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Largest iron ore miners smashing Chinese competitors

There’s a death match among iron ore producers, with the…

Iron ore price drops to 2-year low

Spot falls to $88.90 a tonne as iron ore price…

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Chinese copper imports rise for first time in three months

Chinese imports rose for the first time in three months in June as buying from overseas became profitable and supply tightened after consumers drained local stockpiles. There are “strong signs” that the country will “come back and buy in a more aggressive way,” according to Codelco, the top producer. Prices slid 3.7 percent in the first six months of the year as demand waned. The metal has gained 46 percent in the past year, reaching a record $4.6575 on Feb. 15.

Puda Coal says auditor resigns, fiscal 2009 and 2010 ‘cannot be relied on’

Reuters reports China's Puda Coal said its auditor Moore Stephens has resigned, effective immediately, and the auditor warned that audit reports for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 should no longer be relied upon. In April, the Puda stock had been halted by the American Stock Exchange after the company said it will investigate unauthorized transactions in the shares of subsidiary Shanxi Coal by Chairman Ming Zhao, alleged by an website.

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Copper mining will crush ancient Afghan site

The ruins poke out of a monotonous stretch of scrub and beckon the world to visit Afghanistan as it was more than 1,400 years ago, when Buddhist monasteries dotted the landscape. An ancient citadel juts from a tall crag, standing sentinel over what once was a flourishing settlement. Image is from Reuters Video.

China Jan-May gold output at 132 T, up 3.67 pct

China's gold output in the first five months of 2011 totalled 132.02 tonnes, up 3.67 percent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on its website on Tuesday.

China confidence propels copper to 3-month high

Copper hit a three-month high on Friday as concerns about demand from top consumer China receded and supply disruptions reinforced expectations of potential shortages this year. However, traders expected subdued trading ahead of a monthly jobs report from the United States, the world's largest economy, later on Friday.