Faced with record low prices for heavy crude, Canadian energy companies are sacrificing other parts of their business to keep higher-cost oil sands production going.
The size of the drop was second only to the $107.9 billion fall in December, the largest monthly decline on record.
The government's latest attempt to control gold imports has boosted unofficial trading in the world's second-biggest gold consumer.
FTSE 100 reweighting to take place in March.
Picks up private Australian nickel and gold mine and stake in Manitoba copper mine from VMS Ventures.
The two sides have yet to resolve a government demand that the US firm first pay a $530 million deposit.
The second tranche of India's sovereign gold bonds, whose sale began on Monday, is likely to draw good response from investors.
Unseasonably warm weather has set back ice formation on one of Canada's most unique ice road.
"The decision is extremely improper, underlining an unwillingness to learn from the Fukushima Daiichi disaster."
Hit by a slump in copper prices, Zambia should maintain stable mining policies and taxes to avoid losing out to new, lower cost mines elsewhere, said the Chamber of Mines President Nathan Chishimba.
Austria has repatriated 15 tonnes of its gold reserves as part of a plan to hold half its stock of the precious metal within the country's borders.
Glencore's struggling South African unit, Optimum, which is currently embroiled in a dispute over the price of coal with power utility Eskom could be sold off, a firm appointed to rescue the troubled business said.
The Norwegian mining subsidiary of Australia's Northern Iron Ltd will file for bankruptcy by the end of the day.
The company wants to take advantage of its sound finances and a slump in commodity prices to bolster future growth.
A decline in diamond prices is dulling the appeal of Canada's Arctic diamond industry, with the resulting drop in exploration hurting the region's long-term prospects.
Company has laid off 46 unionized workers, or 8 percent of the workforce, at its Colonsay, Saskatchewan potash mine as potash supply is outstripping demand.
The Johannesburg stock market, the capitalist heart of South Africa's 'City of Gold', is close to relegating the last bullion producer in its bluechip index, the latest sign of the precious metal losing its place in an economy it once dominated.
European stocks were also supported by gains overnight on Asian and U.S. equity markets, with some traders viewing more weak Chinese data as a sign that Beijing may undertake further measures to bolster the country's economy.
Australia's stock market was once synonymous with raw materials. Not anymore.
Glencore's (GLEN.L) Zambian unit Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) has notified the government that it plans to lay off more than 3,800 workers due to lower metal prices and high production costs, government sources said.
The London Metal Exchange is in talks with the gold industry with a view to launching precious metals derivatives, LME Chief Executive Garry Jones said on Thursday.
According to German newspaper Handelsblatt.
Revenue earned by leading banks from commodity trading, selling derivatives to investors and other activities in the sector fell to $2.6 billion from $3.5 billion in the same period of 2014.
The Arizona-based mining company also said it is partially suspending operations at the complex until mid-September, as it cuts mining rates in half.
South Africa's mining industry, unions and the government signed a broad plan on Monday to stem a wave of job losses triggered by falling commodity prices and soaring costs.