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MELBOURNE, Jan 10- London copper steadied on Thursday, with investors biding time ahead of Chinese trade data that could show exports recovered in December but was also expected to reveal lower copper imports due to ample stockpiles in the world's top metals consumer.
NEW YORK, Jan 9- Gold fell in light trading on Wednesday after the previous session's gain, while palladium rose over 2 percent as improving U.S. auto sales amid a better economic outlook triggered fund buying. Signs of better Asian physical demand from China and India, however, provide underlying support, traders said.
*Alcoa shares rise after positive outlook for the year. NEW YORK, Jan 9- Wall Street rose on Wednesday after Alcoa got the earnings season under way with better-than-expected revenue and an encouraging outlook for the year. Shares of Alcoa, the largest aluminum producer in the United States, rose 0.5 percent to $9.18.
Jan 9- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, will restart blast furnace B at its Gijón plant in Spain on Jan. 15 after a six-month shutdown for maintenance works amid weak market conditions, the company said on Wednesday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 9- London copper was steady on Wednesday as investors trimmed risk on the unfolding corporate earnings season, but prices were supported by hopes that Chinese trade data this week will show the world's top metals consumer extending its recovery.
Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, said on Tuesday that expansion efforts in Latin America are paying off, adding to the company's strength in the U.S. market and helping it capture surprisingly strong profits.
*Finnish producer Outokumpu likely to benefit the most. NEW YORK, Jan 8- A fire affecting output at a French Aperam stainless steel plant will benefit Outokumpu and other European producers and will put upward pressure on European prices in the next few months, market players said this week.
OTTAWA, Jan 8- Canada will maintain anti-dumping duties on hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China on the grounds that cheap imports could harm Canadian firms, Ottawa said on Tuesday. "The Tribunal found that the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China was likely to result in injury.
LONDON, Jan 8- An Australian former coal miner, Anglo American's newly appointed chief executive is a far cry from the patrician Oppenheimer family who founded one of the world's largest mining groups almost a century ago.
Jan 8- Fuel additives maker Innospec Inc is looking to buy an oilfield specialty company for less than $300 million by the end of the first quarter, its top executive said, a month after pulling out of the race to buy chemical company TPC Group Inc..
*Barrick Gold says approach "prudent and disciplined". LONDON, Jan 8- Barrick Gold Corp has ended talks to sell a stake in majority-owned African Barrick Gold to a Chinese buyer, dashing hopes of a potential $3 billion deal for the underperforming unit.
*Has been CEO of AngloGold Ashanti since 2007.
*Aluminium maker Alcoa to report results after Tues market close. MELBOURNE, Jan 8- London copper steadied on Tuesday, supported by hopes Chinese trade data will show a recovery is gathering steam in the world's top metal consumer, although worries about the corporate earnings season starting this week kept traders on edge.
*Has been CEO of AngloGold Ashanti since 2007. LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG, Jan 8- Australian gold mining executive Mark Cutifani, a one-time trainee miner, has been appointed chief executive of Anglo American, taking on what analysts and investors say is one of the toughest jobs in the business.
MELBOURNE, Jan 8- London copper rose on Tuesday as prospects the European Central Bank will refrain from a rate cut this week pushed up the euro, and on expectations Chinese trade data will show recovery is gathering steam in the world's top metal consumer.
MELBOURNE, Jan 7- London copper edged lower on Monday on worries the U.S. Metals prices have been underpinned by global manufacturing indexes, however, with data showing China's economy has regained momentum while the U.S. economy is slowly mending, with more numbers out this week. "
SYDNEY, Jan 7- Geoscientists working in Australia have been hit hard by the demise of a decade-long mining boom, with the number of newly unemployed accelerating at a dramatic pace, a sector survey released on Monday showed.
SINGAPORE, Jan 7- London copper prices steadied on Monday, supported by signs the world's top two economies are inching into recovery, while a decision by global regulators to help banks build up cash buffers also underpinned sentiment.
TORONTO, Jan 6- Sagging demand for non-precious metals- a trend that's beyond the direct control of Canada's embattled gold producers- is shaping up as their best hope for recovery in 2013 after a year that battered their share prices.
WASHINGTON, Jan 4- Two influential U.S. senators have asked the Interior Department to examine whether coal companies are dodging hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments on lucrative sales to Asia, citing a Reuters investigation into the matter.