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LONDON, Sept 3- State Chilean copper producer Codelco's first-half results were a reminder of the market's historic supply challenges. Headline production from the company's own mines, excluding its holdings in the El Abra and Los Bronces operations, fell 1 percent relative to the first half of 2012.. Three of Codelco's six mines reported lower output.
SINGAPORE, Aug 30- London copper was set to wrap up its biggest monthly gain in nearly a year on Friday on signs the global economy is edging towards recovery, although prices touched a three-week low on fresh strength in the dollar.
LONDON, Aug 29- Copper slid for a third day, sinking to its lowest level in two weeks on Thursday on a stronger dollar, concerns about Syria and slightly higher inventories. Uncertainty over Syria continued to unnerve the market after U.S.
SINGAPORE, Aug 29- London copper slipped to its lowest level in nearly two weeks on Thursday, as the dollar rose against a basket of currencies, but was underpinned by steady Chinese demand and the prospect of a slow revival in global growth.
SINGAPORE, Aug 29- London copper fell for a third session on Thursday, as the dollar rose against a basket of currencies, but was underpinned by steady Chinese demand and the prospect of a slow revival in global growth.
SINGAPORE, Aug 29- London copper drifted lower on Monday as the dollar rose against a basket of currencies, but was underpinned by steady Chinese demand and the prospect of a slow revival in global growth. *The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slid 0.6 percent to 52,390 yuan a tonne.
SANTIAGO, Aug 28- Workers at Chile's Escondida, the world's biggest copper mine, will vote on an improved company proposal regarding a disputed bonus over the next week, a union leader told Reuters on Wednesday.
SANTIAGO, Aug 28- SQM, the Chilean fertilizer, iodine and lithium producer, is cutting its planned spending for this year and said it will invest even less in 2014, in the wake of the dismantling of one of the world's two big potash cartels.
PARIS, Aug 27- European stocks dropped on Tuesday as unease about the threat of a U.S.-led military strike against Syria prompted some investors to cash in on recent strong gains. The United States signalled on Monday possible military action against Syria over a chemical weapons attack in its civil war last week.
PARIS, Aug 27- European stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday as unease about the threat of a military strike against Syria prompted some investors to cash in on recent strong gains.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Aug 26- Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile said on Monday they had wrapped up negotiations to remove all trade tariffs between them, cementing a bloc that the four hope will encourage free trade between Latin America and the rest of the world.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Aug 26- Asia could become twice as important to Mexico as an export market over the next five years as the country strengthens trade ties with the fast-growing economies of the region, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Monday.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Aug 25- A Latin American bloc comprising Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile has almost concluded negotiations to remove tariffs on all trade between them, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Sunday.
SANTIAGO, Aug 24- Mexico's economy, the second largest in Latin America, is set to rebound next year, boosted by a recovery in its main trade partner, the United States, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, Aug 23- The United States and 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific have begun a final push to reach a landmark trade deal this year and hope for significant progress by an October meeting of leaders in Bali, the top U.S. trade official said on Friday.
NEW YORK, Aug 23- Argentina on Friday lost its appeal of a U.S. judge's order requiring it to pay $1.33 billion to hedge funds that refused to go along with two of the country's debt restructurings. Argentina, which has called the holdouts "vultures," has said that if it is forced to pay the dissidents, future sovereign restructurings would be impossible to achieve.
*Rio cuts $483 million of exploration costs. LONDON, Aug 23- Big miners such as Rio Tinto can slash exploration spending and still make valuable finds but they must resist the temptation to stop searching entirely or they will pay later, the company's head of exploration said.
LONDON, Aug 23- The United States has emerged as a big net exporter of propane and other liquefied petroleum gases, thanks to the shale revolution, becoming a prime supplier of heating, cooking and motor fuel for countries across Latin America.
The American Cancer Society and allied organizations said the plan would give tobacco companies a new tool to challenge government anti-smoking measures, while business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Farm Bureau Federation said it would weaken a tenet of international trade law that many U.S. exporters rely on to sell goods abroad.
TORONTO, Aug 21- Peter Munk has long driven the agenda for Barrick Gold Corp, the company he formed in 1983 and built into the world's largest gold producer, but recent missteps have raised questions about the leadership of a man once seen as a visionary in the industry.