*China bonded copper premiums up $5 at $195/ $210 from prior month. LONDON, Dec 10- Copper touched its highest level in a month on Tuesday, aided by a weaker dollar, with steady buying from top consumer China also helping to underpin prices. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was at $7,150.25 a tonne at 1120 GMT, up from a last bid of $7,130 a tonne.» Read More
Arch Coal rose$. 18 or 4.2 percent, to $4.47. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 53 or 1.4 percent, to $37.28. Peabody Energy rose$. 66 or 3.6 percent, to $18.97.
*Coal accounts for 2.3 pct of Vale's revenue, fertiliser for 7 pct. *Coal 25 percent stake could fetch $1 billion- analysts. LONDON, Dec 5- Brazilian miner Vale plans to sell a 15 to 25 percent stake in its coal operations, including projects and mines in Australia and Mozambique, and has had interest from potential partners including coal buyers, it said on Thursday.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.8 percent, to $2.78. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.7 percent, to $10.36. Silver Wheaton fell$. 22 or 1.1 percent, to $19.78.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $38.74. DuPont Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $60.34.
Arch Coal rose$. 11 or 2.6 percent, to $4.40. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 68 or 1.9 percent, to $37.43. Peabody Energy rose$. 54 or 2.9 percent, to $18.85.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 20 or 1.2 percent, to $15.48. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 60 or 2.5 percent, to $23.28.
LONDON, Dec 5- Nickel and tin rose on Thursday after Indonesia reiterated it would impose an export ban on ore, while copper dipped following strong U.S. economic data on worries the Federal Reserve could curtail monetary stimulus.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.8 percent, to $2.78. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 21 or 2.0 percent, to $10.33. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 13 or 2.2 percent, to $5.88.
Arch Coal rose$. 02 or. 5 percent, to $4.31. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 25 or. 7 percent, to $37.00. Peabody Energy fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $18.29.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $38.88. DuPont Co. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $60.30.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 10 or. 6 percent, to $15.59. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 50 or 2.1 percent, to $23.38.
*Ethylene costs $500/ T in United States, $1,200 in Europe. LONDON, Dec 5- Europe's petrochemical industry will face a competitive assault as U.S. rivals emerge with cheap feedstock from the shale gas boom. Those still in operation are struggling with losses or razor-thin margins as U.S. refiners flood Europe with cheap fuel made from low-cost shale oil and gas.
MOSCOW, Dec 5- Ukraine's choice of closer ties with Moscow, spurning a trade pact with the EU, could rub its struggling steelmakers up against Russia's own beleaguered metals firms, who will resist Kiev's attempts to export its way out of trouble.
The EPA has already published draft regulations that would limit greenhouse emissions from new coal plants to no more than 1,000 lbs of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity generated.
SINGAPORE, Dec 5- London copper slipped on Thursday from a nine-day high hit in the previous session, as a short-covering rally triggered by surprisingly robust U.S. jobs data ran out of steam. *Copper prices rallied to $7,128 a tonne on Wednesday, the highest since Nov. 25.
Dec 4- Barrick Gold Corp, under fire for missteps in a tough market, started to address investor demands for a more independent board on Wednesday, by replacing two directors close to its departing founder with a pair of mining industry experts.
Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 11 or 4.0 percent, to $2.83. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 46 or 4.6 percent, to $10.54. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 14 or 2.4 percent, to $6.01.
Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 17 or 1.1 percent, to $15.68. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 19 or 5.0 percent, to $3.60. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 50 or 2.1 percent, to $23.88.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $38.89. DuPont Co. fell$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $60.26.
Arch Coal unchanged at $4.29. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 27 or. 7 percent, to $36.75. Peabody Energy fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.31.