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Cotton slides on bumper US harvests

Source: Financial Times, 19th August 2014

The dramatic drop in prices has coincided with upgraded harvest forecasts for the US, the world’s biggest exporter of cotton bales

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BHP split calls time on mining boom years

Source: Financial Times, 19th August 2014

Miner set out plans to improve its performance with a demerger of the less profitable mines and processing plants

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Rio puts PNG copper mine under review

Source: Financial Times, 18th August 2014

Panguna copper mine on the island of Bougainville has been shut for a quarter of a century after being embroiled in secessionist conflict

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Commodity Market Reports

New record high: 22% of UK electricity from wind

London, 19 August 2014

RenewableUK says a record high of 22% of the UK’s electricity was generated by wind on Sunday (17th August), beating the previous 24-hour record of 21% set earlier this month (Monday 11th August). Before that, the record stood at 20%, set on 20th December 2013.

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