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  • *Gold down 9 pct in 2015, eyes 6th straight quarterly loss. LONDON, Dec 28- Gold edged lower on Monday in line with a retreat in oil prices, giving up some of last week's gains, but moves were muted in thin liquidity in a holiday-shortened week. Gold rose nearly 1 percent during Christmas week, but remains on track to fall for a sixth successive quarter, its longest run of...

  • *Gold down 9 pct in 2015, eyes 6th straight quarterly loss. LONDON, Dec 28- Gold edged lower on Monday in line with a retreat in oil prices, giving up some of last week's gains, but moves were muted in thin liquidity in a holiday-shortened week. "Gold is drifting lower after failing to extend the pre-Christmas rally," Saxo Bank's head of commodity research Ole Hansen said.

  • *Gold down 9 pct in 2015, eyes 6th straight quarterly loss. LONDON, Dec 28- Gold edged lower on Monday in line with a retreat in oil prices, giving up some of last week's gains, but moves were muted in thin liquidity in a holiday-shortened week. "Gold is drifting lower after failing to extend the pre-Christmas rally," Saxo Bank's head of commodity research Ole Hansen said.

  • LONDON, Dec 28- Uranium prices are expected to outperform other commodities in 2016 and beyond as a global climate change deal and growing demand from Asia bolster the prospects of the nuclear industry. Nuclear power stations currently provide around 11 percent of the world's electricity but the share is likely to increase as China and India expand their...

  • YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories, Dec 24- Each winter, in the far reaches of Canada's north, a highway of ice built atop frozen lakes and tundra acts as a supply lifeline to remote diamond mines, bustling with traffic for a couple of months before melting away in the spring. Since its first season in 1982, the road has been vital to a handful of mines scattered...

  • Dec 24- Global mining giant Anglo American Plc said it would sell its majority interest in Dartbrook coal mine to Australian Pacific Coal Ltd in a deal worth up to A $50 million. Anglo American, which owns an 83.3 percent stake in Dartbrook mine in New South Wales, Australia, said the deal would comprise of A $25 million in cash, with the rest being received in the form...

  • MELBOURNE, Dec 24- London copper is set for a little changed weekly close on Thursday in a holiday-shortened week, as traders shut positions and sought a Christmas reprieve from a tough trading climate that is expected to worsen next year. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper climbed 0.4 percent to 36350 yuan a tonne. *China will establish a strategic emerging...

  • LONDON, Dec 23- Aluminum touched the highest in two months and other industrial metals such as zinc also gained on Wednesday on greater optimism about demand in top metals consumer China and as Chinese funds bet on higher prices. Much of the focus has been on China's Central Economic Work Conference, which decided to maintain a proactive fiscal policy in 2016,...

  • LONDON, Dec 23- Aluminum touched the highest in over three weeks and other industrial metals such as zinc also gained on Wednesday on greater optimism about demand in top metals consumer China and as investors tidied up portfolios towards the year end. Much of the focus has been on China's Central Economic Work Conference, which decided to maintain a proactive...

  • Britain's FTSE 100 index tacked on 1.3 percent, while Germany's DAX climbed 1.5 percent. London- listed mining stocks dominated the list of Europe's top performing shares on stronger London copper prices, with Glencore and Anglo American both rising more than 4 percent. "We think commodities are due for a bounce, and that should help mining stocks," HED Capital...

  • Britain's FTSE 100 index progressed by 1.1 percent, as did Germany's DAX. London- listed mining stocks dominated the list of Europe's top performing shares, with Glencore and Anglo American both rising more than 4 percent. Mining stocks benefited as London copper prices rose, with investors looking for more signs that Chinese stimulus measures are having a...

  • *China's gold demand poised to dip for a second year in 2015. *Retailers in China's jewellery hub warn of more declines. SHENZHEN/ SINGAPORE, Dec 23- As Chinese consumers cut back on gold purchases for a second year in a row, nowhere is the slowdown being felt more than in the country's once-bustling jewellery manufacturing and retail hub of Shuibei.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Dec 22- Dominion Diamond Corp has been working with its long-time banker Rothschild& Co to find ways to boost shareholder value including a potential sale, according to a source familiar with the matter. In a securities filing on Monday, a group of investors led by Toronto- based K2& Associates said they had requested for a meeting with Dominion's...

  • *Recovery in oil prices boosts Sasol. A recovery in oil prices from 11- year lows as investors unwounded some of their bearish bets on the battered commodity also helped boost stocks such as petrochemicals company Sasol, which rose by 2.61 percent to 393 rand. Other gainers included Africa's largest mobile operator MTN, which gained 4.53 percent to 141.16 rand,...

  • *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...

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