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  • Forget 'being bearish' on commodities: Gartman Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    A trader works the pits at NYMEX in New York.

    One famed analyst says this might be the perfect time for commodities investors to pounce.

  • Glencore tanks another 29%: Who's next? Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 8:10 AM ET

    Glencore saw its shares slip another 29 percent Monday with analysts stressing that the weakness is likely to be felt across the entire sector.

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Investors in smaller mining companies are likely to suffer further losses as the recent plunge in commodities prices to multi-year lows pushes some firms to the brink of extinction. Without the heft of a Glencore, which has suspended dividends, issued new shares and plans asset sales to cut debt after its share price plunged 60 percent in three...

  • Glencore shares hit fresh all-time low Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    An employee walks past coal washing flotation cells, manufactured by Jameson Cells, a unit of Glencore Xstrata

    Shares in mining and commodities trading giant Glencore touched a new bottom on Friday, hit by a torrid week of analyst downgrades and fears about China's economic slowdown.

  • Miners hit by China concerns Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Miners hit by China concerns

    John Meyer, a mining analyst at SP Angel, says demand in China for metals and mining commodities is not picking up.

  • Diamonds are losing their sparkle. Here's why Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 9:13 AM ET

    Is it time to splash on some investment jewelery? The answer may be yes if you fancy a diamond ring, with prices for the gemstone down as much as 29 percent since last year.

  • After Glencore shutdown, has copper found a floor? Monday, 7 Sep 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    Copper prices rose sharply on Monday after commodity giant, Glencore, revealed plans to suspend some of its copper operations, pulling 400,000 tons of the red metal off the market in a debt-cutting exercise.

  • *Glencore tackles debt with dividend suspension, share sale. *Glencore shares vs copper: http://link.reuters.com/tut55w. Sept 7- Mining and trading company Glencore acknowledged on Monday the severity of the global commodity market slump as it suspended dividends and said it would sell assets and new shares to cut heavy debts built up through years of rapid...

  • Metals & mining bounce Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    Metals & mining bounce

    Katie Stockton, BTIG, and Gina Sanchez, Chantico Global, LLC, discuss whether metal and mining stocks are ready for a comeback.

  • But the stock climbed further after the billionaire investor disclosed the stake in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and said that he plans to speak with Freeport and may seek board representation. Freeport is undervalued, Icahn said in the filing, and he intends to address "executive compensation practices and capital structure as...

  • TORONTO, Aug 27- Freeport-McMoran Inc said on Thursday it will slash its mining capital budget by 25 percent next year and cut 10 percent of its U.S. mine staff, as the diversified miner and energy producer attempts to weather an ongoing slump in copper prices. This marks the latest in a string of cuts from the Arizona- based company, which earlier this month reduced...

  • TORONTO, Aug 27- Freeport-McMoran Inc said on Thursday it will slash its mining capital budget by 25 percent next year and cut 10 percent of its U.S. mining staff, as the diversified miner and energy producer attempts to weather an ongoing slump in copper prices. Shares of Freeport-McMoran, which will also suspend operations and lower production at some U.S. mines,...

  • Aug 27- Diversified U.S. miner and energy producer Freeport-McMoran Inc said it would cut 10 percent of its U.S. mining workforce and lowered the amount it plans to spend on mining in 2016 by 25 percent to $2 billion as commodity prices continue to fall. The company, which operates seven open-pit copper mines in North America, plans to suspend mining at its Miami...

  • Commodity and mining firms should be cutting costs: Fund manager

    Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager for Schroders, discusses what to look for in the commodities sector.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 19- Cia Siderúrgica Nacional SA, the debt-laden Brazilian steelmaker, is likely to decide between global advisory firms Rothschild and Lazard Ltd to coordinate the sale of some non-essential assets, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. Rothschild has topped mergers and acquisitions advisory in Brazil so far this year,...

  • Where are the opportunities in mining stocks? Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Where are the opportunities in mining stocks?

    Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, talks about which mining stocks are attractive to investors and how commodities may be impacted by China's yuan devaluation.

  • Freeport-McMoRan outlines $1 bln equity issue plan Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    TORONTO, Aug 10- Freeport-McMoRan Inc may issue up to $1 billion in common shares, the diversified miner said on Monday in a regulatory filing, a decision that highlights how sliding commodity prices are deepening woes of mining and energy companies. Analysts and investors cheered the move, and shares in Freeport rose more than 6 percent in midday trading on the...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 6- Global miner Rio Tinto on Thursday posted sharply lower first-half profits on sliding metal prices and pledged $1 billion in cost cuts this year. Miners have been among the worst performers on London's FTSE index of blue-chip companies so far this year, hit by oversupply and slowing growth in major consumer China. The FTSE 350 mining index has...

  • Is now the time to buy mining stocks? Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 3:15 AM ET
    Is now the time to buy mining stocks?

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, talks about the mining sector as commodity prices continue to fall.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 5- The board of Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore producer, on Wednesday approved plans to raise 1 billion reais from the sale of debt notes to expand the railway system at its Carajas ore mine. Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service rated the senior unsecured notes at Baa2, the second-lowest investment-grade ranking, with a "negative"...