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Copper is surging, but it doesn’t mean economy is booming

Copper’s gain has been driven chiefly by concerns over strains…

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EU delays Glencore-Xstrata merger verdict

The European Commission said Wednesday it is delaying the deadline to emit a verdict on Glencore International PLC's $70 billion merger proposal with Xstrata (LON:XTA) after Glencore (LON:GLENA) made concessions to reduce EU concerns about too much potential concentration of interests in northern Europe.

Petaquilla rejects Inmet’s final takeover bid

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX:PTQ) has rejected as inadequate an unsolicited, the latest takeover bid by Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) presented Friday, which was 25% cent higher than the $112-million Inmet originally offered.

New Bolivian law poses serious challenges for mining companies

Bolivia has passed this month the world's first ruling that grants all nature equal rights to humans. The “Law of Mother Earth,” agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the South American nation's mineral deposits as "blessings" and is supposed to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.