*EU producers allege dumping by China. PARIS, Feb 6- Seven countries including France, Britain and Germany have urged the European Union to step up action to relieve an ailing steel industry suffering from tumbling prices and cheap imports from China and Russia. Europe has lost 85,000 steel jobs since 2008, over 20 percent of the workforce, according to the...» Read More
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.
Alcoa reported third-quarter earnings per share, excluding items, of 31 cents per share on revenue of $6.24 billion.
Russian aluminium producer Rusal said it is considering raising its outlook for the third quarter.
Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has called for a break up of DuPont, The Wall Street Journal reported.
A group of 11 mining CEOs working in West Africa are calling for fewer travel restrictions in the face of the Ebola epidemic.
The plaintiffs had accused Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and others of having conspired since May 2009 to drive up aluminum prices by hoarding supply.
An Indian textile magnate has taken "spoil yourself" to a new level with custom-made gold shirt worth about $213,000.
Boeing and United Technologies have been amassing titanium parts from Russia in case global tensions disrupt supply of the metal.
Alcoa has invested heavily in its U.S. aerospace business because of the country's leading position in advanced manufacturing, CEO Klaus Kleinfeld tells CNBC.
Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.
After an investigation banks and trading houses are aware of the risks of storing commodities in China's warehouse sector.
Demand is up for sand used in fracking, which blasts it into wells to crack rock and release oil and natural gas.
Faber has been called a "gold bug," but he points out that "I don't call equity bulls 'cockroaches.'"
One of the oldest galvanizers in the United States accused Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the LME and metal warehouse operators of conspiring since 2010 to manipulate the U.S. zinc price.
The number of trains carrying crude oil is increasing and so is the number of spills, exposing a world of secrecy around these operations.
President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.
Alcoa reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday, but revenue narrowly missed estimates.