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  • Australia's mining confidence at 5-year low: Survey

    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
    Northern Star Resources' M&A strategy

    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.

  • China gold demand falling: African Barrick Gold CEO

    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
    Time to invest in metals?

    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
    China gold concerns

    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
    Evraz to benefit from US rail projects: CFO

    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
    China slowdown exacerbated metal financing: Pro

    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
    How to invest in metals

    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
    Severstal not pulling out of US: CEO

    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..

  • Russia should not engage in sanction race: Severstal CEO

    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
    Alcoa improving its cost position: CEO

    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
    Metal: What the sector leaders have to say

    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.

  • Politics trump other interests: Alcoa CEO   Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET
    Politics trump other interests: Alcoa CEO

    Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group's facilities in Russia are operating normally and explains that he's not at SPIEF because the political dimension of the crisis "trumps other interests."

  • MMG: How we plan on becoming a $20 billion company   Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 8:25 PM ET
    MMG: How we plan on becoming a $20 billion company

    Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG, explains how its acquisition of the Las Bambas project will help it become a $20 billion company.

  • MMG: Now is a good time for us to buy assets   Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 8:18 PM ET
    MMG: Now is a good time for us to buy assets

    Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG, explains why the company chose to buy Glencore Xstrata's undeveloped copper deposit Las Bambas for $5.9 billion.