Zinc leads drop in metals as int’l markets take a break

Zinc led a dive among the most traded contracts of four base metals on the Shanghai Futures Exchange yesterday, as the Christmas period lessened the impact from international markets. The zinc contract for March delivery fell 1.6 percent to settle at...

Metal trader gives copper second try

China Minmetals, a State-owned metals trader, has made a $1.3 billion offer to take over the Toronto-listed copper producer Anvil Mining, marking Minmetals' second attempt to obtain copper assets this year after it had failed to take over the African

China sees improvement in coal mine safety in Jan.-Aug.

GMT2011-09-26 23:37:12(Beijing Time) Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- China saw fewer coal mine accidents and deaths in the first eight months of this year, the country's coal mine safety watchdog said Monday. The number of coal mine

Coal mine fire traps 36 in Shandong

GMT2011-07-07 08:55:24(Beijing Time) Xinhua English BEIJING - A coal mine fire that occurred Wednesday night left at least 36 people trapped underground in East China's Shandong province, according to State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) early