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Miner Fresnillo's full-year profit falls on low silver, gold prices

March 4 - Precious metals miner Fresnillo Plc said its full-year pretax profit dropped 40 percent, hurt by falling gold and silver prices.

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From prime rib to chips and dip: Lean times at mining's annual conference

TORONTO, March 4 - When the world's miners head for Toronto each year to attend their industry's annual conference, they arrive with certain expectations. They're accustomed to finding oyster bars, rowdy parties, open bars with high-end liquor and elegant hotel suites.

Rio Tinto thermal coal mine in Australia cleared to expand

SYDNEY, March 4 - Australia's Bengalla coal mine has been cleared to boost output by a third and operate for another two decades, majority owner Rio Tinto said on Wednesday.

Perth Mint's silver sales drop to 10-month low in Feb

SINGAPORE, March 4 - The Perth Mint's sales of silver coins slumped to a 10-month low in February, while gold product sales rose from a near-three-year low. The Perth Mint runs the only gold refinery in Australia, the world's second-biggest gold producer after China. The mint's gold sales rose to 31,981 ounces in February from 23,174 ounces in January, which was the lowest monthly sales figures since April 2012, data on the mint's website showed. Sales of silver coins fell

03 Mar 2015

UPDATE 2-Petrobras scandal takes Brazilian politicians to Supreme Court

BRASILIA, March 3 - Brazil's top prosecutor asked the Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday to open investigations into politicians who allegedly benefited from a multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras, a court official said on Tuesday.

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