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      Zambia’s copper belt reels as price falls

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    2. January 23, 2015

      Glencore falls after downgrade

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. December 5, 2014

      Political rivalries blight Zambia

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

    17. 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 –...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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