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    1. May 19, 2016

      Copper to remain weak, says mining chief

      Copper prices are likely to remain low for at least the next two years, the new boss of Chilean miner Antofagasta said...

    2. May 11, 2016

      Bad times send African borrowers back to the IMF

      Zimbabwe stands ready to print its own version of the US dollar and to sell wildlife from its game reserves to raise...

    1. May 10, 2016

      BHP to expand copper and oil exploration despite weak prices

      BHP Billiton is expanding its oil and copper exploration programme as the world’s largest miner by market...

    2. April 19, 2016

      Chile: Turning copper into wine

      The bottles of Great Wall, Changyu and Dragon Seal wine line up like sentries on the shelf behind Cristián López as he...

    3. April 13, 2016

      World’s top copper producer bemoans spectre of speculators

      The chairman of the world’s biggest copper producer said speculators were haunting the commodities markets, with...

    4. April 8, 2016

      Copper miners pin hopes on electric cars as China falters

      The world’s copper miners and traders are pinning their hopes on increased demand for the metal from the makers of...

    5. April 6, 2016

      China wants to buy more copper mines to secure its supply

      China will continue to acquire overseas copper mining assets to secure supply despite the uncertain outlook for...

    6. April 5, 2016

      China stockpiles intrigue copper market

      The Santiago marathon may have just ended Sunday, but for the world’s largest miners and traders attending the...

    7. March 30, 2016

      China’s $2bn of copper stocks spark debate

      A rise in Chinese copper stocks to record levels has divided opinion, with analysts and traders at loggerheads over the...

    8. March 21, 2016

      China demand for copper forecast to slow

      A higher copper price that has lifted the gloom in global commodity markets faces a challenge as demand in the world’s...

    9. March 15, 2016

      Commodities retreat weighs on miners

      Iron ore and industrial metals fell on Tuesday, weighing heavily on debt-laden mining stocks, as analysts said the...

    10. March 8, 2016

      Reasons to be cautious over commodity optimism

      The stunning rally in iron ore and mining stocks has turned commodity pessimism into a bout of optimism overnight. But...

    11. March 2, 2016

      Copper rises to highest level in more than 3 months

      Copper prices rose to their highest level in more than three months on Wednesday, spurring hopes commodity prices have...

    12. February 18, 2016

      A requiem for Anglo American, the octopus of South Africa

      It is a short walk from the imposing former headquarters of Anglo American at 44 Main Street, Johannesburg, to the...

    13. February 17, 2016

      Opinion on copper bends both ways as price buckles

      Amid the commodity rout and pessimism over a continuing supply glut, analysts and investors have been searching for...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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:...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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