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  • UPDATE 1-Holcim sees lower full-year cement sales Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 2:02 AM ET

    ZURICH, Nov 5- Holcim, the world's largest cement maker by market value, said on Tuesday it does not expect 2013 sales volumes to reach last year's levels, due in part to sluggish demand in some key emerging markets.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 5- Iron ore and steel prices were buoyed by the strength of China's manufacturing indexes, but there is a risk the market is focusing on the wrong indicator. Both PMIs indicate improving conditions in China's vast manufacturing sector and this was enough to spur gains in iron ore and steel prices.

  • *Rising demand for rust-proof galvanised steel in China. SYDNEY, Nov 5- A global hunt is on to find new deposits of zinc as China buys more of the metal to rust-proof new cars and coat steel used to build bridges and skyscrapers.

  • Why it's time to get back into gold miners     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 5:54 PM ET

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor says there are plenty of junior gold miners with cheap valuations that are looking very attractive.

  • *Rising demand for rust-proof galvanised steel in China. SYDNEY, Nov 5- A global hunt is on to find new deposits of zinc as China buys more of the metal to rust-proof new cars and coat steel used to build bridges and skyscrapers.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- Copper fell for a third consecutive session on Monday due to a drop in the euro, but remained firmly within a range that has persisted for months on uncertainty about the outlook for demand from top consumer China. Copper has traded in a $7,000- $7,420 range since early August partly due to uncertainty about real demand growth from China.

  • *Zambia warns may revoke Konkola licence. LUSAKA, Nov 4- Zambian President Michael Sata threatened on Monday to revoke the licence of Konkola Copper Mines, owned by London- listed Vedanta Resources, if it goes through with a plan to lay off more than 1,500 workers.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- Copper slipped for a third straight session on Monday due to a drop in the euro, while remaining within a range that has persisted for months on uncertainty about the outlook for demand from top consumer China. The metal has traded in a $7,000- $7,420 range since early August partly due to uncertainty about real demand growth from China.

  • 'Hard to get excited' about gold: BofA-ML     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says that it is hard to get excited about the gold market at the moment but it is not a "dead story" in the long term.

  • *China bonded copper stocks begin to rise, could rise further. Manufacturing expanded around the world in October, with business surveys showing U.S. factory output growing at its fastest pace in 2-1/ 2 years and Asian manufacturers reporting the fastest upturn in months, led by China. Copper prices have been hemmed in a range since early August.

  • By Susan Thomas and Melanie Burton. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Nov 1- Copper rose on Friday after a strong Chinese manufacturing sector survey and was set for its biggest weekly gain in six weeks on growing signs of economic stability in the world's top metals consumer.

  • Dr. Wolfgang Eder, CEO, head of the steel division at Voestalpine, says that it will be difficult to survive as a steelmaker in Europe if the continent does not restructure its cost base.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 1- London copper edged up on Friday as Chinese factory data beat expectations and was eyeing its biggest weekly gain in six, underpinned by growing signs of economic stabilisation in the world's top metals consumer.

  • TORONTO, Oct 31- Barrick Gold Corp said on Thursday it would stop development of its Pascua-Lama mine in South America indefinitely, a surprise reversal on a project that has already cost the world's largest gold producer more than $5 billion.

  • TORONTO, Oct 31- Barrick Gold Corp said on Thursday it would stop development of its Pascua-Lama mine in South America indefinitely, a surprise reversal on a project that has already cost the world's largest gold producer more than $5 billion.

  • *Silver down more than 3 pct, platinum group metals slump. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 31- Gold and other precious metals fell on Thursday as commodity funds sold to square books at the end of October, and as investors kept selling after the Federal Reserve's latest policy outlook offered few surprises. Gold's daily decline was the second biggest among commodities.

  • *Silver down more than 3 pct, platinum group metals slump. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 31- Gold and other precious metals fell on Thursday, pressured as commodity funds sold to square books at the end of October, and as investors kept selling after the Federal Reserve's latest policy outlook offered few surprises.

  • TORONTO, Oct 31- Barrick Gold Corp said on Thursday it would stop development of its Pascua-Lama mine in South America indefinitely- a surprise reversal on a project that has already cost the world's largest gold miner more than $5 billion.

  • METALS-Copper falls on strong dollar, supply outlook Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    *Copper on track for first monthly fall since June. LONDON, Oct 31- Copper fell on Thursday on a strong dollar after the U.S. Copper has traded in a $7,000- $7,420 range since early August due to swelling supply and slower demand growth in China and is on track to post its first monthly fall since June.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 31- Gerdau SA, the largest steelmaker in the Americas, on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, with rising sales volumes and cost controls in Brazil offsetting declining margins in North America, Europe and India.

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