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Proxy adviser PIRC tells shareholders to oppose BHP Billiton's remuneration report

PIRC has recommended that BHP Billiton shareholders oppose the mining company's remuneration report at its AGM on Oct. 17

Chile eyes new copper markets to shield economy from trade war

Chile aims to find new copper markets and expand its lithium industry as it seeks to shield its economy from a U.S-.China trade war.

Shanghai sets challenge to New York, London in copper options debut

Almost 18,000 lots traded in debut day, equal to 90,000 tonnes of metal.

China's metals trade fragments into multiple narratives: Andy Home

China's metals trade figures were once a spotlight on the state of the world's manufacturing engine and price driver.

Battered Canadian miners to face more shareholder activism

With few options left to salvage investments hit by a prolonged downturn in commodity prices, more shareholders are demanding change at miners they perceive to have strong assets but weak boards and management.

Goldcorp hopes for El Morro permit next year

El Morro is the company's $3.9 billion copper-gold mine in Chile.

TSX rises on gold mining gains

Canadian stocks were little changed in choppy trade on Thursday as gold mining gains offset a slew of weak data from Europe, China and the United States, which added to fears about global growth.

Australian coal workers to strike at BHP Bowen Basin mines

Workers at BHP Billiton's (BHP.AX: Quote) seven Bowen Basin coal mines in Australia will go on strike beginning Tuesday night following unproductive negotiations over work conditions with the company, the workers' union said.

TSX may open higher on U.S. stimulus hopes and commodities

Canadian stocks were poised to open higher on Monday, taking their cue from Wall Street, as commodity prices rose after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday left the door open for further action to stimulate the U.S. economy.

Gold hits record high in Canadian dollars

Gold priced in Canadian dollars hit a record C$1,686.00 an ounce on Monday as a shock downgrade of the U.S. credit rating late on Friday sparked a rush among investors into assets seen as lower risk, and as euro zone debt concerns simmered.