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  • Behind the 41% jump in South32's maiden profit Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 10:38 PM ET
    Behind the 41% jump in South32's maiden profit

    Graham Kerr, CEO of South32, says the jump in annual underlying profit is "fit for the year [the company] had" and discusses the mid-sized miner's focus on cost-cuts going forward.

  • *Copper, aluminum at lowest since 2009 on slowing China. SINGAPORE, Aug 24- London copper and aluminum futures lost more ground on Monday with both markets dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 on concerns over slowing economic growth in China, the world's top consumer of industrial metals. Asian stocks and oil also fell after Wall Street suffered another...

  • *Iron ore miners hit hard by economic slowdown in China. SYDNEY, Aug 24- Australia's Fortescue Metals Group on Monday said annual profit dropped nearly 90 percent to $316 million, the latest iron ore miner to report sharply lower earnings on weak prices for the steel-making ingredient as China's economy slows. At 0036 GMT, Fortescue was 7 percent lower at A $1.78.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER/ SYDNEY, Aug XX- Many of the world's junior miners are laying down their picks and shovels to start new ventures ranging from egg exporting to medical marijuana farming, as they as try to survive a crash in metals prices by shifting away from exploration. Canada made it legal to buy marijuana from licensed producers with a doctor's prescription...

  • The short case for Caterpillar Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    The short case for Caterpillar

    Discussing the impact of the commodity supercycle on Caterpillar, with Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates president & founder, who remains short the name.

  • 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...

  • 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-...

  • These 3 stocks could rise even while the S&P falls Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    A worker at the Newmont Mining gold quarry mine west of Elko, Nevada.

    These three names really don't care what the overall market is doing.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Glencore tanks 8%, hit by commodity rout, China Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    Glencore has posted a 29 percent fall in first-half earnings on sliding metal and oil prices.