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  • By Manolo Serapio Jr SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Shares in China's steelmarkers outshone long-time international rivals in 2014 as Chinese mills overwhelmed buyers with cheap prices. Shares of Hebei Iron and Steel, the listed unit of top Chinese producer Hebei Steel Group, soared more than 90 percent last year. While those gains mirrored the broader rally in Chinese...

  • *Over 70 pct of top firms seeing improvement in Europe. LONDON/ PARIS, Feb 23- Signs of a long-awaited recovery in Europe are starting to show through in the profits of leading global companies, even if their bosses are still giving most of the credit to strong demand in Asia or the United States. Reuters has analysed comments from more than 50 of the biggest companies...

  • *Sees 2015 core profit $6.5- 7.0 bln from $7.2 bln in 2014. BRUSSELS, Feb 13- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest producer of steel, warned on Friday of lower profits this year but surprised the market by managing to cut its debt to the lowest level since the company was created in 2006.. The company, which produces about 6 percent of the world's steel, said it expected...

  • Forecast-beating German GDP sends DAX to record high Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 4:41 AM ET

    *ArcelorMittal rises as details on debt reassure. PARIS, Feb 13- European shares rose in early trading on Friday, with robust growth figures from Germany sending the country's blue-chip DAX index to a record high. National Bank of Greece was up 16 percent and Bank of Piraeus up 14 percent, while the leading ATG index gained 6.6 percent.

  • The company, which makes about 6 percent of the world's steel and is one of the world's largest iron ore producers, cut its estimate for global steel consumption because of a slowdown in China and heavy declines in Brazil and former Soviet states. The two regions account for about two thirds of ArcelorMittal's steel shipments. Chief Executive Lakshmi Mittal...

  • PARIS, Feb 13- European shares rose in early trading on Friday, helped by positive growth figures from Germany, while L'Oreal rallied after posting forecast-beating sales growth. However, shares in ArcelorMittal bucked the trend, dipping 1 percent after the world's largest producer of steel said its profit would fall in 2015, rather than improve as expected, as...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 3- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, dropped deeper into junk territory on Tuesday after Standard& Poor's downgraded the company's debt due to weaker iron ore prices. The rating agency said it had lowered its long-term credit rating on ArcelorMittal to BB from BB+ after revising its benchmark iron ore price assumptions for 2015 and...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 2- The premier of Canada's vast mineral-rich Arctic territory of Nunavut on Monday played down the idea of tax breaks to combat a slide in commodity prices, saying investors instead wanted more infrastructure. Peter Taptuna said in an interview that the slump had hurt the economy and that he was keeping an eye on the handful of major companies that are...

  • OSLO, Dec 22- Greenhouse gas emissions by the world's top 500 companies rose 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2013, far off the cuts urged by the United Nations to limit global warming, a study showed on Monday. The top 500 firms by capitalisation accounted for 13.8 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions and 28 percent of gross domestic product in 2013, according to the...

  • *ArcelorMittal booked block of iron ore trades in Sept. LONDON, Dec 12- Top steelmakers ArcelorMittal and Tata Steel are dipping their toes into iron ore derivatives, marking a crucial milestone in developing trade for the world's second-largest commodity after oil. Although the steelmakers continue to say publicly they do not use such products, sources said...

  • UPDATE 2-Cliffs may close Bloom Lake iron ore mine Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    *May close Bloom Lake mine in Quebec. Nov 19- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc said it may have to close its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Quebec, weeks after it revealed that three "big steelmakers" were in talks to invest in the project. "Despite the continued interest of the prospective equity partners in Bloom Lake... the potential investment is not achievable within a time...

  • *ArcelorMittal gains after results beat forecasts. PARIS, Nov 7- European shares lost ground on Friday as pessimism over economic growth and loan demand in Europe hit bank stocks, while mixed U.S. jobs data did little to buoy investor sentiment. Equities had staged a short-lived rally on Thursday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi reiterated plans...

  • PARIS, Nov 7- European shares rose in early trade on Friday, helped by positive corporate results from blue-chips including steelmaker ArcelorMittal as investors awaited key U.S. monthly jobs data. Shares in the world's largest steelmaker gained 3.6 percent after it reported a higher-than-expected profit in the third quarter and said improvements in its...

  • *Poland leads objections, but is not alone. The 28 member states want to set the pace for a global pact to be agreed in Paris next year with industrial powers from Asia, North America and the rest of the world. Conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the EU's biggest energy supplier, has also focused the EU on reducing its reliance on imported fossil fuels by increasing...

  • *Poland leads objections, but is not alone. The 28 member states want to set the pace for a global pact to be hammered out in Paris next year with industrial powers from Asia, North America and the rest of the world. Conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the EU's biggest energy supplier, has also focused the EU on reducing its reliance on imported fossil fuels by...

  • *Poland leads objections, but is not alone. The 28 member states want to set the pace for a global pact to be hammered out in Paris next year with industrial powers from Asia, North America and the rest of the world. Conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the EU's biggest energy supplier, has also focused the EU on reducing its reliance on imported fossil fuels by...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 8- Canada's Arctic territory of Nunavut has opened long-awaited talks with the federal government on gaining control of the region's vast natural resources, a move that could boost exploration and development. Nunavut, nearly four times as big as France, covers 810,000 square miles of rock, ice and water. Companies active in Nunavut include...

  • Steel companies finally getting control of costs Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Steel companies are finally getting their arms around the need to deleverage, consolidate and restructure.

  • Mining CEOs call for action against Ebola Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    A health officer at a state hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone on Aug. 23, 2014.

    A group of 11 mining CEOs working in West Africa are calling for fewer travel restrictions in the face of the Ebola epidemic.

  • Ebola a long term 'blip' for Africa investors Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    A nurse wears a special uniform to be protected from the Ebola virus at a state hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, in August 2014.

    American investors aren't panicked about the re-emergence of Ebola in Africa, at least in the long term.