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  • SYDNEY, July 25- London copper edged down on Friday but was still set to log its fifth weekly advance in six, with investors more bullish on metals on expectations the global economy is on a firmer footing and on a brighter outlook for top consumer China.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $53.84. DuPont Co. fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $65.20.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 1.4 percent, to $2.91. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $40.74. Peabody Energy rose$. 18 or 1.2 percent, to $15.15.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 08 or 2.5 percent, to $3.14. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 24 or 1.6 percent, to $14.63. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 21 or 2.3 percent, to $8.77.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 44 or 2.3 percent, to $18.30. Gold Fields fell$. 09 or 2.3 percent, to $3.77. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 41 or 1.6 percent, to $24.78.

  • US issues 186 mining citations in June Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    MSHA cited as examples Thursday coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia. Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Co. LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virginia. The West Virginia inspection occurred at Rhino Eastern LLC's Eagle Mine 3 in Wyoming County.

  • July 24- The steel-making coal market needs to cut another 10 million tonnes of production to get into balance, the chief of Teck Resources Ltd said on Thursday after the Canadian miner reported a sharp fall in profit, mainly due to weak coal prices.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24- Brazil's Vale SA produced record amounts of iron ore in its latest second quarter, rising to the task of battling Australian rivals for market share, but weaker performance at other divisions fanned some concern ahead of results next week.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.6 percent, to $3.17. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.5 percent, to $14.65. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 27 or 3.0 percent, to $8.71.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 48 or 2.6 percent, to $18.26. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 45 or 1.8 percent, to $24.74.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 06 or 2.0 percent, to $2.93. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $40.80. Peabody Energy rose$. 14 or. 9 percent, to $15.11.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.1 percent, to $18.53. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 40 or 1.6 percent, to $24.79.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or. 9 percent, to $3.19. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $14.79. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 21 or 2.3 percent, to $8.77.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 1.4 percent, to $2.91. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $40.70. Peabody Energy rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $15.03.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $53.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $65.50.

  • "Results were better than expected, with solid operating results in coal and copper," RBC Capital Markets analyst Fraser Phillips said in a note to clients. Teck cut its 2014 copper cost forecast to between $1.95 and $2.05 per pound from $2.00 to $2.20 a pound.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24- Brazilian miner Vale said on Thursday its iron ore output in the second quarter was a record high for the period, up 12.6 percent from a year earlier, as it ramped up production to win back market share from Australian rivals.

  • *Freeport set to strike deal. JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia has offered mining companies a tax concession to end a six-month dispute that has reduced mineral exports by half a billion dollars a month, pushed up the global price of some metals and led to thousands of layoffs.

  • *BASF still sees slightly higher adj EBIT in 2014. FRANKFURT, July 24- BASF, the world's largest chemicals maker by sales, became the latest euro zone company to suffer from the strength of the euro, posting lower-than-expected earnings growth even as sales volumes rose.

  • MELBOURNE/ LONDON/ RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24- After two years of shunning miners, investors are tiptoeing back into the sector on signs of growth perking up in China, company austerity measures paying off, and prices of nickel, copper and aluminum picking up as supply tightens.

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