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  • This sector is getting hit by China’s market dive Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    The dramatic plunge in Chinese equity prices has hit base metals hard, with prices subdued after Tuesday's tumble.

  • Future of copper mining may be on the ocean floor Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    Underwater operations by Nautilus Minerals

    Nautilus Minerals wants to be the world's first deep-sea miner, and says the ocean floor is the safest place to get needed minerals.

  • What may be next for the last US rare earths miner Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Metal trading Company Haines and Maassen GmbH in Bonn, The company trades mainly with the rare earth elements and specialty metals. The rare earths elements are indispensable raw materials for many key technologies of electronic products to medical equipment.

    Rumors that Molycorp may seek bankruptcy protection sent its shares plummeting last week.

  • Investors eye battered miners as BHP spin-off trades Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    As BHP Billiton's spin-off begins trading, investors are eyeing the battered mining sector for longer-term opportunities.

  • Baird calls mining bottom Monday, 11 May 2015 | 4:50 PM ET
    Baird calls mining bottom

    Baird says it's time to buy Caterpillar and Joy Global. Is that really wise? Erin Gibbs of S&P Capital IQ and Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • This expert has 'positive valuations' for South32 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:35 PM ET
    This expert feels good about South32

    Rob Brierley, head of Research at Patersons Securities, attributes the firm's valuation for South32 at $2.40 per share to potential upsides in aluminum prices.

  • Will the South32 demerger pay off for BHP? Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Will the South32 demerger pay off for BHP?

    Ahead of the shareholder vote on Wednesday, Barry Dawes, head of Resources at Paradigm Securities, explains why the demerger of BHP Billiton will be a positive move.

  • TORONTO, April 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc is mulling a public offering of its oil and gas business to help kick-start production growth for its energy business, along with joint ventures or asset sales, the diversified miner said on Thursday. Weighted by a $20.3 billion debt load, Freeport has been studying several options to secure capital but found joint...

  • These iron ore players face metal fatigue: Goldman Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 8:43 PM ET
    Bars of pig iron sit on the dockside ahead of export at the Port of Mariupol, one of Ukraine's biggest commercial sea ports, in Mariupol, Ukraine.

    Iron ore's price plunge is likely to start claiming corporate casualties among the industry's smaller players, Goldman Sachs said.

  • Citi analysts call the 'end of the Iron Age' Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 9:31 AM ET
    Stackers load crushed iron ore onto a stockpile at an ore processing facility in Pilbara, Western Australia.

    Oversupply and a lack of demand growth has led some market analysts to speculate that iron ore prices will never recover to former levels.

  • Tracking Sri Lanka's business environment Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:43 AM ET
    Tracking Sri Lanka's business environment

    Emily Lee, executive director of Lanka Graphite, discusses the state of Sri Lanka's business environment following a change in power early this year.

  • Cyclone slams into northeast Australia Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Surfers head out Snapper Rocks as Cyclone Marcia approaches the coast of Queensland on February 19, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia.

    A powerful cyclone hits northeast Australia, causing massive damage and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.

  • Be bullish on Rio Tinto: Pro Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Be bullish on Rio Tinto: Pro

    Fraser Jamieson, head of metals and mining research at JPMorgan, discusses the earnings outlook for the U.K. mining firms.

  • Miners crash, Glencore at low as copper tumbles Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    Mining stocks sold off sharply on Wednesday, with Glencore falling to an all-time nadir, after copper plunged to a five-and-a half-year low.

  • Copper price falling is 'no surprise' Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Copper price falling is 'no surprise'

    Copper prices have slumped to 2009 levels. Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses what's leading the selloff, saying he's been pretty "bearish on copper for a while."

  • Investors go long gold, short copper in oil freefall Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    An employee arranges one-kilogram gold bars for a photograph at a Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. store in Tokyo

    Gold has extended gains to climb to its highest level since last October as copper has fallen further below $6,000, beyond five-year lows.

  • Metals malaise weighs on equity markets Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    The prices of a range of commodities slid further Monday, dragging down stocks as investors feared more pain ahead for the asset class.

  • As iron ore price sinks, which miners will get hurt? Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    Iron ore price sinks, what that means for miners?

    While low-cost producers will survive the recent fall in iron ore prices, high-cost miners in Australia are the most vulnerable, says Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities.

  • Glencore launches $1 billion share buyback Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 AM ET
    A logo sits on a sign outside Glencore Xstrata Plc's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland.

    Miner Glencore said on Wednesday it will launch a share buy-back program of up to $1 billion over the next six months.

  • Investors reject BHP deal, hunt for value elsewhere Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:48 PM ET

    Shares of mining giant BHP Billiton closed 4.9 percent lower in London on Tuesday after the group announced plans to spinoff businesses worth around $16 billion.