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  • Private Equity Ready to Target Big Miners: Report Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 3:18 AM ET

    Private equity corporate raiders who have so far sidestepped the mining sector despite widespread consolidation, could soon reset their sights, global accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young said on Wednesday.

  • The Fourth Horseman of Mining Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 8:16 PM ET

    There used to be the Three Wise Men of the sector - RIO, BHP and RTP - but a new name on the scene caught Cramer's attention.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • BHP Billiton Seeks Partner for Alcoa Bid: Report Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 12:04 PM ET

    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, is in talks with private equity firms to team up for a possible $40 billion bid for U.S. aluminum company Alcoa, London's Times newspaper said on Tuesday.

  • CAMEC to Make 773 Million Pound Bid for Katanga Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 8:17 AM ET

    Central African Mining & Exploration Company (CAMEC) said on Monday it planned to make an all-share bid for Canada's Katanga Mining, valuing the target at 773.1 million pounds ($1.56 billion).

  • Investors were pleased Friday with Newmont Mining's decision to eliminate forward-sales contracts and a merchant banking unit, sending the giant gold producer's stock up 5.4%.

  • Alcan Says Alcoa Bid Lacking, Mulls Options Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    Alcan the big Canadian aluminum maker, said Friday that a $28.6-billion hostile takeover offer from Alcoa remains inadequate, and that it is pursuing alternatives such as talks with other groups.

  • Alcoa Hints at Boosting Offer for Alcan Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    Alcoa says it could raise its hostile $28.6 billion offer for Alcan if warranted, but the Canadian aluminum maker has rebuffed requests for talks, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.

  • Alcan Rebuffs Alcoa's Request for Takeover Talks Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 3:03 PM ET

    Alcan has rebuffed requests by Alcoa for a meeting to discuss Alcoa's hostile $28.6 billion offer for the Canadian aluminum producer, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.

  • Teck Cominco said on Tuesday it would buy Aur Resources in a friendly cash and stock offer worth C$4.1 billion ($3.9 billion) that will significantly boost Teck's copper production.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Standard Chartered Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 6:01 AM ET

    Shares in Standard Chartered fell 1.2% Wednesday despite an upbeat trading statement from the global bank, as investors cashed in on the stock's recent strong performance, according to Keefe, Bruyette and Woods.

  • Alcoa's shares jumped nearly 3 percent to a six-year-high Monday on renewed speculation that mining giant BHP Billiton has revived plans for a $40 billion takeover of the U.S. aluminum company.

  • Strategist Sees Gold -- and Coal -- in Australia Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 12:57 PM ET

    Australia is no longer just a hot tourist destination -- it’s also a great place to invest in, according to Anthony Cragg. On “Squawk on the Street,” the lead manager for the Wells Fargo Advantage Asia Pacific Fund spoke about the investment opportunities down under.

  • Norilsk Profit Up 154% on Metals, One-Off Sale Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 7:35 AM ET

    Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest nickel and palladium miner, said on Friday 2006 net profit more than doubled on record prices and the sale of a stake in South African miner Gold Fields.

  • Rio Tinto Says Alcan Bid Talk is Speculation Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest mining group, dismissed talk that it was lining up a bid for Canadian aluminum maker Alcan as speculation, but did not todeny the rumor outright.

  • Contest Stocks: Last Looks At What You Traded Friday, 25 May 2007 | 11:25 AM ET

    Here's one of our last looks at the contest stocks. The most active and widely held remained pretty much the same throughout the contest and the finals--for both the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge and Second Chance Showdown. Most best and worst performers were affected by earnings and M&A's over the weeks as well. Here you go:

  • Alcan has entered early-stage discussions with global mining giant BHP Billiton as it looks to fend off an unwanted takeover attempt by US rival Alcoa, Canada's Global and Mail newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Norilsk Raises Offer for LionOre to $6.26 Billion Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 3:11 AM ET

    Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel has aised its offer for Canadian miner LionOre to C$27.50 ($25.30) a share, valuing the company at approximately C$6.8 billion ($6.26 billion), Norilsk said on Wednesday.

  • Alcan's board unanimously recommended that shareholders reject Alcoa's unsolicited takeover offer of $73.25 a share in cash and stock, calling it inadequate and contrary to the best interests of Alcan's shareholders.

  • Jeff Mishlove: A Bull-Market Momentum Strategy Monday, 21 May 2007 | 2:54 PM ET

    Hey folks, we have guest blogger Jeff Mishlove with some thoughts for the final week of the contest. Here's his post: One week ago, I recommended a momentum strategy based upon selecting stocks that had been surging in price during the past three months. At that time, I recommended five stocks: SCHN, NTRI, FCX, LRCX and VCLM. I see that four out of these five stocks are now up for the week.

  • Guest Blogger Mishlove: Strategy for the Finals Monday, 14 May 2007 | 1:53 PM ET

    Hey folks, Jeff Mishlove has some thoughts for the contest finals. We'll get right to them. Here's his post: Now the Portfolio Challenge moves into the finals and the Second Chance Showdown. I am not in the finals, and I have decided not to enter the Second Chance Showdown – so that there can be no suggestion of a conflict of interest with regard to any recommendations I may make for the Million Dollar Buzz.

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