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      Glencore: trading places

      How does this sound: a commodity company that can make money whatever commodity prices do. Such is the allure of Glencore,...

    2. March 3, 2015

      Glencore’s Glasenberg forecasts ‘blowout’ year for oil trading

      The oil trading operations of Glencore could “blow out the lights” with a strong performance if market trends continue this...

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    1. March 2, 2015

      LME aims to limit warehouse payments

      The London Metal Exchange has tightened rules for owners of warehouses that store its metal, including Glencore and...

    2. March 2, 2015

      ECB meeting and US jobs define week ahead

      The end of earnings season will not provide a respite for equity investors and broader markets. Expect a busy week, with key...

    3. February 27, 2015

      Rio cost-cutting move points to possible sale of coal assets

      Rio Tinto has broken up its energy division in a cost-cutting move that analysts predicted could lead to a sale of its...

    4. February 16, 2015

      Oil traders celebrate market rout

      For some the lavish party thrown by Socar, the state oil company of Azerbaijan, during International Petroleum Week, was a...

    5. February 11, 2015

      Lonmin was never a good fit for Ivan

      There was a time when Glencore took a close interest in Lonmin. Remarkably, it was less than 18 months ago that the...

    6. February 11, 2015

      Glencore to divest 24% stake in Lonmin

      Glencore has decided to spin off its stake in Lonmin, the troubled South African platinum producer, in a move that could...

    7. February 6, 2015

      Oil producers seek liquidity from prepayment deals

      When the US government slapped sanctions on Rosneft in the summer, restricting its access to long-term US dollar financing,...

    8. February 3, 2015

      ADM sells stake in Brazilian export terminal to Glencore

      Archer Daniels Midland is forming a joint venture with the commodities trading house Glencore to quadruple the amount of...

    9. February 2, 2015

      Rise and fall of a commodities powerhouse

      Phibro is to be dismantled, ending a 114-year-long run for a former giant of the commodities markets that started in a...

    10. February 1, 2015

      Genel to part with founding CFO

      Genel, the energy group led by former BP chief Tony Hayward, is to part ways with one of its founders at a time when falling...

    11. January 30, 2015

      Miners look to another round of spending cuts

      For the past couple of years the mining industry has been on an efficiency drive, slashing thousands of jobs and putting...

    12. January 28, 2015

      Glencore considers cuts at South Africa coal unit Optimum

      Glencore is considering a partial shutdown of a coal unit in South Africa in what would be the most decisive response so far...

    13. January 26, 2015

      Zambia’s copper belt reels as price falls

      The legacy of copper mining on Kitwe, a small but bustling city in the heart of Zambia’s Copperbelt province, is...

    14. January 23, 2015

      Glencore falls after downgrade

      A revival of balance sheet worries meant Glencore led London’s blue-chip fallers on Friday. The metals trader lost 5.8 per...

    15. January 23, 2015

      Thermal coal pick-up creates a stir

      A sudden burst of activity has set tongues wagging in the thermal coal market. Over the past week, someone has been paying...

    16. 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...

    17. January 20, 2015

      China funds become new force in global commodity trade

      China’s Shanghai Chaos investment fund is named after the pioneer of chaos theory Edward Norton Lorenz, who coined the term...

    18. January 19, 2015

      Rio raises iron ore shipments to 300m tonnes

      Rio Tinto raised its shipments of iron ore 17 per cent last year and expects a further surge in output during 2015, adding...

    19. January 14, 2015

      Copper slump heightens concern over state of mining sector

      Shares in global miners were pummelled on Wednesday after sharp falls in the price of copper exacerbated investor concerns...

    20. January 14, 2015

      Miners hit FTSE as copper prices slide

      Miners dominated the list of falling stocks on a retreating FTSE 100 on Wednesday as the rout on commodities markets took...

    21. January 14, 2015

      Copper slumps on Chinese selling

      Copper slumped to its lowest levels in five-and-a-half years on Wednesday, driven down by aggressive selling by Chinese...

    22. January 6, 2015

      Miners face challenge tapping copper opportunities

      The giant Chilean Escondida mine produces more copper than anywhere on earth. Some 1.2m tonnes emerge from the BHP...

    23. January 6, 2015

      Iron ore bounce likely to be shortlived

      Few in the iron ore industry will remember 2014 with any fondness. The steelmaking ingredient was the worst performing major...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. December 5, 2014

      Political rivalries blight Zambia

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

    31. 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 –...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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