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 24 August 2011
Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe unit Zimplats said it is in talks with the government after authorities rejected its black empowerment plan.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Kingfisher flew up the blue-chip index last night after vague rumours suggested that two of its fellow DIY retailers from across the Atlantic could both make a move for the B&Q owner.
Friday 05 August 2011
Mining giant Rio Tinto warned yesterday that it expects to see high levels of volatility in commodity markets continue, pointing to risks to prices from monetary tightening in the developing world as well as European sovereign debt crises.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Peabody Energy and the steel giant ArcelorMittal have taken their A$4.7bn (£3.2bn) bid for Macarthur Coal directly to the Australian group's shareholders as its board seeks to drum up interest from rival suitors.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
FTSE 100 giants Rio Tinto and International Power have added their voices to the debate about Australia's plans for a carbon tax.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
With market gossips enjoying a busy start to the week, takeover tales continued to dominate investors' attention yesterday as bid rumours pushed forwards a number of companies.
Saturday 07 May 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
As rumours continued to swirl that a bid approach could be around the corner, Ferrexpo maintained its advance up the mid-tier index last night after investors were told to bet on its long-term potential.
Friday 15 April 2011
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.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Since Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant began leaking radiation after last month's earthquake and tsunami, those watching with consternation have included the Mirarr Aboriginal people of Australia's Northern Territory, who are determined to limit uranium mining on their land despite the promise of vast riches.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Rio Tinto has changed its tactics in a desperate effort to push through its A$3.9bn (£2.5bn) bid for Australia's Riversdale Mining. Rio has extended the timetable to 6 April and said it would raise the price if it secures more than 47 per cent of the company.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Emed Mining has moved a step closer to developing its Rio Tinto project near Seville.
Friday 11 February 2011
Friday 11 February 2011
Rio Tinto's net profit soared to more than $14bn (£8.7bn) in 2010 amid strong demand in Asia for coal and iron ore, prompting the mining giant to launch a massive share buy-back.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
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