The rise of copper in a green economy

2019-10-03 13:18

In the quest to decarbonise world economies, the global demand for copper could rise substantially. The reason? Its unique properties make it a metal that can play a role in reducing carbon emissions.

Orion confirms it's raising A$8m for BEE restructure

2019-04-15 13:14

Orion Minerals on Monday confirmed that it was raising A$8m in capital as part of a broader Black Empowerment Equity restructuring process.

Commodities are getting slammed as Turkey's economic crisis causes chaos in markets

2018-08-15 15:02

Metals in particular are suffering as a higher dollar caused by the EM currency sell-off pushes commodity prices sharply lower.

Copper's collapse deepens as Trump escalates spat with China

2018-07-06 20:31

Copper’s flashing a powerful warning about expectations for global growth as the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies escalates.

Commodities dragged into global selloff as oil to copper get hit

2018-02-06 09:26

Commodities from crude oil to metals and iron ore have dropped as the global equity rout and surge in market volatility spurred investors to pare risk.

Congo's Gecamines accounts missing $750m, advocacy group says

2017-11-09 11:21

Almost $750m paid by international mining companies to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s state-owned miner over three years, is missing from the company’s accounts, says the Carter Centre.

Copper jumps to 2-year high as China's said to cut waste imports

2017-07-26 09:11

Copper has surged to the highest level in more than two years, lifting shares of producers, driven by expectations that demand in China will fuel a global shortage.

Copper sends mixed signals as bulls do a runner

2017-04-24 10:18

Copper could play a part in dampening spirits in markets uplifted by the first round of the French election.

Equities extend rally with copper as yen weakens

2017-02-13 09:18

Rumors about the demise of reflation trades look to have been at least a little exaggerated.

Copper explodes above $6 000, set for best week ever

2016-11-11 14:51

Copper has briefly surpassed $6 000 a ton and headed for the biggest weekly rally ever as the metal became the focus for traders speculating on Donald Trump’s pledge.


Glencore lowers 2019 production forecasts for copper to oil

2019-04-30 10:40

Glencore cut its full-year copper-output goal by about 3% and lowered production targets for other commodities from nickel to oil, as the world’s biggest metal trader deals with multiple problems across its operations.

After another quarter of losses, is worst over for commodities?

2018-10-02 07:45

Commodities have just posted the longest losing streak in more than three years, and analysts and investors are giving conflicting signals over whether the worst is over.

Glencore sees big jump in cobalt supply from Congo mines

2018-07-31 14:33

Glencore has increased cobalt production by almost a third after restarting output at its Katanga unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Copper's collapse tops $1 000 as Trump picks fight with China

2018-07-06 13:03

Copper’s flashing a powerful warning about expectations for economic growth after US President Donald Trump chose to embark on a major escalation of his administration’s global trade war.

Metals power higher as dollar spurs copper-to-gold rally

2018-01-16 09:16

Copper has jumped by the most in two months and zinc hit a fresh decade-high as base metals rallied on a softer dollar, dwindling inventories and a robust outlook for demand.

Hedge fund sues Barclays for $850m in metal market abuse case

2017-10-20 14:30

Red Kite Management is suing Barclays for alleged market abuse in the copper market that it claims cost the firm at least $850m between 2010 and 2013.

More precious than gold? Copper's the better inflation hedge

2017-06-28 12:32

Anyone who has bought gold as a hedge over the past 25 years missed out on a much better deal - copper.

Tensions rise as strike hits world's top copper mine

2017-02-13 17:01

BHP Billiton has said it will take legal action after a group of about 300 people entered the Escondida mine during a strike and forced some contractors to abandon the site.

Why copper may be best performer in 2017

2017-02-06 12:52

Copper has been one of the worst performing commodities over the past few years, but recently it started to look set to be the best performing commodity of 2017.

Mine nationalisation: no answer to flames of anarchy – expert analysis

2016-09-30 10:00

An analyst compares the success, or lack thereof, of copper-producing nations Zambia, which followed the nationalism route, and Chile, which liberalised its mining laws.

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