*China nickel premiums firm on prospect ShFE lists global brands. *China easing measures seen supporting demand in H2- analyst. LONDON, May 29- Aluminum slid on Friday on continued worries about heavy output from China swamping the global market and was on track for its biggest monthly decline in over 2-1/ 2 years.» Read More
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.
Morgan Ball, MD at BC Iron, describes how the miner manages its operating costs amid declining iron ore prices.
Ken Brinsden, CEO of Atlas Iron, says the new mine in Western Australia is an exciting development as it will be the firm's largest asset thus far.
Peter Bradford, Managing Director & CEO of Independence Group, says the firm's diversified portfolio in various metals helps it to cope with the volatility in commodity prices.
Ross Smyth-Kirk, Chairman of Kingsgate Consolidated, discusses the importance of having cost-cutting measures in the Australian mining industry.
Sandfire Resources looks set to return cash to shareholders soon.
The annual gathering of the Australian mining space has issued a cautiously optimistic note as the forum in Kalgoorlie kicked off on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 said it was on track to produce 295 million tons of the steel-making material in 2014, up from 266 million last year.