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    1. September 1, 2015

      Collapse in premiums hits aluminium trade

      While aluminium prices have declined to six-year lows, what has really hurt big trading houses such as Glencore and...

    2. September 1, 2015

      Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy sues China’s Citic Ltd for A$10bn

      A company owned by Clive Palmer, the Australian mining tycoon turned politician, is suing China’s Citic Limited for...

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    1. August 31, 2015

      China shuffle to form world’s top aluminium producer

      Beijing is lining up a shuffle of state assets that will create the world’s biggest aluminium producer and allow a...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Union says 250 jobs cut as Tata mothballs South Wales steel plant

      The British steel industry was dealt a further blow on Wednesday as Tata Steel announced the mothballing of a plant in...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. August 18, 2015

      Antofagasta loses 2.1% as mining losses drag FTSE down deeper

      Concerns over China drove resource stocks lower on Tuesday, leaving Chile-based copper miner Antofagasta at the foot of...

    6. 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...

    7. August 13, 2015

      Iron ore in China recovers to 5-week high on weaker renminbi

      Iron ore futures in China rose to a five-week high on Thursday, recovering from a recent fall on expectations that...

    8. August 13, 2015

      Shares in China aluminium group hit despite inflated sales denial

      Shares in China Zhongwang Holdings slumped 12 per cent on Thursday after trading in the world’s second-largest producer...

    9. August 11, 2015

      Tata Steel beats falling sales to double profits

      Tata Steel escaped an expected loss in the first quarter, doubling net profits even as India’s largest private...

    10. August 10, 2015

      Aluminium: Meltdown fears

      When the US government slapped anti-dumping tariffs on China Zhongwang Holdings four years ago, the world’s...

    11. August 3, 2015

      Industrialist walks away from buying Tata’s Scunthorpe steel plant

      An Anglo-American industrialist has walked away from buying a UK steel plant, saying its 6,000 workers were “being led...

    12. July 31, 2015

      ArcelorMittal warns on emerging market weakness

      ArcelorMittal warned that China and other emerging markets remained weak even as the Luxembourg-based steelmaker...

    13. July 29, 2015

      Struggling nickel at mercy of positioning

      The price of nickel is back to the low levels last seen during the height of the global financial crisis, notes Leon...

    14. July 29, 2015

      Goldman says Chinese metals in for a ‘hard landing’

      China’s statistics pose multiple difficulties for analysts, especially since they were called “man-made” by the current...

    15. July 23, 2015

      Metals correlation goes against the grain

      Recent sessions have seen some wholesale selling of metals amid lingering worries about meek global demand, patches of...

    16. July 22, 2015

      Industrial metals decline on China worries

      Industrial metals from copper to zinc fell again on Wednesday, buffeted by a strengthening US dollar and nagging...

    17. July 17, 2015

      Production cuts by Vale and Rio will not solve iron ore glut

      The bruised and battered iron ore industry finally received some good news this week. First, Vale said it would...

    18. July 16, 2015

      An iron ore civil war plays out on social media in Australia

      “Our family. Our jobs. Our future,” is the message conveyed on the Facebook page and Twitter feed. Gazing out from the...

    19. July 16, 2015

      Tata targets 720 job cuts at English steel plants

      More than 700 workers are likely to lose their jobs with Tata Steel because high energy costs and cheap imports have...

    20. July 13, 2015

      Nyrstar appoints Bill Scotting as new chief executive

      Nyrstar has ended a seven-month search for a chief executive, turning to a mining industry veteran to try to improve...

    21. July 8, 2015

      Alcoa takes upbeat tone despite dented aluminium price

      Alcoa, the aluminium group, has reported earnings below analysts’ expectations but taken an upbeat tone on the rest of...

    22. July 8, 2015

      China’s equity rout sparks metal meltdown

      The $3tn rout of Chinese equities has spilled over into commodities, pushing nickel, zinc and iron ore into bear market...

    23. July 2, 2015

      Commodity markets diverge as supply and demand come to the fore

      Divergence was the name of the game for commodities markets in the second quarter as gasoline and iron ore jumped but...

    24. June 29, 2015

      Greece and China weigh on commodities

      Commodities did not escape the market turmoil caused by Greece’s capital controls and a hefty drop in Chinese equities,...

    25. 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...

    26. June 19, 2015

      Tata Steel UK strike called off

      Plans for the first major steel strike in the UK in more than 30 years were called off on Friday after the unions said...

    27. June 9, 2015

      Supply glut puts pressure on aluminium

      Aluminium prices show few signs of recovering as the world remains in a glut of the lightweight metal used in cars and...

    28. June 8, 2015

      Lower China imports from two big suppliers support iron ore price

      Iron ore held firm at its highest level in almost four months after government figures showed that imports of the...

    29. June 5, 2015

      Miners on the ropes as market capitalisation and returns fall

      The mining sector is battered and bruised by falling commodity prices and waning shareholder interest. So it is perhaps...

    30. May 26, 2015

      Fortescue soars on Chinese investment rumours

      Shares in Fortescue Metals surged on Tuesday amid reports that Chinese-linked companies have applied to Australia’s...

    31. May 25, 2015

      Europe steps up fight over cheap steel imports

      Steelmakers in Europe are counting on stronger protective measures in the fight against cheap imports of steel,...

    32. May 15, 2015

      Chinese exports damp aluminium rally

      The recent rally in the price of aluminium has lost momentum as Chinese exports of the lightweight metal continue to...

    33. May 13, 2015

      Commodity markets wary of false alarm as El Niño blows back

      After a five-year absence, El Niño is back. The last time the weather event emerged in 2009-10, droughts damaged crops...

    34. May 12, 2015

      Chinese fund doubles down on copper short

      One of the Chinese funds reckoned to be behind a precipitous fall in the price of copper at the start of the year has...

    35. May 12, 2015

      Zinc traders dig in as price rebounds

      Forty-three miles from Milan, an Australian company is busy resurrecting a zinc mine left dormant since the 1980s....

    36. May 12, 2015

      El Niño confirmation puts farmers and climate specialists on alert

      Farmers, commodity investors and climate specialists are braced for extreme weather this year after Australia’s...

    37. May 11, 2015

      Chinese rate cut stokes iron ore rally

      Iron ore, the key ingredient in steelmaking, has extended its recent breathtaking rally after China cut interest rates...

    38. May 8, 2015

      Commodities bulls boosted by oil recovery

      Commodities from copper to iron ore have rebounded, helped by a rising oil price and a weaker US dollar, raising the...

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