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  • JAKARTA, Aug 21- Indonesia's PT Timah, the country's top tin miner, has been granted government clearance to resume exports and will look to make its first shipment by early September, company and government officials said on Friday. State-owned PT Timah halted exports when new rules for shipments were introduced on Aug. 1, and like other tin miners in the world's...

  • Graphene: An industrial game-changer? Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:45 AM ET
    Graphene: An industrial game-changer?

    Jon Mabbitt, CEO of Applied Graphene Materials, discusses the wide variety of uses of graphene, which include creating cars that are more fuel-efficient, and regenerative medicines.

  • This company benefits from a cheaper Kazak tenge Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 9:15 PM ET

    Copper miner Kaz Minerals' shares surged 20% on Thursday after Kazakhstan's central bank devalued the tenge, the Financial Times reports.

  • Aug 20- Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp said on Thursday it would suspend all mining and development activities in the Halkidiki region in Greece after the Greek Energy Ministry on Wednesday revoked approvals for technical studies in the region. The project in Greece's Halkidiki region includes gold mines in operation and two factories under...

  • Eldorado Gold to suspend operations in Greek gold mine Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 7:09 PM ET

    Aug 20- Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp said it would suspend all mining and development activities in the Halkidiki region in Greece from next week after the Greek Ministry of Energy on Wednesday revoked approvals for technical studies in the region.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- Billionaire investor Ira Rennert failed to persuade a federal judge to throw out a jury verdict finding him liable for looting his now-defunct magnesium company to build one of the country's most expensive homes, on the east end of Long Island, New York. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan on Thursday upheld all but $1 million of a $214...

  • *Glencore's coal mine unit in cash-crunch due to Eskom deal. JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20- Administrators for Glencore's South African coal mining subsidiary suspended the firm's supply agreement with national power utility Eskom on Thursday while the mining unit undergoes a financial rescue programme. The Glencore unit sells half its output to Eskom's 2,000-...

  • *Glencore's coal mine unit in cash-crunch due to Eskom deal. JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20- Glencore's South African coal mining subsidiary suspended its supply agreement with national power utility Eskom on Thursday while the mining unit undergoes a financial rescue programme, its administrators said. The Glencore unit sells half its output to Eskom's 2,000-...

  • METALS-Copper bounces off 6-year lows on weaker dollar Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 5:49 AM ET

    *Shanghai bonded copper premiums hit $95- $100, highest since Sept. LONDON, Aug 20- Copper rallied on Thursday as a weaker dollar helped investors see value in a metal trading near six year lows, even as fears persisted that China's equity rout could signal deeply rooted economic problems. Copper has deepened its downtrend in August, taking year-to-date losses to...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 20- Take two top mining executives and ask them about China. "difficult to call at the moment with what we see in China," Glasenberg said. "That's the one we are all struggling to read, demand in China."

  • MANILA, Aug 20- Gold scaled a one-month peak early on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's policy meeting last month signaled that a hike in U.S. interest rates in September may be unlikely. *Spot gold touched $1,134.40 an ounce in early deals, its loftiest since July 17, and was flat at $1,134.01 by 0043 GMT. *Greece has suspended the mining operations of...

  • Aug 19- U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. Philip Landrigan, a Harvard- educated pediatrician and epidemiologist who is Dean for Global Health at...

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Copper slid to a six-year low below $5,000 a tonne on Wednesday as a plunge in oil prices added to persistent concerns about slowing growth in China, where authorities intervened for a second day to calm volatile stock markets. Chinese stocks reversed sharp declines to end higher after the central bank injected more funds into the financial...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 19- Cia Siderúrgica Nacional SA, the debt-laden Brazilian steelmaker, is likely to decide between global advisory firms Rothschild and Lazard Ltd to coordinate the sale of some non-essential assets, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. Rothschild has topped mergers and acquisitions advisory in Brazil so far this year,...

  • UPDATE 1-Greece halts activity at Canadian-run gold mine Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    ATHENS, Aug 19- Greece has suspended the mining operations of Canada's Eldorado Gold in northern Greece, saying the company violated contract terms, in a setback to one of the top foreign investment projects in the country. The $1 billion project is considered a test case for Greece's ability to attract foreign investment to help revive its economy, but has been...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19- Miner and commodities firm Glencore cut its forecast on Wednesday for earnings from trading, a division meant to help cushion the company against tumbling commodities prices, sending its shares to record lows. Glencore said tough market conditions, especially for aluminium and nickel, were hurting the business even though it had...

  • *Iran seeks to upgrade derelict refining, petchem sector. *Oil services executives visit Iran on tour of sites. Officials from Iran's oil refining company NIORDC, its National Petrochemical Company and the privately owned Persian Oil and Gas are holding talks with services firms to clinch projects to repair Iran's derelict refining and petrochemical sector.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 17- London copper slipped on Monday as traders watched out for any new measures by Beijing to shore up the struggling Chinese economy, while a slightly stronger dollar dragged on prices. Markets were still assessing the fallout from China's move to weaken the yuan last week, a measure that could help get its economy moving, said Jonathan Barratt,...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 16- Israeli consumers took a break from spending in the second quarter, resulting in an annualized growth rate for the economy of just 0.3 percent of gross domestic product, data showed on Sunday, far weaker than expected so far in 2015.. With exports and investment struggling for more than a year and government spending limited by the lack of a 2015...

  • 'Shade balls' are invading LA. We can explain Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    Over 90 million plastic balls cover the Los Angeles reservoir in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles on Aug. 12, 2015.

    'Shade balls' have been dumped into Los Angeles reservoirs to protect the region's water supply from contaminants and from evaporation.

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