Iron ore prices will remain choppy through 2016, but are expected to rise steadily in the next two years, says Prestige Economics' Jason Schenker.
Lonmin miners still live in the "truly appalling" conditions that were a major cause of the fatal strikes four years ago, Amnesty International says.
Zambia's president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, the country's electoral commission announced Monday.
Gold buyers may be the Donald Trump voters of the commodities market, says an analyst who thinks this year's bullion rally may push prices above $1,500.
Annalisa Jeffries of Platts notes that strong Chinese demand has led to a turnaround for the commodity.
Rio Tinto may have presented a subdued global outlook, but it still boasts solid growth projects, according to Rob Brierley of Patersons Securities.
Rio Tinto may do more copper exploration as China moves toward a consumer-led economy, says Ayers Alliance Securities' CIO, Jonathan Barratt.
Better-than-expected iron ore prices this year will help Rio Tinto, says MineLife's senior resource analyst, Gavin Wendt.
Security is a critical issue but the future of the company is in Africa, says John Welborn, Resolute Mining's MD and CEO.
Galaxy Resources is seeing increased lithium sales to automakers around the world and that is boosting prices, says MD Anthony Tse.
CNBC is at the annual Diggers & Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie, talking to the big resources players and visiting even bigger mines.
St Barbara's Managing Director and Chief Executive, Bob Vassie, talks about the market and the industry.
Prices have been on the decline but that could change this year amid fresh demand catalysts, notes Dan Lougher of Western Areas.
The rare earths industry is gradually recovering after a bubble back in 2011, notes Amanda Lacaze of Lynas.
China is becoming the powerhouse in lithium-ion battery production, boosting lithium demand, says Pilbara Minerals's MD and CEO, Ken Brinsden.
BHP said the provision partly reflected uncertainty on when Samarco, its iron ore joint venture with Brazil's Vale, would restart.
The inflection point for BHP Billiton will have to come from an improvement in the commodity price cycle, says Patersons Securities' Rob Brierley.
Leyland Private AM's Alex Leyland says BHP Billiton's stock is down nearly 3 percent mostly because of the weakness in the broader sector.
Tribeca Investment Partners' Sean Fenton says the major commodity producers have been prioritizing keeping costs and capital expenditure low.
Paul Gait, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses mining stocks. The U.K. mining index is up over 60 percent in the last six months.