LONDON, Aug 22- The last few days have brought a couple of "official corrections", to coin news agency jargon, about the tin market. Because the second "official correction" came from Peter Kettle, markets manager at ITRI. Speaking in the Reuters Global Base Metals Forum earlier this week, he conceded that the forecast deficit is unlikely to appear this year.» Read More
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $53.07. DuPont Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $66.30.
Arch Coal fell$. 07 or 2.1 percent, to $3.20. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $39.92. Peabody Energy fell$. 35 or 2.1 percent, to $16.32.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or. 9 percent, to $3.26. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.5 percent, to $14.03. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 33 or 3.5 percent, to $9.07.
Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.4 percent, to $18.45. Gold Fields fell$. 07 or 1.7 percent, to $4.16. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $26.61.
SINGAPORE, Aug 22- Asia petrochemicals firms are building tanks and retooling plants to store and process liquefied petroleum gas imported from the United States, counting on a flood of supply from the shale boom to replace costlier naphtha as a raw material.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $53.31. DuPont Co. rose$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $66.50.
Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 38 or 2.0 percent, to $18.35. Gold Fields fell$. 10 or 2.4 percent, to $4.13. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 22 or. 8 percent, to $26.51.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.5 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 25 or 1.8 percent, to $14.00. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 42 or 4.5 percent, to $8.98.
Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.23. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $39.70. Peabody Energy fell$. 44 or 2.6 percent, to $16.23.
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 $7,000 a tonne which it touched in the previous session on encouraging signs from the U.S. economy and ahead of a key China factory data.
Aug 20- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd, a paint coatings company backed by buyout firm Carlyle Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's Congress on Wednesday urged the government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines after a toxic spill there earlier this month.
Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 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 $26.73.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 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.
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.
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