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Foxconn clears China's anti-monopoly review for $3.8 billion deal with Sharp

08/11/2016 7:46 p.m.

Taiwan's Foxconn said on Thursday China's anti-monopoly authorities approved its acquisition of Japan's Sharp Corp, paving the way for the world's largest contract electronics manufacture... Full Story

Zinc's Infinitely Stretchable Deficit Deadline

06/15/2015 10:53 a.m.

All mining activities at the giant Century zinc mine in Australia will have ceased by the end of this month. News that will be greeted with relief by believers in the zinc deficit story, who have had to w... Full Story

Century Iron Mines branches out as iron ore weakness grinds on

06/10/2015 6:17 a.m.

With iron ore prices forecast to stay low for several years, Century Iron Mines Corp, a small Canadian mine explorer and developer, is spreading its bets and looking for acquisitions in the precious and base... Full Story

Beware False Dawns in the Iron Ore Market

06/09/2015 10:57 a.m.

Markets do not move in straight lines. It's an age-old truism that the iron ore market would do well to remember. The spot iron ore price as assessed by The Steel Index fell relentlessly over the s... Full Story

State Commodity Traders Grow to Take on Glencore, Cargill

06/04/2015 11:09 a.m.

When Azerbaijan’s Socar Trading SA took over the storied commodity trader Phibro LLC this year, it put a stamp on a new trend: the emergence of giant state enterprises to buy and sell natural resources... Full Story

Big Oil's Plan to Become Big Gas

06/03/2015 6:41 a.m.

Oil companies that have pumped trillions of barrels of crude from the ground are now saying the future is in their other main product: natural gas, a fuel they’re promoting as the logical successor to ... Full Story

The U.S. Oil Fracker's Dilemma: Crouch or Pounce?

06/02/2015 10:46 a.m.

U.S. shale oil producers, having weathered the worst price plunge in their industry's brief history, now face a dilemma: whether to stay in a defensive crouch after slashing their rig fleets, or start dr... Full Story

An Indicator You probably Overlooked Is clearly Signalling the Pain Is Not Over

05/29/2015 7:32 a.m.

Four months into oil’s rebound from a six-year low, the tanker market is sending a clear signal that the rally is under threat. A sudden surge in demand for supertankers drove benchmark charter rate... Full Story

Return of Crude/Dollar Trade Fuels Oil Market Dilemma ahead of OPEC

05/28/2015 7:35 a.m.

A once-popular pair trade pitting the U.S. dollar against oil prices has re-emerged in recent weeks, injecting a new wildcard into the market just as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries pre... Full Story

Australia’s Gold Miners Drive M&A Revival

05/27/2015 11:22 a.m.

So far this year, there have been some 26 announced deals worth more than $1.7bn. Gold miners are spearheading a wave of merger and acquisition activity in Australia, riding a rebound in local gold prices... Full Story


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