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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 22- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday voted to impose anti-dumping duties against steel pipe imports from seven countries, exempting two, handing a victory to domestic producers who had complained that the cheap imports were undercutting their prices.

  • COLUMN-Tin: A couple of corrections: Andy Home Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 22- The last few days have brought a couple of "official corrections", to coin news agency jargon, about the tin market. Because the second "official correction" came from Peter Kettle, markets manager at ITRI. Speaking in the Reuters Global Base Metals Forum earlier this week, he conceded that the forecast deficit is unlikely to appear this year.

  • LONDON, Aug 22- London copper hit its highest price in a fortnight on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly rise since early July as brightening U.S. economic prospects eclipsed concerns over China and Europe.

  • ULAN BATOR, Aug 22- China and Mongolia have signed 26 new deals on railroads, mining and power generation during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit that began on Thursday, Mongolia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Closer economic relations with China may be landlocked Mongolia's answer to recent economic woes.

  • Iron ore hits two-month low     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Maurice Mason, mining analyst at Peel Hunt, discusses the outlook for the iron ore market after prices hit a two-month low.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 22- London copper held steady on Friday but was eyeing its biggest weekly gain since early July on brightening prospects over global growth, but caution over China's stuttering property markets kept traders cautious and capped gains.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 07 or 2.1 percent, to $3.20. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $39.92. Peabody Energy fell$. 35 or 2.1 percent, to $16.32.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or. 9 percent, to $3.26. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.5 percent, to $14.03. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 33 or 3.5 percent, to $9.07.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.4 percent, to $18.45. Gold Fields fell$. 07 or 1.7 percent, to $4.16. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $26.61.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 38 or 2.0 percent, to $18.35. Gold Fields fell$. 10 or 2.4 percent, to $4.13. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 22 or. 8 percent, to $26.51.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.23. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $39.70. Peabody Energy fell$. 44 or 2.6 percent, to $16.23.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.5 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 25 or 1.8 percent, to $14.00. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 42 or 4.5 percent, to $8.98.

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo Mexico's Buenavista copper mine near the U.S. border and threatened possible fines of up to $3 million.

  • *Platinum falls to 3- month lows. LONDON, Aug 21- Gold slid around 1 percent to its lowest in two months on Thursday, extending losses to a fifth session on a firm dollar and after slightly better than expected U.S. jobless claims fed expectations for an early interest rate hike.

  • *China, Mongolia sign deals on mining, finance cooperation. *Struggling economy forces Mongolia to tilt towards China.

  • *Coal producers down as Beijing orders curbs on oversupply. HONG KONG, Aug 21- Hong Kong and China shares weakened on Thursday after a preliminary private survey showed growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 21- London copper stayed around $7,000 a tonne mark on Thursday after a gauge on China's factory health showed growth slowed in August, denting optimism over demand fuelled by brightening prospects in the United States.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 21- London copper was steady on Thursday just above $7,000 a tonne which it touched in the previous session on encouraging signs from the U.S. economy and ahead of a key China factory data.

  • Why now's the time to buy iron ore Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Iron ore has taken a beating this year, but one analyst told CNBC this presents the perfect buying opportunity.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's Congress on Wednesday urged the government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines after a toxic spill there earlier this month.