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  • Is India going back to bullion? Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    India's trade deficit narrowed in January, but analysts are warning that now is not the time to ease gold import controls.

  • *Gold retreats from highest since mid-November. LONDON, Feb 11- Gold retreated from a near three-month high on Tuesday after incoming Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated the U.S. central bank's commitment to a measured tapering of its bullion-friendly policy stimulus.

  • *Platinum dollar prices fail to benefit from strikes. LONDON, Feb 11- The world's biggest platinum-backed exchange-traded fund, based in South Africa, reported its largest ever outflow last week after the rand platinum price hit 5-1/ 2 year highs, prompting domestic investors to cash in gains.

  • Adjusted EPS 48 cents vs estimates 37 cents. Feb 11- U.S. chemical maker Huntsman Corp's fourth-quarter adjusted profit comfortably beat analysts' estimates, helped by higher demand for polyurethane used in foam insulation and paint pigments.

  • Feb 11- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a 79 percent plunge in quarterly profit on Tuesday as prices fell. Net earnings for the fourth quarter slid to $129 million, or 30 cents per share, the company's second-smallest quarterly profit in four years.

  • Chemical maker Huntsman posts fourth-quarter profit Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    Feb 11- U.S. chemical maker Huntsman Corp posted a profit in the fourth quarter, helped by improved demand for pigments and polyurethanes used in foam insulation. The company's net income was $41 million, or 17 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $40 million, or 17 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 3 percent to $2.71 billion.

  • BERLIN, Feb 10- German tyre and car parts group Continental has bought U.S. private equity investor Carlyle Group's rubber and plastics division for about 1.4 billion euros, it said on Monday.

  • TORONTO, Feb 10- Canadian base metal miner HudBay Minerals Inc said it plans to buy exploration company Augusta Resource Corp in a bid to gain control of its Rosemont project in Arizona, an asset widely viewed as one of the most promising copper projects in the United States.

  • AngloGold Ashanti to sell Namibian unit for $110 mln Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG, Feb 10- Africa's top bullion producer AngloGold Ashanti is selling its Namibian unit for $110 million to private mining group QKR, it said on Monday, the disposal being part of a renewed drive to rationalise and focus on its bigger operations.

  • Feb 7- Cameco Corp, the world's third-largest uranium producer, on Friday scrapped its lofty production target for the radioactive metal due to excess global supply in an uncertain market.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- U.S. officials wrongly aided coal companies seeking federal land leases and accepted below-value bids in a flawed program costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, according to an independent review of the U.S. Interior Department.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- U.S. officials wrongly advised coal companies when they leased federal land in a flawed program costing taxpayers millions of dollars, according to an independent review of the U.S. Interior Department.

  • ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb 7- Syngenta AG, the world's largest crop chemicals company, has commitments to sell its entire supply of a genetically modified corn variety that is not approved by China, U.S.

  • ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb 7- The world's largest crop chemicals company, Syngenta AG, has commitments to sell its full supply of a genetically modified corn variety known as Agrisure Viptera or MIR 162 for the 2014 growing season, U.S.

  • Euro STOXX 50 rises 0.9 pct to 3,038.49 points. LONDON, Feb 7- European shares extended their rebound on Friday from last month's losses, helped by mining stocks, as long-term investors bet equities would continue to benefit from the region's gradual economic recovery.

  • Arcelor helps European shares rise for second day Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 7- European shares rose for a second straight day on Friday, helped by gains at steelmaker Arcelor, as long-term investors bet equities would continue to benefit from the region's gradual economic rebound.

  • *Copper on track to post biggest weekly gain this year. *China markets reopen from week-long holiday. LONDON, Feb 7- Copper rose on Friday, on track to post its largest weekly rise for the year, boosted by hopes of a pickup in demand after the Chinese New Year and by limited short-term availability of the metal in the physical market.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 7- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, forecast higher profits this year, driven by higher steel sales and margins, and an increase in iron ore production as Europe ended two years of decline.

  • *Skanska drags after orders lag. But peer SSAB fell 1.7 percent after reporting its sixth straight quarterly loss with slowing growth in China, though it said the hard-hit European steel market had bottomed out.

  • LONDON, Feb 7- European shares edged up on Friday as heavyweight steelmaker ArcelorMittal unveiled upbeat forecasts and investors anticipated further encouraging economic data from the United States. Shares in the firm were up 3.8 percent at 0803 GMT.

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