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  • 2016: The year of the ‘asset picker’?

    LNG Capital CEO and CIO, Louis Gargour, discusses which companies could perform well in the stock markets over 2016, with specific reference to mining stocks.

  • *China mortgage incentives to shore up commodities demand. MELBOURNE, Feb 3- London copper climbed on Wednesday, edging back towards a four-week high struck in the previous session, buoyed by positive news out of top metals user China and as traders continued to shut out short positions ahead of an upcoming holiday. "The relaxation on mortgage down payment for...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 3- London copper eased on Wednesday from its highest in four weeks struck in the previous session, as a flurry of pre-holiday short covering flickered out. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had slipped 0.6 percent to $4,523 a tonne by 0120 GMT, having closed a tad softer the session before, when prices surged to $4,628 a tonne, the most...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Copper hit a four-week high on Tuesday as bets on lower prices were reversed ahead of a Chinese holiday, but prices slipped later in the day as focus returned to oversupply and weak demand growth in top consumer China. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.7 percent to $4,529 a tonne at 1527 GMT. The metal used in power and...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 2- Horsehead Holding Corp, a large U.S. zinc producer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday due to a slump in metals prices and a shortage of cash. The Pittsburgh- based company is the latest victim of a commodity price crash that has claimed scores of U.S. energy exploration companies, miners and metals producers. Commodity prices have...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Copper prices hit a four-week high on Tuesday as traders reversed bets on lower prices ahead of the Lunar New Year and sentiment was boosted by expectations of further supply cuts to offset slowing demand in top consumer China. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.9 percent at $4,601 a tonne at 0954 GMT. China starts a week-long...

  • MELBOURNE/ BEIJING, Feb 2- China plans to boost its crackdown on illegal mining of rare earths by setting up a system to certify the origin of supplies of the materials, used in everything from fighter jets to mobile phones. Illegal Chinese output and smuggling have helped drag global rare earth prices to their lowest in around six years, hitting legitimate...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 2- London copper hit a four week top on Tuesday on technical buying as traders wound up positions ahead of the Lunar New Year, and after a steadier tone in China stocks and currency markets soothed concerns about the country's economy. Chinese shares ended higher on Tuesday, and the country's central bank guided the yuan to its highest daily fix in...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 2- London copper edged lower on Tuesday after China's factory growth slowed sharply in January, but solid Chinese imports of the metal in December have sparked confidence that prices are finding a floor. But the China data that we saw earlier in the month including imports, seemed to provide a base for confidence for the bulls, "said analyst Daniel...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 2- London copper was treading water on Tuesday after China's factory growth slowed sharply in January, but solid Chinese imports of the metal in December have sparked confidence that prices are finding a floor. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was steady at 35,610 yuan a tonne. *China's manufacturing activity contracted at its fastest pace in...

  • TORONTO, Feb 1- Tanking fertilizer prices have worsened the economic and budget outlook for the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, where the oil shock has already stalled growth, pushed the government into deficit and caused its bonds to underperform. Saskatchewan may have seen no growth, at best, in 2015, economists said, and given the latest potash news, this...

  • *China's government hasn't decided on plan to stockpile tin. LONDON, Feb 1- Copper prices slipped on Monday alongside Chinese equities on news the country's manufacturing sector shrank at the fastest in more than three years, reinforcing fears of weaker demand in the top consumer of industrial metals. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.4 in...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 1- London copper fell on Monday after China's manufacturing growth shrank at the fastest pace in more than three years in January, underlining slowing appetite from the world's top user of metals. *Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in almost three-and-a-half years in January, missing market expectations,...

  • Metals close in the green

    CNBC’s Melissa Lee reports on the impact of a stronger dollar on the metals.

  • Iraq oil

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis looks ahead to market events that could move oil prices next week.

  • This picture taken on September 18, 2014 shows a truck carries ores from a quarry in the outskirts of Urumqi

    Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms in December fell 4.7 percent from a year earlier, as the slowing economy hits sales and forces price cuts.

  • A worker polishes steel coils at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group in Dalian, China.

    Beaten down metals prices may find some support as China's raw-materials dependent sectors begin to show some modest improvement, Goldman Sachs said.

  • Brazil's government and Samarco Mineracao have moved closer to a deal to settle a $4.8B lawsuit for damages from November's dam disaster.

  • China's demand for iron ore still holding up

    Jonathan Barratt , CIO at Ayers Alliance Securities, discusses Rio Tinto's production plans and the prospects for iron ore demand in China.

  • Why Rio Tinto posted iron ore shipment growth

    Annalisa Jeffries, associate editorial director of Asia metals at Platts, says Australia and Brazil cover 84 percent of iron ore exports to China, compared to 74 percent a couple of years ago.