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3 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

CSN's Highly Leveraged To Recoveries In Brazil's Economy And Global Iron Prices

CSN is one of Brazil's largest steel producers, and particularly in higher-value steels, and one of the world's largest iron ore miners. CSN is heavily leveraged to stronger auto/truck, construction, and energy activity in Brazil, as well as better global iron ore prices.

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Related Topix: Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, Steel, Gerdau SA, Mining

7 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Quarterly Dividend, Leadership Changes, Market Activity and Revised...

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Ralph Lauren Corporation , Continental Resources, Inc. , Baker Hughes Incorporated , BHP Billiton Limited and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. . Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication.

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Related Topix: Scientific Instruments, Electronics, Continental Resources, Apparel, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Baker Hughes, Oil & Gas, Mining, BHP Billiton, Metals

11 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

BHP Billiton Limited Stock Rating Lowered by BNP Paribas

BHP Billiton Limited opened at 65.47 on Wednesday. BHP Billiton Limited has a 1-year low of $62.68 and a 1-year high of $73.91.

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Related Topix: Mining

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Reuters

Mining giants may hoard cash as iron ore prices sag

Sagging iron ore prices raise the prospect the world's biggest miners will shelve plans to return excess cash to shareholders in February, despite promises to investors who had hoped to reap the benefits of two years of austerity. Stung by slower growth in China, global miners have reined in expansion plans and brought in new management to sell assets and drive their mines harder, raising hopes that BHP Billiton alone could hand back up to $8 billion to investors.

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Related Topix: Mining

GuruFocus.com

Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: BHP, GSK, VOD, LYG, TEF

The prices of BHP Billiton Ltd shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $64.42, which is 15.2% off the 52-week high of $73.91. BHP Billiton is owned by 6 Gurus we are tracking.

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Related Topix: Mining, Financial Markets, BHP Billiton, Metals, Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Vodafone Group, Telecom

Seeking Alpha

Transocean Partners: Drop-Down Inventory Offers Visible Growth

RIGP is well contracted through 2017, offering investors a strong line of sight into the company's cash flow generation capacity. Transocean Partners LLC is a growth oriented limited liability company formed by Transocean , one of the world's largest providers of offshore contract drilling services, to own, operate, and acquire offshore drilling rigs.

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Related Topix: Transocean, Banking, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Riggs National, Offshore Drilling, BHP Billiton, Mining, Chevron Corporation, Energy

Reuters

UPDATE 5-China seeks cleaner coal imports, some Australian miners hit

China will ban the import and local sale of coal with high ash and sulphur content starting from 2015 in a bid to tackle air pollution, with tough requirements in major coastal cities set to hit Australian miners. The National Development and Reform Commission policy comes as prices on the GlobalCOAL Newcastle index slump to a five-year low amid a supply glut and slowing demand from China, the world's top importer.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Mining

Resource Investing News

Heron Resources Frees Up Register to Progress Woodlawn

Heron Resources announced last Friday that the last of its two major cornerstone investors has exited the company, with Vale selling down its 9-percent stake via a book build to local retail and institutional investors. That follows the departure of BHP Billiton , which sold its 10.4-percent stake in late August in an off-market transfer to Sprott and Exploration Capital Partners 2008.

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Related Topix: BHP Billiton, Mining, Smith International, Energy, Oil & Gas, Australia, Oceania, World News,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Reuters

After standoff, Vale and China's Cosco both claim shipping victory

In the end, the answer to Brazilian miner Vale's Chinese shipping problem turned out to be in the problem itself. ) Valemax mega-ships - designed to cut the costs of transporting iron ore to China - have not been allowed to dock at Chinese ports, stalling the miner's $4 billion strategy.

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Related Topix: South America, Brazil, World News, Mining

AmericanBankingNews.com

BHP Billiton Limited Sees Unusually Large Options Volume

Shares of BHP Billiton Limited were the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 20,854 put options on the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports.

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Related Topix: Mining

Seeking Alpha

EOG Resources: There Is Still Time To Grow With The Growing U.S. Oil Production

EOG Resources is the leading oil producer in the plays with the highest growth potential such as Eagle Ford and Bakken. The growth in crude, condensate, and NGL production will continue at healthy double-digit rates in the leading plays where EOG is present.

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Related Topix: EOG Resources, Energy, Oil & Gas, Mining

Seeking Alpha

BHP Billiton: Making All The Right Moves

Shares of BHP Billiton have been pretty much stuck in the $60 to $70 range for over a year. Matter of fact, shares are trading at the same price as last year.

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Related Topix: Mining

Sun Sep 14, 2014

International Business Times

Iron Age For Australia Ends As Price Of Key Steelmaking Ingredient Dips Below $83/Tonne

's top export commodity. Price of the key steelmaking-ingredient has been on a downhill trend since Dec 4, 2013 as the benchmark price of iron ore tumbled down 41 per cent.

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Related Topix: Rio Tinto, Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Mining

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Boom over: The end of the iron ore age

Not so long ago, Australia was engaged in a bitter dispute over whether the financial benefits of the mining boom were filtering down to the rest of the economy. As a controversial new tax was imposed on the profits of iron ore and coal producers, the sharing of the benefits of the boom became one of the most contested arguments in Australian life.

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Related Topix: Rio Tinto, Mining, Australia, World News

Bloomberg

Guinea Said in Talks on $14 Billion Bauxite Mine Forsaken by BHP

China 's Shandong Xinfa Aluminum & Electricity Group is in talks with Guinea to invest $14 billion in a bauxite project abandoned by BHP Billiton Ltd. , said a government official with knowledge of the matter. Shandong Xinfa led a group that beat three other bidders in a government tender for the bauxite concession about 150 kilometers north of the capital Conakry, said the person, who asked not be identified as the information isn't yet public.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Guinea, Mining,

The Motley Fool

5 Things BHP Billiton Ltd's Management Wants You to Know

During the company's fiscal 2014 conference call , CEO Andrew Mackenzie wanted to make sure investors understood that his company is not only set to survive through the trough, but is becoming a better company at the same time. According to Mackenzie, "In the 2014 financial year, we continued to deliver on our commitments."

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Related Topix: Mining, BHP Billiton, Metals

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

BHP Spinoff Set to Lure Investors, Predators on Profit Promise

BHP Billiton Ltd.'s spinoff of discarded assets is forecast to deliver investors a two-thirds uplift in earnings. This prospect may also tempt predators.

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Related Topix: Mining, Banking, Financial Services, Macquarie Bank, Australia, Oceania, World News, Science / Technology

Seeking Alpha

"End of the Iron Age," as iron ore prices slide to five-year lows

Today's decline - the price of benchmark ore for immediate delivery into China dropped another $1 to $82.20/metric ton - came as Goldman Sachs analysts wrote of "the end of the Iron Age," saying the long period of above trend in profitability enjoyed by the iron ore industry has been destroyed by the billions of dollars major producers have ploughed into new, low-cost capacity. The steelmaking material, which is critical to the profitability of several large mining groups including BHP Billiton , Rio Tinto and Vale , has dropped by nearly 40% this year, the worst performance among metals and bulk commodities.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Mining

Mail & Guardian

Glencore offers bonds in Oz as it assesses local targets

The resources giant is selling debt down under for the first time following indications that it is looking at buying more Australian assets. Glencore chief executive, South African-born Ivan Glasenberg, said the company may have an interest in buying more assets.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Australia, Oceania, World News, Mining

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Iol.co.za

Private equity's quest for mines stumbles as commodities slide

THE PUSH by private equity funds to buy mining assets is slowing as investors struggle to land major deals while commodity prices slide. The funds have raised $1.1 billion for investments in mining and metals this year, compared with about $8.8bn last year.

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Related Topix: Mining

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