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Mongolian Mine Offers New Headaches for Turquoise Hill and Rio Tinto

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE: TRQ) announced Monday morning that the company has received an audit report from the tax authority of Mongolia claiming the company owes ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Lululemon, Microsoft, NBG, Twitter, Whole Foods and More

Stocks are looking for direction after the European Central Bank decision. Investors are being conditioned almost daily by the financial media that the bull market has now turned into a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BHP, Coach, Monster, TIBCO, GNC, Barclays and More

Stocks have backed off of their highs for at least a day now and appear to be taking a breather on Wednesday as well. Investors have to be wondering how ...
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mining

The Best Value Stock Among Top Base Metal Miners

Commodity metals are having a tough time lately. Investor enthusiasm for metals has fallen, and its only necessary look at the price of gold to see why. Equities are where ...
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Analyst Sees Sunny Days Ahead for Rio Tinto and Mining Sector

Shares of London-based mining company Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) got a boost in premarket trading in the U.S. Monday after an analyst upgrade of the mining sector that also ...
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Other Companies That Could (or May) Divest Assets Like BHP

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) is working on a plan to spin off its underperforming assets. Its shares were higher Tuesday as investors speculated the value of ...
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Mining

Rio Tinto, BHP Slammed as Iron Ore Price Collapses

The contract price for iron ore delivered to China fell 8.3% on Monday to an 18-month low of $104.70 per metric ton (tonne). That is the second-largest one-day fall on ...
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Rio Tinto Speculation Boosts Turquoise Hill Prospects

Mining giant Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) already owns 50.8% of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE: TRQ), and speculation that Rio Tinto will buy the other 49.2% has boosted Turquoise ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcatel, CSX, Family Dollar, HP and More

Earnings season has started and Wall Street analysts are making many changes to their 2014 outlooks. At the same time, investors are still positioning their portfolios for 2014 and beyond. ...
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Why Select Metals and Mining Leaders Can Win in 2014

As in 2013, the twin focus of the mining industry will be to lower costs and reduce capital spending. There are also likely to be some asset sales as the ...
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Why 2014 Could Be a Win for Some Metals and Mining Leaders

Commodity prices took a sharp downward turn in 2013, but the good news appears to be that it will not get any worse in 2014. According a recent report, analysts ...
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Mining

Xstrata’s Former Chief Gets Back to Mining

The former CEO of mining company Xstrata has a new venture to keep him busy. Mick Davis has brought together his former management team, all of whom had to go ...
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Rusal Exec: World Aluminum Supply Needs 40% Cut

In a little more than two weeks, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) will report third-quarter results, and there is every reason to believe that those results will not be pretty. The ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Adobe, Cisco, Groupon, Disney and More

Stocks have been in serious rally mode, to the point that the market has hit new all-time highs again. Now investors are trying to decide which stocks to buy, which ...
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Copper Production, Price Point in Opposite Directions

Since late June, copper prices have been trending upward, from a low of around $3.00 a pound to around $3.30 on Tuesday. Production is estimated to be 167,000 metric tons ...
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