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LATEST Base and Industrial metals, iron and steel  

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

28 Jun 2017 /  Susanne Barton, Bloomberg  
Since 1992, metal’s returns were three times more than bullion.

Iron ore sell-off deepens as new month opens with same old pain

1 Jun 2017 /  Jasmine Ng, Bloomberg  
Supply concerns overshadow robust PMI data from China mills.

Iron and metals slump as Moody’s puts China’s debt in spotlight

24 May 2017 /  Bloomberg News  
Dalian iron futures slide almost 5%, while LME metals decline.

Iron stockpiles hit record in China as quality gets scrutiny

22 May 2017 /  Jasmine Ng, Bloomberg  
Port holdings have surged more than 22 million tons this year.

Iron ore revival snuffed out as ‘weakest commodity’ drops again

8 May 2017 /  Jasmine Ng, Bloomberg  
‘Traders absolutely don’t wish to hold it,’ Huatai’s Xu says.

Metals extend sell-off on mounting concerns over demand in China

4 May 2017 /  Mark Burton, Bloomberg  
Weakness in metals is mainly due to spillover from the decline in iron ore, analyst says.

Iron ore seen slumping for years after hitting February peak

25 Apr 2017 /  Jasmine Ng, Bloomberg  
Fitch Group unit BMI projects lower prices through to 2021.

Top iron ore forecaster says prices will sink back below $50

24 Apr 2017 /  Jasmine Ng, Bloomberg  
Westpac’s Smirk warns of volatility as mine supplies increase.

Iron slumps into bear market as Barclays sees further losses

10 Apr 2017 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam and Jasmine Ng, Bloomberg  
Benchmark spot price has dropped by more than 20% since peak.

Anglo drawing interest from prospective copper partners in Peru

5 Apr 2017 /  Laura Millan Lombrana, Bloomberg  
By year-end, Anglo will evaluate copper mine go-ahead decision.

Metals enjoy longest rally in seven years as low rates lure cash

3 Apr 2017 /  Eddie van der Walt and Mark Burton, Bloomberg  
Aluminum, lead and silver gain more than 14% in first quarter.

Iron ore takes a battering as bear market engulfs China futures

22 Mar 2017 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg  
Retreat follows warnings of losses from banks and producers.

Exxaro to sell 44% stake in Tronox

8 Mar 2017 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
To focus on its core mining activities and to fund capital commitments.

ArcelorMittal agrees steel pricing model with government

17 Feb 2017 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
After consumers complained about steelmaker's prices.

Surging iron ore won’t ‘fall off a cliff,’ says Rio Tinto

13 Feb 2017 /  David Stringer and Haidi Lun, Bloomberg  
Second-biggest miner sees robust growth to continue in China.

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