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  • LONDON, Sept 30- Copper was on track for its biggest monthly loss since March on Tuesday, weighed down by a strong dollar, renewed signs of rising global supply and concerns about slack demand from China.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- Copper slipped on Tuesday, on track for its steepest monthly loss since March, weighed down by a strong dollar and renewed signs of rising global supply and slack demand from China, where a factory survey was revised down slightly.

  • China shares post best quarterly gains in years Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 30- China shares inched up on Tuesday, the last day of a quarter in which the main indexes had their biggest gains in four years. China markets will be shut Oct. 1-7 for its national holiday. Chinese coal producers jumped after the State Council said China would impose a new resource tax on coal from Dec. 1 and cancel a series of existing charges.

  • *Newmont says exports 30,000 T from Indonesia on Monday. JAKARTA/ SYDNEY, Sept 30- Newmont Mining Corp sent out its first copper concentrate shipment from Indonesia this week that ended a nine-month hiatus, highlighting a ramp up in copper mine supply that is expected to tip the market into surplus this year.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 30- London copper was flat but not far off three-month lows on Tuesday ahead of data on growth in China's huge manufacturing sector, and was facing its steepest monthly loss since March on a looming increase in supply.

  • METALS-Copper gains after dollar dips, nickel slides Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept 29- Copper prices rose on Monday, after earlier touching their lowest level in almost three months, as the dollar pulled back from an earlier four-year high against a basket of currencies. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange closed up 0.4 percent at $6,742 after falling to a session low of $6,666 a tonne, its weakest since June 16.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Copper prices steadied on Monday, after earlier touching their lowest level in almost three months, as the dollar pulled back from an earlier four-year high against a basket of currencies. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.35 percent at $6,740 by 1449 GMT after falling to a session low of $6,666 a tonne, its weakest since June 16.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Evraz North America, the U.S. unit of Russian steelmaker Evraz, wants to raise about $400 million from an initial public offering of between 25 percent and 35 percent of its shares, two banking sources in Moscow said on Monday.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Copper prices fell to their lowest level in almost three months on Monday, weighed down by a sharp rise in the dollar and uncertainty about the outlook for growth in China, its top consumer.

  • UPDATE 1-Steelmaker Evraz's U.S. unit files for IPO Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Sept 26- Evraz North America Ltd, the U.S. unit of Russia's largest steelmaker Evraz Plc, filed with U.S. regulators in an initial public offering of ordinary shares.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 26- Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas said on Friday its board had dismissed Chief Executive Julian Eguren in a divided vote, as two controlling stakeholders clashed over the appointment of senior managers in the firm.

  • METALS-Copper eyes weekly loss on China demand concerns Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:01 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Sept 26- London copper steadied near three-month lows on Friday but was set to chalk up a weekly loss as worries over demand growth in top consumer China weighed on prices.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 26- London copper steadied near three-month lows on Friday but was set to chalk up a third weekly loss as worries over demand growth in top consumer China and an impending wave of supply weighed on prices.

  • Pro's gold bets: FNV & RFLD  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    Catalysts that are driving gold prices, with Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO & CIO. He likes Royal Gold and Franco-Nevada.

  • LONDON, Sept 25- European shares slipped to a one-month low in late trading on Thursday, tracking a sell-off in U.S. stocks, as a stronger dollar undercut prices for industrial metals, causing mining shares to drop.

  • European shares fall in late sell-off, miners slip Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 underperforms on concerns of rate hike. The STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources index fell 2.1 percent to feature as the biggest sectoral decliner in Europe after prices of key base metals fell following a rise in the dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of major currencies, to a four-year high.

  • *Gold earlier hit lowest since Jan. 2 at $1,206.85/ oz. LONDON, Sept 25- Gold steadied off nine-month lows on Thursday while platinum edged up from its weakest since June last year, after softer than expected U.S. data pulled the dollar from an earlier four-year high against a currency basket.

  • *Break below $1,200/ oz still likely- HSBC. LONDON, Sept 25- Gold prices fell to a nine-month low on Thursday and other precious metals slid as the dollar rose to four-year highs against a basket of currencies and stock markets strengthened. Spot gold hit a low of $1,206.85 an ounce, its weakest since Jan. 2, and was down 0.5 percent at $1,210.30 an ounce at 1001 GMT.