Glencore Xstrata promised investors on Tuesday it would slash costs, shelve risky projects and squeeze more benefits from its $46 billion takeover of mining group Xstrata, lifting its target to at least $2 billion of synergies by next year.
After falling by almost 20 percent earlier this year, copper prices have rallied over the past two months, helped by an uptick in Chinese economic activity. However, analysts warn the rebound may be short-lived.
Falling demand from China will likely cause an oversupply in the copper market by the end of this year and could weigh on prices for the metal until 2016, the CEO of copper miner Antofagasta told CNBC on Tuesday.
Mining stocks slipped on Tuesday, as weak earnings from BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata sent the sector lower. Analysts said miners were now the cheapest they have been in 30 years, and were set to bounce back when interest rates begin rising.
Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors, and Stephen Schork, The Schork Report, have the latest play on the yellow metal and gas & oil prices.
Marcus Grubb, Managing Director of Investment, World Gold Council says rising demand from India and China will underpin a recovery in the price of gold.
Gavin Thomas, CEO of Kingsgate Consolidated, says the Australian mining industry is taking back control through cost-reduction and is returning to competitiveness.
Jon Price, Managing Director of Phoenix Gold, talks about when he expects the miner's exploration in Kalgoorlie, Australia to move into development phase.
The mining sector in Zimbabwe is still uncertain territory, benefiting from ample platinum reserves and a discipline workforce, but weighed down by government policy and corruption.
A recovery in consumer sentiment in the United States presents attractive opportunities for diamond investors, Panmure Gordon mining analyst Alison Turner said on Monday.
Dennis Gartman, founder, editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, talks about his bullish feeling about gold as the metal hits a one-month high.
Copper has taken a beating in recent months, along with gold and other commodities. Now, analysts warn there is more pain ahead for the red metal.
Alex Kobler, MD & APAC Head of Investment Products & Services at UBS Wealth Management discusses portfolio positioning in a rising rates environment and weighs in on China's credit woes.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on why gold has fallen $400 since the beginning of April. The bulk of the slide has come in the last few weeks, she says, and seems to be largely due to tapering concerns.
Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says gold is facing "severe headwinds" right now, but that when rate volatility subsides, price should stabilize.
Barry Dawes, Head of Resources at Paradigm Securities tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks gold continues to be a good investment.
Gold mining stocks have lost their luster as commodity prices fall. But investors may be missing improving fundamentals, say fund managers.
A record deficit in platinum supplies is set to push prices higher, as unrest sweeps the South African mining industry and demand is boosted by the auto sector and a new exchange traded fund.
Nik Stanojevic, mining analyst at Brewin Dolphin, talks about the challenges facing miners in South Africa following growing unrest, but adds that the weakening rand should help.
Resource funds have had a tough run so far this year, but diamond miners have managed to emerge relatively unscathed, with many stocks surging this year.