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Metals and Mining


  • US mining legend behind Indonesian mining deal Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    A miner sprays water in Indonesia.

    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.

  • Iron ore hits two-month low   Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:15 AM ET
    Iron ore hits two-month low

    Maurice Mason, mining analyst at Peel Hunt, discusses the outlook for the iron ore market after prices hit a two-month low.

  • Why now's the time to buy iron ore Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    Premium iron ore

    Iron ore has taken a beating this year, but one analyst told CNBC this presents the perfect buying opportunity.

  • Mining: Glencore, BHP 'completely different'?   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
     Mining: Glencore, BHP 'completely different'?

    Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses Glencore and BHP Billiton and says these offer "two completely different risk propositions".

  • Are mining shares fully valued?   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 AM ET
    Are mining shares fully valued?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Fortescue pays down debt as profit jumps Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:17 PM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on Monday, July 25, 2011

    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.

  • 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.

  • BHP Billiton shares lower after results   Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:05 AM ET
    BHP Billiton shares lower after results

    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 spins off assets, shares fall Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    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.

  • Investors 'worried' about BHP Billiton spin-off: Pro

    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 minutes: Rates will likely stay low Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:20 PM ET

    RBA sees significant uncertainties around the economic outlook, which was why interest rates were likely to stay at record lows for some time yet.

  • Should you be bullish on gold?   Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    Should you be bullish on gold?

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses London's new silver pricing mechanism and the outlook for metals - particularly gold.

  • UK miners in focus ahead of earnings   Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    UK miners in focus ahead of earnings

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, looks ahead to earnings at BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata.

  • China a 'problem' in steel industry: Pro   Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:40 AM ET
    China a 'problem' in steel industry: Pro

    Roger Manser, consultant at Kallanish, says Chinese steel production is keeping prices very low.

  • Glencore delivering volume 'where it counts': Pro   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    Glencore delivering volume 'where it counts': Pro

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says Glencore has "done a good job" through cost cutting.

  • Rio Tinto: Aluminium performing 'extremely' well   Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Rio Tinto: Aluminium performing 'extremely' well

    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.

  • Rio Tinto 'over-achieved': CEO   Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    Rio Tinto 'over-achieved': CEO

    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.

  • Rio Tinto to see turnaround in aluminum: Analyst   Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Expect this surprise in Rio Tinto Q2 profits: Analyst

    Ahead of earnings, Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains why the miner's aluminum business may beat expectations.

  • Fortescue Metals: Focusing on cost-savings   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:17 AM ET
    The key focus in Fortescue's future roadmap

    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.