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    1. 18 hours ago

      Copper hopes ‘bright despite volatility’

      Copper is set for a period of price volatility as the market digests new supply but long-term prospects remain bright due to...

    2. October 19, 2014

      BHP Billiton leads miners’ retreat from supersizing

      More trucks, more shovels, bigger holes in the ground: the mining sector has been supersizing itself for years, convinced...

    1. October 15, 2014

      China copper imports set to plunge

      China copper imports are set to plunge 25 per cent next year as the fallout from a financing scandal in the port city of...

    2. August 21, 2014

      Copper and zinc shrug off weak China data

      Copper and zinc shrugged off weak Chinese manufacturing and trade data on Thursday, building on strong gains made in the...

    3. August 20, 2014

      Antofagasta to split chairman and chief roles

      Antofagasta is to split the roles of chairman and chief executive, putting the blue-chip London-listed copper miner in line...

    4. August 15, 2014

      BHP Billiton to push ahead with demerger strategy

      BHP Billiton is heading towards a spin-off of billions of dollars worth of assets after it said a demerger was its preferred...

    5. August 13, 2014

      Copper slumps on Chinese demand concern

      Copper has sunk to its lowest level since June after weak economic data fuelled concerns about the prospects for demand in...

    6. August 6, 2014

      Contenders for Rio Tinto’s chief executive role

      Sam Walsh steers Rio Tinto to recovery Rio Tinto approaches its interim results on Thursday knowing they are likely to...

    7. July 27, 2014

      Miners: the hole truth

      In 1530, Charles V was the last Holy Roman Emperor to be crowned by a pope. He paid for it with the Royal Fifth: a levy upon...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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