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  • *Copper specs slash net longs by 13,018 lots to 87,689- CFTC. SINGAPORE, Nov 11- Copper steadied on Monday after last week logging its biggest weekly fall in two months, with a pick-up in Chinese factory output and a revival in U.S. job growth burnishing hopes for a global economic recovery and supporting the outlook for demand.

  • Nov 8- A 90- car train carrying North Dakota crude derailed and exploded in a rural area of western Alabama early on Friday, leaving 11 cars burning and potentially bolstering the push for tougher regulation of a boom in moving oil by rail. A local official said the crude oil had originated in North Dakota, home of the booming Bakken shale patch.

  • Nov 8- A 90- car train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in western Alabama in the early hours of Friday morning, spilling oil and leaving eleven cars burning in the rural area. A local official said the crude oil had originated in North Dakota, home of the booming Bakken shale patch.

  • SANTIAGO, Nov 8- Workers at Barrick Gold Corp's suspended Pascua-Lama gold mine in Chile signed a new contract on Friday, dropping a strike threat that could have delayed crucial construction of a water management system, a union leader told Reuters.

  • TORONTO, Nov 8- Barrick Gold Corp signaled on Friday that founder and Chairman Peter Munk will step down sometime before the company's annual meeting next year, a move that would follow prolonged investor pressure for changes on the gold miner's board.

  • SANTIAGO, Nov 8- Workers at Barrick Gold Corp's suspended Pascua-Lama gold mine in Chile signed a new contract on Friday, dropping a strike threat that could have delayed crucial construction of a water management system, a union leader told Reuters.

  • *China's Oct copper imports down on month but up on year. LONDON, Nov 8- Copper dipped on Friday as solid imports of the metal into top consumer China offset concerns about fragile U.S. and European economic growth. Copper has remained firmly within a $7,000- 7,420 band since early August.

  • *China's Oct copper imports down on month but up on year. LONDON, Nov 8- Copper was steady on Friday as solid imports of the metal into top consumer China offset concerns about fragile U.S. and European economic growth.

  • *Coffee jumps after sliding to 7- year low. NEW YORK, Nov 7- Oil and precious metals fell on Thursday, with Brent crude sliding to a four-month low while gold sank to its lowest since mid-October as a strong dollar pressured prices.

  • *Coffee jumps after sliding to 7- year low. NEW YORK, Nov 7- Oil and precious metals fell on Thursday, with Brent crude sliding to a four-month low while gold sank to its lowest since mid-October as a strong dollar pressured prices.

  • Nov 7 (Reuters)- James River Coal Co idled four more mines in Central Appalachia and temporarily laid off about 200 employees as the company looks to shore up its precarious cash position amid weak coal prices. "The balance sheet continues to be the critical issue to watch for James River Coal," Simmons& Co analyst Bill Herbert said in a note.

  • *Shale oil will contribute to lower demand for OPEC crude. LONDON/ VIENNA, Nov 7- OPEC could lose almost 8 percent of its oil market share in the next five years as the shale energy boom and other competing sources boost rival supply, offering the exporter group little benefit from rising world demand.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 7- Brazilian mining company Vale is working to sell more assets outside its core business to reduce costs and control debt, Chief Executive Officer Murilo Ferreira said on Thursday. Net income for the third quarter more than doubled to $3.50 billion from $1.64 billion a year earlier.

  • LONDON, Nov 7- Copper rose on Thursday following better-than-expected U.S. data and a surprise European Central Bank rate cut, while traders awaited a U.S. jobs report and a leadership meeting in China for more clues on the demand outlook.

  • OPEC says will lose oil market share to shale, rivals Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    *Shale oil will contribute to lower demand for OPEC crude. LONDON, Nov 7- OPEC could lose almost 8 percent of its oil market share in the next five years as the shale energy boom and other competing sources boost rival supply, offering the exporter group little benefit from rising world demand.

  • UPDATE 1-James River Coal idles four more mines Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    Nov 7- James River Coal Co said it idled four mines in eastern Kentucky in Central Appalachia and temporarily laid off about 200 employees as coal prices fall further. James River Coal shares were down about 0.5 percent in trading before the bell, after the coal miner reported a slide in shipments and a bigger loss for the third quarter.

  • LONDON, Nov 7- Copper steadied on Thursday off four-week lows touched in the previous session, underpinned by a weaker dollar as traders awaited a key U.S. labour report and a major leadership meeting in China for clues on economic policy and metals demand.

  • *Q3 core profit $1.71 billion, beating forecasts. *Repeats sees 2013 core profit of more than $6.5 bln. BRUSSELS, Nov 7- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, said on Thursday its two-year slump was over and prospects for 2014 were looking up, after higher U.S. steel shipments and mining output boosted third-quarter profits.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 7- India's top iron ore exporting state of Goa hopes the Supreme Court will soon lift a year-long ban on mining but aims to rein in production to ease pressure on roads and infrastructure, the state's regulator of mining licenses said on Thursday.

  • *Q3 core profit $1.71 bln vs Reuters poll consensus $1.56 bln. *Repeats sees 2013 core profit of more than $6.5 bln. BRUSSELS, Nov 7- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, reported higher profit than expected in the third quarter, boosted by increasing iron ore shipments and cost savings, and declared it was through the bottom of the cycle.

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