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  • By Manolo Serapio Jr SINGAPORE, March 26- Stocks of imported iron ore at ports in China, the world's biggest consumer, have stuck at or below the 100 million tonne mark since the start of the year. Iron ore stockpiles at Chinese mills and domestic mines have similarly declined, Citigroup said. But in the iron ore market, the typical inverse relationship between...

  • Markit services PMI flash March at 1345 GMT. SYDNEY, March 26- London copper struck its highest in nearly three months on Thursday as the dollar dropped, while a raft of weather-related mine closures in top producer Chile also underpinned prices. Torrential downpours in the north of Chile have forced companies to suspend operations at some major mines, putting...

  • *Rio CEO says no benefit to Australia in Fortescue plan. MELBOURNE, March 26- The head of the world's second-largest iron ore miner dismissed as "harebrained" a suggestion by smaller rival Fortescue Metals Group that miners should cap output of the steelmaking raw material to boost prices. Rio Tinto Chief Executive Sam Walsh said on Thursday there would be no...

  • *Rio CEO says no benefit to Australia in Fortescue plan. MELBOURNE, March 26- The head of the world's second-largest iron ore miner dismissed suggestions from smaller rival Fortescue Metals Group that miners should cap output of the steelmaking raw material to boost prices. Rio Tinto Chief Executive Sam Walsh said there would be no benefit to Australia from...

  • MELBOURNE, March 26- Rio Tinto Chief Executive Sam Walsh said putting a cap on iron ore production was not in Australia's national interest, dismissing a suggestion it could help lift the traded price of the steelmaking commodity.

  • JX shuts Caserones copper ops in Chile due to bad weather Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 26- Japan's JX Nippon Mining& Metals, a subsidiary of JX Holdings Inc, said on Thursday its Caserones copper mine in northern Chile had been shut due to bad weather. Caserones is 77.37 percent- owned by Japan's top copper smelter, Pan Pacific Copper, a business controlled by JX Nippon Mining& Metals. Torrential downpours in the north of Chile, the world's...

  • SYDNEY, March 26- London copper was steady on Thursday after a raft of weather-related mine closures in top producer Chile underpinned prices, but clouds over China's growth prospects curbed upside momentum. Prices hit the highest since Jan. 5 at $6,203.50 a tonne on Tuesday on prospects the United States might delay a hotly anticipated rate hike until later...

  • March 26- Polish miner KHGM has shut its Sierra Gorda copper operations in northern Chile due to heavy rain and fog, but hopes to restart them soon, a company spokeswoman said.

  • SANTIAGO, March 25- Torrential downpours in the north of Chile, the world's biggest copper producer, have forced companies to suspend operations at several of the area's major mines, putting an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of capacity of the red metal on hold. World No. 1 copper miner Codelco suspended mining operations at its Chuquicamata, Ministro Hales,...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or 1.0 percent, to $1.04. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 72 or 2.5 percent, to $29.02. Peabody Energy fell$. 13 or 2.0 percent, to $6.35.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.8 percent, to $3.23. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.46. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.3 percent, to $5.17.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.36. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.39. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 38 or 1.7 percent, to $22.48.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 38 or. 8 percent, to $46.83. DuPont Co. fell $1.57 or 2.1 percent, to $72.03.

  • SANTIAGO, March 25- The world's number-one copper miner Codelco has suspended all mining operations in the north of Chile due to the state of roads and mine access following heavy rains in the area, the state-run firm told Reuters on Wednesday. Codelco said mining operations at Chuquicamata, Ministro Hales, Radomiro Tomic, Gabriela Mistral, and Salvador had all...

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 5 percent, to $3.28. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $9.54. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $5.25.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $46.98. DuPont Co. fell$. 87 or 1.2 percent, to $72.73.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or 1.0 percent, to $1.04. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 36 or 1.3 percent, to $28.66. Peabody Energy fell$. 08 or 1.2 percent, to $6.40.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.38. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 11 or. 5 percent, to $22.76.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $47.33. DuPont Co. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $73.50.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 3.9 percent, to $1.07. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 45 or 1.6 percent, to $28.75. Peabody Energy rose$. 09 or 1.4 percent, to $6.57.

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