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  • *China boosts nickel ore imports. MELBOURNE, Sept 20- London copper and nickel steadied on Tuesday as the dollar softened and China's property boom also lent support to prices. "With summer coming to a close, copper demand conditions in China have improved markedly," JP Morgan said in a report.

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  • *China boosts nickel ore imports. MELBOURNE, Sept 20- London copper and nickel dipped on Tuesday as the dollar edged higher, but encouraging economic signals from China offered some support to prices. "With summer coming to a close, copper demand conditions in China have improved markedly," JP Morgan said in a report.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 20- London copper and nickel dipped on Tuesday as the dollar edged higher, but encouraging economic signals from China offered some support to prices. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper traded up half a percent at 37,290 yuan a tonne, while zinc was up 2 percent. *Shenzhen lost its place as the hottest spot in China's property market in August, but the...

  • DENVER, Sept 19- Barrick Gold's Veladero gold mine in Argentina, one of its five core mines, could resume operations in the next two weeks, Barrick President Kelvin Dushnisky said in an interview on Monday. Barrick was fined nearly $10 million by authorities in the Argentinian province of San Juan for last year's leak, which was caused by a defective valve.

  • TORONTO, Sept 19- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as higher oil prices boosted the stocks of energy companies, while big banks also gained as investors bet that the U.S. The country's biggest banks were among the index's most influential gainers with Bank of Nova Scotia up 0.9 percent to C $70.56 and Toronto-Dominion Bank advancing 0.6 percent to C...

  • Much of iron ore's gains in 2016 have been driven by strong demand from China, with imports up 9.3 percent to 669.65 million tonnes in the first eight months of the year from a year ago. And as yet, there is no sign that China's appetite for imported iron ore is waning, with vessel-tracking and port data suggesting September will be another strong month for the buyer...

  • The metal, widely used in construction and electronics, rose more than 3 percent last week, its biggest weekly gain in two months, after Chinese economic data indicated a firmer tone to China's housing market and a revival in factory activity. It failed to hold those gains on Monday, despite more positive data from China. China returned from several days of holiday...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore. The Philippines has already halted the...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore. The Philippines has already halted the...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore. The Philippines has already halted the...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore. The Philippines has already halted the...

  • Much of iron ore's gains in 2016 have been driven by strong demand from China, with imports up 9.3 percent to 669.65 million tonnes in the first eight months of the year from a year ago. And as yet, there is no sign that China's appetite for imported iron ore is waning, with vessel-tracking and port data suggesting September will be another strong month for the buyer...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. *Philippines is world's top nickel ore supplier. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. *Philippines is world's top nickel ore supplier. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. *Philippines is world's top nickel ore supplier. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. *Philippines is world's top nickel ore supplier. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of...

  • TORONTO/ DENVER, Sept 18- The world's biggest gold miners are taking a cautious approach in their hunt for bullion, spending more money to explore around existing mines rather than new territory in a strategy that may have short-term gains but risks future production growth. "It only makes sense to be looking in your own backyard first before exploring elsewhere,"...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 16- Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is not likely carcinogenic to humans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday as it outlined its current position on the controversial chemical. The EPA has been involved in a decades-long process to assess human and animal health risks, as well as ecological...

  • TAMPA, Fla.— A phosphate company says more than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond. Mosaic, the world's largest supplier of phosphate, said the hole opened up beneath a pile of...

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