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  1. July 23, 2014

    Kazakhmys copper mining group details plans to split up company

    Kazakhmys has firmed up plans to split most of its mines into a company headed by its largest shareholder. The spin-off will...

  2. July 21, 2014

    MMG shareholders approve $5.85bn purchase of Las Bambas project

    Glencore’s sale of its Las Bambas copper project to a Chinese consortium is on track after shareholders of MMG, the Hong...

  1. July 9, 2014

    Copper on the rebound as sentiment shifts

    Just a few months ago, the best-known base metal was looking like the least loved. Copper, first mined 10,000 years ago and...

  2. July 3, 2014

    Copper confounds bears with strong gains

    Copper rose for a 10th successive day on Thursday, boosted by an improved outlook in China and increased investor confidence...

  3. June 6, 2014

    Codelco ousts chief executive after strategy clash

    Codelco’s chief executive has been ousted after a clash over strategy with the board of the state-owned Chilean copper...

  4. June 5, 2014

    Metals financing concerns rise in China

    One of China’s busiest ports is investigating whether aluminium and copper stocks have been used multiple times as...

  5. June 5, 2014

    Newmont halts Indonesia mining operations

    US mining group Newmont has halted operations at its Indonesian gold and copper mine and will put 3,200 workers on leave...

  6. June 4, 2014

    Copper retreats on China financing fears

    Copper prices slipped on the back of a stronger dollar and concerns over the use of the commodity in financing deals in...

  7. June 2, 2014

    Chile’s president aims to soothe investors over reforms

    Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president who returned to power in March, has sought to calm investor fears that her ambitious...

  8. May 15, 2014

    Amber Capital forces out Nexans CEO Frédéric Vincent

    Frédéric Vincent has been removed from his role as chief executive of Nexans amid pressure from top shareholders concerned...

  9. April 30, 2014

    Copper miners grapple with arsenic problem

    In the world’s driest desert in Chile, arsenic has long been a hazard. Research published this month revealed that a...

  10. April 15, 2014

    China concerns spark metals fall

    Base and precious metal prices dropped sharply on Tuesday after disappointing data from China, a stronger US dollar and...

  11. April 14, 2014

    Copper miners look past present pain to future gain

    These are tough times in the copper world. Prices have fallen nearly 10 per cent in 2014, testing four-year lows. Meanwhile,...

  12. April 9, 2014

    Codelco chief says miner at “inflection point”

    Codelco, the world’s biggest copper miner, is at an “inflection point” after tackling soaring costs and bringing a new mine...

  13. April 8, 2014

    Copper output surge adds to price pressure

    A surge in mine production could send copper prices down to $6,000 a tonne later this year – a level last seen in the...

  14. April 7, 2014

    Rio Tinto donates Alaska copper mine stake to charities

    Rio Tinto has taken the unusual step of donating its stake in an American copper deposit to two charities, completing its...

  15. April 6, 2014

    Falling prices put pressure on high-cost copper miners

    High-cost copper miners face a stark choice between cutting production and sustaining losses for the first time in a decade...

  16. March 26, 2014

    Rio Tinto faces further setbacks at Oyu Tolgoi

    Rio Tinto’s expansion of the vast Oyu Tolgoi copper mine could be further delayed because a deadline to secure project...

  17. March 25, 2014

    Copper rebounds from recent sell-off

    Copper continued to recover from a recent sharp sell-off, rising more than 2 per cent on Tuesday as traders closed bearish...

  18. March 18, 2014

    Antofagasta: red cents

    A miner digging one metal out of the ground in one country knows its onions. The model is simple and can be very cash...

  19. March 18, 2014

    Antofagasta to pay big dividend despite lower earnings

    Antofagasta rewarded investors with a big dividend in spite of lower earnings as copper prices fell and costs rose for the...

  20. 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...

  21. March 14, 2014

    Copper price plunge tied to China credit unwind

    Decoupling. It is a simple word, into which much hope and fear has been distilled. The past few days have witnessed the...

  22. March 13, 2014

    Copper: Cu on the other side

    Oil can blow up, or leak. Iron ore is bulky. So much so that it endangers cargo ships if it gets too wet. Which is why puny...

  23. March 12, 2014

    Copper flashes red

    Copper prices have long been viewed as a proxy for the health of the global economy, hence its popular moniker Doctor...

  24. March 12, 2014

    Copper hit as China banks cut import financing

    Efforts by Chinese banks to tighten up on a popular channel for relatively cheap loans has put pressure on international...

  25. March 11, 2014

    Copper futures fall by daily limit

    Copper continued to take a pummelling, with Shanghai traded futures in the metal falling by their daily limit on Wednesday...

  26. March 10, 2014

    China fears trigger dramatic drop in copper

    The copper market is spooked. After falling 4 per cent on Friday, the red metal tumbled as much as 2.6 per cent on Monday on...

  27. March 9, 2014

    Resource risk: red meridian

    Name that natural resource. Prices rose 13 per cent a year, on average, from 2000 and 2012. Production only rose 2 per cent...

  28. 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...

  29. February 19, 2014

    Worth watching Aussie and copper gyrations

    Investors will get fresh economic data on Thursday when preliminary, or “flash”, manufacturing purchasing managers’ indices...

  30. February 18, 2014

    Self-help digs miners BHP and Rio Tinto out of a hole

    Costs are down, output is up and the cash is starting to flow: the world’s largest miners are recovering their poise. BHP...

  31. February 18, 2014

    BHP Billiton backs iron ore surplus forecast

    BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resources company by market value, has joined rival Rio Tinto in forecasting a surplus for...

  32. February 12, 2014

    China notches up record imports of key commodities

    Fresh credit lines in the first month of the year combined with restocking ahead of the long Chinese new year holiday drove...

  33. 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...

  34. January 30, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata seeks exit from Philippines copper project

    Glencore Xstrata is looking to sell its stake in a Philippines copper project, according to the commodities group’s partner...

  35. January 29, 2014

    Copper miners: out of the red

    Austerity has fans somewhere – at least when it comes to big miners becoming attractive investments again, after years of...

  36. January 29, 2014

    China sensitive assets in thrall to PMI

    China will start its Lunar New Year holiday on Friday. But before it does, it will leave global markets with something to...

  37. January 29, 2014

    Antofagasta hits record copper output

    Antofagasta, the UK-listed miner of Chilean copper, lifted output to record levels and said it expected to hold costs stable...

  38. January 13, 2014

    Nickel: laterite hook

    Shares in Norilsk Nickel – a proxy for the nickel price – are up a third since August. But hang on: so is the Jakarta...

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