Dredge mining at Kenmare Resources’ Moma mine in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula. Photograph: Kenmare Resources

It has been a challenging few years for Kenmare with a major decline in mineral prices and production issues weighing on the company’s fortunes.Howeve(...)

Glencore’s Hong Kong listed shares rose 3.9 per cent  after Rio Tinto said it had rejected a merger approach from the commodities trader to create a $160 billion giant. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August just as the price of its (...)

Ryanair held its annual shareholders meeting in Dublin yesterday, September 25th, and told investors it expected to reach the upper end of its earnings projections for the fiscal year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

European shares slipped to a one-month low in late trading yesterday, tracking a sell-off in US stocks, as a stronger dollar undercut prices for indus(...)

CRH is to offload its share in a builder merchanting chain in France by the end of this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European stocks fell as China’s minister for finance Lou Jiwei dampened speculation his government will boost economic stimulus. Commodities producers(...)

BHP Billiton lost 3.9% after yesterday announcing it’s poised for the biggest spinoff in the mining industry, separating aluminum, coal and silver assets to create a company valued around $15 billion after it begins trading next year. BHP’s London-listed shares fell the most in almost three years. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Asian stocks fell after valuations reached the highest level this year and as BHP Billiton (BHP) slumped, dragging materials shares to the largest de(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold. The building materials company’s shares finished down 1.8 per cent at the close yesterday, following the release of the company’s half-yearly figures. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Both European and US stocks made gains yesterday, with Ireland and Iceland the only western countries not to record a positive day’s trading while (...)

BHP’s demerger plans, unveiled yesterday by Andrew Mackenzie, underscore the changing mood in mining over the past 18 months. Photograph: Bloomberg

BHP Billiton, the world’s most valuable miner, is to break itself up via a stock market spin-off, signalling an end to years of deals and expansion dr(...)

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TODAY Results: Amlin; Bovis Homes; Fastnet Oil & Gas. Indicators: Euro zone trade balance (June). TOMORROW Results: BHP Billiton; Cairn Energy; C(...)

Aer Lingus had its busiest trading day in five years as its share price closed out the session up 4.8% to €1.37. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Global stocks fell and treasuries extended gains as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed optimism on ECB stimulus. The crisis in Ukraine deepene(...)

BHP Billiton’s plans are well advanced and could include the Nickel West business that the world’s biggest miner has been trying to sell. Photographer: Will Burgess Bloomberg

Diversified mining company BHP Billiton indicated its preference for a demerger of its aluminium, manganese and nickel assets yesterday, setting the s(...)