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Last year Carphone Warehouse hung up on its partnership with US retailer Best Buy, but today it picked up new partner Samsung and approving investors piled in.

Investment Column: If China sneezes, Glencore catches a cold

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Cornish pasty joins Europe's protected list

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.

Small Talk: Patsystems extends its reach with deal to buy US-based Mixit

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.

Glencore to buy Peruvian copper miner for $475m

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.

Former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba dies

Frederick Chiluba, Zambia's first democratically elected president who became increasingly autocratic during his decade in office, has died. He was 68.

Xstrata eyes boost at Chilean mine

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.

Market Report: Bid hopes offset rating worries around Misys

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.

Sykes exits ENRC board

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.

Glencore in the spotlight as EIB freezes lending

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.

£7bn richer: a good day at the office for Ivan Glasenberg

Jonathan Brown on the staggering flotation that made Glencore boss a multi-billionaire

Glencore revises IPO price on strong demand

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.

Commodities defy predictions of a correction – at least for now

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.

Alaskans head for AGM to say no to new mine

A coalition of Alaskans will attend Anglo American’s AGM next Thursday to protest about the proposed Pebble mine on Alaska’s Bristol Bay.

Pollution row hits mining firm supplying Olympic medals

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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