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  • Cyclone slams into northeast Australia Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Surfers head out Snapper Rocks as Cyclone Marcia approaches the coast of Queensland on February 19, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia.

    A powerful cyclone hits northeast Australia, causing massive damage and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.

  • TORONTO, Feb 12- Shares in Teck Resources Ltd rose on Thursday after the diversified Canadian miner posted quarterly revenue and gross-profit figures that beat analysts' expectations, with currency gains and lower oil costs offsetting the blow from falling commodity prices. Shares in the Vancouver- based miner rose 3.6 percent to C $18.25 in Toronto.

  • Feb 12- Canadian miner Sherritt International Corp reported a much wider-than-expected quarterly loss as nickel prices fell due to a supply glut and weak demand from China. Sherritt, however, is betting on a rebound in the nickel market later this year as a sustained period of excess supply ends due, in part, to Indonesia's continuing ore export ban.

  • Be bullish on Rio Tinto: Pro   Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Be bullish on Rio Tinto: Pro

    Fraser Jamieson, head of metals and mining research at JPMorgan, discusses the earnings outlook for the U.K. mining firms.

  • Miners crash, Glencore at low as copper tumbles Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    Mining stocks sold off sharply on Wednesday, with Glencore falling to an all-time nadir, after copper plunged to a five-and-a half-year low.

  • Copper price falling is 'no surprise'   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Copper price falling is 'no surprise'

    Copper prices have slumped to 2009 levels. Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses what's leading the selloff, saying he's been pretty "bearish on copper for a while."

  • Investors go long gold, short copper in oil freefall Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    An employee arranges one-kilogram gold bars for a photograph at a Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. store in Tokyo

    Gold has extended gains to climb to its highest level since last October as copper has fallen further below $6,000, beyond five-year lows.

  • TORONTO, Dec 3- Rio Tinto Plc's re-commitment to diamonds with a $350 million Canadian mine expansion has highlighted the prospects for a handful of smaller players boasting one of the sector's rarest commodities- new mines. Global consumer demand for diamond jewelry is forecast to grow at 4 to 5 percent annually, to $31 billion in 2018 from $25 billion last year,...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Gemfields, the world's largest rough emerald producer, expects to take up to two more years to have stopped the losses at the Faberge jewellery business it bought two years ago, its chief executive, Ian Harebottle, said. London- listed Gemfields, which mines emeralds in Zambia and rubies in Mozambique, bought Faberge in the hope that the brand made...

  • Oct 29- Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd reported a 68.5 percent drop in quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hurt by lower prices for steelmaking coal. Net profit attributable to shareholders fell to C $84 million, or 14 Canadian cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from C $267 million, or 46 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 10- Australia must hold urgent talks with China to exempt coal producers from new tariffs in a free trade agreement due to be completed this year, an industry body said, following Beijing's move to reintroduce coal tariffs after nearly a decade. The tariffs would hit Australian producers hardest as its main coal export rival, Indonesia, is exempt...

  • LONDON, Oct 5- BHP Billiton, the world's largest diversified miner, said it aimed to squeeze more tonnage from its iron mines at less expense per tonne as it aims to overtake rival Rio Tinto as the world's lowest-cost producer. The focus of mining companies has shifted towards cost-cutting as iron ore prices have dropped from about $190 a tonne in 2011 to less than...

  • Metals malaise weighs on equity markets Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    The prices of a range of commodities slid further Monday, dragging down stocks as investors feared more pain ahead for the asset class.

  • Iron ore price sinks, what that means for miners?

    While low-cost producers will survive the recent fall in iron ore prices, high-cost miners in Australia are the most vulnerable, says Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities.

  • Glencore launches $1 billion share buyback Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 AM ET
    A logo sits on a sign outside Glencore Xstrata Plc's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland.

    Miner Glencore said on Wednesday it will launch a share buy-back program of up to $1 billion over the next six months.

  • Investors reject BHP deal, hunt for value elsewhere Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:48 PM ET

    Shares of mining giant BHP Billiton closed 4.9 percent lower in London on Tuesday after the group announced plans to spinoff businesses worth around $16 billion.

  • Australia’s Sandfire to see maiden dividend soon Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    Sandfire Resources looks set to return cash to shareholders soon.

  • Copper loses its luster - where next? Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Prices of copper – the industrial metal used in everything from cars to houses – have declined this week, heading towards a one-month low.

  • Cool commodities? Mining stocks back in vogue Monday, 12 May 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Mining stocks have fallen out of favor, but just when things could have turned from bad to worse it appears that the sector is the new contrarian play for 2014.

  • Investors who believe copper's recent price decline is limited to China are on the "path to ruin", warned Albert Edwards, Societe Generale's uber-bearish strategist.