James Fontanella-Khan Spot News

- Rio says committed to Chinalco tie-up
Shares in Rio Tinto regained the steep losses (FT)

- Opec resolve to cut output fraying, says IEA
Cartel raised its output by 270,000 barrels a day (FT)

- National Grid rules out cash call
Expects to strengthen its financial position (FT)

- Strong appetite for silver
Mints almost doubled coin production (FT)

- Call to delay Dutch energy groups’ sale
Dutch businesses reject government plan (FT)

- Scientists fear for seas at climate talks
Cuts in carbon dioxide emissions should be made deeper (FT)

- Environmental disaster hits In Ecuador
Death and disease are laid at Chevron’s door (NYT)

- Sumitomo, partners to acquire Oranje-Nassau oil unit
The $886m deal set to boost oil exploration (Bloomberg)

- Sakhalin 2 operator sees first income from stage 2 in 2013
Chief Ian Craig to step down later this year (Platts)