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Peabody coal exec Paul Demzik quits

Paul Demzik, president of U.S. coal major Peabody Energy's Coaltrade International subsidiary recently left the company to pursue other interests, a Peabody spokeswoman said in an emailed response on Tuesday.

Rio Tinto bets on future of automated mining

A train loaded with iron ore travels towards the Rio Tinto Parker Point iron ore facility in Dampier in the Pilbara region of Western Australia April 20, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Daniel Munoz MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto has accelerated a...

Bidders queue for MF Global LME stake – sources

4:20pm GMT By Douwe Miedema LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A raft of bidders including J.P. Morgan is lining up for failed brokerage MF Global's stake in the London Metals Exchange, two sources familiar with the situation said, providing some solace fo...

Vale in talks to sell mega iron ore vessels

Brazilian mining giant Vale (VALE5.SA) is in talks with Chinese and other ship owners to sell or lease its planned fleet of giant bulk carriers, a Vale official told Reuters on Monday.

NYMEX-U.S. crude falls on recession concerns

U.S. crude futures declined in early Asian trade on Tuesday as recession worries continue to weigh down the market, after the Chinese services sector posted its worst ever growth reading and concerns about European debt lingered.

Banks push into physical iron ore trading

9:56am BST By LONDON (Reuters) - An increasing number of investment banks are poised to muscle into the trading of physical iron ore, a business long dominated by trading houses, lured by the market's huge size and its shift to a more transparent pricing

Canadian pipeline protests misplaced

Reuters Breakingviews Columnist Chris Swann says despite oil sands in Canada being cleaner than their reputation and the US purchasing crude from worse polluters including Nigeria and Venezuela, there are better ways to control emissions.
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Seven coal miners dead after explosion in northern Mexico

An explosion on Wednesday in a coal mine in northern Mexico killed seven miners, officials said, highlighting lax safety conditions in small mines that are often poorly regulated.