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2014-10-03 00:20:36

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global market for rare earths is approaching a critical juncture as China, the world's largest producer, reshapes its export and production policies after losing a WTO trade case brought by the US, EU and Japan. China is likely to ease controls on its exports in a move that could lead to increased volatility in the price of these strategic materials. But, at the same time, China will seek to pursue alternative measures to control rare earths...

2014-07-13 00:20:15

LONDON, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has risen again in the rankings in the third annual "Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200" league table of UK companies. This highlights the top 200 privately owned UK firms in terms of export growth. Argus is the twenty-fourth largest company in terms of export value featured in the list this year. Companies need a minimum export value of £25mn to qualify for the league table. Argus...

2014-07-03 04:20:32

LONDON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkmenistan has chosen global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus as an official source of energy price information. The country's exporters will now be able to use prices published by Argus in their export contracts for crude, petroleum products, LPG and petrochemicals. Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has signed a government resolution to make Argus an officially recognised source of market pricing...

2014-06-09 16:21:59

HOUSTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting organisation Argus has launched the Argus DeWitt Olefins Daily report. This publication provides US Gulf coast pricing for ethylene and propylene, including daily volume-weighted averages, market analysis, coverage of global contract and swaps prices and a large news section. The US petrochemical industry is experiencing a resurgence, as low-priced ethane and propane have made domestic...

2008-08-14 12:00:35

Australasian media group APN News & Media (APN) has reported expectation-meeting quarterly results and confirmed it was "comfortable" with consensus forecasts for full-year earnings. The group reported a 2.5% rise in revenue to A$624.5m (EUR 366.7m) for the quarter ending June 30, while earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were almost static at A$139m (EUR 81.6m). APN, in which Belfast Telegraph owner Independent News & Media is a 39.1% shareholder, is one of Australasia's...

2008-04-07 09:00:40

By Stephen Glover ON THE PRESS This column tries to be as even-handed and dispassionate as possible in a fallen world. I do my best not to spare the newspapers I write for. But the piece that follows is not cool and objective. It is partisan, one-sided - and right. An Irish billionaire named Denis O'Brien is attempting to wrest control of Independent News and Media, which owns this newspaper and The Independent on Sunday. He says he intends to flog them off because they are loss-making....

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