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  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Montana environmental regulators granted conditional approval Friday to a long-stalled silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, saying the developer must show before mining can proceed that the $500 million project won't drain overlying creeks. Developer Mines Management, Inc. pledged to move forward despite...

  • Britain, France and Germany are among the countries to have asked the European Commission to help Europe's steel industry, which is suffering from falling prices and cheap imports from China and Russia. On Friday, the European Commission announced investigations into whether seamless pipes, heavy plates and hot-rolled flat steel are sold into Europe at...

  • *India spends more than $4 bln on annual coking coal imports. NEW DELHI, Feb 12- India is asking the country's big steelmakers to consider converting local medium-quality coal into premium coking coal to slash an annual import bill of more than $4 billion for buying that grade from countries such as Australia and South Africa. Resurgent local output of...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 12- European Union regulators opened three new anti-dumping investigations into Chinese steel products on Friday, responding to calls from European industry for protection from cheap imports that they blame for thousands of job losses in Europe. The EU executive also announced provisional anti-dumping duties on cold-rolled flat steel from...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Gold's prospects for a sustained price rally are better than they have been for years as a weaker dollar, crashing oil prices and concerns about the global economy have revived its safe-haven status after years as the dog of global financial markets. The precious metal has climbed 20 percent so far this year to $1,260.60 an ounce with money...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- "The aluminum market continues to, in our view, face the greatest bearish fundamental shock in a generation, and perhaps, in its history." The Wall Street heavyweight is now projecting aluminum will trade at $1,350 per tonne on a 12- month horizon, down from its previous estimate of $1,550. On the London Metal Exchange three-month metal is today trading...

  • Multi Packaging Solutions posts 2Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Multi Packaging Solutions International Ltd. on Thursday reported a loss of $7.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Multi Packaging Solutions shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *China holiday subdues volumes, creates volatility. LONDON, Feb 11- Copper rose on Thursday as the dollar slipped, but fears for global growth sparked by worries about a potential financial crisis and uncertainty about demand in China curbed gains. "But there are a lot of uncertainties, from what's happening in China to the fact that everybody thinks the Fed made a...

  • The Plymouth, Minnesota- based company also reported fourth-quarter profit that fell less than expected, and announced a $75 million share repurchase program. Its shares jumped nearly 5 percent in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Falling currency values against the U.S. dollar have lowered production costs 17 percent in Canada, where Mosaic's...

  • TORONTO, Feb 11- Canada's main stock index fell 1 percent on Thursday, hitting a three-week low as a string of disappointing corporate earnings reports added to broad investor unease about the global economy. Telus Corp declined 3.4 percent to C $38.49 after the telecom company reported a fall in quarterly profit, hurt by increased competition and weaker...

  • Panic? Gold surges as everything else suffers Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 9:46 AM ET
    Gold Bullion stacked in a safehouse.

    Gold is a matter of faith, or the lack thereof in other assets, JPMorgan Asset Management's Robert Michele tells CNBC.

  • CAPE TOWN, Feb 11- From Ebola to Islamist insurgents to social unrest triggered by the global commodity downturn, mining firms operating in West Africa face mounting security challenges, analysts and executives say. "As mining companies lay off employees to protect their balance sheets as a response to the global commodity downturn, there is an increased risk...

  • *China holiday subdues volumes, creates volatility. LONDON, Feb 11- Copper rose on Thursday as the dollar slipped, but fears for global growth sparked by worries about a potential financial crisis and uncertainty about demand in China were expected to curb gains. "But there are a lot of uncertainties, from what's happening in China to the fact that everybody thinks...

  • The Plymouth, Minnesota- based company, which reported a better than expected fourth-quarter profit, also announced a $75 million share repurchase program. Adjusted earnings per share was 53 cents, compared with average analysts' estimates of 44 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Fourth quarter net earnings fell to $155 million, or 44 cents...

  • *China holiday subdues volumes, creates volatility. LONDON, Feb 11- Copper rose on Thursday as the dollar slipped, but fears for global growth sparked by worries about a potential financial crisis and uncertainty about demand in China were expected to curb gains. "But there are a lot of uncertainties, from what's happening in China to the fact that everybody thinks...

  • *Agrees $500 mln Antapaccay mine deal with Franco-Nevada. LONDON, Feb 11- Glencore has taken another step to reduce its debt by selling $500 million of future precious metals output, and deepened oil production cuts after prices fell further. The Swiss-based mining and trading company said overnight it had agreed to sell future precious metals production from...

  • Sonoco beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:51 AM ET

    HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Sonoco Products Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $56.1 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.28 billion.

  • Rusal: Aluminum market 'finding balance' Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 5:37 AM ET

    The aluminum market will find an "equilibrium" this year after years of oversupply, according to the deputy chief executive of Rusal.

  • SYDNEY— Mining company Rio Tinto said Thursday it suffered a loss of $866 million in 2015 as deteriorating economic conditions around the world pressured prices of commodities such as iron ore and coal. The Australian mining giant on Thursday reported that 2015 revenue slumped to $34.8 billion from $47.6 billion the year before. Rio said it will reduce...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Glencore has taken another step to reduce its debt by selling $500 million of future precious metals output and reported a drop in production of its most lucrative product, copper. The Swiss-based mining and trading company said overnight that it had agreed to sell future precious metals production from its Antapaccay mine in southern Peru to...

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