Industrials

Continental AG

Continental AG eyes acquisition, possibly in Asia:

German tyre and car parts maker Continental AG (CONG.DE) is looking for an acquisition in the industrial sector, possibly in Asia, and could spend up to 2 billion euros ($2.54 billion), its finance chief told a German newspaper.

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Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto rejects Glencore merger approach amid iron ore slump

Rio Tinto (RIO.AX) rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August just as the price of its most profitable product, iron ore, hit a five-year low.

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Heavy machinery

Japan August machinery orders seen rising slightly, current account surplus trimmed

Japan's August core machinery orders due next week are expected to rise modestly for a third straight month, a Reuters poll found - doing little to ease fears that the government's growth-promotion policies aren't working fast enough.

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Steel bars at Qingdao, Shandong province

China steel demand shrinks for first time in 14 years as slowdown stings

China's steel consumption dropped this year for the first time since at least 2000 due to slower economic growth, leading to a surplus of iron ore in the country and a more than 40 percent plunge in prices of the steelmaking raw material.

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Aluminium ingots at the foundry shop of the Rusal Krasnoyarsk, Siberia

Japan fourth quarter aluminum premiums mostly set at record high $420 per tonne: sources

Japanese aluminum buyers will mostly pay record high premiums of $420 per tonne over London Metal Exchange (LME) prices for October-December shipments, up 3-5 percent from the prior quarter, five sources directly involved in the talks said.

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Aluminum

Two Japanese aluminum buyers agree to pay record premium of $420 in fourth quarter: sources

Two Japanese aluminum buyers have agreed to pay a producer a record premium of $420 per tonne for metal to be shipped in the October-December quarter, two sources directly involved in the quarterly pricing talks said on Friday.

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Uganda oil block

Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce grants 7 oil fields to NIgerian business men sparking deeper business ties in other sectors

Dr Kiprono Kittony, the chairman of the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce, announced in a meeting in Abuja Monday that 7 of the 46 newly discovered oil fields will be granted to Nigerian business men.

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StealthGas Inc

Greek petroleum firm StealthGas raises $47M in share sale

Kifisia, Greece-based petroleum and petrochemical gas products transporter StealthGas Inc raised $47 million through the sale of 4.47 million common shares at $10.50 apiece for its vessels purchases and other corporate purposes.

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Seplat Petroleum Development Co

Seplat: To end gas flaring in Nigeria in 5 years

Oil and gas producer Seplat, the first publicly listed oil and gas firm in the Nigerian bourse, said that it would end its gas flaring activities in the country by September and expects that the practice would be halted in the country by 2020.

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US firm WireCo acquires Endenburg to build new crane rope business in the Netherlands

Kansas, US-based wire rope manufacturer WireCo WorldGroup Inc acquired the assets of Gouda, Netherlands-based construction and transport materials supplier Endenburg BV for an undisclosed amount to beef up its delivery system.

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Bathurst Resources Ltd

Bathurst secures A$7.39M in discounted placement ot fund coal project in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand-based mining firm Bathurst Resources Ltd secured A$7.39 million in a discounted placement of its shares at A$0.06 (NZD0.065) apiece to gain funds for its open-cut coal project on the Denniston Plateau.

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Glencore Xstrata

Glencore Xstrata sells Peru copper mine to consortium led by China MinMetals

Glencore Xstrata sold its Peru copper mine to consortium led by China MinMetals in an all cash deal valued USD5.8 billion, reported Ventures Africa.

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BorgWarner

American powertrain supplier BorgWarner buys German firm Gustav Wahler

Auburn Hills, US-based powertrain supplier BorWarner bought Esslingen, Germany-based exhaust gas and thermostat producer Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co KG for an undisclosed sum to strengthen its position in the market.

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Tadano Ltd

Tadano completes acquisition of distributor Cranes UK

Takamatsu-shi, Japan-based cranes and aerial work platforms manufacturer Tadano Ltd completed its acquisition of its Yorkshire, UK-based distributor Cranes UK for an undisclosed amount to continue its market expansion.

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Midwest Engineering Services Inc (MES)

Illinois firm Professional Service Industries adds Midwest Engineering

Illinois, US-based testing and consulting firm Professional Service Industries Inc added Midwest Engineering Services Inc for an undisclosed amount to become the biggest testing firm in Wisconsin.

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