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China’s MMG sees mining boom shifting gear

MELBOURNE - Chinese mining group MMG on Tuesday said the era of sharply increasing metals prices had passed, but redicted activity in China would pick up after the leadership transition in Beijing. With concern in Australia rising over the cooling of the mining boom due...

Commodity prices: Downhill cycling

A peak may be in sight for commodity prices ASSIGNING analysts to cover the humdrum world of commodities and mining was once investment banking’s punishment for low-flyers or copybookblotters. Then China’s pulsating economy and appetite for raw materials sent the prices of industrial metals and...