*Acquisition prospects in Asia white cement. ROME, March 14- Italy's Cementir group is looking at acquisition opportunities to strengthen its position in white cement and could finalise a deal within 12 months, possibly in Asia, chief executive Francesco Caltagirone said.» Read More
*Previously expected to pay at least $3 billion for 2013. MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russia's Norilsk Nickel, the world's biggest nickel and palladium producer, has lowered its dividend target for 2013-14, its co-owner, aluminium giant Rusal said on Tuesday, as oversupply in its key market hurts prices.
SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart, one of the world's richest women, wants to relinquish control over a $4 billion family trust, after several years of legal wrangling with her children over who gets what and when.
*China markets begin Golden Week holidays. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- London copper was barely changed on Tuesday after China factory data showed growth slowed more than expected in September and as a week-long holiday there got underway, while a funding deadlock in the United States kept traders on edge.
SINGAPORE, Oct 1- London copper edged down on Tuesday as the U.S. government veered towards a shutdown and after China factory data showed growth slowed more than expected in September, pushing investors to cut risk. *Copper prices rose to their highest in 10 days on Monday at $7,330 a tonne, but have remained in a wider $7,000- $7,500 range since early August.
Oct 1- Newmont Mining Corp the biggest gold miner in the United States, has joined the race for Glencore Xstrata's copper mining project in Peru, the Financial Times reported in its Tuesday edition. Newmont's Chief Executive Gary Goldberg told the Financial Times that Glencore's Las Bambas mine was "an interesting prospect".
*Considers adding plants in North America, Indonesia, India. TOKYO, Oct 1- Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal Corp says it is on track to meet a target of shedding 300 billion yen of unwanted assets in the current business year, 18 months ahead of schedule.
Structural issues in the European steel making industry need to be addressed, according to Jeff Largey, mining analyst at Macquarie Group, as steel prices look set to decline.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says that over supply is the main structural issue in the global steel industry.
SINGAPORE, Sept 30- London copper eased on Monday, with some investors shunning risk as a shutdown of U.S. government seemed increasingly likely, although the metal was on track for its biggest quarterly gain since March 2012 due to steadying global growth.
*Gold lifted by worries over U.S. budget, debt ceiling talks. NEW YORK, Sept 27- Gold prices ended up about 1.0 percent on Friday, driven up by a possible shutdown of U.S. government operations next week and the threat of a debt default in mid-October, as well as by the prospects for continued easy monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.
DENVER, Sept 27- Gold miners may be tempted back into the takeover game by lower prices and the need to replace reserves, but they are likely to shy away from flashy mega-projects that require big capital expenditures.
*Copper rebounds 10 pct since 3- yr lows hit in June. LONDON, Sept 27- Copper rose on Friday, supported by optimism about improving demand in China, although lingering concerns about the U.S. fiscal outlook kept investors cautious and capped further gains for the metal.
*Copper rebounds 10 pct since 3- yr lows hit in June. LONDON, Sept 27- Copper rose on Friday, supported by improving demand in China, although lingering concerns about the U.S. fiscal outlook kept investors cautious and capped further gains for the metal.
*China physical trade dries up ahead of Oct. 1-7 holiday. SINGAPORE, Sept 27- London copper hovered above $7,200 a tonne on Friday, underpinned by steady Chinese demand, although worries over U.S. fiscal policy clouded the outlook for investors. China, which accounts for 40 percent of global refined copper demand, takes its national holiday over Oct. 1-7.
*China physical trade dries up ahead of holiday- trader. *China out for week of holidays from next Tues. Schnider said that gains could peak in the fourth quarter, although a holiday in China next week could weaken near-term demand.
SINGAPORE, Sept 27- London copper was steady on Friday but was set for its second weekly loss in three as worries over U.S. fiscal policy clouded the outlook for investors.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26- South African coal producers and unions will meet again on Monday next week to try to hammer out wage agreements and avert possible strike action that could affect exports to Europe and Asia and supplies to power utility Eskom.
FLORANGE, France, Sept 26- President Francois Hollande, seeking to regain the support of steel workers angered over his failure to stave off redundancies, said on Thursday he would return to their plant every year to ensure promised investment went ahead.
JAKARTA, Sept 26- Indonesian refined tin shipments are expected drop by around 75 percent in September-December from the same period last year, the country's leading cargo surveyor said, after new trading rules slashed output in the world's top exporter.
Uranium prices, both spot and New York futures, plunged after the Fukushima meltdown and have stayed depressed as countries such as Germany backed away from nuclear power amid rising public mistrust.