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  • Final Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 23 or 1.7 percent, to $13.78. Gold Fields fell$. 10 or 2.5 percent, to $3.87. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $22.72.

  • With seizures up, Indian gold smuggling loses its shine Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    MUMBAI, Oct 17- Gold smuggling into India, the world's second-biggest consumer of the precious metal, is becoming more risky for couriers following a surge in seizures and less profitable for the gangs behind the practice. "Gold smuggling was highly profitable.... but now with the drop in premiums and tight security, legal imports are increasing," said Milind...

  • Oct 16- U.S. farmers are cutting back on spreading fertilizer this autumn in response to a drop in crop prices to multi-year lows and a delayed harvest, dealers say, warning of a pullback that will be felt from grain markets to Canadian potash mines. Reductions in fertilizer use of an estimated 10 to 50 percent by volume could hit profits of producers such as Potash...

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 43 or 3.2 percent, to $13.98. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 21 or. 9 percent, to $22.91.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 37 or 19.8 percent, to $2.24. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.44 or 4.3 percent, to $35.11. Peabody Energy rose$. 63 or 5.7 percent, to $11.51.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 06 or 2.4 percent, to $2.59. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 24 or 2.2 percent, to $11.02. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 33 or 5.7 percent, to $6.07.

  • UK mining co in bankruptcy on market slump, Ebola Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    LONDON— Debt-plagued London Mining PLC has filed for bankruptcy protection in the wake of a slump in iron ore prices and as the Ebola outbreak complicated the sale of a mine in Sierra Leone. The company said Thursday that a lack of liquidity, together with lengthy negotiations between potential buyers of its Sierra Leone Marampa mine, forced it to file for...

  • Why Klesch wants Tata European operations     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Gary Klesch, founder and chairman of Klesch Group, explains why Klesch wants to acquire Tata's European loss-making operations, saying there is a "big upside opportunity" to this deal.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 06 or 3.2 percent, to $1.93. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 54 or 1.6 percent, to $34.21. Peabody Energy fell$. 13 or 1.2 percent, to $10.75.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 20 or 1.5 percent, to $13.75. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $22.80.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 4 percent, to $2.52. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $5.76. Silver Wheaton rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $19.89.

  • Oct 16- Oil and gas producer Southwestern Energy Co said it would acquire certain oil and gas assets in Marcellus and Utica shale fields in West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania from Chesapeake Energy Corp for about $5.37 billion. The acquired assets include 256 operated and producing wells and 179 non-operated wells. Average net daily production from...

  • BRASILIA/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 16- An iron-ore mining company controlled by Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, the third time in a year that a unit of the former billionaire's EBX industrial group has sought protection from creditors. MMX Sudeste Mineracao SA, the company that made the petition, holds nearly all the significant...

  • *Shanghai zinc drops 3 pct as short selling heats up. SYDNEY, Oct 16- London copper held its ground on Thursday after logging its biggest daily fall in six months the session before, with mounting concerns over global growth stoking selling across other metals. "Talk of stimulus programmes suggests that there is a realisation that without these measures, we could...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 15- The main subsidiary of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's iron ore mining company MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA filed a bankruptcy protection petition before a Brazilian court on Wednesday. MMX Sudeste Mineracao SA, the unit that holds MMX's main mining assets, made the request after negotiations with creditors and efforts to seek new investors...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 15- A unit of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's iron-ore mining company MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA made an "urgent" bankruptcy protection petition before a Brazilian court on Wednesday.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 16- London copper held its ground on Thursday, a day after mounting worries over a pullback in global growth saw prices log the biggest daily fall in six months, with low volumes suggesting consumers were expecting a deeper decline to come. *The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell by 1.4 percent in overnight...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 12 or. 9 percent, to $13.55. Gold Fields fell$. 14 or 3.4 percent, to $3.97. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $22.70.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 07 or 2.8 percent, to $2.53. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.4 percent, to $10.78. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 10 or 1.7 percent, to $5.75.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 19 or 11.3 percent, to $1.87. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.23 or 3.8 percent, to $33.67. Peabody Energy rose$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $10.88.