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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 26- Shares in Brazil's Vale SA plunged 5 percent on Thursday as the miner posted full-year net income well below analyst forecasts due to a weaker iron ore price and Brazilian currency. The halving of iron ore prices has hit the world's largest producer of the steelmaking ingredient as increased output from Australia coincided with slower...

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $12.79. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $26.12.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $3.35. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.72. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 09 or 1.7 percent, to $5.28.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 52 or 1.0 percent, to $49.33. DuPont Co. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $77.76.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 09 or 6.5 percent, to $1.30. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 46 or 1.3 percent, to $33.86. Peabody Energy fell$. 14 or 1.8 percent, to $7.79.

  • BISHKEK, Feb 26- Kyrgyzstan's parliament turned up the pressure on Centerra Gold on Thursday, threatening to nationalise the Canadian company's Kumtor gold mine unless it agrees within a month to a proposed joint venture. The Central Asian state and the Toronto- listed company have been locked in talks for more than a year over a deal that would involve...

  • *Allianz drops as dividend hike disappoints. LONDON, Feb 26- European shares rose on Thursday as a rally in metals prices pushed basic resources stocks higher, sending the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 to a new multi-year high and Germany's DAX to a record peak. The STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources index rose 1.6 percent, to be the top sectoral gainer, after copper...

  • Olympic Steel reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio _ Olympic Steel Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $26.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 1 cent per share. Olympic Steel shares have dropped 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Chemtura misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. _ Chemtura Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $703 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share. Chemtura shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ferro beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio _ Ferro Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $11.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 26- Brazilian miner Vale SA posted full-year net income of $657 million on Thursday, well below analyst forecasts, hurt by weakness in iron ore prices and in Brazil's real currency versus the dollar. Despite record production of iron ore and nickel last year, the dramatic fall in profits and cash flow is increasing pressure on Vale to sell assets...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 26- South Korea's state commodity buyer has paid a lower premium for aluminum in its latest tender, signaling a turning point for costs to obtain the metal in Asia as regional supply climbs. It comes just as quarterly talks between producers and consumers kick off in Japan, which typically set the benchmark for the region. South Korea's public...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 26- China is set to launch a link between gold markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong this year following a landmark stock connect scheme, aiming to enhance its pricing power of gold contracts and ultimately challenge its competitors in the West. While China is the world's largest consumer of the precious metal, having surpassed India, daily trading of...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 26- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott backed plans on Thursday to introduce country-of-origin labelling in the wake of a hepatitis A outbreak, potentially risking contravention of World Trade Organization rules. Australia was among plaintiffs against the United States after it introduced its own stronger country-of-origin labelling...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $49.95. DuPont Co. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $77.77.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 02 or 1.5 percent, to $1.39. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $34.16. Peabody Energy fell$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $7.82.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 2.5 percent, to $3.34. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 23 or 2.4 percent, to $9.94. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 16 or 3.0 percent, to $5.32.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.2 percent, to $12.68. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $25.96.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $49.82. DuPont Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $77.96.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $1.37. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 25 or. 7 percent, to $34.09. Peabody Energy fell$. 14 or 1.8 percent, to $7.70.

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