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    1. February 5, 2016

      ArcelorMittal to raise $3bn to cut debt

      ArcelorMittal plans to raise $3bn through a rights issue to bolster its balance sheet after losses rose sevenfold in...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Asteroid mining is not science fiction

      Loony Luxembourg? Or great forward thinking by the Grand Duchy? The Luxembourg government’s announcement this week that...

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    1. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing

      Central and eastern Europe’s car industry, once associated with building and selling u...
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    1. February 4, 2016

      EU pushes China to cut back steel sector

      The EU’s top trade official has called on Beijing to cut overcapacity in its steel industry, promising new measures to...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Concord Resources agrees $250m financing from Goldman unit

      Concord Resources, a newly formed trading house that has launched into one of the worst commodity slowdowns in more...

    3. February 1, 2016

      China’s steel sector hit by losses

      A sharp reversal in China’s steel industry has led to more than half of major producers reporting losses last year....

    4. January 29, 2016

      Supply chain scrutiny intensifies for battery materials

      The digital revolution is supposed to be as transformative as the Industrial Revolution before it. But there is one...

    5. January 28, 2016

      Miners still digging for victory

      Demand growth changed dramatically across metals and bulk commodities last year. It slowed in aluminium and nickel, was...

    6. January 26, 2016

      Jay Hambro: bridge to a future in Russia

      When Jay Hambro was 17 his father sent him and his brother Evy to work at mines in Australia. He spent several months...

    7. January 25, 2016

      Port Talbot broken by steel industry in decline

      Luke Keogh, 20, was the third generation of his family to find work at the steelworks in Port Talbot, but the first...

    8. 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...

    9. January 18, 2016

      Chinese steel imports push mills to brink of ‘catastrophe’

      Union leaders have warned the government that Britain’s steel industry faces “catastrophe” unless ministers block...

    10. January 13, 2016

      Sumitomo and Sherritt hit by nickel slide

      Sherritt International, the Canadian miner, and Sumitomo, the Japanese trading house, have warned of $1.7bn in...

    11. January 10, 2016

      Unions in talks with Tata over future of biggest steel plant

      Talks over the future of the UK’s biggest steel plant in south Wales are set to take place between its owner and union...

    12. December 23, 2015

      Aluminium climbs to two-month peak

      Aluminium prices rose to a two-month high and other industrial metals also bounced back on Wednesday on hopes that...

    13. December 23, 2015

      Steelworkers face uncertainty in UK after a year of trauma

      For Britain’s steel industry, 2015 was a year of trauma. Of the country’s remaining 30,000 steel employees, about 5,000...

    14. December 17, 2015

      UK steel boosted by EU aid approval

      Britain’s steelmakers received a boost on Thursday when the EU approved a multimillion pound package of state aid to...

    15. December 16, 2015

      Trafigura cleared by European Commmission to control Nyrstar

      European regulators on Wednesday declared they had no objections to Trafigura wielding de facto control of Nyrstar,...

    16. December 9, 2015

      China steel exports climb to above 100m tonnes

      China’s steel exports have hit a record level this year at over 100m tonnes, illustrating how the country is relying on...

    17. December 8, 2015

      Commodities: Material revolution

      When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he...

    18. December 7, 2015

      Nyrstar shuts US zinc mines as metal trades at 6-year lows

      Nyrstar, Europe’s biggest zinc producer, is to halt production at three US mines as prices for the metal trade at their...

    19. December 4, 2015

      Iron ore price falls below $40 a tonne

      The iron ore price fell to its lowest level since it moved to a spot market away from annual contracts in 2009 as...

    20. November 30, 2015

      Shanghai takes command in metals markets

      Over the summer the surge of Chinese retail investors into equities alarmed global markets. Now the same is happening...

    21. November 26, 2015

      Metal prices rebound on output cut hopes

      Metal prices rebounded on Thursday on hopes that Chinese producers would start to make cuts to their production in the...

    22. November 26, 2015

      Metals rally on output cut hopes

      Metal prices have rebounded from their lowest levels since the financial crisis on hopes Chinese producers will start...

    23. November 24, 2015

      China’s sherbet lemon economy keeps investors guessing

      The debate about whether China faces a hard or soft landing is little more than semantics to shareholders of the...

    24. November 24, 2015

      Iron ore reaches record post-2008 low in steel demand slide

      The price of iron ore, a key steelmaking ingredient, fell to its lowest level in at least seven years on Tuesday, as...

    25. November 24, 2015

      Alcoa finds support from activist Elliott

      Elliott Associates, an activist hedge fund, is known for challenging companies’ management and calling for change. In...

    26. November 23, 2015

      Metals prices fall to multiyear lows

      Metals prices suffered a broad sell-off on Monday that sent prices to their lowest levels in years, intensifying the...

    27. November 20, 2015

      Zinc rallies after Chinese smelters announce cut

      Zinc prices rallied by as much as 6 per cent on Friday after a group of Chinese smelters pledged to cut output,...

    28. November 18, 2015

      UK’s steel suppliers gird themselves against fallout

      Britain’s steel crisis has left a trail of devastation: closed plants, thousands of lost jobs and bleak prospects for...

    29. November 17, 2015

      Steel and iron ore hit by China sell-off

      Concern about the strength of demand in China, the world’s largest consumer of commodities, has pushed steel prices to...

    30. November 12, 2015

      Leading miners cling to long-term steel demand predictions

      Miners who thought they had weathered the worst of the summer’s commodity rout have reason to be fearful again. Copper...

    31. November 11, 2015

      Output cuts fail to stem metal price rout

      Back in the summer, Glencore’s combative chief executive Ivan Glasenberg led a chorus of mining executives in blaming...

    32. 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...

    33. November 9, 2015

      Caparo steel chief Angad Paul dies in plunge from London home

      One of the Midlands’ leading industrialists has died in a fall from his London home just two weeks after his steel...

    34. November 6, 2015

      ArcelorMittal downgrades 2015 outlook and suspends dividend

      ArcelorMittal downgraded its earnings outlook for 2015 and proposed to suspend its dividend, as the collapse in global...

    35. November 5, 2015

      Tata Steel warns of further cuts in UK operations

      Tata Steel has warned additional cost-cutting and restructuring may be needed at its struggling British operations,...

    36. November 5, 2015

      US aluminium industry fights for its life

      As the price of aluminium plumbs depths not seen since the financial crisis one producer, majority-owned by resource...

    37. November 3, 2015

      Base metals give up recent advances from output cuts

      Zinc, a metal used to rustproof steel in everything from cars to building materials, has surrendered all of the gains...

    38. November 2, 2015

      China aluminium supply adds to US tensions

      China’s continued production of aluminium is raising tensions with US rivals as prices for the lightweight metal trade...

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