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    1. December 22, 2014

      Supply is key to commodities’ volatile year

      “Demand hasn’t been bad,” Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore, one of the world’s resource companies, told...

    2. 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...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      Barrick suspends Zambian output after royalty rise

      Barrick Gold is suspending output in Zambia because of tax regime changes that have put the African country at the centre of...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Falling oil prices aid coal miners

      Falling oil prices and weakness in commodity currencies will provide a boost for struggling coal miners, according to the...

    3. December 10, 2014

      Glencore CEO rebukes rivals and says group will look at oil M&A

      Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg on Wednesday sharpened his criticism of mining rivals by accusing them of...

    4. December 8, 2014

      Mining stocks make impact on FTSE 100

      Mining stocks slid to the bottom of London’s FTSE 100 on Monday, after data from China showed the biggest decline in the...

    5. December 5, 2014

      Political rivalries blight Zambia

      Political uncertainty and factionalism are blighting Zambia, Africa’s second-largest copper producer, with both the ruling...

    6. December 1, 2014

      Rio keen to blend mining and marketing

      Pilbara Blend. Robe Valley. Yandicoogina Fines. The names may sound as if they belong on a tea caddy or in a wine cellar –...

    7. November 30, 2014

      Greenland PM seeks to revive economy amid difficult coalition talks

      Greenland is seeking to make a fresh start on tackling an economic crisis in the resource-rich Arctic nation after snap...

    8. November 28, 2014

      UK stocks: continental divide

      Should one own UK stocks? The question may seem quaint. Look at the 15 biggest companies listed on the FTSE, from Shell to...

    9. November 28, 2014

      Louis Dreyfus appoints Mayo Schmidt as chief executive

      Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses, has appointed Mayo Schmidt as its chief...

    10. November 28, 2014

      Rio Tinto to keep progressive dividend

      Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest producers of iron ore, has opted to keep lifting dividends in a bid to keep investors...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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....

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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