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Philip Wen and Peter Hannam 10:55 AM China is considering aggressive new curbs on coal consumption as it accelerates efforts to transform its economy and tackle climate change.
4:31 AM Zinc surged 12 per cent to a two-month peak after Glencore sparked a base metals short-covering rally.
Jasmine Ng 4:13 AM Iron ore had its biggest weekly since since early August as traders and steel mills in China returned to work.
Tim Binsted Major pay cuts and 500 job losses at BlueScope's Port Kembla steel works will only delay the troubled plant's closure, Deutsche Bank analyst Emily Smith says.
Sonja Elmquist Alcoa reported earnings that missed analysts' estimates after the price of the metal fell for a fourth straight quarter.
Andre Janse van Vuuren Chinese smelters are stashing away copper to sell later when prices are higher, drawing inventories from other warehouses.
Brian Robins Fund manager Queensland Investment Corp has bulked up its ownership of gas assets.
Andrew Pearson The workers have done their bit to save the Port Kembla steelworks, now it's the government's turn.
Tim Binsted Unprecedented worker concessions at BlueScope Steel's troubled Port Kembla plant have put the company within striking distance of the $200 million worth of cost cuts needed to save the plant.
Stephen Morris Global financial firms' estimated $US100 billion or more exposure to Glencore Plc may draw more scrutiny as regulatory stress tests approach.
Shares in Rio Tinto jumped 7.5pc in London after Morgan Stanley upgraded European miners to "overweight".
Brian Robins Glencore's coal boss has slammed the use of taxpayer funds to support coal projects.
Alex Morales and Rachel Morison Britain is considering whether to close all of its 12 coal-fired power plants by 2023.
Peter Ker OZ Minerals says it can build its Carrapateena copper mine faster and cheaper than first thought
Peter Ker BHP Billiton could yet walk away from the hybrid fundraising it has been spruiking to global investors over the past two weeks
Amanda Saunders Miners could face a hike in shipping costs if major shipowners succeed in a push to cancel up to100 bulk carriers on order in Japan, South Korea and China.
The Anglo-Australian mining, metals and petroleum company is planning a $US4 billion ($5.7 billion) to $US5 billion multi-currency hybrid to shore up its balance sheet and fund potential acquisitions.
Luzi Ann Javier and Joe Deaux Gold investors are finding some glimmer of hope in the dimming outlook for the US jobs market.
Copper held steady but weaker US jobs data fuelled concerns about the outlook for the world's two biggest economies.