NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $35.82. DuPont Co. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $56.12.» Read More
PARIS, Feb 6- The planned sale of nuclear fuel vendor Urenco has put the spotlight on ultra-secret uranium enrichment technology. To understand that process, think about orange juice. To get one glass of juice, you can put three oranges in the juicer and press gently, or put two, and squeeze very hard.
*Engine of job growth down shedding workers. CAPE TOWN, Feb 6- The 14,000 jobs on the line in an Anglo American plan to bring profits back to its South African platinum arm are the just the first of many the sector is about to bleed.
*FY net loss $3.73 bln after $4.3 bln Europe writedown. BRUSSELS, Feb 6- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, forecast improving demand and earnings this year, after a wretched 2012 in which sliding European consumption and a Chinese slowdown drove it to a deep net loss.
*Cholet Dupont strategist recommends buying on dips. PARIS, Feb 6- European stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday, extending the previous session's recovery with an upbeat outlook from ArcelorMittal reassuring investors.
PARIS, Feb 6- European stocks reversed an early dip and rose on Wednesday morning, extending the previous session's recovery, with ArcelorMittal's outlook reassuring investors. Shares in the world's largest steelmaker surged 2.7 percent, bouncing back from a recent 10 percent fall, after the company forecast improved demand and earnings in 2013..
PARIS, Feb 6- European stocks inched lower in early trade on Wednesday, halting the previous session's tentative recovery as mixed corporate results kept investors on edge.
SHANGHAI, Feb 6- Chinese coal imports will fall for the first time in five years in 2013, dropping 10 percent from the year before due to rising domestic supply and an improved transport network in the country, a Reuters poll showed. That will keep the arbitrage window for imports closed, "said Karen Li, an analyst at Nomura Research in Hong Kong.
SANTIAGO, Feb 6- World No. 3 copper mine Collahuasi said on Wednesday its mineral resources grew by 19 percent to 9 billion tonnes last year compared with 2011 levels, due in part to new drilling campaigns and improvements in mining design.
Feb 6- Mongolia will press global miner Rio Tinto to explain a spike in costs at the huge Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine, a government source told Reuters, warning that it could threaten efforts to finance other projects in the country.
SINGAPORE, Feb 6- Platinum rose to its strongest level in four months on Wednesday and sister metal palladium held near its highest since September 2011 on growing hopes the global economy was on the mend, while gains in equities hurt gold's safe-haven appeal.
SINGAPORE, Feb 6- London copper futures edged higher on Wednesday after upbeat data from the United States and Europe reinforced expectations the global economy is recovering, boosting the outlook for demand for industrial metals. *The most-traded copper contract for May delivery on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up 0.3 percent at 60,000 yuan a tonne.
SINGAPORE, Feb 6- Platinum rose to its strongest level in four months on Wednesday and sister metal palladium held near its highest since September 2011 on hopes the global economy is on the mend, while gold rebounded slightly after an overnight decline. *Platinum hit a high of $1,711.25 an ounce and was at $1,708.24 by 0046 GMT, up $2.25.
TORONTO, Feb 5- Silver Wheaton Corp said on Tuesday it had signed a deal with Brazil's Vale SA to acquire a share of the gold produced at some of the mines owned by the diversified mining giant in Brazil and Canada for $1.9 billion in cash, and 10 million warrants.
LONDON, Feb 5- Platinum and palladium steadied on Tuesday, consolidating multi-month highs hit in the previous session, as traders sold into the rally to lock in profits, while gold was again little changed.
CAPE TOWN, Feb 5- Global mining group Anglo American could bring a partner into its flagship Minas Rio iron ore asset in Brazil, outgoing chief executive Cynthia Carroll said on the sidelines of a mining conference.
MANILA/ HONG KONG Feb 5- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co said it will sell a majority stake in its business process outsourcing unit to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd- a deal that underlines rising interest in the Philippines as an investment destination.
SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Copper slipped on Tuesday from four-month highs hit the session before, after a weak gauge of U.S. business spending plans soured sentiment and drove traders to book profits ahead of holidays in top consumer China.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb 4- Alaska will offer potential developers the chance to explore geothermal resources at an active volcano in Cook Inlet, the state's oldest producing oil and gas basin, state officials said on Monday.
NEW YORK, Feb 4- Platinum hit a four-month high on Monday, extending its outperformance to gold after roaring U.S. car sales boosted demand for the key ingredient used in purifying automotive emissions. The spot price of platinum jumped 0.8 percent on the day, reaching above $1,705 an ounce.
Feb 4- Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Monday reported a quarterly profit that topped analyst estimates as the company pumped more higher-priced oil from U.S. shale basins and the Gulf of Mexico. Anadarko has active exploration and production programs in places like the Eagle Ford formation in South Texas and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and Africa.