LONDON, March 4- Glencore Xstrata posted forecast-beating core profit in the first set of full annual results since the commodities group was formed, helped by a strong performance from its trading arm offsetting a decline at its mining division.» Read More
SYDNEY, Feb 14- London copper climbed on Friday, underpinned by a weaker dollar and returning Chinese demand, shrugging off signs of a soft patch in the world's top economy after a bitter winter chilled retail sales in the United States. *The most-traded April copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was steady at 50,690 yuan a tonne.
Janet Yellen's remarks hinting the Fed will continue to taper pushed gold to a 3-month high.
Peter Akerley, President & CEO of Canada-based Erdene Resource Development, says Mongolia has been making progress in terms of mining regulations.
Feb 2- Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd is investigating another spill at its Trail smelting complex in British Columbia, but said on Sunday it does not expect the incident to have a long-term impact on fish or the environment. The sewer leads to a treatment plant that discharges into the Columbia River.
*Metals trade quietens ahead of Lunar New Year holiday. *Copper drifts to seven-week low. LONDON, Jan 29- Aluminium touched its weakest levels in more than four years on Wednesday on persistent worries of overproduction while copper dropped for a sixth session ahead of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday in Asia.
LONDON, Jan 29- Copper dropped for a sixth session and nickel lost ground on Wednesday as investors adjusted positions and realised gains ahead of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday in Asia. We've also seen long liquidations and some profit-taking on copper and nickel, " Barclays analyst Gayle Berry said.
Scott Maddock, Anlyst at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management, says he expects the iron ore market to remain strong, which should generate good returns for BHP Billiton shareholders
SYDNEY, Jan 22- Diversified resources giant BHP Billiton reported a 16 percent rise in iron ore production in the December quarter on a year earlier to 48.9 million tonnes. Iron ore production guidance for fiscal 2014 was maintained at 212 million tonnes.
The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.
After four years of sector underperformance due to oversupply and a lack of demand, miners present a buying opportunity in 2014, analysts say.
*ThyssenKrupp to become diversified industrial group. BOCHUM, Germany, Jan 17- Steel maker ThyssenKrupp's Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger asked shareholders to be patient on Friday as he completes what is proving to be a troublesome overhaul of the company.
Warren Gilman, Chairman and CEO of CEF Holdings, says iron ore could fall as much as 30 percent this year.
VALLEY OF THE KINGS, Australia, Dec 19- A fleet of charter flights ferry thousands of workers to and from this outback mine site. Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group are bulking up in Western Australia's iron-rich Pilbara desert as if the mining boom had never ended.
David Walker, Head of Equities Research, StocksInValue.com.au says 2014 won't be a standout year for stock valuations with slow growth in intrinsic value.
Dec 4- Barrick Gold Corp, under fire for missteps in a tough market, started to address investor demands for a more independent board on Wednesday, by replacing two directors close to its departing founder with a pair of mining industry experts.
Dec 4- Barrick Gold Corp, under fire for a series of missteps in a tough market, confirmed on Wednesday that its 86- year-old chairman and founder will leave the board this spring, along with two other directors.
Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, explains how a combination of high capital expenditure and cost-cutting helped the firm to push through last year's drop in iron ore prices.
Nov 14- Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said Thursday it was planning a rights offering of up to $2.4 billion, citing delays at Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia that have stopped it from financing the mine's next phase.
LONDON, Oct 31- Glencore Xstrata beat market forecasts with copper output that rose over a third in the quarter, boosted by improvements in its Congolese and Chilean mines, as metals helped its trading arm perform "in line" with its expectations. Among diversified miners, Glencore Xstrata has the biggest exposure to copper.
*Albanese was CEO of Rio Tinto until January 2013. LONDON, Oct 29- Mining companies were too slow to respond to changing investor demands from mid-2011 as sentiment deteriorated, failing to spot the wave of change which eventually swept out a generation of executives, the former boss of miner Rio Tinto said on Tuesday.