Global Oil & Gas: $2 billion Congo-Brazzaville iron ore project stalled

Shares in Zanaga Iron Ore Company (LON:ZIOC) dropped 15% in London on Thursday after the company detailed its change of focus to a small-scale early production operation at its flagship Republic of Congo project.

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Global Mining: Brazil politics could keep Ferreira as Vale CEO for two more years

Vale’s (VALE +7.9%) top non-government shareholders want CEO Murilo Ferreira to stay in his job for another two years to stem pressure from Brazilian politicians to appoint an ally, Reuters reports, citing newspaper Valor Econômico.

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Global Markets: World Bank puts 2017 price outlook for oil and metals up

The World Bank has increased its 2017 price outlook for both metals and oil in its latest ‘Commodity Markets Outlook’, raising its October forecast for crude oil to $55/bl, from $53/bl in July. It has, however, sustained its forecast for an average oil price of $43/bl in 2016.

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