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  • Axiom wins long battle to develop Solomons nickel Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    *Axiom says wins Solomon Islands nickel mine court battle. SYDNEY, Sept 24- Tiny Australian prospector Axiom Mining has won a three-year court battle against Japanese giant Sumitomo Metal Mining to exploit a giant nickel discovery in the South Pacific' s Solomon Islands left idle for more than half a century.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 24- London copper climbed away from three-month lows on Wednesday as markets grew more confident over global growth signals, although a looming oversupply of the metal kept its advance in check.

  • -Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. Again, that price level hasn't been clearly spelt out, but I would imagine the big three have a number in mind somewhere above $90 a tonne, with $110 likely viewed as a ceiling.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 24- London copper was stuck near three-month lows on Wednesday as more evidence of brighter economic prospects in the United States failed to overcome jitters over Chinese growth and swelling supply of the metal.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 24- London copper was stuck near three year lows on Wednesday as more evidence of brighter economic prospects in the United States failed to overcome jitters over global growth and swelling supply.

  • A toxic combination of bountiful supply and slower demand growth in top importer China have hammered iron ore prices to five-year lows, the hardest hit among industrial commodities this year.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- West African nations hit by the Ebola virus epidemic will need international help to rebuild for years to come and it is time for mining companies and business to get involved, the head of the African Development Bank said on Tuesday.

  • METALS-Copper steadies after China factory data Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    *China manufacturing unexpectedly picks up in Sept. LONDON, Sept 23- Copper prices steadied on Tuesday, after touching three-month lows in the previous session, as manufacturing data from top consumer China helped allay some fears about the outlook for demand.

  • New dawn for Mexican steel puts Brazil in the shade Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 23- Mexico is emerging as the preferred choice for investors in Latin American steel making as a landmark energy reform and exposure to a U.S. recovery help outshine regional rival Brazil, where the gloom of recession has taken hold.

  • Sept 23- Newmont Mining Corp raised its full-year copper production forecast after ending a tax dispute with the Indonesian government that allows it to resume shipments from the country. U.S.-based Newmont halted exports in January after Indonesia imposed a hefty export tax that the U.S. firm said violated its mining contract.

  • Newmont raises full-year copper production forecast Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Sept 23- Newmont Mining Corp raised its full-year copper production forecast to reflect the resumption of shipments from Indonesia. The miner received an export permit from the Indonesian government on Monday to resume copper concentrate shipments from the country.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- It's now a full eight months since Indonesia turned off the supply of nickel ore to China's giant nickel pig iron sector. China's trade figures for August showed imports of just 39,000 tonnes, very much in line with the previous three months.

  • *China manufacturing unexpectedly picks up in Sept. LONDON, Sept 23- Copper prices recovered on Tuesday, bouncing off three-month lows hit in the previous session, as encouraging manufacturing data from top consumer China helped allay some fears about the outlook for demand.

  • *Copper to retest support at $6,733- technicals. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- London copper futures rebounded from their three-month lows on Tuesday after a private survey showed China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly faster pace than expected, but lack of physical buying suggested the industrial metal and its peers were not out of the woods yet.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 23- London copper futures ticked higher on Tuesday but held near their weakest level since June on nagging worries about economic growth in top consumer China ahead of the release of a closely-watched data.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA agreed on Monday to acquire U.S.-based Sigma-Aldrich Corp for $17 billion in cash to boost its lab supplies business, the biggest takeover in the German group's history.

  • *Silver prices drop to lowest since mid-2010. *Gold eyes key chart support at $1,180/ oz, June 2013 low. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 22- Gold prices edged up on Monday on short covering after a dollar rise and technical selling sent the precious metal into its weakest since early January earlier in the day.

  • European shares fall on China growth jitters Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 22- European shares fell on Monday, with a benchmark index retreating from the previous session's near-seven-year high, as concern over the pace of growth in China knocked down mining heavyweights such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Silver prices slid to their lowest in four years on Monday, with the prospect of rising U.S. interest rates undermining precious metals and industrial commodities dented by worries over Chinese demand. By 1259 GMT it had recovered to $17.70 an ounce, down 0.3 percent.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA agreed on Monday to acquire U.S. company Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion in cash to boost its lab supplies business, the biggest takeover in the German group's history.

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