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Thursday 22 July 2010
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.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
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.
Sunday 11 July 2010
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.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
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.
Friday 04 June 2010
Xstrata has shelved A$586m (£336m) of investment in two mines in Queensland, blaming Australia's controversial "Henry" supertax on mining profits.
Saturday 22 May 2010
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.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
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.
Thursday 06 May 2010
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.
Tuesday 04 May 2010
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.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Friday 23 April 2010
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Traders turned the screws on the mining sector last night, with Kazakhmys falling back following a warning on the copper price.
Monday 05 April 2010
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.
Saturday 27 March 2010
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.
Friday 12 March 2010
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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