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  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo Mexico's Buenavista copper mine near the U.S. border and threatened possible fines of up to $3 million.

  • *Platinum falls to 3- month lows. LONDON, Aug 21- Gold slid around 1 percent to its lowest in two months on Thursday, extending losses to a fifth session on a firm dollar and after slightly better than expected U.S. jobless claims fed expectations for an early interest rate hike.

  • *China, Mongolia sign deals on mining, finance cooperation. *Struggling economy forces Mongolia to tilt towards China.

  • *Coal producers down as Beijing orders curbs on oversupply. HONG KONG, Aug 21- Hong Kong and China shares weakened on Thursday after a preliminary private survey showed growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 21- London copper stayed around $7,000 a tonne mark on Thursday after a gauge on China's factory health showed growth slowed in August, denting optimism over demand fuelled by brightening prospects in the United States.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 21- London copper was steady on Thursday just above $7,000 a tonne which it touched in the previous session on encouraging signs from the U.S. economy and ahead of a key China factory data.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Aug 20- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd, a paint coatings company backed by buyout firm Carlyle Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's Congress on Wednesday urged the government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines after a toxic spill there earlier this month.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.29. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.0 percent, to $14.38. Silver Wheaton rose$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $25.49.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $3.27. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $39.73. Peabody Energy rose$. 27 or 1.6 percent, to $16.67.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $53.30. DuPont Co. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $66.22.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.72. Gold Fields rose$. 12 or 2.9 percent, to $4.23. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $26.73.

  • Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating Systems files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    Aug 20- Buyout firm Carlyle Group LP backed performance coatings company Axalta Coating Systems Ltd filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 fine to settle U.S. government accusations that it violated antitrust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp..

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 fine to settle U.S. government accusations that it violated antitrust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp..

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.70. Gold Fields rose$. 18 or 4.4 percent, to $4.29. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $26.77.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.32. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.3 percent, to $14.42. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $9.43.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.25. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $39.82. Peabody Energy rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $16.46.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $53.33. DuPont Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $66.27.

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 civil penalty to the U.S. government for having failed to timely report a transaction that boosted its voting stake in building products company USG Corp.

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