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  • *China copper premiums slip $5 to $115, lowest since early Sept. LONDON, Oct 22- Copper climbed on Thursday after four sessions of losses, buoyed by another production cutback by producer Freeport and strong Chinese import data, though analysts cautioned that underlying demand remains weak. There's so much stockpiling and destocking going on in China, "said...

  • FREEPORT- MCMORAN SAYS CURRENT ROYALTY RATE IT PAYS IN INDONESIA WILL NOT CHANGE UNDER EXTENDED CONTRACT IT IS DISCUSSING WITH GOVERNMENT.

  • FREEPORT SAYS "MORE VISIBILITY" ON ITS OIL AND GAS REVIEW WITHIN SIX MONTHS.

  • *Minister says nickel miner Aneka Tambang could take stake. JAKARTA, Oct 21- One of two Indonesian government-owned companies, miner Aneka Tambang or aluminium producer PT Inalum, should buy the stake that Freeport-McMoran's plans to divest in its Indonesian unit, the country's state-owned enterprise minister said. The comments from SOE Minister Rini...

  • BUZZ- FREEPORT- MCMORAN INC: REVIEWING OPTIONS FOR OIL AND GAS. **Energy and mining company's shares up 2.4 pct at $11.45 premarket. **Announcement comes a week after its biggest shareholder and activist investor Carl Icahn said that company was an example of a "golden" buying opportunity.

  • *China stimulus effect not seen until next year- Argonaut. MELBOURNE, Sept 24- London copper posted a limp rebound from a four-week low on Thursday as renewed concerns over weak demand growth from top consumer China darkened the metal's outlook against a backdrop of ample supply. The outlook for the global economy became bleaker on Wednesday as signs of a deeper...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 17- A powerful earthquake in Chile has turned the copper market's focus back onto supply risks rather than Chinese demand, after mine operations have once again been disrupted in a country that accounts for a third of the world's supply of the metal. But early on Thursday, prices surged to an eight-week top of $5,440.50 per tonne on news of the 8.3...

  • METALS-Copper clocks biggest weekly rise since May Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    *Markets eye Fed meeting, China data for trading cues. LONDON, Sept 11- Copper fell on Friday on persistent fears of a hard landing in top consumer China and a possible U.S. rate rise next week, but the metal still set its biggest weekly gain since May thanks to output cut announcements. Copper hit a seven-week high this week, mostly due to an announcement by commodities...

  • *Peru's Minsur to cut tin output by 33 pct over 9-12 months. MELBOURNE, Sept 9- London copper rallied to its highest since late July on Wednesday as a short-covering rally gained steam, fanned by hopes China would take more steps to shore up its economy after faltering trade in August. "Copper's market signals highlight price support upside risk," Morgan Stanley said...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 9- London copper rose on Wednesday to a fresh six-week high, as traders bet China would beef up measures to strengthen its economy after August trade data showed flagging growth. "Copper's market signals highlight price support upside risk," Morgan Stanley said in a note. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper jumped 4.2 percent at 41,050 yuan a tonne,...

  • ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept 8- An engine fire on board a cruise ship operated by Carnival Corp left about 4,500 passengers and crew stranded in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a second day on Tuesday and forced the cruise operator to cut the trip short. The Carnival Liberty set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday with 3,346 guests and 1,150 crew on board and was...

  • ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept 8- About 4,500 passengers and crew were stranded in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a second day after an engine fire on board a cruise ship operated by Carnival Corp.. The company said on Tuesday that a team of experts, including representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, had boarded the Carnival Liberty to assess damage to the engine area.

  • LONDON, Aug 28-- Copper prices extended a rally on Friday after the stock market in China recovered for a second day, but gains were capped due to continued worries about oversupply. "We are confident that not all short sales of metals in China have been already covered," said Commerzbank in a note. Copper shot up 4.2 percent on Thursday, lifted by a bounce in global stock...

  • Aug 17- The opening of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar mega-resort in the Bahamas is expected to be delayed beyond the start of the Christmas season, with the developer deep in an escalating legal battle with the Chinese companies that are providing most of the finance and construction work. Even if construction on the unfinished resort resumed this month, there is...

  • *30,000 to 40,000 will need shelter, New York mayor says. NEW YORK, Nov 4- A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday without heat in near-freezing temperatures, and officials fretted displaced residents would not be able to vote in Tuesday's presidential election.

  • HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday as it threatened to hit the eastern third of the country with torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before U.S. presidential and congressional elections.

  • UPDATE 4-Hurricane Sandy closes in on U.S. East Coast Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday, where it threatens to hit the eastern third of the country with torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before U.S. presidential and congressional elections.

  • MIAMI, Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy was downgraded on Saturday morning but remained highly menacing as it pulled away from the Bahamas, making a slow path toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades.

  • MIAMI, Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy was downgraded on Saturday morning but remains a highly menacing tropical storm likely to have a major impact on the northeastern United States early next week, forecasters said.

  • MIAMI, Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy was downgraded on Saturday morning but remains a highly menacing tropical storm likely to have a major impact on the northeastern United States early next week, forecasters said.