BASE METALS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Stories of the Day
02/21/2013| 05:08pm US/Eastern
LME: European Regulations Will Cost
The London Metal Exchange said Thursday that new European regulation on over-the-counter derivatives will increase its costs but that it would likely swallow them rather than raise fees.
China Mandates Environmental Insurance for Heavy Industry
BEIJING--For the first time, some Chinese companies in industries that pose serious risks to the environment are being required to take out insurance.
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Norilsk Recommends Three Independent Board Directors
MOSCOW--Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel (>> GMK Noril'skiy nikel' OAO) Thursday recommended three people to sit as independent directors on the company's board as the firm works to implement a recent settlement that ended a bruising shareholder dispute.
French Govt Reaction to Titan CEO Letter is Fair - Spokeswoman
PARIS--The French governments response to a letter from U.S. tire maker Titan International Inc's (>> Titan International Inc) chief executive mocking French workers was fair as the letter was "insulting," the government's spokeswoman Najat Vallaud-Belkacem said Thursday.
Copper Ends at Eight-Week Low; Investors Fear End of Stimulus
NEW YORK--Copper prices settled near a two-month low Thursday as investors continued to stream out of the market amid worries the Federal Reserve could end its supportive easy money policies earlier than expected.
-By Tatyana Shumsky, Dow Jones Newswires; 212-416-3095; email@example.com