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  • The main issue assumes that the iron ore miners and OPEC are in effective control of the markets in which they operate, or at least exercise a large degree of influence over them. There are probably members of OPEC that wish their market was more like iron ore, and vice versa. Unlike OPEC, the iron ore miners don't have a producers' group and would struggle against...

  • VANCOUVER, April 27- Pure-play silver miners, a niche investment market popular with retail investors, are moving up the endangered list. The more leveraged to silver the better... but you have to be able to tolerate the risk, "said David Morgan, founder of the Silver-Investor.com website. According to BMO Capital Markets, large primary silver miners have increased...

  • Can iron ore prices sustain gains?   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    Can iron ore prices sustain gains?

    Despite a recent 5 percent surge in prices, Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, Singapore, expects iron ore to head back down on the back of supply concerns.

  • Don't get too excited about iron ore: Pro   Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 11:45 PM ET
    Don't get too excited about iron ore: Pro

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, says iron ore prices remain tied to the supply-demand response, so investors shouldn't get too carried away by recent gains.

  • MELBOURNE, April 27- London nickel extended gains by 2 percent at one stage on Monday to hit a one-month high, fanning a rally in Shanghai on the prospect of a looming deficit. Three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange hit $13,475, its loftiest since March 27, before trading up 1.3 percent at $13,365 a tonne by 0200 GMT following a 3.9 percent advance in the...

  • MELBOURNE, April 27- London nickel extended gains by two percent to hit a one-month high on Monday, fanning a rally in Shanghai on prospects a looming deficit this year will cut feed used by China's stainless steel makers. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange firmed by 0.3 percent to $6,047 a tonne, while the most traded June contract on the Shanghai...

  • Big China steel thrives, stoking export fears Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 26- Plunging iron ore prices are providing a lifeline for some of China's biggest steel mills, but raising the prospect of a rising tide of exports and increased friction with the European Union and countries such as India. That doesn't bode well for struggling steelmakers elsewhere in the world, which have been hoping for a shake-out of the...

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.9 percent, to $3.04. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 19 or 3.5 percent, to $5.24. Silver Wheaton fell$. 19 or 1.0 percent, to $19.16.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 12 or. 9 percent, to $12.52. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 19 or 4.4 percent, to $4.10. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.53 or 6.5 percent, to $24.98.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 3.6 percent, to $1.03. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 48 or 1.6 percent, to $30.20. Peabody Energy fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.49.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 24- Gold hit its lowest level in more than a month on Friday, falling for the third straight week as strength in global equities diverted interest from the precious metal, although uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate rise kept prices in a tight range. Spot gold was down 1.4 percent at $1,177.03 an ounce at 2:34 p.m. EDT, while U.S. gold...

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. unchanged at $12.64. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.80 or 7.7 percent, to $25.25.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.9 percent, to $3.04. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.4 percent, to $9.20. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 09 or 1.7 percent, to $5.34.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 5.1 percent, to $1.05. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 39 or 1.3 percent, to $30.29. Peabody Energy rose$. 09 or 2.0 percent, to $4.59.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 3.6 percent, to $1.03. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 24 or. 8 percent, to $30.44. Peabody Energy rose$. 04 or. 8 percent, to $4.54.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 16 or 1.3 percent, to $12.48. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.17 or 5.0 percent, to $24.62.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 08 or 2.6 percent, to $3.02. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.5 percent, to $9.19. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.3 percent, to $5.36.

  • That measure was prompted by the ongoing war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, where Ukraine's most productive coal mines are located. The concern among supporters of Ukraine's coal industry is that cheaper foreign fuel could undermine the viability of domestic production. Akhmetov's DTEK holding company controls the bulk of Ukraine's...

  • SYDNEY, April 24- Australia is finding it harder than hoped to get over the hump of a decade-old mining boom as sliding resource prices and sluggish business investment foreshadow another year of substandard growth. The latest Reuters poll of analysts expects Australia's A $1.6 trillion of gross domestic product to grow 2.6 percent in 2015, just up on last...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 2.5 percent, to $0.99. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 66 or 2.2 percent, to $30.68. Peabody Energy fell$. 37 or 7.6 percent, to $4.50.