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Tuesday 05 April 2011
Minmetals resources, the state-backed Chinese metals trader, surprised the markets yesterday by tabling a $6.5bn (£4bn) bid for Equinox Minerals, the dual Canada and Australia-listed group which has been vying to take over Canada's Lundin Mining.
Tuesday 15 March 2011
Global commodities markets were plunged into chaos yesterday as traders across the world struggled with the economic implications of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
Copper touched an all time high of $10,000 per tonne on Thursday, vaulting as investors piled in against the backdrop of supply shortages and strong demand.
Thursday 13 January 2011
A host of big-name mining firms have agreed to pay higher taxes to help fund reconstruction work in the wake of last year's devastating earthquake in Chile, the world's leading copper producer.
Saturday 01 January 2011
Gold and copper rose on the final day of what proved to be a stellar 12 months for both commodities.
Monday 13 December 2010
The economic outlook might be uncertain, with a number of possible flashpoints – not least Europe's unrelenting sovereign debt woes – keeping policymakers up at night. But while this uncertainty might trigger caution among economic forecasters, it seems to have done little to dampen the mood among entrepreneurs.
Wednesday 01 December 2010
It was a busy day for Compass yesterday on the acquisitions front, as the catering company confirmed one deal while rumours flew that it was on the trail of another.
Monday 15 November 2010
The FTSE 100 is awash with copper miners. Investors have their pick of the big diversified groups or more focused players such as Antofagasta and Kazakhmys, both of whose shares tend to move in tandem with the copper price.
Friday 12 November 2010
As the price of copper reached a record high yesterday, Antofagasta was propelled towards the top of the blue-chip index even as analysts disagreed over what the future holds for both the miner and the metal.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
There was really only one game in town yesterday, as a surge in London's miners dominated the FTSE 100. Seven of the top 10 risers were in mining, as commodity prices stormed higher.
Monday 18 October 2010
Some of the rescued miners returned to the mine for a religious service at the place where they spent 69 days trapped underground yesterday.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Sunday 10 October 2010
The fate of the miners trapped half a mile underground, and their government's remarkably competent efforts to pull them out alive, has united the people of Chile and reminded the rest of the world that there's an awful lot more to this Andean nation than military dictators and well-priced pinot noir.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
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