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  • *Tin gains as China imports rise 21 percent so far this year. LONDON, Dec 22- Copper fell on Tuesday as traders were reluctant to try to push the metal above Monday's five-week peak given slowing economic growth in China. Losses were limited, however, by signs of shrinking supply and as China pledged new policy support for 2016..

  • MUMBAI/ LONDON, Dec 22- Britain's troubled steel sector received a boost on Tuesday with news that Tata Steel is in talks to sell its struggling British-based unit to investment firm Greybull Capital, according to statements from the two firms. "This is an extremely critical time for the whole industry, and we have been working hard to explore all options that...

  • *Tin gains as China imports rise 21 percent so far this year. LONDON, Dec 22- Copper fell on Tuesday as traders were reluctant to try to push the metal above Monday's five-week peak given slowing growth in China. Losses were limited, however, by signs of shrinking supply and as China pledged new policy support for 2016..

  • *Tin gains as China imports rise 21 percent so far this year. LONDON, Dec 22- Copper fell on Tuesday as traders were reluctant to try to push the metal above Monday's five-week peak given slowing growth in China, though losses were limited by signs of shrinking supply and as China pledged new policy support for 2016.. China are talking about cutting production, the...

  • MUMBAI/ LONDON, Dec 22- Tata Steel is in talks to sell its struggling British-based unit to investment firm Greybull Capital, the two firms said in a statement on Tuesday. "This is an extremely critical time for the whole industry, and we have been working hard to explore all options that could provide a future for the Long Products Europe business," said Karl Koehler,...

  • LIMA, Dec 21- Peru's government said on Monday that copper output in the world's third biggest producer should rise 65.5 percent in 2016 to about 2.5 million tonnes after MMG Ltd's massive Las Bambas project starts operations in February. Newmont Mining Corp's $4.8 billion gold and copper Conga project was derailed by unrest in 2011, and Southern Copper Corp...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 21- Brazilian mining company Vale SA said on Monday its mining operations were continuing as normal and it still had not been notified of a court ruling on Friday to block the transfer or sale of mining rights after a deadly dam burst last month. On Sunday, Vale, the world's largest producer of iron ore, said in a statement it was aware of the court...

  • *Gold extends Friday's 1 percent rise. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 21- Gold rose more than 1 percent on Monday as weaker than expected U.S. data and uncertainty about how fast the Federal Reserve will tighten interest rates next year weighed on the dollar. "good short-covering rally continues for the short holiday week," said George Gero, precious metals strategist for RBC...

  • LIMA, Dec 21- Peru's energy and mines minister said on Monday that copper output in the world's third biggest producer should jump 65.5 percent in 2016 to about 2.5 million tonnes after MMG Ltd's massive Las Bambas project starts operations in February. But still-strong local opposition to Southern Copper Corp's $1.4 billion Tia Maria project will likely...

  • A boat cruises past the scene of a bridge collapse on Interstate 5 on May 23, 2013, near Mt. Vernon, Washington.

    Despite a lot of alarm to the contrary, America's bridges aren't that bad overall.

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Copper hit a five-week peak on Monday on signs that supplies could tighten and as the dollar slipped, although worries that Chinese economic growth will remain muted next year kept gains in check. In China, nine large copper smelters agreed they could deepen planned production cuts next year beyond 350,000 tonnes proposed earlier if prices and...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 21- Brazilian mining company Vale SA said on Monday its mining operations were continuing as normal as it still had not been notified of a court ruling on Friday to block the firm from extracting iron ore after a deadly dam burst last month. On Sunday, Vale, the world's largest producer of iron ore, said in a statement it was aware of the court...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 17- Mexico's Economy Ministry is launching an anti-dumping investigation into imports of corrosion resistant steel from China and Taiwan, the government said on Thursday. Steel company Ternium requested the investigation in September, saying that imports from China and Taiwan increased sharply between January 2012 and April 2015 and that...

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Copper hit a one-week high on Monday on signs that market supplies could tighten, although worries that Chinese economic growth will remain muted next year kept gains firmly in check. Nine large copper smelters in China have agreed that they could deepen planned production cuts next year beyond 350,000 tonnes proposed earlier if prices and...

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Copper hit a one week high on Monday on signs that market supplies could tighten, although worries that Chinese economic growth will remain muted next year kept gains firmly in check. Nine large copper smelters in China have agreed that they could deepen planned production cuts next year beyond 350,000 tonnes proposed earlier if prices and...

  • *China copper smelter cuts may aid 2016 term talks- analyst. MELBOURNE, Dec 21- London copper turned higher on Monday as the dollar dropped, however news that China smelters are considering deeper production cuts failed to fan a rally as concerns about the outlook for demand persist. "It's pretty much consensus that copper demand is weak in China," said analyst Helen...

  • In the case of China's beleaguered aluminium smelter sector, when it takes the form of a "commercial" stockpiling programme apparently. It's not just China's aluminium producers who are looking for government assistance in the face of collapsing metals prices. Both metals are on the SRB's shopping list since China is structurally short of both.

  • SANTOS, Brazil, Dec 20- The humble jute bag, long the distinctive packing for Brazil's coffee exports, is rapidly being edged out as traders and cooperatives face rising wage bills and borrowing costs, weak global prices and a deepening economic crisis at home. Next year will see Brazil export more than half its green coffee in 1- tonne polypropylene' super sacks' or...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO Dec 19- A judge in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais has frozen the Brazilian assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale SA after determining their joint venture Samarco was unable to pay for damage caused by the bursting of a dam at its mine last month. The dam burst, which turned into Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster, killed 16...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO Dec 19- A judge in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais has frozen the Brazilian assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale SA after determining their joint venture Samarco was unable to pay for damages caused by a burst dam at its mine last month. The burst dam, which turned into Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster, killed 16 people,...

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