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South African miners: the National Union of Mineworkers believes that up to 50,000 miners may have contracted an incurable lung disease from severe dust build-ups in mine shafts. photograph: gianluigi guercia/afp/getty images

The Irish Times revealed last week that Dave Coleman and Michael Lavelle, the founding partners of high-profile Dublin law firm Lavelle Coleman, are s(...)

Miners are helped by rescue workers and friends from the coal mine  in Soma. The disaster in western Turkey is likely to be the country’s deadliest and is also the worst in a series of incidents in a sector that has seen 30,000 die since 1970. Photograph: Ozgu Ozdemir/Getty Images

A coal mine explosion and fire which have killed more than 200 people in Turkey coincides with increased pressure on utilities to drastically improve (...)

The curve of the German share price index DAX board is pictured at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

A boost for mining companies and Sky Deutschland helped drive European stocks rose to their highest level in more than six years. Commodity produce(...)

A Forevermark Encodia diamond bracelet produced by De Beers. The company plans to raise diamond prices 5 per cent every year. Photo: Bloomberg

De Beers plans to raise diamond prices 5 per cent every year, betting demand will help the world’s biggest miner of the precious stones meet parent An(...)

There were contrasting fortunes for Aer Lingus and Ryanair yesterday

European stocks were little changed as Russia restarted military drills along its border with Ukraine, offsetting gains by com(...)

The boards of Lafarge and Holcim  are due to announce the companies’ merger today. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg

  The world’s two largest cement makers, France’s Lafarge and Holcim of Switzerland, have agreed the terms of a merger that would create a(...)

Children sleep in the open in an elevated area in the city of Iquique, northern Chile, in expectation of further tremors this week. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late yesterday in the wake of the fatal major quake on Tuesday, but there were no(...)

Netflix continued its downward trend, slipping 1.6 per cent to $358.50.

Stocks rose yesterday as data emerged showing confidence is up in a number of European economies and in the US. Traders (...)

If the iron ore price were to stay low for a sustained period of time, it would call into question the ability of miners to fulfil promises of higher returns for shareholders. Photograph: Bloomberg

Billions of dollars were wiped off the market value of the world’s biggest mining companies yesterday after fresh concerns about slowing demand(...)

The  front of the European Central Bank  headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany: the ECB  has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low 0.25 per cent

Tom Lyons Senior Business Correspondent European stocks were little changed, paring earlier gains, after the European Central Bank kept i(...)

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