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  • Miners face rising threat of cyber-attacks Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    *E&Y survey finds 41 pct rise in external threats to miners. MELBOURNE, Nov 21- Miners are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber-hacking as they slash costs, automate equipment, rely more on the internet, and run mines from hundreds of kilometers away, a survey of nearly 40 mining companies has found.

  • *ThyssenKrupp says in exclusive talks to sell U.S. plant. *ThyssenKrupp pushes back results to Dec. 2 from Nov. 21. FRANKFURT, Nov 20- Germany's ThyssenKrupp is nearing a long-awaited sale of its U.S. steel plant and has reached an agreement to settle a cartel lawsuit, clearing the way for it to raise much-needed capital.

  • Gold mine output set to reach record, disappoint bulls Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 6:16 AM ET

    *Gold mine production set to reach record this year. LONDON, Nov 20- Output from the world's gold mines is set to hit record highs this year, disappointing bulls who are impatiently waiting for production cuts following this year's 24 percent plunge in prices.

  • *Saudi Arabia sees no need to cut crude production. DUBAI, Nov 20- Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia remains unconcerned by surging U.S. shale output, which threatens to eat into OPEC's market share, and sees no need to cut production to support prices, its deputy oil minister said on Wednesday.

  • Asian power demand to drive up coal prices - Glencore Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    *Almost 30 pct of seaborne coal sold at a loss- Glencore. *Glencore to raise S.African coal production by 55 mln tonnes/year. LONDON, Nov 20- Thermal coal prices will rise in the medium term as current prices force many producers to export at a loss and because booming electricity demand in Asia will drive up the market, said mining major Glencore Xstrata.

  • *ThyssenKrupp says in exclusive talks to sell its U.S. plant. FRANKFURT, Nov 19- German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp pushed back the publication of its annual financial results as talks to sell a steel plant in the United States entered the home stretch.

  • *Dollar weakens after China says to exit forex intervention. LONDON, Nov 19- Copper bounced on Tuesday from its lowest levels in more than three months as funds bought back short positions, the dollar weakened slightly and China detailed more of its reforms.

  • LONDON, Nov 19- Copper bounced on Tuesday from its lowest levels in over three months as funds bought back short positions, the dollar weakened slightly and China detailed more of its reforms.

  • LONDON, Nov 19- Integrating an increasing supply of wind, solar and other variable sources of power onto the grid will require conventional plants to become more flexible. The question is whether coal-fired generators are up to the challenge.

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE- Copper edged down on Tuesday, hovering near a three-month low hit earlier in the session after Federal Reserve officials flagged a brightening outlook for the U.S. economy, fuelling expectations the central bank may soon curb its stimulus.

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 19- Dutch food and chemicals group DSM said on Tuesday it was spinning off its pharmaceuticals division in a $2.6 billion deal with private equity firm JLL, pushing DSM's shares up more than 3 percent. JLL is the majority shareholder in contract drug maker Patheon.

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 19- Dutch food and chemicals group DSM said on Tuesday it was spinning off its pharmaceuticals division in a $2.6 billion deal with private equity firm JLL. "This is for DSM Pharmaceutical Products the perfect way to accelerate growth and for DSM to maximise value for this business."

  • RPT-COLUMN-Is there any future for coal? Kemp Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 12:58 AM ET

    Coal has replaced nuclear as the form of energy that environmentalists most love to hate. "The world needs to turn its back on the fossil fuels of the past, like coal, which have helped to create today's climate and instead look to the clean, renewable energy sources of the future," the UK charity Christian Aid said on Monday.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 19- London copper slid to a three-month low on Tuesday after U.S. *Investors rewarded Beijing on Monday for its ambitious reform plan, sustaining a stocks rally led by consumer goods shares seen as direct beneficiaries of the promised easing of China's one-child policy and efforts to boost consumption.

  • By the end of the third quarter, Colombia's coal production was 11.2 percent below output in the first nine months of 2012, the National Mining Agency said last week, a narrower gap than the 13.2 percent lower production in the first half.

  • WARSAW, Nov 18- The U.N. climate chief urged a radical clean-up of the coal industry on Monday to help limit global warming, at an industry meeting in Warsaw condemned by environmentalists as a distraction from the nearby U.N. climate change conference.

  • "Clean up your act," UN climate chief urges industry Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    WARSAW, Nov 18- The U.N. climate chief urged a radical clean-up of the coal industry on Monday to help limit global warming, at an industry meeting in Warsaw condemned by environmentalists as a distraction from the nearby U.N. climate change conference.

  • COLUMN-Is there any future for coal? Kemp Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    Coal has replaced nuclear as the form of energy that environmentalists most love to hate. "The world needs to turn its back on the fossil fuels of the past, like coal, which have helped to create today's climate and instead look to the clean, renewable energy sources of the future," the UK charity Christian Aid said on Monday.

  • *Deal seeks to calm relations with Belarus' Lukashenko. MOSCOW, Nov 18- Tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov agreed to buy a stake in Uralkali, the world's largest potash miner, as Russia seeks to ease tensions over the collapse of a potash sales cartel with Belarus, which drove down global prices.

  • SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Nov xx- China is making its third attempt in two years to have a bigger say in pricing iron ore.

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