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    1. January 26, 2016

      Freeport-McMoRan extends list of assets for sale

      Freeport-McMoRan is extending the list of assets it is willing to sell as the deepening commodities rout makes it more...

    2. January 19, 2016

      Commodities demand and China: an explainer

      Falling commodity prices have been treated as one of the clearest indications available that China’s resource-hungry...

    1. January 12, 2016

      Nickel, zinc and copper follow oil lower

      The price of nickel fell to its lowest since 2003 and zinc plumbed a six-year low on Tuesday as the rout in global...

    2. January 6, 2016

      Beijing moves to support copper producers

      China’s government will buy thousands of tonnes of copper from a group of domestic smelters as it seeks to support an...

    3. December 28, 2015

      Moffett departure closes turbulent year for Freeport

      James “Jim Bob” Moffett is stepping down as executive chairman of Freeport-McMoRan, capping a year of turmoil at the US...

    4. December 8, 2015

      Miners swept up in commodities slump as Anglo shelves dividend

      The worst slump in commodity markets for a decade engulfed the mining sector on Tuesday when Anglo American, one of the...

    5. December 1, 2015

      Markets outlook 2016: Oil and mining companies hope worst is over

      After one of the worst years on record for oil companies and miners, investors might be forgiven for asking if there...

    6. November 23, 2015

      Doctor copper loses barometer status

      Tumbling metal prices are clearly not great for mining stocks. But should investors fret that this trend portends a...

    7. November 18, 2015

      Gold hits five-year low despite terror tensions

      Gold hit a five-year low on Wednesday as haven buying failed to strengthen following the attacks in Paris. The metal,...

    8. November 16, 2015

      Chinese funds bet on lower metals prices

      Chinese traders have placed a new round of speculative bets against aluminium and copper prices after months of quiet...

    9. November 12, 2015

      Fresh wave of selling engulfs oil and metals markets

      A renewed sell-off in oil and metals has shaken investors as fears grow that falling demand for commodities is...

    10. November 10, 2015

      Copper trades near six-year low

      Copper prices traded close to their lowest levels since 2009 as a strengthening US dollar outweighed any benefit from...

    11. October 22, 2015

      Freeport cuts more US copper output

      It’s not enough for copper bulls to dream of restoring balance to the market. But Freeport-McMoRan’s latest production...

    12. October 14, 2015

      China not far from everyone’s minds at LME Week

      China was never far from the conversation on Day 2 of LME Week, which ended in a gala dinner for 2,000 people at...

    13. October 12, 2015

      Rio Tinto vows to not cut copper output despite falling prices

      Rio Tinto has warned that it will not cut copper production, saying it would be illogical to hold back output and leave...

    14. October 5, 2015

      Copper and aluminium battle it out for Chinese grid tenders

      China’s copper and aluminium industries are battling it out to secure lucrative tenders to wire up the country’s...

    15. October 1, 2015

      Copper cuts critical for Glencore revival

      At the heart of the dramatic slump in the shares of mining company Glencore this year is the price of one commodity:...

    16. September 25, 2015

      Copper: back to the future

      It is not hard to find black views on the red metal. The narrative is simple: weak Chinese demand for copper and fresh...

    17. September 17, 2015

      Copper jumps after Chile earthquake temporarily stops mines

      Copper prices rose to a two-month high after Chile, the world’s biggest producer, was hit by a large earthquake that...

    18. September 15, 2015

      Copper buoyed by China’s import window

      The recovery in copper prices from six-year lows has been driven by stocks of refined metal flowing into China as well...

    19. September 9, 2015

      Metals climb on plans for output cuts

      Industrial metals continued their ascent on Wednesday, with aluminium, zinc and lead playing catch-up with copper,...

    20. September 7, 2015

      Copper shines on Glencore output cut plan

      Copper prices were lifted after Glencore, the commodities trader and miner, announced production cuts as part of its...

    21. August 31, 2015

      Why the commodities super cycle was a myth

      In 1980, the economist Julian Simon challenged doom-mongering biologist Paul Ehrlich to a bet that the prices of any...

    22. August 24, 2015

      Explainer: Why commodities have crashed

      Commodity prices have fallen to their lowest level since the financial crisis and — by at least one measure — to the...

    23. August 20, 2015

      Kaz Minerals rallies after Kazakhstan currency move

      Shares in Kaz Minerals, the copper miner, rose by as much as 20 per cent on Thursday after Kazakhstan’s central bank...

    24. August 18, 2015

      Copper hits 6-year low as China equities drop

      Copper has fallen to a six-year low below $5,000 a tonne as the latest tumble in China’s equity market heightened...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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?...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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