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Zinc futures up on global cues

Supported by pick-up in spot demand and a better trend at the London Metal Exchange, zinc futures prices rose 0.39 per cent today. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, zinc for delivery in July traded higher by 40 paise or 0.39 per cent to Rs 103.25 per kg

Australian PM hails coal miner takeover bid

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hailed a takeover bid for a Queensland coal mine as proof her carbon price package won't kill off the sector. US energy giant Peabody Energy Corp is making a second tilt for Macarthur Coal within 14 months, this time through a $5 billion bid in tandem with the world's largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal.

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.

Strike at US mining giant in Indonesia to end

Workers at US company Freeport McMoRan's giant gold and copper mine in Indonesia's Papua region agreed on Monday to end a strike that has lasted more than a week. Workers at US company Freeport McMoRan's giant gold and copper mine in Indonesia's Papua

Gold gains modestly on European debt fears

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures gained Monday on continuing concerns about Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis and as investors eschewed investments considered riskier, such as U.S. stocks. Gold for August delivery added $13.20, or 0.9%, to