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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.

Market Report: Miners prove to be a copper-bottomed play

For the second day in row, it was the miners who set the pace on the FTSE 100 leaderboard yesterday, with copper producers in particular vogue with traders.

Market Report: Anglo lose ground as broker moots break-up

Anglo American was in focus as a leading broker mooted the prospect of a break-up of the mining giant's international and South African businesses last night.

Discovery Metals looks to raise $150m to develop Botswana copper mine

Discovery Metals, the AIM-listed miner that has investment sage George Soros as a shareholder, is looking to raise $150m in loans and new shares later this year.

Patrick Cockburn: Their mineral wealth is impressive, but it won't benefit Afghans any time soon

A smudge of blue paint decorating a letter in the Book of Kells may have come originally from the lapis lazuli mines in the heart of the Afghan mountains. The country's mineral wealth has been known about for a long time – bright blue scarabs and funeral ornaments made of Afghan lapis have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs – but its full exploitation has been prevented by chronic insecurity.

Xstrata cuts projects over 'Henry' tax

Xstrata has shelved A$586m (£336m) of investment in two mines in Queensland, blaming Australia's controversial "Henry" supertax on mining profits.

Million-tonne target for tin mine in Cornwall

South Crofty mine in Cornwall could be producing 1 million tonnes of copper, zinc and tin within three years of starting production, its owner, Western United Mines, said yesterday.

Xstrata scraps A$30m Australia expansion plan as new tax looms

The growing row over Australia's proposed 40 per cent tax on mining profits intensified yesterday when Xstrata said it was halting copper exploration in the country.

Tax worries overshadow Xstrata's increased output

Xstrata reported strong first-quarter production figures yesterday, saying it was confident about demand for metals as the recovery in the global economy gathers pace.

Copper thieves cause power grid havoc

Copper thieves who stole a safety device worth £20 from an electricity substation caused a huge power surge that damaged appliances and started small fires in hundreds of homes in Greater Manchester yesterday.

Investment Column: Carphone is not as pricey as it looks

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Investment Column: There's more to come from surging Anglo

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Market Report: Miners wobble as traders bank profits

Traders turned the screws on the mining sector last night, with Kazakhmys falling back following a warning on the copper price.

5,000 flood Mongolia's capital, demand new governemt

More than 5,000 protesters surged through the center of Mongolia's capital to demand that parliament be dissolved and promised aid be handed out.

Simon Calder: The 9.5g of copper, zinc and nickel in your pocket

Seven francs; 2,000 lire; two German marks: for anyone who travelled to Europe before the euro devoured the French, Italian and German currencies in 2002, that was as pitiful as the pound ever got.

Market Report: Valuation worries weigh on Kazakhmys

The mining sector pressured the FTSE 100 last night, with Kazakhmys heading south as traders scrambled to bank profits. The stock lost its sheen, easing by more than 3 per cent or 49p to 1496p, as buyers backed off on news of a larger than expected rise in Chinese consumer prices, with the data sparking concern about further monetary tightening by the country's central banking authorities.

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