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Goldman sees copper rising as deficit looms on supply threat

8 Feb 2017 /  James Poole, Bloomberg  
Barclays, UBS also see potential for prices to climb this year.

Anglo American boosts 2016 output overall

UPDATE
26 Jan 2017 /  Barbara Lewis, Reuters  
But copper production at Los Bronces decreased by 19%.

Kumba Iron Ore profit forecast lifts shares

25 Jan 2017 /  Tiisetso Motsoeneng, Reuters  
Results boosted by a weaker rand and higher iron ore prices.

Iron ore extends new year ascent as slump warnings intensify

25 Jan 2017 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg  
Capital Economics, World Bank skeptical the rally will endure.

Iron ore’s destiny may turn on supply from China’s own mines

20 Jan 2017 /  Bloomberg News  
Iron ore's more than doubled since December 2015 as stimulus in China helped to sustain steel output.

Iron ore earns ‘big puzzle’ tag

17 Jan 2017 /  Swansy Afonso and Divya Patil, Bloomberg  
As rally flummoxes bears, mills.

Iron ore opens 2017 with a bang

16 Jan 2017 /  Bloomberg News  
After flaying skeptics last year.

32 tons a second shows China’s record iron appetite

13 Jan 2017 /  Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg  
Imports should 'continue to rise through 2017' - senior economist.

US launches WTO complaint over Chinese aluminium subsidies

13 Jan 2017 /  David Lawder, Reuters  
China gives its industry an unfair advantage through underpriced loans and other illegal government subsidies: Obama.

Implats plans to sell chrome business

11 Jan 2017 /  Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters  
Newspaper advert invites potential purchasers.

BHP wage showdown has copper watchers weighing strike risk

11 Jan 2017 /  Laura Millan Lombrana and Joe Deaux, Bloomberg  
Escondida negotiations are being keenly watched by producers and investors alike.

Five things to watch in the commodity space in 2017

10 Jan 2017 /  Warren Dick  
Gold could surprise on the upside, while coal might be less buoyant.

Top iron ore forecaster says prices will pull back this year

4 Jan 2017 /  Bloomberg News  
RBC says commodity is ‘not sustainable at current levels’.

Copper stockpile surge clouds bullish outlook for market

23 Dec 2016 /    
The rally in copper prices in November was underpinned by signs of a rebound in Chinese demand.

Copper supply from top world mine threatened

14 Dec 2016 /  Bloomberg News  
As export ban looms.
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