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*Peru copper production likely do more than double by 2016. LONDON, Sept 17- Copper steadied near a five-week low on Tuesday in cautious trade ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting at which the U.S. central bank is widely expected to announce it will begin rolling back its monetary stimulus.
*Russia oil exports to Belarus seen at 3.1 mln T in Q4 vs 5.3 mln in Q3. *Moscow announced cuts to Belarus following potash boss arrest in Minsk. MOSCOW, Sept 17- Russia will cut oil pipeline supplies to Belarus by 42 percent in the fourth quarter, an export schedule showed on Tuesday, amid a spat over the arrest of a Russian potash industry boss in Minsk last month.
*Copper rises 0.2 pct, trades near Friday's 5- week low. SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Copper edged higher on Tuesday but stayed close to five-week lows in cautious trade ahead of a U.S. The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange closed 0.2 percent higher at 51,460 yuan a tonne.
*Copper little changed, trades near Friday's 5- week low. SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Copper was largely unchanged on Tuesday, hovering close to its lowest in five weeks in cautious trade ahead of a U.S. The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dropped 0.3 percent to 51,190 yuan a tonne.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 17- China may boast the world's largest potential reserves of shale gas but is likely to lose to Australia in the race to be second behind the United States in bringing significant production on line.
SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Copper edged lower on Tuesday, falling for three out of four sessions and trading close to five-week low on positioning ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting at which it is widely expected to begin withdrawing stimulus. *The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dropped 0.7 percent to 50,980 yuan a tonne.
SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Gold hovered near a five-week low on Tuesday as traders waited for guidance on when the U.S. *Spot gold had risen 0.1 percent to $1,315.10 an ounce by 0015 GMT, after falling 1 percent in the previous session to a five-week low of $1,303.85.
JAKARTA, Sept 17- Two of Indonesia's biggest miners are building power stations to reignite coal demand and counter a drop in global prices that has squeezed industry-wide profit margins to their slimmest in a decade and dulled the appeal of exports to top consumer China.
*Packaging Corp offers $12.55/ share. *Packaging Corp to assume $714 mln of Boise's debt. The deal will secure badly needed production capacity for Packaging Corp, the fourth-largest maker of containerboard and corrugated packaging in the United States, at a time when the industry is consolidating.
*Kennametal says deal to strengthen tooling business. *Kennametal's shares up 2 pct; Allegheny Tech up 9 pct. Sept 16- Kennametal Inc said it would buy Allegheny Technologies Inc's tungsten materials business for $605 million to boost supply of the raw material used to make its metal-working tools, increasing its exposure to aerospace and energy markets.
*Comes after Anglo pledged to halve potential mine pipeline. LONDON/ TORONTO, Sept 16- Mining group Anglo American has pulled out of the Pebble copper-gold project in Alaska, less than two months after pledging to halve a $17 billion pipeline of potential mines and bring down the cost of keeping future options open.
*Packaging Corp offers $12.55/ share. *Boise shares trading at $12.53, Packaging Corp shares jump 10 pct. Packaging Corp, the fourth-largest maker of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States, said it would assume Boise's $714 million debt.
Sept 16- Packaging Corp of America said it would acquire smaller rival Boise Inc for about $1.28 billion to increase its container board capacity. Packaging Corp's offer of $12.55 per share represents a premium of 26 percent to Boise's Friday close. Boise shares were trading at $12.75 in premarket trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
LONDON, Sept 16- Former Rio Tinto boss Tom Albanese has taken on a senior advisory role at Indian mining group Vedanta just eight months after being ousted as chief executive of the world's No. 3 mining group.
*Copper rises from Aug 8 lows hit on Friday. *Russia-U.S. deal on Syria lifts risk appetite. LONDON, Sept 16- Copper inched higher on Monday from a five-week low on Friday, as investors' appetite for risk improved on expectations of a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria and the dollar fell.
*Iran- Iraq war central to Islamic state's identity. DUBAI, Sept 16- An Iranian war veteran fell into a coma in a Tehran hospital last week after suffering respiratory failure, his lungs ravaged by mustard gas during the Iran- Iraq war 30 years ago.
PANAMA CITY, Sept 13- Panama's economy grew by 7.6 percent in the second quarter, led by stronger activity in transport and communications and brisk business in the construction and mining sectors, the government statistics agency said on Friday.
SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Sept 13- Trading house Noble has won the right to sell some zinc output from Nyrstar, the world's biggest producer, taking over from Glencore Xtrata a deal worth up to $650 million a year, sources familiar with the situation said. "Noble have won the Nyrstar zinc metal marketing business- the one which Glencore have to exit," one source said.
*Precious metals inflows in equity funds at $275 million in July and August. *Precious metals ETFs outflows at $2 billion in July and August. LONDON, Sept 13- After a once-in-a-generation plunge in the bullion price left investors nursing their wounds, gold equities- long unloved- showed the biggest two-month net inflow for two years in July and August.
MELBOURNE, Sept 13- A dispute between Aquila Resources and a partner on the long-delayed $7 billion West Pilbara Iron Ore project in Australia erupted in the open on Friday, heralding a possible ownership shake-up.