TORONTO, Sept 19- Canadian precious metals miner Primero Mining Corp said on Friday an employee of one of its contractors was killed in an isolated underground accident at its flagship San Dimas mine in Mexico on Thursday night.» Read More
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $2.75. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 11 or. 9 percent, to $12.54. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or. 4 percent, to $7.00.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.3 percent, to $15.79. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $24.45.
Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 1.9 percent, to $2.70. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $38.02. Peabody Energy rose$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $13.62.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 60 or 1.1 percent, to $54.19. DuPont Co. rose$. 75 or 1.1 percent, to $71.95.
LONDON, Sept 19- The zinc rally has run out of steam. But the benchmark LME three-month price has over the last couple of weeks retreated from above $2,400 per tonne to a current $2,260. The LME's Commitments of Traders Report showed money managers trimming their net long position by 12,271 lots, or 306,775 tonnes, in the week to Sept. 12.
SYDNEY, Sept 19- Australia's miners face tough times amid a meteoric fall in the price of their cash cow, iron ore, but there are plenty of reasons to believe the rest of the economy can weather the storm and perhaps even profit from it.
Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 25 or 1.5 percent, to $16.00. Gold Fields fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.26. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 18 or. 7 percent, to $24.49.
Arch Coal fell$. 15 or 5.4 percent, to $2.65. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 89 or 2.3 percent, to $37.98. Peabody Energy fell$. 70 or 4.9 percent, to $13.49.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 56 or 1.0 percent, to $53.59. DuPont Co. rose $1.95 or 2.8 percent, to $71.20.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 2.1 percent, to $2.75. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 24 or 1.9 percent, to $12.43. Silver Wheaton fell$. 24 or 1.1 percent, to $22.25.
The headwinds faced by China's massive steel sector- falling profit margins and growing dependence on handouts- are shared by other key industrial and infrastructure-related sectors, including aluminium, cement and coal.
TORONTO, Sept 18- United States Steel Corp's Canadian unit had sought a wide ranging set of relief measures from the Ontario government before it filed for creditor protection in Canada earlier this week, according to a source familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $54.01. DuPont Co. rose $1.93 or 2.8 percent, to $71.18.
Arch Coal fell$. 14 or 5.0 percent, to $2.66. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.03 or 2.6 percent, to $37.84. Peabody Energy fell$. 83 or 5.8 percent, to $13.36.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.8 percent, to $2.76. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 20 or 1.6 percent, to $12.47. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 17 or 2.3 percent, to $7.03.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.4 percent, to $16.02. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 23 or. 9 percent, to $24.44.
"We sure are aware of the concerns that have been expressed," said Dow AgroSciences President Tim Hassinger in an interview.
LONDON, Sept 18- Copper and other base metals slipped on Thursday, pressured by a sharp rise in the dollar after the U.S. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slid 1.1 percent to $6,851.25 a tonne by 1437 GMT, reversing small gains in the previous session.
BERLIN— German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG said Thursday it plans to spin off its polymer division with a separate stock listing. Bayer Material Sciences, or BMS, would have sales of 11.3 billion euros based on 2013 figures, and have a global workforce of about 16,800 employees, said Chief Executive Marijn Dekkers.
*Copper to fall to $6,200 in 12- mth horizon- Goldman Sachs. LONDON, Sept 18- Copper slipped on Thursday, pressured by a sharp rise in the dollar after the U.S. Prices have lost momentum since hitting a one-week high at $6,992 a tonne earlier this week, but are still well above a 12- week low of $6,734 hit on Sept. 11.
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