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Friday 29 July 2011
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Cornish pasties, the packed lunches that came into their own as meals for tin and copper miners in the 17th century, can now only be made in Cornwall.
Monday 25 July 2011
The market for exchange traded derivatives – which are different from the over-the-counter variety traded directly between two parties – has seen strong growth in recent times. Earlier this year, a report from the World Federation of Exchanges, an industry association whose membership features 52 exchanges around the world, showed that, despite the impact of the global financial crisis, trading in derivatives on regulated exchanges surged by 25 per cent in 2010.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Glencore, the Swiss commodities trading giant, has unveiled plans to increase its influence in the copper market with a $475m (£296.4m) bid to take control of Marcobre, the Peruvian copper mining business.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Frederick Chiluba, Zambia's first democratically elected president who became increasingly autocratic during his decade in office, has died. He was 68.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Xstrata is eyeing a potential $1.6bn investment to boost production at its Lomas Bayas mine after approving a study to examine the development of the copper sulphide deposit below the current pit at the site in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile.
Friday 10 June 2011
Misys remained in focus as bid rumours continued to swirl round its shares last night, edging up despite warnings that the speculative rally could harm the prospects for any deal.
Thursday 09 June 2011
The FTSE 100-listed Kazakh miner ENRC abruptly parted company with the City veteran Sir Richard Sykes and another independent director at its annual meeting yesterday.
Thursday 02 June 2011
The European Union's financing arm has frozen all lending to the Swiss commodities trading giant Glencore, citing "serious concerns" about governance at the FTSE 100 listed firm.
Friday 20 May 2011
Tuesday 17 May 2011
The commodities trading giant Glencore has narrowed the price range for its $11bn (£7bn) initial public offering this week, raising the mid-point – and the group's expected valuation – amid strong investor interest in the flotation despite the recent volatility in raw material prices.
Saturday 07 May 2011
Fears of a sudden and sustained sell-off on the commodities markets receded yesterday as traders welcomed signs of economic recovery in the US, although analysts warned that prices of some raw materials may have been "run up too far" in recent months.
Sunday 17 April 2011
A coalition of Alaskans will attend Anglo American’s AGM next Thursday to protest about the proposed Pebble mine on Alaska’s Bristol Bay.
Friday 15 April 2011
Pollution from the copper mine chosen to produce metal for the medals awarded at the 2012 London Olympics is responsible for up to 200 premature deaths each year, campaigners have claimed.
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