China continues to show off its influence over the London market as some of the big miners took a heavy dent on the first day when most trading desks were full after the festive celebrations.
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
The City isn’t known for penny-pinching, but news that a mining company was taking control of spending, slashing bosses’ pay and culling the number of executives sent it to the top of the mid-tier index.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Glencore Xstrata put its $5 billion (£3 billion) Las Bambas copper project up for sale today to meet a crucial condition of being allowed to form the wheat-trading-to-coal-mining empire.
Saturday 06 July 2013
A better-than-expected US jobs report pushed the dollar up, which in turn melted metal prices yesterday and miners ended up buried at the bottom of the blue-chip index.
Monday 24 June 2013
Diamonds are forever for mining giant Rio Tinto, which today scrapped plans to sell or float its $2 billion (£1.3 billion) precious stones division.
Sunday 10 March 2013
Thursday 28 February 2013
The changing of the guard continued in the FTSE 100 mining industry as Rio Tinto appointed Chris Lynch, a former finance head at BHP Billiton, as its chief financial officer.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
BHP Billiton became the third of the FTSE 100 global mining giants to change its chief executive in as many months as the industry braces itself for a long period of sluggish resources prices.
Thursday 17 January 2013
The boss of mining giant Rio Tinto was ousted today after the company disclosed a near £9 billion charge relating to two major acquisitions.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Shareholders in Glencore and Xstrata were in jubilant form yesterday after Europe gave the green light to their plans for a £56bn mega-merger, in a decision which means the deal is now as good as done.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Harry Winston, the luxury jeweller with outlets in Harrods and in Bond Street, is expanding the mining side of its business after paying BHP Billiton $500m (£315m) for a controlling stake in a Canadian diamond mine.
Monday 05 November 2012
Even for a man with more than £300m to burn, stockbroker Nicholas Levene’s life was marked by years of staggering excess.
Friday 02 November 2012
Investment View: Cynthia Carroll didn't do such a bad job in an extremely difficult situation
Thursday 11 October 2012
Avanti shares dip 19% after losses
Sunday 05 August 2012
Saturday 04 August 2012
Marius Kloppers, the chief executive of BHP, became the latest FTSE 100 mining boss to forgo his bonus yesterday after being forced to write $2.84bn (£1.8bn) off the value of a US shale gas business he bought at the top of the market.
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