Metals and Mining


  • How Western Areas benefits from Indonesian ban  Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    David Southam, Executive Director at Western Areas, discusses how the miner plans to capitalize on rising nickel prices following an Indonesian ban on ore exports.

  • Copper vs gold: Which has more M&A targets?  Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 10:36 PM ET

    Karl Simich, Managing Director, Sandfire Resources, says the copper space comprises of large mines that are difficult to take over whereas the gold mining sector has smaller assets that are ripe for picking.

  • Sirius: How we're developing the Nova project  Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 9:22 PM ET

    Mark Bennett, Managing Director & CEO of Sirius Resources, discusses the firm's Nova nickel-copper discovery in Western Australia's Fraser Range and outlines its development plans.

  • Australia mining confidence at 5-year low: Survey  Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    David Hand, Managing Director at Newport Consulting, discusses the findings of its survey which reveal that the outlook from senior executives in Australia's mining sector is at a five-year low.

  • Australia's Northern Star reveals M&A strategy  Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor visits Northern Star Resources' latest acquisition in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia to see what's driving the gold miner's recent spending spree.

  • Brad Gordon, CEO of African Barrick Gold, says weaker gold demand has offset further price rises to the precious metal despite geopolitical tensions.

  • Rio Tinto iron ore output rises in second quarter Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    Rio Tinto said it was on track to produce 295 million tons of the steel-making material in 2014, up from 266 million last year.

  • Whiting, Kodiak create Bakken shale powerhouse Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    A construction worker specializing in pipe-laying sandblasts a section of pipeline in North Dakota.

    Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.

  • Time to invest in metals?  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the market in doing "reasonably well" and outlines how best to invest in the sector.

  • China gold concerns  Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on factors that may be impacting gold prices.

  • Wall Street's latest craze: 'Superfracking' Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Gas is flared as waste from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 22, 2014 near Buttonwillow, Calif.

    Demand is up for sand used in fracking, which blasts it into wells to crack rock and release oil and natural gas.

  • Copper loses its luster - where next? Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Prices of copper – the industrial metal used in everything from cars to houses – have declined this week, heading towards a one-month low.

  • Evraz to benefit from US rail projects: CFO  Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Giacomo Baizini, CFO at Evraz, discusses the group's exposure to U.S. infrastructure and in particular rail projects and comments on iron ore.

  • China slowdown exacerbated metal financing: Pro  Sunday, 8 Jun 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Alex Latzer, Regional Head, Metals/Mining Research, Kim Eng Securities, says slowing growth in China may have contributed to the increasing use of metals for loans.

  • How to invest in metals  Monday, 26 May 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    Raju Daswani, CEO of Metal Bulletin Research, says the aluminium market is still in a "fundamentally weak position" and advises taking a closer look at nickel.

  • Goldman, JPMorgan sued over zinc price manipulation Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    One of the oldest galvanizers in the United States accused Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the LME and metal warehouse operators of conspiring since 2010 to manipulate the U.S. zinc price.

  • Severstal not pulling out of US: CEO  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, discusses the structural issues in the metal sector and says the group has no plan to pull out of the U.S..

  • The sanctions against Russia have had minimal impact short-term but they could be "detrimental" long-term as trust deteriorates, Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, tells CNBC.

  • Alcoa improving its cost position: CEO  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group has made good progress on its cost curve to be more independent of where metal prices are and discusses risks.

  • Metal: What the sector leaders have to say  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:47 AM ET

    CNBC caught up with leading figures in the metal industry at the Platts Global Metal Awards to discuss the sector, exchange rates and key risks.