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  • METALS-London copper dips on dollar, increasing supply Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:58 AM ET

    *Dollar sets 13- month high, euro struggles. LONDON, Aug 27- Copper fell on Wednesday as a firm dollar and the prospect of increasing supply of the metal offset growing confidence in U.S. economic growth.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 27- Indonesia wants copper miners Newmont Mining Corp and Freeport-McMoRan Inc to hammer out a deal on concentrate supply for an upcoming smelter before allowing Newmont to resume exports, a mining ministry official said on Wednesday.

  • *Newmont withdraws international arbitration against Indonesia. SYDNEY, Aug 27- The prospect of increased supply pushed London copper down on Wednesday from a three-week high hit in the previous session but growing confidence in U.S. economic growth kept a floor under prices.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 27- China has in recent years been viewed as the main driver of the global copper market, and while its influence remains strong, it's possible that the rest of the world will take over in the short term.

  • *Newmont withdraws international arbitration against Indonesia. SYDNEY, Aug 27- London copper was steady on Wednesday after hitting a three-week high in the previous session on signs of growing strength in the U.S. economic recovery, although expectations of higher supply curbed gains.

  • METALS-London copper steady; supply pickup in focus Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Aug 27- London copper steadied down from a three week high hit the session before on Wednesday amid expectations of improving supply after signs that miner Newmont may get permission to restart concentrate exports from Indonesia.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 2.5 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 33 or 2.4 percent, to $14.09. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 44 or 5.0 percent, to $9.23.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 1.6 percent, to $3.18. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 35 or. 9 percent, to $39.74. Peabody Energy rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $15.79.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 24 or 1.3 percent, to $18.25. Gold Fields rose$. 21 or 4.9 percent, to $4.46. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 52 or 2.0 percent, to $26.50.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 1.4 percent, to $3.18. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 43 or 1.1 percent, to $39.82. Peabody Energy rose$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $15.77.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $18.09. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 39 or 1.5 percent, to $26.37.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 05 or 1.6 percent, to $3.21. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $13.89. Silver Wheaton rose$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $24.57.

  • Bachelet, who took power in March, is pushing a wide range of reforms through Congress aimed at addressing inequality in Chile. Most crucial copper workers in Chile belong to local plant unions, who are not taking part in the strike, although Ahumada said it would be difficult for the mines to run normally without the contract workers.

  • *Alcoa to shut Sardinian ops, cut aluminium capacity by 150,000 T. LONDON, Aug 26- Aluminium touched a 18- month peak on Tuesday, boosted by a big long position and declining available stocks, with metals markets also supported by hopes the European Central Bank would implement stimulus measures.

  • *Alcoa to shut Sardinian ops, cut aluminum capacity by 150,000 T. LONDON, Aug 26- Aluminum touched a 18- month peak on Tuesday, boosted by a big long position and a shortage of available stocks, with metals markets also supported by hopes the European Central Bank would implement stimulus measures.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 15 or. 8 percent, to $18.16. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 50 or 1.9 percent, to $26.48.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.20. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 19 or 1.4 percent, to $13.95. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 23 or 2.6 percent, to $9.02.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 03 or. 8 percent, to $3.16. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 67 or 1.7 percent, to $40.06. Peabody Energy rose$. 07 or. 4 percent, to $15.80.

  • Steelmakers lead as euro zone shares extend ECB rally Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.7 pct. LONDON, Aug 26- Euro zone blue chips were on track to record their best two-day gain this year on Tuesday, boosted by the prospect of further stimulus from the European Central Bank and by strong gains for some steelmakers.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- A U.S. judge has dismissed London Metal Exchange Ltd as a defendant from nationwide antitrust litigation over the alleged fixing of aluminum prices. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the LME was an "organ" of the UK government and immune from the lawsuit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.