Paul Bartholomew of S&P Global Platts says the rally in commodity prices helped to drive the strong showing from Rio Tinto.
BHP Billiton has begun halting operations at its Escondida copper mine in northern Chile.
Alex Leyland, portfolio manager at Leyland Private Asset Management, says Rio Tinto's cost discipline and higher iron ore prices made for strong results.
David Lennox, resources analyst at Fat Prophets, expects Australian iron ore miner Rio Tinto to report a full-year profit of $4.7-5 billion.
LONDON/ CAPE TOWN, Feb 7- Mining stocks are outpacing oil-related peers in a "reflation rally" sparked by U.S. While both energy and mining stocks rose, the latter charged higher in the second half of the year led by bellwethers such as Anglo American and Glencore, in stark contrast to a dismal 2015. "Our UK PMs hold miners in preference to oil majors based on prospects...
LONDON, Feb 7- Last month Indonesia rocked the nickel market. What Indonesia giveth, the Philippines apparently taketh away. And while events in both Indonesia and the Philippines are going to be key price drivers for the foreseeable future, they will impact only the most upstream part of a supply chain which is still amply filled at the refined metal stage.
The Philippine mining minister's decision to close over half of the country's mines and suspend others is "illegal," an industry group said.
The planned closure of 23 Philippine mines, mostly nickel producers, and the suspension of five others will affect about 1.2 million people.
TORONTO, Feb 1- Canada's main stock index eked out a small gain on Wednesday as miners and energy stocks rose with higher prices for oil and some base metals, while nuclear producer Cameco Corp sank on news of a scrapped contract. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index settled up 16.43 points, or 0.11 percent, at 15,402.39. Its materials group, which...
Freeport-McMoRan warned that it would need to start slashing output and jobs at its Indonesia mine if it fails to get an export permit.
Andrew Michelmore, CEO at MMG, says that market sentiment when it comes to investing has changed.
Philip Alexander, Jacanda Capital, says that the window for small tech floats is closing in the market.
Rob Brierley at Patersons Securities talks about how the miner missed its copper targets and his expectations for iron ore prices.
Global miner Rio Tinto hit its mid-point target for iron ore shipments from Australia in 2016 and kept its guidance for this year intact.
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Fortescue Metals Group's Nev Power expects iron ore and steel demand to remain strong as China undergoes the urbanization process.
Ken Brinsden, MD & CEO at Pilbara Minerals talks about the Australian miner's Pilgangoora lithium project and the future of the lithium ion battery.
Paul Renken, senior geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, weighs in on the business environment for international mining companies.
Despite missing expectations, BHP still maintained its guidance in core businesses, says Shaw and Partners' Peter O'Connor.
BHP might have met output guidance figures but brokers were expecting more from the miner, says Alex Leyland, portfolio manager at Leyland Private AM.