BHP to pay $390m to settle tax bill dispute over Singapore business

The issue relates to the amount of tax BHP owed for selling its Australian commodities via its Singapore marketing business — or allegedly shifting its profits offshore.

Dyson picks Singapore to build electric cars rivaling Tesla

From vacuum cleaners to electric vehicles.

Flow of LME nickel to hidden storage dents bull story

465,000 tonnes of nickel play 'hide and seek'

China plans to launch iron ore options in 2019

As the world's top buyer of the steelmaking raw material looks to offer more hedging tools to iron ore producers and steelmakers.

'I was cheated' – Tales from the collapse of a commodity giant

A former Singapore civil servant recounts how he’s lost almost $36,600 in the implosion of Noble Group Ltd.

China opening may spark iron ore to become more like crude oil: Russell

Iron ore is still a long way behind other commodity markets, such as crude oil, where paper trade exceeds physical by large multiples.

Hong Kong taking on Singapore for iron ore trading dominance

Last week Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing started trading iron ore futures.

Move over gold, diamonds may become one of the greatest safe-havens

The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDIX) has launched a new investment-grade, standardized diamond product to rival gold as a safe-haven asset.

Glencore to pay new entity in global chain to market coal

Swiss-based mining giant Glencore says it will pay a new entity within its global chain to market and distribute its coal as it moves to close its Singapore office.

Gold price to double by 2030 thanks to Asia: report

ANZ predicts that as incomes rise across Asia, particularly in China and India, so will the appetite for gold rings and necklaces.

Singapore kilobar gold trading to debut mid-Oct

Moves seeks to establish Singapore as centre for precious metals after the government removed 7% goods and services tax on investment-grade gold, silver and platinum in October 2012.

China’s falling out of love with gold, demand drops 19%

Gold consumption in the country fell to 569.5 tonnes, with the weakness in the yuan adding to higher spot prices.

Singapore gold-price contract seen fueling demand

Part of regional efforts to set new price standards.

Maritime piracy shifts to Atlantic, Southeast Asia

Of the 70 pirate attacks so far this year, 53 have been in the waters off Southeast Asia and West Africa and some 50 crew remain in captivity.

Done deal: Rio sells mothballed Blair Athol coal mine to Linc Energy

Acquisition comes a day after Linc said it wants to get de-listed from the Australian market to re-list it in Singapore, in hopes of luring Asian investors.

Deutsche Bank opens $9 billion gold vault in Singapore

The new vault can hold up to 200 tonnes of gold bullion.

High Court to settle 'diamond exchange' trademark row

A trademark row involving the long-established Diamond Exchange of Singapore (DES) and two-year-old Singapore Diamond Exchange (SDX) looks set to be settled in the High Court.

Singapore state fund builds up stake in Ivanhoe, does nothing for share price

Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings has taken up a 5.5% stake in Canada's Ivanhoe Mines valued at roughly $420 million ahead of a $1.8 billion rights offer at the miner. Early Monday Ivanhoe, already down 43% this year shed another 3.8% in value.

Singapore-based iron ore platform to compete with China's beginning on Wednesday

A second major physical iron ore trading platform, supported by major mining companies and Chinese steelmakers will launch this Wednesday, competing directly with China's new own platform in a race to create an industry price benchmark.

Jim Rogers says Myanmar is an 'astonishing opportunity'

While the long-closed and suppressed country of Myanmar holds elections and starts to haltingly open up, Jim Rogers says the country has an amazing potential, similar to China when it first undertook its economic revival.

Australia, Canada, Chile, Brazil and Mexico the top five mining projects’ destinations

In its annual ranking of countries in terms of political risks for mining investment, the mineral industry advisory firm Behre Dolbear, has ranked Australia, Canada, Chile, Brazil and Mexico as the top five nations in which to locate mining projects.

Zambia coal power plant construction to start in 2011

Singapore's Nava Bharat Pte plans to start construction of a 300 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Zambia by the end of 2011 and complete it by 2014, company director Ashwin Devineni said on Saturday. "We have finalised the detailed layout of the power plant initially for 300 MW and later for an additional 300 MW," Devineni said in a statement.

Mine Light Bar Takes Industry by Storm

Known as the Mine Safety IP66 Light Bar, it was designed and developed by Motion Perfection Industries (MPI) – a 12-year-old company with a product range of 2,000 items and more than 500 outlets in […]