LONDON, March 31- Littlebrook power station, which towers grimly over the lower Thames near Dartford in Kent, ceases operations today after almost 35 years, the last of Britain's big oil-fired power plants to close. Now its closure marks the impact of higher oil prices and EU-wide policies, agreed by Britain's major political parties, to move away from fossil...» Read More
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.
Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.
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.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on factors that may be impacting gold prices.
Demand is up for sand used in fracking, which blasts it into wells to crack rock and release oil and natural gas.
Prices of copper – the industrial metal used in everything from cars to houses – have declined this week, heading towards a one-month low.
Giacomo Baizini, CFO at Evraz, discusses the group's exposure to U.S. infrastructure and in particular rail projects and comments on iron ore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG, explains how its acquisition of the Las Bambas project will help it become a $20 billion company.
Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG, explains why the company chose to buy Glencore Xstrata's undeveloped copper deposit Las Bambas for $5.9 billion.