*Shanghai rebar futures drop to record low. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Spot iron ore hit a two-year low on Thursday and was on course to fall to its lowest since 2009 as tighter credit in China curbed purchases of imported cargoes, and iron ore futures in Dalian slumped to a contract low.» Read More
China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, falling 18.1 percent from a year earlier and swinging the trade balance into deficit. The data underscored recent concerns about the outlook for China's economy, even though the Lunar New Year holidays were blamed for the slide.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.5, Germany's DAX down 0.9 pct. LONDON, March 10- European shares fell for the second session running on Monday, hit by tensions between Russia and Ukraine and weak economic data from the world's second-largest economy, China.
LONDON, March 7- The first time Anne Meaux met Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal he laughed at her. The incident was an early example of an ability to tell unpalatable truths to powerful people that has since propelled Meaux to the position of France's top PR advisor.
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.
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