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  • Iron ore prices sink but big miners ramp up production

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, discusses why major producers like Vale are cranking up iron ore output despite the recent slump in prices.

  • Don't get your hopes up on restocking: ANZ   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:39 AM ET
    Don't get your hopes up on restocking: ANZ

    Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ, says concerns revolving China's property sector are holding back restocking efforts of Chinese steel mills.

  • Tracking the slump in iron ore prices   Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM ET
    Tracking the slump in iron ore prices

    Scott Phillips, Advisor at The Motley Fool Australia, says supply issue is the factor causing the greatest impact on iron ore prices.

  • 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.

  • Vale CEO: Iron ore prices will rise by year-end   Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    Murilo Ferreira, CEO of Vale, tells CNBC's Sri Jegarajah why he isn't worried about the recent slump in iron ore prices. He also explains why he remains upbeat on China.

  • Base metals: A 'beacon in the darkness'   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Base metals: A 'beacon in the darkness'

    Nick Moore, commodities strategist at BlackRock, says investors should be long on copper due to shortages in China.

  • Mining CEOs call for action against Ebola Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    A health officer at a state hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone on Aug. 23, 2014.

    A group of 11 mining CEOs working in West Africa are calling for fewer travel restrictions in the face of the Ebola epidemic.

  • Antofagasta CEO cautions on copper price   Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 AM ET
    Antofagasta CEO cautions on copper price

    Diego Hernandez, CEO of Antofagasta, says he is "cautious" on the short-term copper price, but optimistic on the longer term prospect.

  • 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.