LONDON, May 24- For Rivka Micklewaite and fellow students, securing a pledge this week from Oxford University to avoid direct investments in companies producing coal or tar sands is just the beginning. The second-year engineering student from Balliol College is not alone. Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund and the Church of England are among recent...» Read More
As negotiations to resolve a bitter dispute teetered on the brink of collapse, Freeport-McMoRan chairman James "Jim Bob" Moffett flew to Jakarta for last-ditch talks.
Maurice Mason, mining analyst at Peel Hunt, discusses the outlook for the iron ore market after prices hit a two-month low.
Iron ore has taken a beating this year, but one analyst told CNBC this presents the perfect buying opportunity.
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses Glencore and BHP Billiton and says these offer "two completely different risk propositions".
Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at Citigroup, and Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC, discuss whether there is value in mining shares amid restructuring in the sector.
Miner Glencore said on Wednesday it will launch a share buy-back program of up to $1 billion over the next six months.
Fortescue said it has made further headway in paying down $12 billion in debt it amassed building the world's fourth-biggest iron ore mining company.
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.
John Wilson, private client adviser at RBS Morgans, discusses BHP Billiton's results and demerger plans and says shareholders expected a share buyback program to be announced.
BHP Billiton on Tuesday said it planned to create a new global metals and mining company based on a selection of its aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets.
Ben Kumar, fund manager at 7 Investment Management, and Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Sturgeon Capital, discuss the move by BHP Billiton to create a new global metals and mining company.
RBA sees significant uncertainties around the economic outlook, which was why interest rates were likely to stay at record lows for some time yet.
Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses London's new silver pricing mechanism and the outlook for metals - particularly gold.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, looks ahead to earnings at BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata.
Roger Manser, consultant at Kallanish, says Chinese steel production is keeping prices very low.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says Glencore has "done a good job" through cost cutting.
Gavin Wendt, founding director and senior resource analyst at Mine Life, describes Rio Tinto's results as "sensational" and discusses the group's performance and outlook.
Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto, comments on the group's results - which beat expectations - as well as the outlook for iron ore. He also says the company plans to "materially" increase shareholder returns.
Ahead of earnings, Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains why the miner's aluminum business may beat expectations.
Nev Power, CEO at Fortescue Metals, says cost-savings are a key focus going forward. He also discusses how the sector is now better adapted to volatility in iron ore prices.