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    1. July 29, 2015

      Copper market buoyed by supply disruptions

      Copper is enjoying some respite from the commodities rout, as the world’s largest producers of the metal signal a cut...

    2. July 28, 2015

      Freeport considers cut in copper output amid difficult conditions

      Copper miner Freeport-McMoRan said it would look at cutting output, becoming the first leading producer to publicly...

    1. July 24, 2015

      Junk bond yields for miners shoot higher

      The rout in commodity prices has propelled yields for lower quality debt sold by mining groups to their highest level...

    2. July 24, 2015

      Copper, gold and oil spur commodity rout

      Copper slid to a new six-year low triggered by concerns over weaker Chinese economic growth and increased supply...

    3. July 8, 2015

      China’s Shanghai Chaos hits back at market rumours

      Chinese hedge fund Shanghai Chaos denied rumours that one of its funds has been liquidated as a result of the rout in...

    4. July 6, 2015

      Copper hit by China equity swings

      Copper was hit hard by China’s volatile stock market on Monday, sliding to its lowest level in five months as prices of...

    5. July 5, 2015

      Chinese hedge fund Shanghai Chaos closes out copper short

      A Chinese hedge fund that made a huge bet against copper has closed out its entire position in the metal, as the...

    6. July 3, 2015

      China’s low rates sound death knell for copper carry trade

      Are low Chinese interest rates sounding the death knell for the copper “carry trade”? As Beijing continues to cut...

    7. June 29, 2015

      Copper benefits from equity margin calls

      The abrupt reversal in China’s stock market has produced one unlikely beneficiary: copper. Though heavily tied to the...

    8. June 23, 2015

      Copper’s supply glut takes shine off short-term price outlook

      High in the mountains of Peru, one of the biggest copper projects ever developed is about to enter production, as its...

    9. June 12, 2015

      Copper continues slide on weak China data

      Copper fell for its fourth week in a row after weak data from largest consumer China. The price of the red metal fell...

    10. June 8, 2015

      Copper: quantum leap

      A copper producer that raises capital when the metal price is weak and invests in growth below the peak of the cycle?...

    11. June 1, 2015

      Copper rally halts on weak China demand

      Copper fell below $6,000 on Monday, bringing a halt to a rally in May, on continued weak demand in China, the biggest...

    12. May 29, 2015

      Commodity currencies hit as dollar rally gathers pace

      Weaker prices for raw materials are weighing on several so-called commodity currencies, against the backdrop of a...

    13. May 26, 2015

      Zijin strikes deals with western miners

      Zijin Mining has struck deals to buy assets and pursue long-term ventures with two western miners, underscoring China’s...

    14. May 19, 2015

      Norilsk Nickel looks to China with new copper mine

      Norilsk Nickel is in advanced talks with Chinese companies in the hope of securing financing for a large new copper...

    15. May 18, 2015

      Copper: doctor’s orders

      Dr Copper is in danger of looking out of touch. For years the metal, with all its industrial uses, has been seen as a...

    16. May 11, 2015

      Peru fails to dig its way out of deadlock amid mining unrest

      Peru’s government dispatched troops to the south west of the country at the weekend after violent protests against a...

    17. May 8, 2015

      Commodities bulls boosted by oil recovery

      Commodities from copper to iron ore have rebounded, helped by a rising oil price and a weaker US dollar, raising the...

    18. April 27, 2015

      Chile: Copper bottomed

      Black flags hang from the doors of the one-storey red brick houses in Caimanes, a village that lies in the hills north...

    19. April 22, 2015

      Copper producers position for price recovery

      The copper industry is faced with a dilemma as debate intensifies over when the price of the metal will start to...

    20. April 20, 2015

      Zambia proposes friendlier mining tax regime after protests

      Zambia on Monday slashed royalties on open cast mines, rowing back on proposed changes to its fiscal regime that the...

    21. April 15, 2015

      China regulation is key to copper pricing

      In spite of the drop in commodity prices, western mining executives are sounding upbeat at the world’s annual copper...

    22. April 14, 2015

      Antofagasta sounds warning on Chile copper industry

      Chile’s copper industry risks losing its competitiveness, as productivity declines to levels last seen in the early...

    23. April 12, 2015

      Copper market divided as industry gathers in Chile

      The world’s top copper conference opens in Chile, the largest producer, on Monday as prices for the metal hover near...

    24. April 2, 2015

      Commodities Explained: Metals trading in China

      Once already this year traders in London have been dragged out of bed at 1am when copper plunged in Shanghai. That...

    25. April 1, 2015

      Tough first quarter for commodities markets

      It’s been a tough first quarter in the commodities markets. Oversupply, a stronger dollar and crude weakness weighed on...

    26. March 30, 2015

      Copper finance incentives hurt China demand

      Incentives that for years drove Chinese imports of copper to obtain short-term loans are starting to become less...

    27. March 23, 2015

      Weaker dollar lifts copper above $6,000

      Copper held above $6,000 a tonne on Monday, returning to levels seen at the beginning of the year as the dollar...

    28. March 10, 2015

      Copper fate hinges on Chinese demand

      Copper prices have rebounded from five-year lows hit in January, giving a glimmer of hope that the end of Chinese new...

    29. February 26, 2015

      Copper hits highest level since China fund attack

      Copper has risen to its highest level since Chinese funds attacked the metal six weeks ago. Last month, aggressive...

    30. February 12, 2015

      Commodity prices go back to basics

      Commodity markets are going back to basics. Instead of moving up (or down) in lockstep with each other, and with other...

    31. February 5, 2015

      Mongolia raises hopes over Oyu Tolgoi mine expansion

      Mongolia’s prime minister has suggested the state cut its share in big mining projects in return for higher royalty...

    32. February 4, 2015

      Bearish bets on copper begin to fade

      Are copper bears closing their bearish bets? That’s the talk in the market place. Open interest — the number of futures...

    33. February 3, 2015

      London Metal Exchange rings the changes

      In 2016, when the 138-year-old London Metal Exchange relocates from Leadenhall Street in the City of London to a new...

    34. 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...

    35. January 29, 2015

      Cost curves

      As bulk and base commodities continue to fall because of rising supplies and weak demand, investors are trying to make...

    36. January 27, 2015

      Freeport McMoRan cuts spending as oil price drops

      Freeport-McMoRan has posted a $2.9bn quarterly loss and cut its capital spending after being forced to write down the...

    37. 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...

    38. January 26, 2015

      Marubeni halves profit forecast on $1bn writedown

      Japan’s Marubeni has halved its annual profit forecast due to writedowns totalling $1bn, as a slump in oil and copper...

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