*Japan Q3 aluminum premiums fall to 6- year low. LONDON, July 3- Copper was slightly lower on Friday as worries about demand from top consumer China resurfaced, but losses are likely to be capped by a weaker dollar and expectations that further price falls could lead to production cuts. "Copper's downward slide has clearly been arrested in the last couple of weeks.» Read More
A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia may not provide Australia with the economic boost that many anticipate.
Businesses are complaining about Beijing's use of non-tariff barriers from customs clearance to quality restrictions to curb raw material imports.
Due to ongoing structural shifts in the sector, iron ore prices are unlikely to recover beyond $100 a tonne, says Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ.
Ben Magara, CEO of Lonmin, says the company has stabilized after facing a host of issues including an industrial strike in which 30 workers were killed after police opened fire in 2012.
Australia's economic data may have been only "meh," but some economists see dark clouds on the horizon, spurring sharp cuts to growth forecasts.
Despite slow progress, Australia's job market is stabilizing and will continue to improve over the next few months, says Steve Shepherd, Employment Market Analyst at Randstad.
Mike Elliott, Global Mining & Metals Leader at EY, discusses the miner's decision to increase the capacity of its Western Australian operations despite plummeting iron ore prices.
Australia's once-booming resources sector is fizzling, but HSBC says a new engine may propel the economy: housing and infrastructure.
Gary Klesch, founder and chairman of Klesch Group, explains why Klesch wants to acquire Tata's European loss-making operations, saying there is a "big upside opportunity" to this deal.
John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, says Glencore will come back with another merger bid for Rio Tinto.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says Rio Tinto needs to deliver on production growth and on share buyback and highlights it is "highly cash generative".
Paul Gait, senior metals and mining research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, says there was a "compelling" strategic logic behind Glencore's merger bid for Rio Tinto.
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says there is a "very strong industrial rationale" behind Glencore's potential takeover of Rio Tinto.
Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from rival Glencore in August, the miner said on Tuesday. CNBC's anchors discuss what it means for the sector.
Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August.
The Ebola epidemic could have “significant implications” for commodities, Deutsche Bank warned, as deaths top 3,300.
Catalysts that are driving gold prices, with Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO & CIO. He likes Royal Gold and Franco-Nevada.
BHP Billiton freezes pay for its executives and management team, as the downturn across the mining sector continues. The Financial Times reports.
Mike Harrowell, Director, Resources Research at BBY, discusses the impact of falling iron ore prices on major miners like BHP Billiton.
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.