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Commodities
05 Mar
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Resource nationalism surges in 2020 as side effect of Covid-19

In 2020, 34 countries have witnessed a significant increase in the nationalisation of natural resources as a side effect of Covid-19, revealed the latest report by Verisk Maplecroft published late on Thursday.

16 Feb
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Citi sees real possibility of 'super-cycle' in aluminium and copper

Analysts at Citi revised their price forecasts for copper higher, going as far as to tell clients that prospects for a so-called 'super-cycle' in copper and aluminium prices were "real".

03 Feb
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Glencore sticks to guidance after Covid-19 hits 2020 output

Glencore kept its 2021 production guidance in place after coronavirus-related restrictions and the closure of its Mutanda mine reduced output of several commodities in 2020.

01 Feb
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Silver surges as retail traders target short sellers

The price of silver surged on Monday as retail traders switched their attention to the precious metal after attacking short sellers of GameStop.

20 Jan
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Antofagasta sees solid 2021 after strong final quarter

Antofagasta said it expected a solid performance in 2021 as the miner reported a strong final quarter that supported annual production in line with guidance.

20 Jan
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BHP reports strong operational performance

BHP said it produced a strong operational performance in the first half but that it would take a charge of up to $1. 25bn (£910m) on its coal operation in New South Wales.

17 Dec
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Oil prices move higher on lower inventories, stimulus hopes

Oil prices have risen after US inventories came in lower than expected, boosting the market.

04 Dec
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Glencore CEO Glasenberg to retire in 2021

Glencore said Ivan Glasenberg would retire in the first half of 2021 after 19 years as chief executive of the commodities trader and miner.

02 Dec
JPM upgrades Shell to 'overweight' on positive outlook

JP Morgan upgraded Royal Dutch Shell shares to 'overweight; and increased its price target on the oil company as it took a positive view of the UK oil sector.

25 Nov
Odey accuses Rio Tinto of destroying value over Mongolian mine

Odey Asset Management has accused Rio Tinto of destroying value through lack of action over problems at Turquoise Hill, through which Rio Tinto owns a giant copper mine in Mongolia.

19 Nov
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Desperate Venezuelans resort to stealing crude oil amid shortages

Venezuelans have begun stealing crude oil from idled fields owned by state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela after months of shortages.

17 Nov
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OPEC+ considers further action to support oil market in 2021

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies started meetings on Monday to consider new measures to support the oil market in 2021 as the pandemic continues to impact demand and prices.

10 Nov
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Renewables set to hit record level in 2020 despite Covid-19 crisis

The International Energy Agency expects renewable energy installation to hit a record level in 2020 despite the economic crisis brought on by Covid-19.

09 Oct
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Petropavlovsk cuts production guidance

Petropavlovsk said annual gold production would be less than expected and that it had delayed full commissioning of its Pioneer flotation plant in Russia.

07 Oct
Copper
Bezant and Xtract report no legal action over Zambia project

Bezant Resources and Xtract Resources said they had not been served with legal proceedings about ownership of the mining licence for the Kalengwa processing project in Zambia.

13 Aug
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IEA cuts oil forecast on low jet fuel demand

The International Energy Agency cut its forecast for oil demand in 2020 citing low requirements for jet fuel and persistently high cases of Covid-19.

05 Aug
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BofA sees gold hitting $3,000/oz., silver at $50/oz.

Strategists at Bank of America hiked their 18-month target for gold futures from $2,000/oz. to $3,000/oz. as governments continue to act to mend the damage from Covid-19, backstopped by central banks.

05 Aug
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Gold breaches $2,000 an ounce for first time

Gold prices have hit a hit fresh record high as investors continue to look for a safe place to park their cash.

04 Aug
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Centamin ups dividend as gold price sends profit soaring

Centamin increased its interim dividend by 50% after first-half profit more than tripled as the price of gold soared.

31 Jul
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Roman Abramovich sells stake in Highland Gold

A group of investors in Highland Gold, including Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, announced on Friday the sale of a roughly 40% stake in the company's share capital to Fortiana Holdings at a valuation of approximately $1. 1bn.