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Jaguar Land Rover picks contractors, breaks ground for Slovak plant

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:01
NITRA, Slovakia, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has picked Japanese firm Takenaka and Czech company Vces, part of Bouygues group, as subcontractors for the Slovak factory it started building on Tuesday, the company said.
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Linde CFO leaves after Praxair talks collapse

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 10:54
FRANKFURT, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Linde said its finance chief Georg Denoke was leaving the management board, effective Tuesday, a day after merger talks ended between the German industrial gases group and U.S. rival Praxair.
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Icahn endorses Freeport's efforts to reduce debt, explore options

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 09:31
Sept 13 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn, the third-largest shareholder in Freeport McMoran Inc, said on Tuesday he endorsed the U.S. miner's efforts to reduce debt and explore strategic alternatives.
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Desperation and death beneath South Africa's City of Gold

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 09:30
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 13 (Reuters) - When he lost his job as a Johannesburg gardener a month ago, 25-year-old Sibangani Tsikwe did what millions of men have done before him: seek their fortune deep underground in the gold mines that help to define South Africa.
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Romania moves to protect some of Europe's last virgin forests

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 09:00
VIDRARU, Romania, Sept 13 (Reuters) - With new technology and a crackdown on logging, Romania is racing to save some of Europe's last virgin forests, home to wolves and brown bears.
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Sri Lankan shares end higher; blue-chips lead

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 08:39
COLOMBO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's benchmark index edged up on Tuesday to recover from a seven-week closing low hit in the previous session, led by blue-chips, but investors stayed on the sidelines amid confusion over falling bond yields.
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REUTERS SUMMIT-Russian Nord Stream-2 on track with pipes expected soon

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 08:30
* For other news from Reuters Russia Investment Summit, click on http://www.reuters.com/summit/russia16
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RPT-COLUMN-Coking coal bubble to deflate, unlikely to burst: Russell

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 08:00
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 13 (Reuters) - When the price of a commodity rises by 117 percent in a mere 15 weeks, it's generally a sign that something is amiss in the market, and coking coal's recent stellar run is no exception to this rule.
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German court throws out pollution case against K+S execs

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 07:13
FRANKFURT, Sept 13 (Reuters) - A German court said on Tuesday it would not open proceedings against executives of German potash and salt miner K+S on charges of water pollution.
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COLUMN-Norilsk's 1942 nickel plant gone but far from forgotten: Andy Home

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 06:48
LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Norilsk Nickel, or Nornik as it has just rebranded itself, has just completed the decommissioning of the nickel refining plant in its far-flung Polar operations in the Arctic north of Siberia.
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Disruption to open outcry trading hits LME volumes

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 06:34
LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The temporary relocation of open outcry trading at the London Metal Exchange (LME) to a disaster recovery site due to problems at its new offices hit volumes hard during the already quiet summer months, broking sources said.
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Bulgaria's pine forests threatened by bark beetle

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 06:00
BREZNIK, Bulgaria, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Pine forests planted in Bulgaria to combat soil erosion are falling prey to a beetle that is feeding on trees already weakened by excessively hot weather, dense planting and a lack of proper logging in the years after the fall of communism.
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Taiwan's commodities companies brace for another super typhoon

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 03:44
SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Taiwan's commodities industry was preparing on Tuesday for heavy wind and flooding as Typhoon Meranti hurtled towards the south of the island, threatening to disrupt grain and oil shipments from its major port and a lead refinery.
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Ahead of more suspensions, Philippine miners question review process

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 03:29
* Civic groups needed as communities' welfare paramount - minister
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South Korea says tough luck to Hanjin as shipping line sinks

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 03:24
SEOUL, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The South Korean government, long a bastion of support for the country's big conglomerates, is sticking to its hard-line stance on Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd , whose collapse is roiling global supply chains.
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UPDATE 1-Hanjin Shipping secures $36 mln, more may take "considerable time"

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 02:27
* Ship held in Australia, others on the way face arrest - sources (Adds detail on vessels in Australia)
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COLUMN-Coking coal bubble to deflate, unlikely to burst: Russell

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:41
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 13 (Reuters) - When the price of a commodity rises by 117 percent in a mere 15 weeks, it's generally a sign that something is amiss in the market, and coking coal's recent stellar run is no exception to this rule.
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UPDATE 2-China's August steel output rises for 6th straight month

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00
BEIJING, Sept 13 (Reuters) - China's crude steel output rose 3 percent in August from a year ago, the sixth straight monthly rise and the latest sign that a rally in prices and pick up in demand spurred mills in the world's top producer to ramp up production.
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UPDATE 2-China August factory output, retail sales beat expectations

Commodity News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00
* China says downward pressure on economy still large (Adds analysts' analysis of the data, details)
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China Aug coal output drops 11 pct -stats bureau

Commodity News - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 22:20
BEIJING, Sept 13 (Reuters) - China produced 278 million tonnes of coal in August, down 11 percent from a year ago, as producers responded to Beijing's clampdown on overcapacity, government data showed on Tuesday.
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