*Zinc soars on Glencore output cut. NEW YORK, Oct 9- Major world stock markets were poised for their biggest weekly advance since 2011 on Friday, as greater investor appetite for riskier assets propelled gains in equities and a surge in commodities and crude oil prices. Declines in the dollar, a bullish oil forecast and giant miner Glencore's pledge Friday to slash...» Read More
Many Chinese steel mills could close this year, with the state expected to offer incentives for enterprises to shut due to slowing economy and pollution.
Alcoa said it would acquire titanium supplier RTI International Metals for $1.5 billion, or the equivalent of $41 per share, in an all-stock deal.
The US market rally continued Friday as US stocks kept rising on European numbers and easing China regulations.
The CNBC Crowdfinance 50 Index lists the most active private companies raising capital through the use of equity crowdfunding platforms.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong potash sales and lower costs.
International Paper on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million.
Economists may teach that low prices and declining demand encourage producers to decrease supply, but the iron ore industry may have skipped class that day.
Stable, low oil prices are good because the drop in crude is supply-driven and will act as stimulus, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris tells CNBC.
As it continues to shift its business model, Alcoa delivered fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations.
Joy Global, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from coal miners, reported a 4 percent fall in revenue as customers cut production.
The abrupt retirement of United Technologies' CEO was in part due to growing concerns over his private interests, The Wall Street Journal reported.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the potential impact of lower oil prices to materials companies and homebuilder companies.
A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fueled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract.
Newmont Mining shares have already gotten crushed. So why does one trader think there's even more downside coming in the next three months?
When China cuts interest rates, McDonald's outperforms the market five days later and makers of stone and gravel also beat the market, history shows.
A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia may not provide Australia with the economic boost that many anticipate.
Hedge fund Third Point is considering launching a proxy contest at Dow Chemical after negotiations over board seats broke down on Thursday.
Businesses are complaining about Beijing's use of non-tariff barriers from customs clearance to quality restrictions to curb raw material imports.
DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.
Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.