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24 May
Strategic Minerals jumps as major client agrees to pay arrears

Strategic Minerals shares leapt on Friday after the company said it will potentially receive $4. 065m within two weeks after it reached an agreement with its major client at the Cobre magnetite project in New Mexico in relation to arrears to date and payments going forward.

23 May
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China asks US to correct 'wrong actions' or trade talks won't continue

The Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that the US needs to correct its "wrong actions" if it wants trade talks to continue and put an end to the tensions.

23 May
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Georgian Mining directors write off pay as company raises funds

Georgian Mining directors wrote off their pay as the company raised £380,000 to support its Georgian operations while it waits for an exploration permit.

22 May
Antofagasta upbeat on copper prices despite trade tensions

Antofagasta said the outlook for copper prices was good despite global trade tensions as the world moves to reduce carbon emissions.

22 May
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British Steel failure threatens thousands of jobs

British Steel will be placed into administration on Wednesday, putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk and threatening another 20,000 in the company's supply chain.

22 May
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BHP seeks more copper, nickel and oil to meet demand

BHP said it wanted access to more copper, nickel and oil to take advantage of increasing demand as the miner set out its long-term strategy.

20 May
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Commodities: Brent futures whipsawed by mixed remarks from main producers

Commodity prices were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over the stalemate in US-China trade talks engulfed technology shares across the globe after Washington threatened, last Friday, to cut off Chinese tech champion Huawei's access to US-made components.

17 May
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Alba starts drilling at Irish base metals site

Alba Mineral Resources said it had started drilling at its base metals project in the Republic of Ireland.

16 May
Premier Oil gains after upgrading production guidance

Premier Oil's shares jumped on Thursday after the oiler upgraded its full-year production guidance as a strong improvement from operations in the UK drove expectations higher.

16 May
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Anglo Asian raises production target as profits surge

Anglo Asian Mining set a higher production target for 2018 after booming production drove profit sharply higher in 2018.

14 May
Brent futures jump after drone attack against Saudi pipeline

Crude oil futures popped higher on Tuesday after the Saudi energy minister said that oil installations in the east of the country had been attacked by armed drones and reiterated a call to action against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

14 May
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Rio Tinto boss says miners must respond to pressure for change

Rio Tinto's boss has warned the mining industry needs to adapt or have change forced on it as pressures intensify.

14 May
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BHP CEO predicts strong future under all scenarios

BHP's chief executive said his company had a strong future no matter how climate change and other developments play out.

13 May
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Ascent Resources revenue more than doubles

Ascent Resources more than doubled annual revenue and reduced its loss as the oil and gas company increased production.

13 May
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Saudi Arabia reports attacks on two of its oil tankers

Saudi Arabia reported attacks on two of its oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in a sign of rising tension in the Middle East.

10 May
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Old boys' club LME hires Huey Evans as first woman chair

The London Metal Exchange has appointed Gay Huey Evans as the first woman to chair one of the City’s last bastions of unreconstructed male behaviour.

10 May
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Lonmin warns on sales as takeover drags on

Lonmin warned annual sales would be at the lower end of expectations on Friday after production fell and the platinum miner was disrupted by delays to its planned takeover.

08 May
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Commodities: Prices rangebound ahead of US-China trade talks

Overall, commodity prices were rangebound on Wednesday, with traders opting to stay put as they waited on the result of the next round of US-China trade talks.

03 May
Commodities: Iranian oil minister warns of possible OPEC collapse

Metals and energy futures moved higher at the end of the week, boosted by a stronger-than-expected reading on the US jobs market, although remarks from Iranian officials that OPEC was in danger of collapsing may have tempered gains in the latter.

03 May
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Tories and Labour suffer local election losses, pound jumps

The Conservative and Labour parties both lost ground at local elections on Friday, with smaller parties and independent candidates hoovering up more seats as voters expressed their frustration over Brexit deadlock.