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BOGOTA, July 22- Mechanics at Colombia's largest coal mines will meet on Tuesday with contractor Dimantec and representatives from the labor ministry in an effort to negotiate an end to a 12- day strike. Dimantec provides mechanics to Colombia's biggest miners including joint-venture Cerrejon and U.S.-based Drummond Co.
SINGAPORE, July 21- Gold steadied above the $1,300 an ounce support level on Monday, aided by anticipation of increased geopolitical risks as the United States began demanding answers from Russia after a Malaysian plane was downed in eastern Ukraine. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,308.70 an ounce by 0053 GMT.
*Copper faces biggest weekly loss since early June. LONDON, July 18- Copper fell to a two-week low on Friday, and its weekly performance headed for the biggest drop in 18 weeks, on concerns about the Chinese property sector and an outlook for increased production. Copper has dropped nearly 3 percent this week, the biggest weekly drop since mid-March.
LONDON, July 17- Copper prices dropped to their lowest level in two weeks on Thursday due to intensifying concerns about the outlook for metal demand from the property sector after a Chinese builder warned of a possible bond default.
France, Germany, Britain, eastern Europe to see selloffs. PARIS, July 7- Cement makers Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd proposed a multi-billion euro series of asset sales on Monday as they seek regulatory approval for their merger to create the world's biggest cement maker.
July 7- Mining group Anglo American Plc has agreed to sell its stake in a cement venture to its French-based partner Lafarge SA for at least $1.5 billion, proceeds which will be used to cut debt as part of a broader restructuring.
SANTIAGO, July 2- Chile's northern regions were hit by a power outage on Wednesday, the nation's emergency office said, though it was not immediately clear if production at some of the area's massive copper mines was impacted.
Gold held near a two-month high, and looked set to post its second quarterly gain as geopolitical tensions boosted its safe-haven appeal.
SINGAPORE, June 30- Gold was holding steady near a two-month high on Monday and looked set to post its second straight quarterly gain as geopolitical tensions boosted the metal's safe-have appeal.
CARACAS, June 26- Colombia's biggest coal miner, Cerrejon, said late on Thursday it was transporting coal again from its mine to port after protesters ended a six-day blockade on its private railway line that took the company to the brink of defaulting on shipments.
CARACAS, June 26- Protesters blocking the railroad of Colombia's largest coal miner, Cerrejon, ended their protest late on Thursday after reaching an agreement with the company, the manager of the third-party contractor that employs them told Reuters. The company is a joint venture between Anglo American Plc, BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata Plc.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, bouncing back from Monday's losses.
MELBOURNE/ WELLINGTON, June 16- New Zealand decides this week whether to approve an underwater iron-ore operation that would likely become the world's first commercial metals mine at the bottom of the sea.
European shares closed around the flatline on Thursday, paring earlier gains.
European shares closed lower on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data reinforced caution ahead of this week's ECB policy meeting.
European shares closed higher on Monday with investor sentiment boosted by upbeat Chinese manufacturing data.
Months of mining strikes in South Africa sent its economy into contraction in the first quarter, and with no end in sight, the outlook remains bleak.
Northern Dynasty argued in a filing to the U.S. District Court for Alaska that the EPA exceeded its authority under the Clean Water Act in February, when the regulator initiated a rarely-used process under the Clean Water Act to protect Alaska's salmon fishery from the impact of the project.
European shares closed at six-year highs on Monday, with strong buying seen in the basic resources sector.
European markets finished lower on Friday and ended the week flat, as the situation in Ukraine erased any optimism over earnings season.