*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4, Germany's DAX down 0.9 pct. LONDON, March 10- European shares fell for the second straight session on Monday, hit by tensions between Russia and Ukraine and weak economic data from the world's second-largest economy, China.» Read More
LONDON, March 5- Ukraine's steel exporters are trying to push into new markets such as in North Africa as a weak currency, battered by political upheaval and tensions with Russia, has pushed rebar prices to 3 1/ 2- year lows.
*Copper has lost some 7 pct in 2013 on China demand woes. LONDON, March 7- Copper fell to its lowest level in over seven months on Friday as China's first domestic bond default added to growing concerns this week about slower economic growth in the world's top copper consumer. It was at $6,823 per tonne at 1502 GMT, from a close of $7,055 on Thursday.
The steel sector is also one of the single biggest contributors to the thick smog that now regularly envelops Beijing and other Chinese cities. While other markets pore over the implications of premier Li Keqiang's "State of the Union" address to the National People's Congress, steel has already reacted.
*Copper has lost almost 5 pct on China demand worries. LONDON, March 7- Copper fell to its lowest level in more than three months on Friday on concerns about slower economic growth in top consumer China as Beijing shifts to a consumption-driven expansion which would curb its demand for the industrial metal.
*Copper has lost over 4 pct on China demand worries. SINGAPORE, March 7- Nickel held near nine-month highs on Friday, heading for a seventh session of gains in what would be its longest rally since October 2010, with global supply tightened by Indonesia's ban on ore exports.
Panaji, India, March 6- A consortium led by Steel Authority of India Ltd, the country's second-biggest steelmaker, hopes to buy coal mines overseas in the next few months when it has completed due diligence on facilities in Indonesia, Mozambique and the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5- A California businessman was convicted on Wednesday of stealing DuPont trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5- A U.S. jury on Wednesday convicted a California businessman of stealing DuPont trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5- A U.S. jury on Wednesday convicted a California businessman accused of stealing DuPont trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products, a U.S. government spokesman said.
KIEV/ LONDON, March 4- Steel and grain exports continue to flow from key global supplier Ukraine via Black Sea terminals with ports operating normal schedules, despite concerns raised by the tense political backdrop, officials and traders said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW, March 4- Russian companies and banks are watching events in Ukraine anxiously because they stand to lose billions in investments and business in the former Soviet republic. Russian banks are the biggest overseas lenders to Ukraine, accounting for 12 percent of the sector with about $28 billion of exposure, including Sberbank, VEB and VTB.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, Feb 28- Ukraine's hryvnia jumped as much as 10 percent on Friday on hopes of a loan from the International Monetary Fund, while the Brazilian real slid 0.5 percent after the latest budget data poured cold water on hopes that the country would halt a deterioration in its fiscal performance.
*Russian stock indexes down as Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion. MOSCOW, Feb 28- Russian stock indexes went on a rollercoaster ride on Friday, first plunging then rising then edging back down, amid conflicting reports about troop movements in Crimea in neighbouring Ukraine.
*Current account surplus $0.22 bln in Jan vs $2.53 bln surplus in Dec. BANGKOK, Feb 28- Thailand reported a fresh set of weak indicators on Friday, producing more evidence that the country's political crisis is hurting the economy and adding to pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates.
BANGKOK, Feb 28- Thai factory output declined slightly less than expected in January, but the 10th consecutive month of reduced activity is the latest indicator of declining domestic demand during the country's protracted political crisis. Data from the Bank of Thailand on private consumption and investment for January is due later on Friday.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO Feb 27- Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore producer, will continue reining in costs this year even as the outlook for prices and sales volumes is improving, its chief executive officer said on Thursday.
Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities makes a case for investing in gold even as yellow metal trade relatively lower from its lofty highs.
*Initially valued at $500- 600 mln, but the value has fallen. LONDON, Feb 25- Brazilian mining firm B&A Mineração has pulled out of talks to buy BHP Billiton's stake in the Mount Nimba iron ore deposit in Guinea, bank and industry sources said, in the latest sign that projects in riskier countries have become a tough sell.
BANGKOK, Feb 25- Thai exports fell in January and imports slumped, reflecting the deepening toll prolonged political unrest is taking on the economy and increasing pressure on the central bank to cut already-low interest rates.
MOSCOW/ LONDON, Feb 20- Ukrainian steel, grain and other commodity export deals have virtually ground to a halt as violence in Kiev that has killed dozens this week triggered fears of port closures and defaults, driving up risk premiums on prices for future shipments.