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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.
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.
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.
The metal largely ignored data signaling stronger jobs growth, with the number of Americans filing for new unemployment benefits tumbling last week.
The "Shareholder Spring" continues to weigh on U.K. companies, with CEO bonuses falling for a third consecutive year in 2013, according to a PwC report published on Tuesday, as investors keep a watchful eye on corporate excess.
European stocks held onto gains on Friday to close higher for a second-straight week.
European shares closed lower lower on Monday with basic resources stocks weighing heavily on bourses after weak data from China.
Global miner Anglo American posted a second consecutive annual net loss after the group wrote down $1.9 billion from the value of its platinum division and projects in South America.