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  1. April 14, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata buys Chad-focused oil and gas group Caracal

    Glencore Xstrata has offered $1.35bn to buy Caracal Energy, a Chad-focused exploration company, in a deal that underscores...

  2. April 14, 2014

    MMG: SoE go for it

    Meeting the higher end of a price range does not often net the buyer a 6.5 per cent share price bounce. Especially when the...

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  1. April 14, 2014

    London edges lower on Ukraine tensions

    Investors remained on edge amid deepening tensions in Ukraine and Friday’s declines on Wall Street, triggering broad opening...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata: bye-bye Las Bambas

    “Our willingness to sell reflects the value of the offer,” Ivan Glasenberg, Glencore Xstrata chief executive, said on...

  3. April 13, 2014

    Minmetals flexes its might

    China Minmetals, which on Sunday concluded China’s biggest-ever overseas mining acquisition, traces its roots to a US-led...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 13, 2014

    Leaving Las Bambas

    We take an unseemly level of interest in Peruvian copper mine projects on FT Alphaville. It’s a side-effect of writing for...

  5. April 13, 2014

    China snaps up Glencore copper mine for $6bn

    Glencore Xstrata is selling its Las Bambas copper mine project to a Chinese consortium for at least $5.85bn, underscoring...

  6. April 9, 2014

    Revenues fail to materialise as energy explorers in Mauritania keep looking

    Not long after oil was first discovered in Mauritania 13 years ago, the government set up an official overseas fund to...

  7. April 9, 2014

    Mauritania looks to rail and water to boost mining sector

    Stretching 704km into the remote desert and guarded in places by the army, Mauritania’s iron ore railway is the backbone of...

  8. April 4, 2014

    Former BG Group boss linked to Glencore chairman role

    Sir Frank Chapman, the former chief executive of BG Group, has emerged as one of the frontrunners to become the next...

  9. April 4, 2014

    BHP hits resistance on coking coal prices

    A push by BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resource company by market value, to have coking coal prices set by an...

  10. March 31, 2014

    X2 Resources: X-Men

    What does almost $4bn get you in holes in the ground these days? Perhaps rather a lot, if you can buy the unfinished mines...

  11. March 31, 2014

    Banks’ retreat empowers commodity trading houses

    Over the past decade, the world’s largest banks have with little fanfare become immersed in a business far removed from...

  12. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    Mini-miners for sale?

    Wanted: mid-scale mining company with potential to renovate and extend. Desperate and/or motivated sellers preferred. Mick...

  13. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The slow but sure ebb of eurozone inflation. David has a look at the HFT story, as...

  14. March 31, 2014

    Mick Davis’s X2 secures $2.5bn funding

    Mick Davis, a driving force in the dealmaking that transformed the mining sector during a decade-long commodities boom,...

  15. March 30, 2014

    Glencore closer to iron ore ambition

    Glencore has cleared a key hurdle in its ambition to become an iron ore miner, reaching a preliminary deal with the west...

  16. March 28, 2014

    Glencore is only UK blue-chip without a woman on board

    Glencore Xstrata has become the only blue-chip UK company without any women on its board after Antofagasta, its mining peer,...

  17. March 25, 2014

    More women on the board but men still get top jobs

    The UK is on course to hit a government target of 25 per cent female membership of FTSE 100 boards by the end of next year,...

  18. March 20, 2014

    Indonesia export ban turns nickel into a star

    Last year nickel was the dog. This year it is the star turn – the one commodity to stand firm during the recent sell-off in...

  19. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    Copper's decline sends Zambian kwacha into tailspin

    The Zambian kwacha has been one of the weakest currencies against the US dollar this year, losing more than 8 per cent of...

  20. March 17, 2014

    Cotton origins picked for world futures contract

    Cotton grown on five continents will underpin a new futures market for the fibre as the US loses its central role as a...

  21. March 16, 2014

    Copper miners eye increase in output

    Copper producers plan to expand mine capacity and output to record levels again this year, underlining potential additional...

  22. March 16, 2014

    Africa-focused oil groups Caracal and TransGlobe to merge

    Caracal Energy and TransGlobe Energy, two Africa-focused junior oil companies, have announced plans to merge, in a move that...

  23. March 13, 2014

    Iron ore pulls away from 18-month low

    Iron ore, the main commodity used in steelmaking, continued to pull away from Monday’s 18-month low as buyers returned to...

  24. March 7, 2014

    Copper tumbles after China bond default

    Copper dropped to a seven-month low in heavy volume after a bond default in China added to growing concerns about slowing...

  25. March 6, 2014

    European stocks make results-driven gains

    Demand for financial and resource stocks helped Europe’s main equities markets gain as investors waited for the outcome of...

  26. March 5, 2014

    Nickel benefits from Indonesia export ban

    Nickel has risen to its highest level in nine months on signs that Indonesia’s export ban on unprocessed mineral ore is...

  27. March 5, 2014

    Minor global agribusiness deals expected

    A wave of big takeovers in global agribusiness stalled late last year, when the Australian government said no to Archer...

  28. March 4, 2014

    Glencore starts to deliver after dust settles

    Glencore takes stock Ten months ago Ivan Glasenberg completed the biggest ever deal in the mining sector, saying Glencore’s...

  29. March 4, 2014

    Glencore in talks on Russneft debt-for-equity deal

    Glencore on Tuesday said it was in talks to convert $900m of debt into an equity stake in Russneft, a Russian oil producer....

  30. March 4, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata: Viva, Las Bambas

    The trader’s the star at Glencore Xstrata – this year, at least. No other big miner has its own trading house and Glencore’s...

  31. FT Alphaville

    March 4, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE A dead catskibounce? Dan considers how insurers are already pushing us towards robot...

  32. March 4, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata poised to take stake in oil group Russneft

    Glencore Xstrata is poised to take an equity stake this year in Russian oil company Russneft under the terms of a...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2014

    The week ahead, Mar 3-9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Ashton in Kiev; China’s NPC kicks off; Pistorius on trial; it’s Carnival! Monday, March...

  34. February 27, 2014

    Trading houses in line for increased regulator scrutiny

    Trading houses are set to attract greater attention from the UK’s financial watchdog as commodity markets come under...

  35. February 24, 2014

    Scania soars after VW buyout offer

    Shares in vehicle makers Volkswagen and Scania were the standout movers in Europe on Monday, as investors got their first...

  36. February 16, 2014

    Shanduka braces for departure of key investor Ramaphosa

    As South Africa’s election campaign gathers pace, Cyril Ramaphosa, the business tycoon, has ditched his pristine suits for...

  37. February 11, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata’s copper output increases 25%

    Glencore Xstrata lifted copper output 25 per cent last year after expanding mines in Africa, underscoring the resources...

  38. February 9, 2014

    Glencore plays deal or no deal with China on prize copper asset

    Deal or no deal? That’s the question facing Glencore Xstrata as it considers the possible sale of a top tier copper project...

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