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  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 17 or 7.1 percent, to $2.24. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.16 or 2.9 percent, to $38.92. Peabody Energy fell$. 51 or 4.7 percent, to $10.32.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 62 or 4.8 percent, to $12.32. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 65 or 3.3 percent, to $18.88.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 13 or 5.0 percent, to $2.46. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 46 or 4.5 percent, to $9.83. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 52 or 8.9 percent, to $5.35.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $2.52 or 4.9 percent, to $49.24. DuPont Co. rose$. 49 or. 7 percent, to $71.96.

  • *Copper down for fifth straight session. LONDON, Nov 28- Copper fell to a eight-month low on Friday, pressured by a stronger dollar and selling across metals and commodity markets following steep falls in oil prices. Brent crude fell to a fresh four-year low under $72 a barrel after OPEC decided not to cut output on Thursday, sending related shares and currencies...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 28- Nathan Tinkler, the former mining magnate who lost his fortune because of a slump in coal prices, expects global mining companies such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto to put their coal assets up for sale. The former electrician who became Australia's youngest billionaire by betting on unloved coal assets in pre-boom 2006 only to see his empire...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 28- London copper slid to an eight-month low on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly loss since March, as a rout in oil triggered selling across commodities while worries over slowing global growth also pressured prices. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange fell 0.9 percent to $6,497 a tonne by 0238 GMT, after settling down slightly in...

  • MELBOURNE, Nov 28- Private funds are trawling for bargains in Australia in the aftermath of a global mining boom, looking to strip the fat at companies and projects they believe hold promise but which are struggling under the weight of sagging commodity prices. Most of those funds have focused on snaring assets in Africa and Latin America, shunning Australia due...

  • *Saudi's Naimi says OPEC made "great decision". *Venezuela, Algeria wanted OPEC to reduce output. This outcome set the stage for a battle for market share between OPEC and non- OPEC countries, as a boom in U.S. shale oil production and weaker economic growth in China and Europe have already sent crude prices down by about a third since June.

  • *Saudi's Naimi says OPEC made "great decision". *Venezuela, Algeria wanted OPEC to reduce output. The outcome effectively means a battle for market share between OPEC and non- OPEC countries as a boom in U.S. shale oil production and weaker economic growth in China and Europe have already sent crude prices down about a third since June.

  • *Process will enable Sasol to meet new environmental rules. *Sasol claims process is a world first. SECUNDA, South Africa, Nov 27- South African petrochemicals company Sasol said it opened an industrial plant that converts toxic waste sludge into fertiliser this week, in an effort to stay ahead of new and tighter environmental regulations.

  • Venezuela says shale oil is a disaster Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    VIENNA, Nov 27- Shale oil is a disaster for climate change, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said on Thursday as OPEC prepares to decide on oil output policy. "The U.S. is producing in a very, very bad manner. Oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet on Thursday in Vienna, with Venezuela trying to rally support for...

  • METALS-Copper edges up from 3-week low, forex helps Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    *Despite stimulus, China economy still to slow-analyst. SINGAPORE, Nov 27- London copper edged up on Thursday from a three-week low hit in the previous session as a softer dollar offset concerns over demand growth in top consumer China. "At the beginning the market was euphoric... but in reality things in China will probably continue to slow," said analyst Dominic...

  • *Despite stimulus moves, China economy still likely to slow- analyst. SYDNEY, Nov 27- London copper edged up on Thursday from a three-week low hit in the previous session as a softer dollar offset concerns over demand growth in top consumer China. "At the beginning the market was euphoric... but in reality things in China will probably continue to slow," said analyst...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 27- London copper edged up on Thursday from three-week lows hit in the previous session on prospects that the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy and cushion demand. *The most traded February copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped by 0.2 percent to 46,790 yuan a tonne. *The European Commission presented a 300 billion...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $51.76. DuPont Co. fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $71.47.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 09 or 3.9 percent, to $2.41. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $40.08. Peabody Energy fell$. 16 or 1.5 percent, to $10.83.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $12.93. Gold Fields rose$. 02 or. 4 percent, to $4.55. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 18 or. 9 percent, to $19.53.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 8 percent, to $2.59. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 30 or 2.8 percent, to $10.29. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 20 or 3.3 percent, to $5.87.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $12.92. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.2 percent, to $19.48.

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