Articles Tagged "NYSE:BHP"

Ebola Outbreak Hurting West Africa’s Iron Ore Companies

Iron – Low iron ore prices and the recent Ebola outbreak are causing big problems for West African companies focused on the metal. Is there any way for investors to escape unscathed?

What are Share Buybacks?

A share buyback occurs when a company repurchases outstanding shares in order to reduce the number of shares it has on the market. Companies can take this step as a way to increase the value of available shares through reducing supply, or as a way of decreasing the possibility of shareholders taking a controlling stake in the company.

Copper Prices Steady Following Earlier Gains

Copper – The red metal rebounded from a three-month low today after the release of positive manufacturing data from China, but finished flat overall. Copper futures for delivery in three months on the London Metal Exchange lost 0.1 percent and finished at $6,720 per tonne, while futures on the New York COMEX dipped 0.1 percent to finish at $3.035.

The Met Coal Market in 2014: Conditions to Improve, Says Joe Aldina

Coal – At the 2014 Coal Association of Canada Conference and Trade Show, held in Vancouver from September 10 to 12, several analysts shared their views on the thermal and metallurgical coal markets. In particular, Wood Mackenzie analyst Joe Aldina gave an excellent overview of both markets and provided attendees with an idea of when they may start to "turn the corner."