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BHP and Vale agree deadline to settle $48bn Brazil disaster claim

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Opec needs output cuts to balance oil market

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Glencore-QIA deal for Rosneft stake starts to lose its lustre

Opacity and complexity hang over what was billed as a vote of confidence

China’s Baosteel posts eightfold surge in full-year profit

Higher prices, cost cutting and a major merger suggest steel industry forging recovery

Saudi Arabia energy minister downplays US shale threat

Opec production deal sets stage for rebound in output from North American drillers

Coking coal cools as China mines raise output

The hottest major commodity of last year makes a stuttering start to 2017

ExxonMobil buys drilling rights in big bet on US shale

Oil group acquires package of companies as it doubles resource base in Permian Basin

Greenpeace challenges HSBC on financing for palm oil companies

Claims bank funds groups alleged to be behind deforestation

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