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Metals & Mining Commodity News | Commodities News – Gold, Silver, Platinum

Lead jumps to highest in eight months

Source: Financial Times, 25th July 2014

The price of the soft metal, used mainly in the manufacture of automobile and motorcycle batteries, has lagged behind some of its peers recently, and before this week was down for the year

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China gold demand falls by a fifth

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

Demand from China, the world’s largest gold consumer, falls by nearly a fifth in the first half of 2014 as physical interest in bullion bars and coins wane due to rising prices

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Mines lift iron ore output as prices fall

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

Iron ore is under renewed pressure with the price of the key steelmaking ingredient falling for a sixth-straight session

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Kazakhmys details plans to split up company

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

Copper miner details split to raise profitability, involving cutting number of mines from 16 to five and slashing workforce from 53,000 to 10,000

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BHP mines record level of iron ore

Source: Financial Times, 23rd July 2014

Anglo-Australian miner beat its own forecasts with record amount of iron ore extracted in the year to July, and expects production to rise further

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Aluminium prices hit 17-month highs

Source: Financial Times, 23rd July 2014

Low prices have forced producers to shut smelters in past 18 months, but after reaching a low of $1,677 a tonne in February, the LME three-month price for the light metal has soared

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Petropavlovsk optimistic on debt deal

Source: Financial Times, 22nd July 2014

UK-listed Russian gold miner says debt restructuring, production target and cost-cut forecasts for the year all on track, pushing shares up 5%

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Credit Suisse’s commodities exit in focus

Source: Financial Times, 22nd July 2014

Swiss bank said it will focus on more profitable structured products and credit businesses

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Foreign food chains face China disruption

Source: Financial Times, 22nd July 2014

Authorities step up checks on all mainland processing plants of a key supplier after allegations that it was passing off expired meat as fresh

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LME hands copper traders a ‘standing’ order

Source: Financial Times, 21st July 2014

Though warnings for this breach of open outcry etiquette are frequent, punishment is not. The last time a dealer was fined for such an offence was in January 2011.

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