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    1. April 15, 2015

      Why raw materials are losing the love

      Industrial raw material prices initially held up pretty well after the meek Chinese growth data on Wednesday. But according...

    2. April 13, 2015

      Iron ore rallies on China inventory fall

      The price of iron ore rallied more than 3 per cent on Monday supported by a reduction in Chinese steel inventories and the...

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    1. April 13, 2015

      Miners take toll on FTSE after broker downgrades

      Mining stocks took a heavy toll on the FTSE 100 on Monday after a series of downgrades from Citigroup. The shakedown on...

    2. April 10, 2015

      Sinking iron ore price hits smaller producers

      Casualties are mounting among the world’s smaller iron ore producers as the steelmaking ingredient continues a dramatic...

    3. 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 could...

    4. April 1, 2015

      Iron ore slides beneath $50 a tonne

      The price of iron ore, a key source of profits for some of the world’s biggest mining companies, has dropped below $50 a...

    5. 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 the...

    6. March 31, 2015

      Nickel drops to 6-year low

      Nickel dropped to its lowest level in almost six years on Tuesday, with selling accelerating this week as investors worry...

    7. March 25, 2015

      Thermal coal retreats on fears over Japanese deal

      Australian thermal coal prices — the benchmark for the giant Asian market — have surrendered recent gains as traders fret...

    8. March 20, 2015

      Castleton hires Sellars for metals push

      Energy trader Castleton Commodities International is expanding into industrial metals, hiring a former head of metals at...

    9. March 18, 2015

      Iron ore falls to post-financial crisis low

      The price of iron ore has dropped to its lowest level since the financial crisis on fresh concerns about demand in China,...

    10. March 17, 2015

      US Steel: heavy metal

      As a title for a restructuring plan, the Carnegie Way may be the rare clever choice. This is the name of the efficiency...

    11. March 10, 2015

      Views diverge on China steel outlook

      Analysts and the world’s biggest miners are increasingly at odds over the outlook for steel in China, the world’s biggest...

    12. March 5, 2015

      Iron ore falls below $60 on China cuts vow

      The price of iron ore, a key steelmaking ingredient, dropped below $60 a tonne for the first time since 2009 as China vowed...

    13. February 17, 2015

      Concerns raised as China steel enters ‘peak zone’

      Zhang Guangning, who was elected chairman of the China Iron & Steel Association last month, did not mince his words when he...

    14. February 13, 2015

      Time to say buy buy from Mining Indaba

      The annual Mining Indaba event in Cape Town has become a place to take the pulse of the world’s industry. So what state is...

    15. February 10, 2015

      Chinese banks bulk up in London’s commodity sector

      Under large chandeliers in London’s ornate Gibson Hall, China’s largest bank earlier this month celebrated its $690m...

    16. February 4, 2015

      China supply could limit aluminium gains

      The aluminium market faces the prospect of a growing surge of supply from China this year that could disrupt expectations of...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 putting...

    19. 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 sense...

    20. January 26, 2015

      Iron ore falls to lowest since May 2009 on weak China demand

      The price of iron ore has declined to $63 a tonne for the first time in five and a half years, hit hard by concerns about...

    21. January 22, 2015

      Rare metals offer Sheffield a glint of hope

      Steel was a big part of Sheffield’s past, now titanium and tantalum could be as important for its future. These rarely used...

    22. January 21, 2015

      The price-supply disconnect

      The commodities cycle is all about supply and demand responding to prices. To put it very simply, as prices rise companies...

    23. January 20, 2015

      Iron ore drops as Chinese steel output slows

      The post-new year funk in iron ore has continued with the steelmaking ingredient drifting lower on concerns about slowing...

    24. January 13, 2015

      Falling oil price fuels lower costs for miners

      Who is the lowest cost iron ore producer of them all? A couple of months ago the answer to that question was relatively...

    25. January 11, 2015

      Chinese group General Nice takes over Greenland mine

      A Chinese mining company is taking over a planned $2bn iron ore mine in Greenland, making it the first Arctic resources...

    26. January 6, 2015

      Iron ore bounce likely to be shortlived

      Few in the iron ore industry will remember 2014 with any fondness. The steelmaking ingredient was the worst performing major...

    27. December 12, 2014

      Miners lose billions in commodity plunge

      Miners have lost hundreds of billions in revenue from the fall in commodity prices this year, according to a new analysis,...

    28. December 11, 2014

      Dominant holder highlights problems in aluminium market

      For years buyers of aluminium have put the metal in warehouses, borrowed against it, and waited for prices to rise. It was...

    29. November 27, 2014

      Industrial metals beat wider slump

      Miners have watched iron ore sink precipitously this year to a five-year low. That has been repeated for oil and coal, as...

    30. November 26, 2014

      Nyrstar starts search for new CEO after parting ways with Junck

      Nyrstar is looking for a new chief executive after the world’s largest zinc producer abruptly parted company with Roland...

    31. November 25, 2014

      Iron ore keeps falling despite China rate cut

      Iron ore fell to a new five-year low on Tuesday, putting increasing pressure on the world’s largest miners of the...

    32. November 24, 2014

      EU energy costs turn up heat on aluminium sector

      Aluminium workers at the Alunorf plant in the German city of Neuss aptly call one of their production lines “the grill”....

    33. November 24, 2014

      Global metal trading becomes more difficult to regulate

      Global metals markets are becoming more difficult to regulate as manipulation takes more subtle forms and new trading...

    34. November 21, 2014

      Miners in a hole should stop digging

      The only way to have a quick war is to lose it. In the boardrooms of the world’s top trio of iron ore miners, the directors...

    35. November 20, 2014

      US report details metal warehouse issues

      The two-year US Senate investigation into banks’ commodities business has thrown a sharp light on the relationship between...

    36. November 19, 2014

      Nickel gains after Indonesia reaffirms ore export ban

      Nickel outperformed its base metal peers on Wednesday and hit its highest level in a month after Indonesia said a ban on...

    37. November 18, 2014

      Hebei Iron and Steel buys controlling stake in trader Duferco

      China’s Hebei Iron and Steel Group has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in global steel trader Duferco, as the...

    38. November 18, 2014

      Iron ore hit by weak Chinese housing

      Iron ore fell to a five-year low on Tuesday as China’s property market showed renewed signs of weakness. Benchmark...

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