

    BHP and Glencore set for cash return

    Shareholders in two of the world’s largest mining companies could hear this week when surplus capital will be returned to...

  18. August 14, 2014

    Bid activity helps lift London stocks

    Blue-chip stocks edged higher in London on Tuesday, but the whiff of bid activity kept investors focused on the mid-cap...

  19. 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...

  20. July 30, 2014

    LME warehousing battle set to rumble on

    The legal battle between the London Metal Exchange and Rusal over warehousing reforms could rumble on for several more...

  21. July 27, 2014

    Ex-chairmen of UBS and Glencore join forces in advisory business

    The former chairmen of UBS and Glencore have teamed up to launch a new advisory business. Luqman Arnold, who left UBS in...

  22. 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...

  23. July 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes becomes a political football

    In theory, any stock promising a cash flow-covered dividend yield greater than 6 per cent should merit attention. In...

  24. July 23, 2014

    Japanese trading houses look to sell Australia coal assets

    Two Japanese trading houses are trying to sell their stakes in a big Australian coal project, in a further sign of a...

  25. July 22, 2014

    Credit Suisse heads for exit on commodities trading

    When is an investment bank committed to a business? Until it’s not! That oft-quoted adage could be heard in the City of...

  26. July 21, 2014

    MMG shareholders approve $5.85bn purchase of Las Bambas project

    Glencore’s sale of its Las Bambas copper project to a Chinese consortium is on track after shareholders of MMG, the Hong...

  27. July 18, 2014

    Prepay deals in question after Rosneft sanctions

    When Rosneft signed a $10bn oil-backed financing agreement with Glencore and Vitol in March 2013 the chairman of the Russian...

  28. July 16, 2014

    Commodity traders and asset ownership

    As trading has become more competitive and markets more transparent, big commodity traders have responded by sinking billion...

  29. July 10, 2014

    Syrah Resources: Mr Sparkle

    Vanadium. Even saying it feels futuristic. And yet the metal powered disruptive innovation as early as the Crusades – when...

  30. July 3, 2014

    Glencore reveals details of Australian tax payments

    Glencore has told its employees in Australia it paid A$400m in corporate income tax over the past three years in response to...

  31. July 1, 2014

    Mining sector helps buoy FTSE 100

    The FTSE 100 is outperforming its European peers this morning, as its heavily weighted mining stocks rally after strong...

  32. June 27, 2014

    BP and Rosneft sign $1.5bn oil deal

    BP and Rosneft on Friday signed a $1.5bn oil supply deal that had been held up by the crisis in Ukraine, in the latest sign...

  33. June 26, 2014

    Not all AGM protests are centred on executive pay

    Exactly a year ago, Li Ruigang was one of the most unpopular directors at any FTSE 100 company – at least as far as...

  34. June 26, 2014

    Glencore appoints first woman director

    Glencore has ended its pariah status as the only FTSE 100 company without female boardroom representation with the...

  35. June 25, 2014

    Mercuria puts in place new borrowing

    Mercuria has put in place a new $2.65bn borrowing facility as the fast-growing trading house prepares to complete the...

  36. June 23, 2014

    GE / Alstom: in China

    What do copper concentrate, container shipping and boxed juice have in common? In the eyes of Chinese regulators, a lot....

  37. June 19, 2014

    Australian coal industry caught in ‘perfect storm’

    Australian coal challenges Harry Kenyon-Slaney has seen tough times before in almost a quarter of a century with Rio Tinto,...

  38. June 16, 2014

    Glencore arranges $1bn oil loan for Chad

    Glencore has organised a plus-$1bn loan backed by crude oil to allow Chad to buy the assets of Chevron in the country, the...

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