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Wednesday 08 August 2012
Xstrata, the mining giant that is pursuing a £57bn mega-merger with Glencore, yesterday reported a 42 per cent tumble in first-half profits as commodity prices fell sharply.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
ENRC has bought a licence to operate the Frontier mine in Congo, a deposit held by Canada's First Quantum until it was confiscated two years ago.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The mining giant Rio Tinto reported record production of iron ore and coking coal for the first half of the year yesterday, but issued a grim warning about the global economy.
Saturday 23 June 2012
Bleasdale loses dismissal case
Sunday 22 April 2012
Afghan Gold, a venture formed by Ian Hannan – the star rainmaker recently accused of market abuse – has been shortlisted for a string of mining licences in the war-torn state.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Peru was celebrating yesterday after the rescue of nine trapped miners whose lives had hung in the balance for six days as oxygen was pumped to them through a hose.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Nine miners have been rescued after spending five days trapped in a collapsed gold and copper mine in Peru.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Rio Tinto yesterday declared diamonds aren't forever as it put its mining operations for the precious gemstone up for sale with an expected price of $2bn.
Friday 16 March 2012
There are no two ways about it: the big four FTSE 100-listed diversified mining groups had a cracking start to the year. In the first two months of 2012, Rio Tinto and Xstrata's shares both jumped by nearly a third, while BHP Billiton and Anglo American turned in a relatively poor performance, up by a mere fifth.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
The Peruvian capital was once said to be the most dangerous in South America. Mark Rowe sees how Lima's changed on a new walking tour
Wednesday 14 March 2012
It has been on its knees recently, but Exillon Energy spurted up yesterday after becoming the latest oil group to get a boost from takeover talk. The Russia-focused explorer – which has seen its share price more than halve over the past year – jumped nearly 8 per cent as speculation was reheated that it could become a target.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao sent tremors through global markets yesterday, as the world's biggest economy set its least-ambitious growth target for eight years.
Saturday 03 March 2012
Samantha Downes wonders if commodities are a wise choice for the ordinary investor
Tuesday 28 February 2012
1. Rowenta DG8760 Pro Perfect
This iron sails through crumpled laundry, even tough linen, with complete ease, which you'd hope, at this price.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have announced plans to invest $4.5bn (£2.9bn) to expand the world's biggest copper mine.
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