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Shadow boxing is over for Xstrata and Anglo

Anglo American's fight for independence begins in earnest during the next two weeks, says Alistair Dawber

Anglo American warns of double dip in Chinese commodities demand

There are still doubts about the recovery in commodity prices, according to the chief executive of mining giant Anglo American, who yesterday warned that the soaring price rises of some metals in the last few months is unlikely to be sustained.

Xstrata reaches out to Anglo investors

British and Swiss mining giant says cost savings alone justify merger with its rival

Market Report: Kazakhmys in spotlight as Footsie falls

The FTSE 100 fell back amid a bout of profit-taking last night but Kazakhmys closed broadly unchanged after an influential broker said the mining group offered the best leverage to stronger economic growth.

Xstrata plots $700m sale of Chile's El Morro mine

Xstrata, the Ftse-100 mining group that is locked in a merger battle with peer Anglo American, is in talks to sell a key project in South America for up to $700m (£420m).

Market Report: Kazakhmys climbs on copper price hopes

Kazakhmys was the strongest of the blue-chip miners last night, rising by more than 4 per cent, or 40p, to 954p, as investors piled in on hopes of copper price gains.

Xstrata refuses to up Anglo bid

Anglo holds out as Xstrata EPS tumbles 77 per cent

Market Report: Miners enjoy copper-bottomed gains

Copper producers, including Antofagasta, up 7.6 per cent or 54p at 762.5p, and Kazakhmys, up 5.8 per cent or 45.5p at 833.5p, rallied last night, as investors piled in on the prospect of another spike in the metal's price.

Xstrata confirms bid for Anglo American

Xstrata approaches Anglo American for talks on a £41bn merger designed to create a mining behemoth

Endgame, Channel 4<br>Inspector George Gently, BBC1

The end to apartheid is hammered out in the most unlikely setting in a starrily cast historical drama

Banks and miners take market below 4,000

The FTSE 100 came off the boil last night, with leading miners falling prey to a round of profit-taking amid worries about the sustainability of the recent strength in the price of copper.

Market Report: Copper-bottomed rally lifts mining sector

Vedanta Resources led the mining sector last night, swinging to first place on the FTSE 100 as the price of copper touched a six-month high.

Market Report: SocGen advises clients to sell StanChart

Standard Chartered was in focus yesterday after Société Générale advised investors to move out of the stock, arguing that a combination of falling revenues, rising bad loans and high costs weighed on the investment case.

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