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  • China shares post best quarterly gains in years Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 30- China shares inched up on Tuesday, the last day of a quarter in which the main indexes had their biggest gains in four years. China markets will be shut Oct. 1-7 for its national holiday. Chinese coal producers jumped after the State Council said China would impose a new resource tax on coal from Dec. 1 and cancel a series of existing charges.

  • *Newmont says exports 30,000 T from Indonesia on Monday. JAKARTA/ SYDNEY, Sept 30- Newmont Mining Corp sent out its first copper concentrate shipment from Indonesia this week that ended a nine-month hiatus, highlighting a ramp up in copper mine supply that is expected to tip the market into surplus this year.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 30- London copper was flat but not far off three-month lows on Tuesday ahead of data on growth in China's huge manufacturing sector, and was facing its steepest monthly loss since March on a looming increase in supply.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $53.42. DuPont Co. fell$. 45 or. 6 percent, to $72.05.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.1 percent, to $2.63. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 24 or 2.1 percent, to $11.38. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.7 percent, to $6.35.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 24 or 1.6 percent, to $15.00. Gold Fields fell$. 09 or 2.2 percent, to $3.98. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 33 or 1.4 percent, to $23.48.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 01 or. 5 percent, to $2.08. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 42 or 1.1 percent, to $37.46. Peabody Energy fell$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $12.03.

  • US Mint's Eagle gold coin sales highest since Jan Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins

    U.S. Mint has sold more than 50,000 ounces of American Eagle gold coins so far in September.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 16 or 1.0 percent, to $15.08. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 22 or. 9 percent, to $23.59.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 6 percent, to $2.65. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.5 percent, to $11.45. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 09 or 1.3 percent, to $6.38.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 7 percent, to $2.11. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $37.22. Peabody Energy fell$. 10 or. 8 percent, to $11.98.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $53.42. DuPont Co. fell$. 42 or. 6 percent, to $72.08.

  • State cites Patriot Coal in W.Va. mine accident Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Patriot Coal committed serious violations by failing to ensure walls and roofs were properly supported before a severe accident called a coal burst killed two West Virginia miners in May, according to state mining officials.

  • METALS-Copper gains after dollar dips, nickel slides Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept 29- Copper prices rose on Monday, after earlier touching their lowest level in almost three months, as the dollar pulled back from an earlier four-year high against a basket of currencies. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange closed up 0.4 percent at $6,742 after falling to a session low of $6,666 a tonne, its weakest since June 16.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Copper prices steadied on Monday, after earlier touching their lowest level in almost three months, as the dollar pulled back from an earlier four-year high against a basket of currencies. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.35 percent at $6,740 by 1449 GMT after falling to a session low of $6,666 a tonne, its weakest since June 16.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 07 or 3.3 percent, to $2.02. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $36.78. Peabody Energy fell$. 19 or 1.6 percent, to $11.89.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $53.46. DuPont Co. fell$. 29 or. 4 percent, to $72.21.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $15.19. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $23.77.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 8 percent, to $2.64. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 07 or. 6 percent, to $11.55. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $6.45.

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