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  • Executives who gathered in the Chilean city of Santiago this week acknowledged tougher environmental standards, labor strikes, community resistance and resource nationalism were also making exploration more challenging.

  • HIGHLIGHTS-Top copper mining executives speak in Santiago Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    SANTIAGO, April 9- Top copper mining executives have flocked to Santiago, Chile to discuss the state of the industry as concerns about oversupply and a credit crisis in China, the world's No. 1 industrial metal user, weigh on prices and sentiment. DIEGO HERNANDEZ, ANTOFAGASTA PLC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. On mining challenges in Chile:.

  • SANTIAGO, April 8- A falling copper price and an improving economy in Europe will lift European smelter and producer Aurubis's sales volumes growth of copper wire this year, from flat growth last year, a company executive said on Monday.

  • FACTBOX-Copper mining investment plans Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 8- Anglo American may exit its Michiquillay copper project in Peru, its biggest copper project, the company's copper chief has warned, the latest sign that miners are reviewing expansion plans on low prices and uncertainty over China.

  • *Anglo could exit Michiquillay project- Copper CEO. SANTIAGO, April 8- Global miner Anglo American may exit its Michiquillay copper project in Peru amid capital constraints, the new chief executive for copper said as he warned that red metal prices will remain weak in the short-term on uncertain Chinese growth.

  • SANTIAGO, April 7- The chief executive officer of Chilean miner Antofagasta Minerals Plc said on Monday he sees China's economic problems as minor and doesn't believe a crisis brewing. The miner's $1.9 billion Antucoya copper project is on time and on budget, CEO Diego Hernandez also told Reuters on the sidelines of the CESCO/CRU copper conference in Santiago.

  • Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:55 AM ET

    IQUIQUE, Chile— Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths.

  • *Copper prices rise to over three-week high. SANTIAGO, April 2- Copper operations in Chile, the world's top producer, were unscathed by a major earthquake that struck the mineral-rich north on Tuesday night and prompted the evacuations of some workers.

  • UPDATE 1-Chile mines unharmed by quake; some ports shut Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, April 2- Copper operations in the world's top producer were broadly unharmed after a major earthquake in mineral-rich northern Chile on Tuesday night spooked miners and prompted some preventive evacuation of workers. Chile supplies a third of the world's copper.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • *Most mines in Chile designed to withstand tremors. SANTIAGO, April 2- Mines in world No. 1 copper producer Chile appear to have emerged unscathed from a major quake that struck near the mineral-rich north of the Andean country on Tuesday. Most mines in quake-prone Chile, which supplies around a third of the world's copper, are designed to withstand tremors.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- Mines in world No. 1 copper producer Chile appear to have emerged unscathed from a major quake that struck near the mineral-rich north of the Andean country on Tuesday. Chile's Collahuasi copper mine and port have not reported any problems so far following the 8.2- magnitude earthquake, Chief Executive Officer Jorge Gomez told Reuters.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country, but the government said there was no serious damage and no reports of deaths. Chile is the world's No. 1 copper producer but key mining firms said there was no serious damage to their operations.

  • LONDON, March 31- Emerging market borrowers raised just over $100 billion worth of debt in the first quarter of 2014, slightly below year-ago levels as geopolitical noise and uncertainty over U.S. The shortfall was most pronounced in company debt, with issuance running at $67.5 billion, compared to just over $100 billion in the first three months of 2013..

  • SANTIAGO, March 26- U.S. planemaker Boeing is positive that it can reach a market share in Latin America of least 50 percent of orders in coming years, a senior regional executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • SANTIAGO, March 25- Argentina's government is studying different options to replace its Mirage fighter jets and would like to close a deal this year, Defense Minister Agustin Rossi said on Tuesday. Among those options, Argentina is in talks with Israel regarding Kfir jets.

  • SYDNEY, March 25- London copper was treading water on Tuesday, with hopes of economic stimulus by Beijing providing a floor for prices after a survey showed that growth in the country's factories slowed for a fifth month in March. *The most-traded June copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged up by 0.1 percent to 45,300 yuan a tonne.

  • SANTIAGO, March 24- Airbus believes it can eventually drive its Latin American market share up to 65 percent, although it is not in talks to sell its A380 superjumbo in the region, the company's Latin American president told Reuters on Monday.

  • COPENHAGEN/ FRANKFURT, March 21- A deepening economic standoff between Russia and the west over the future of Ukraine has rippled through trading floors and boardrooms with exporters scrambling to protect revenues and global financial firms halting services.

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