MARKET PULSE - COMMODITIES
16 Oct
Iraqi troops move to retake Kirkuk from Kurdish control
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Iraq has taken control of key areas of the dispute city of Kirkuk, seizing the international airport, a key oil field and a military base in what is an oil-rich area bordering the Kurdistan Region.

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16 Oct
Chinese CPI weakens in September, but factory gate inflation quickens
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Price pressures in China abated last month at the consumer level, even as factory gate prices jumped, as food price deflation intensified.

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13 Oct
Vedanta Resources & Konkola Copper Mine lose appeal against English Court
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FTSE 250 firm Vedanta Resources posted an announcement on Friday informing that the English Court of Appeal had dismissed it and Konkola Copper Mine's (KCM) appeal against the English court, concerning the court's jurisdiction to hear and adjudicate claims by Zambian residents regarding KCM's operations in Zambia.

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13 Oct
Ashanti Gold identifies "broader" and "new" mineralised zones in Ghana- Goldplat
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Gold exploration and development company Ashanti Gold Corp has identified "broader" and "new" mineralised zones at Goldplat's Anumso Gold Project in Ghana, according to Goldplat.

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13 Oct
Taurus Funds Management sells stake in Base Resources
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Mineral sands producer Base Resources, focused on the Kwale Mineral sands operations in Kenya, East Africa, was informed by Taurus Funds Management that it had ceased to be a significant shareholder of the company.

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11 Oct
SDX Energy reports oil discovery at Morocco Sebou permit
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A gas discovery has been made at SDX Energy's KSR-14 development well on the Sebou permit in Morocco, in which the company has a 75% working interest.

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11 Oct
Steppe Cement reports drop in year-to-date sales volumes
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Steppe Cement announced a sharp rise in third quarter revenue growth on Wednesday despite a drop in sales volumes for the year-to-date.

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11 Oct
Lithium demand predicted to soar even further
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Lithium demand is set to soar further as China's plan to ban new petrol-powered vehicles has led to increased forecasts for alternatively fuelled vehicles in coming years.

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11 Oct
Dalradian Resources raises funds for Curraghinalt at a premium
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Dalradian Resources raised funds from two investors at a premium on Tuesday to finance the expansion of its Curraghinalt project in Northern Ireland.

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10 Oct
Mytrah Energy discloses unauthorised loan to company chairman
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Mytrah Energy, one of the largest players in the Indian renewable energy space, disclosed that an unapproved loan was extended to its chairman last month.

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09 Oct
Beowulf appoints SRK Consulting for scoping study at Kallak
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Mineral exploration and development company Beowulf has appointed SRK Consulting to conduct a scoping study on its Kallak magnetite iron ore project in Northern Sweden.

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08 Oct
Commodities: Hurricane Nate not seen strengthening to Category 2, WTI drops
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Weakness in the energy patch weighed on the entire commodities complex at the end of the week amid forecasts that hurricane Nate was unlikely to go beyond a category one storm.

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05 Oct
Ortac announces encouraging drilling results at Akyanga
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Ortac Resources announced "encouraging" initial results from the first two diamond core drill hole assays undertaken by part-owned Casa Mining at the Akyanga gold deposit, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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05 Oct
Saudi Aramco IPO remains on track for 2018
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Saudi Aramco still plans to make a stock market debut next year, its chief executive confirmed on Thursday.

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03 Oct
Drilling at Metal Tiger's Botswana asset intersects new copper zones
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Equity investment group Metal Tiger said on Tuesday that drilling at its joint-venture with MOD Resources in Botswana had intersected multiple new zones containing visible copper mineralisation about 300 metres northeast of the main site.

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02 Oct
Premier African Minerals raises £3.5m in discounted share offer
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AIM-traded multi-commodity mining and resource development company Premier African Minerals saw "strong" demand at the weekend for its newly issued shares from both private and institutional investors.

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02 Oct
Barclays reiterates overweight stance on BP and Shell
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Analysts at Barclays reiterated their 'overweight' recommendation for shares of BP and Royal Dutch Shell (target price: 2,750p), telling clients that the pair's cash break-even levels were set to fall further.

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28 Sep
Serica Energy boasts "excellent" first half financial performance
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AIM-listed company Serica Energy reported an "excellent" first half financial performance alongside strong cash flows.

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27 Sep
Katoro Gold to hit production targets ahead of schedule and on budget
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Tanzania-focused gold exploration and development company Katoro Gold announced it was "well ahead of schedule, within budget and on course" to meeting its production objectives by the end of 2018.

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27 Sep
Canadian Overseas Petroleum announces "significant progress" in funding for Nigerian asset
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West African focused oil and gas exploration and development firm Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) announced that it had made "encouraging progress" towards securing a funding deal for its OPL 226 offshore development project on the southwestern coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea.

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