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  • MANILA, Jan 26- Copper edged higher on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker dollar, but sliding oil prices suggest gains could be fragile as a slowing global economy curbs risk appetite. *Copper is forecast to average at $4,858 a tonne this year, which would be its lowest average in more than a decade, due to weak demand growth in top consumer China and a supply overhang, a Reuters...

  • Goldman: China may support beaten-down metals Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 | 10:40 PM ET
    A worker polishes steel coils at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group in Dalian, China.

    Beaten down metals prices may find some support as China's raw-materials dependent sectors begin to show some modest improvement, Goldman Sachs said.

  • Do credit-risks remain for the mining sector? Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 12:18 AM ET
    Do credit-risks remain for the mining sector?

    Barry Dawes, head of resources at Paradigm Securities, says Moody's review of Vale's ratings for a potential downgrade could mean further downside for other major miners.

  • Commodities demand has been terrible: Analyst Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 3:30 AM ET
    Commodities demand has been terrible: Analyst

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, says Chinese demand for commodities has declined while supply has accelerated, impacting shares in mining companies.

  • Fed hike’s impact on gold Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 4:20 AM ET
    Fed hike’s impact on gold

    Macquarie precious metals analyst, Matthew Turner explains why he believes 2016’s second quarter could be “difficult” for safe havens like gold.

  • 2015's top metal could see more gains next year Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 9:33 AM ET
    The Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu National Park, Australia

    Radioactive metal uranium was the top-performing mining commodity in price terms this year and looks set to gain further in 2016.

  • Brazil assets of Vale, BHP frozen after dam burst Sunday, 20 Dec 2015 | 6:20 AM ET

    A judge in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais has frozen the Brazilian assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale.

  • China miners grit teeth over coal downturn Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 5:48 PM ET
    China miners grit teeth over coal downturn

    With coal prices down and demand weak, Qiu Zhijie, owner of Yongshun mine in Inner Mongolia, says "the more coal I sell, the more money I lose everyday."

  • Diamonds are forever; is Anglo American? Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, Dec 10- Anglo American's plans to shut or sell dozens of loss-making mines have failed to halt a dramatic slide in its share price and it may need to sacrifice stronger parts of the business or raise cash from shareholders to pay down its debt. The company, which grew from gold fields near Johannesburg to dominate diamond, platinum and, to some...

  • Glencore shoots up the FTSE 100 on debt plan Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Glencore shoots up the FTSE 100 on debt plan

    Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses the commodities sector and Glencore's plan to reduce its debt pile.

  • Commodities space needs more transparency: Analyst Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 5:47 PM ET
    Commodities space needs more transparency: Analyst

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, research director of Religare Capital Markets. says the Freeport issue in Indonesia underlines the need for transparency in the international commodities space.

  • Dec 9- Freeport-McMoRan Inc on Wednesday suspended its annual dividend and made deeper cuts in capital spending and copper production, the latest mining company to act to preserve cash as a commodities' price downturn enters its fifth year. Shares in the U.S. diversified miner and oil producer jumped 9.9 percent to $7.41 a share on Wednesday morning, getting...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 8- Anglo American will sell more assets, suspend dividends until the end of 2016 and whittle down its business divisions to three from six in the face of severe commodity price falls, the mining company said on Tuesday. The London- listed company will form three divisions: De Beers for diamonds, Industrial Metals for platinum and base metals, and...

  • Commodity crunch: Decade-low iron ore hits miners Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 5:34 AM ET

    Mining stocks suffered from relentless selling on Tuesday, with Anglo American tumbling over 11 percent to a fresh record low.

  • Downward spiral for Anglo American Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Downward spiral for Anglo American

    Carole Ferguson, senior mining research analyst at SP Angel, discusses the restructuring efforts by Anglo American.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 8- Anglo American will sell more assets, suspend dividends until the end of 2016 and whittle down its business divisions to three from six in the face of severe commodity price falls, the mining company said on Tuesday. Anglo said it would cut its assets by 60 percent, reduce its workforce to 50,000 from 135,000 and form three divisions: De Beers for...

  • Anglo American sells more assets, suspends dividends Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    Anglo American announced restructuring steps including plans to consolidate into three business units, sell more assets and suspend dividends.

  • Is it worth staying invested in miners? Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Is it worth staying invested in miners?

    Barry Norris, founder and CIO of Argonaut Capital, discusses the mining sector and says the managers of these companies need to work out how to run a commodities company in a bear market.

  • METALS-Copper slips on demand, dollar headwinds Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 8:20 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Dec 3- London copper slipped on Thursday, facing headwinds from ebbing demand growth in top consumer China and a steadily strengthening U.S. dollar. *Fighting stubbornly low inflation, the European Central Bank is expected to ease policy further on Thursday, delivering a cocktail of measures that could include a deposit rate cut and changes to its...

  • Russian economy boosted by mining Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 3:20 AM ET
    Russian economy boosted by mining

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore discusses the latest economic data from Russia which has received support from the mining sector.