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  • TORONTO, Nov 18- Barrick Gold Corp named mining industry veteran Shaun Usmar as its chief financial officer designate on Tuesday, marking the latest shake-up at the gold miner. The Toronto- based gold mining giant has in the last three months let go of at least three other top executives, including its chief executive, the head of legal counsel, along with its head of...

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 4 percent, to $2.55. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 49 or 4.8 percent, to $10.75. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 34 or 6.3 percent, to $5.77.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 1.7 percent, to $2.61. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 40 or 1.0 percent, to $40.65. Peabody Energy fell$. 11 or 1.0 percent, to $11.41.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 67 or 5.4 percent, to $13.14. GoldCorp. rose$. 57 or 2.8 percent, to $21.09. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 57 or 3.0 percent, to $19.81.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Gemfields, the world's largest rough emerald producer, expects to take up to two more years to have stopped the losses at the Faberge jewellery business it bought two years ago, its chief executive, Ian Harebottle, said. London- listed Gemfields, which mines emeralds in Zambia and rubies in Mozambique, bought Faberge in the hope that the brand made...

  • *China home prices fall for second consecutive month in Oct. LONDON, Nov 18- Copper, aluminium and other base metals prices fell on Tuesday, as weak property sector data from China raised concerns about the outlook for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Copper prices have stayed between $6,500 and $6,800 a tonne since mid-September.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 3.0 percent, to $2.57. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $40.23. Peabody Energy fell$. 21 or 1.8 percent, to $11.31.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 6 percent, to $2.56. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 21 or 2.0 percent, to $10.47. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 20 or 3.7 percent, to $5.63.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 26 or 2.1 percent, to $12.73. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 27 or 1.4 percent, to $19.51.

  • METALS-Copper slips on weak China property sector Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    *China home prices fall for second consecutive month in Oct. LONDON, Nov 18- Copper prices dipped on Tuesday, as disappointing property sector data from China raised concerns about the outlook for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Copper prices have stayed between $6,500 and $6,800 a tonne since mid-September.

  • *Hurdles to boosting Australian farm exports to China. SYDNEY, Nov 18- A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia has been touted as a major step towards Australia shifting its economy from a "mining boom" to a "dining boom," but the reality is likely to be more sobering. China is already Australia's top trading partner, with two-way trade of...

  • *Gold firm near $1,185/ oz. SINGAPORE, Nov 18- Gold held below a two-week peak on Tuesday, its safe-haven appeal dulled with the dollar near a four-year high and growing signs of strength in the U.S. economy. The dollar held steady on Tuesday after European Central Bank officials raised the prospects of further stimulus and as investors waited to see if Japan's...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 19 or 1.5 percent, to $12.47. Gold Fields rose$. 11 or 2.8 percent, to $4.04. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 09 or. 5 percent, to $19.24.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 02 or. 8 percent, to $2.54. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.4 percent, to $10.26. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 18 or 3.4 percent, to $5.43.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 09 or 3.5 percent, to $2.65. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 65 or 1.6 percent, to $40.25. Peabody Energy rose$. 13 or 1.1 percent, to $11.52.

  • Nov 17- American Specialty Alloys said it plans to build a $1.2 billion aluminum mill in southeastern United States to tap into rising demand from the automotive industry. Boggs is making the switch to aluminum after almost a quarter of a century working in engineering and technology development for major steel producers including AK Steel, Severstal's...

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.2 percent, to $2.49. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 16 or 1.6 percent, to $9.96. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 03 or. 6 percent, to $5.22.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $12.34. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 17 or. 9 percent, to $18.99.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $2.56. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $39.64. Peabody Energy fell$. 13 or 1.1 percent, to $11.26.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 17- Gold retreated from a two-week high hit earlier on Monday as the dollar rose on news that Japan had slipped into recession, and strong technical resistance could also further limit bullion's gains in the near term, analysts said. "The next technical hurdle for gold will be its 50- day moving average, which has been acting as its stubborn...