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Rio Tinto Hails End of Ivanhoe's 'Poison Pill'

Miner Rio Tinto, which owns a 49 percent stake in Ivanhoe Mines, welcomed a decision by the owner of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper mine to scrap a poison pill provision, and said it was now free to raise its holding.

Hong Kong Stocks End Day Higher

Hong Kong shares held firm on Wednesday supported by short-covering and gains by insurers, even as markets in Shanghai gave up some of the previous session's strong gains as investors turned cautious ahead of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

TSX set to open higher on IMF aid talks

Canada's main stock index looked set to open higher on Wednesday after reports that International Monetary Fund could boost its European lending facility by $1 trillion to help ease the euro zone debt crisis.

European Stocks Struggle, Then Close Modestly Higher

European shares and the euro gradually recovered on Monday from early losses triggered by the mass downgrade of euro zone sovereign ratings last week, but they still looked vulnerable amid rising fears of a disorderly Greek debt default.

Eurozone Bank Shares Down, Single Currency Pressured

Euro zone bank shares fell but stocks seen as resilient to an economic slowdown gained on Monday in the wake of Standard and Poor's mass downgrade of euro zone sovereign ratings, while the euro hovered near 17-month lows against the dollar.

Shares Weak but Euro Steadies as S&P Shock Fades

Eurozone bank shares fell but stocks seen as resilient to an economic slowdown gained on Monday in the wake of Standard and Poor's mass downgrade of Eurozone sovereign ratings, while the euro hovered near 17-month lows against the dollar.

Gold Fields, Kyrgyz Villagers Come to Terms

South African miner Gold Fields has signed an agreement with Kyrgyz villagers that will enable it to resume drilling at a prospective copper deposit three months after an arson attack by horsemen on its geologist camp.

Harper to visit China, seeking higher oil sales

Prime Minister Stephen Harper plans to visit China next month as his government looks to open new markets for oil sands crude in the wake of Washington's decision to delay approval of a major pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

LME Finds 2 Potential Bidders among 15 Suitors

At least two serious potential bidders have emerged so far for the London Metal Exchange (LME) from 15 suitors who expressed interest in the world's biggest metals marketplace, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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U.S. Stocks Climb to 5-Month High

Stocks climbed to a five-month high on Tuesday, led by materials stocks after an upbeat forecast by aluminum company Alcoa and strong gains in bank shares.
TSX hits highest level in two months

TSX hits highest level in two months

Canadian stocks touched their highest level in two months on Tuesday as mining and energy issues rose on healthy import data out of China, which boosted investor optimism for the global economy.
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Gold to Reach $1,940 by Yearend - Goldman Sachs

Oil, gold and base metals are Goldman Sachs' top commodity picks this year, with big upside risk in oil due to tight fundamentals and a potential Iranian conflict, the investment bank said on Monday.
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