Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $10.83. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 10 or 2.2 percent, to $4.36. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.4 percent, to $19.12.» Read More
*China builder warns it may default on bond. "Yesterday's data was positive for metals demand," said Joel Crane of Morgan Stanley in Melbourne. The most-traded September copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slid 1 percent to 50,050 yuan a tonne by 0240 GMT, having slipped to 49,930 yuan earlier- its weakest since July 2.
SYDNEY, July 17- Shanghai copper fell to its lowest in a fortnight on Thursday as jitters over a possible bond default in China's construction sector triggered a round of profit taking. *The most-traded September copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slid 1 percent to 50,050 yuan a tonne in overnight trade.
NEW YORK, July 16- U.S. precious metals dealer Anthem Vault Inc said on Wednesday it has launched the first digital currency backed by physical gold, with an aim to increase the use of bullion as an accepted form of electronic money.
TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, July 16- Barrick Gold Corp said on Wednesday its chief executive officer will step down in September and not be replaced, concentrating power in the hands of the miner's new executive chairman, John Thornton. The world's biggest gold miner appointed two co-presidents to help run the company after Jamie Sokalsky's departure as CEO.
*Strike has forced Toyota, GM, Ford to halt production. CAPE TOWN, July 16- South Africa's main manufacturing union, NUMSA, said it has agreed a plan of action to intensify a three-week strike over pay that has hit car makers and construction companies.
*China Q2 GDP growth slightly higher than forecast at 7.5 pct. LONDON, July 16- Aluminum touched the highest levels in 16 months on Wednesday after data showed stronger economic growth in top metals consumer China amid producer cutbacks and eroding inventories.
JAKARTA, July 16- Indonesia's likely next president signaled a conciliatory approach to the country's contract dispute with Newmont Mining Corp a day after the outgoing government threatened to end the U.S. miner's contract over a legal challenge.
*China Q2 GDP grows 7.5 pct on year. SYDNEY, July 16- A slight pick up in the pace of China's economic growth in the second quarter brightened the outlook for metals demand on Wednesday, helping drive Shanghai zinc and London aluminium near their highest in more than a year.
SYDNEY, July 16- Shanghai zinc rallied to a fresh 17- month high in early trade on Wednesday, playing catch up to overseas prices that have rallied on prospects of dwindling mine supply, while other contracts steadied ahead of a rash of China economic data.
JAKARTA, July 15- Indonesia could terminate Newmont Mining Corp's copper mine contract if the U.S.-based firm does not withdraw a legal challenge to the country's export taxes, a government official said on Tuesday. The firm, along with U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold, has halted copper exports for the last six months.
NEW DELHI, July 15- India said on Tuesday it may appeal against parts of a World Trade Organization ruling against countervailing U.S. duties on some of its steel exports, despite being partly vindicated in a trade dispute.
*Albermale to pay $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 in stock. July 15- Chemicals maker Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc for $6.2 billion to tap the fast-growing demand for lithium products used in mobile phone and automobile batteries. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own.
July 15- Chemicals maker Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc for $6.2 billion to bulk up its lucrative specialty chemical offerings. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own. Albemarle's shares closed at $72.62 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
July 15- Specialty chemical company Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own. The offer translates to $85.53 per share, a 13 percent premium to Rockwood's Monday closing price.
GLAXOSMITHKLINE RECALLS PAINKILLER IN PUERTO RICO@. July 14- GlaxoSmithKline Plc recalled about 10,600 bottles of its painkiller sold in Puerto Rico after finding the packaging was not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
But Washington sees bright side of findings. GENEVA, July 14- World Trade Organization judges said on Monday the United States broke its rules in imposing hefty duties on Chinese steel products, solar panels and a range of other goods that Washington argues enjoyed government subsidies.
WASHINGTON, July 14- The United States is studying a World Trade Organization ruling about anti-subsidy duties imposed on some Indian steel products and will consider all available options, the office of the U.S.
GENEVA, July 14- The World Trade Organization on Monday backed some key claims by India against countervailing duties imposed by the United States on certain steel products, but rejected others.
GENEVA, July 14- World Trade Organization judges found on Monday that the United States had violated global trade rules by imposing punitive import duties on a range of Chinese steel products, solar panels and other goods that Washington said enjoyed government subsidies.
GENEVA, July 14- The World Trade Organization on Monday backed some key claims by India against U.S. countervailing duties on certain steel products, but rejected others. The WTO panel, ruling on the April 2012 case, said that the United States had acted wrongly in claiming some Indian subsidy programs had given Tata unfair advantage.
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