Metals and Mining


  • Sandy Chim, CEO of Century Iron Mines, discusses the effect of China's urbanization on the steel industry.

  • How Fortescue survived falling iron ore prices     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:14 PM ET

    Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, explains how a combination of high capital expenditure and cost-cutting helped the firm to push through last year's drop in iron ore prices.

  • Saikhanbileg Chimed, Chief of the Cabinet Secretariat of Mongolia is positive the conflict between Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi mine and the Mongolian government will soon subside.

  • Why its time to dip back into gold     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    Greg Smith, Group CEO of Global Commodities, says it's not a bad time to build a position into yellow metal at its current levels.

  • Precious metal hunters look to outer space Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:26 AM ET

    Two firms have announced plans to send missions to asteroids within the next three years in order to mine the ore and metals on the space rocks.

  • Struggling to find value in the Aussie market     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:42 PM ET

    David Walker, Head of Equities Insights & Publishing at StocksInValue says the high valuation of the Australian market makes it hard to find good value stock picks.

  • Getting around Mongolia's resource regulations     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Batsuuri Yaichil, CEO of state-owned Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi describes the outlook for foreign investment in the nation's mining sector.

  • Goldman revives talk of selling metals warehouses Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    Amid new exchange rules, Goldman resumes sales talks of its metals warehousing business with potential buyers largely outside the United States.

  • Time to back small caps in the US?     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Services, says small caps are more exposed to domestic economic improvement in the U.S.

  • What to expect from metals     Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Juerg Kiener, CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, talks about the renewed growth in the metals markets as China starts to take "more and more out of the global pie".

  • Why it's time to get back into gold miners     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 5:54 PM ET

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor says there are plenty of junior gold miners with cheap valuations that are looking very attractive.

  • 'Hard to get excited' about gold: BofA-ML     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says that it is hard to get excited about the gold market at the moment but it is not a "dead story" in the long term.

  • Dr. Wolfgang Eder, CEO, head of the steel division at Voestalpine, says that it will be difficult to survive as a steelmaker in Europe if the continent does not restructure its cost base.

  • Trade of the day: Sell precious metals?     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts have been saying to CNBC.

  • What to expect from metals?     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Dominic Schneider, head of commodity research at UBS Wealth Management, explains that there will be a lot of supply coming into the metals market shortly -- which ought to push prices down.

  • Chinese economy is 'imbalanced'     Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 4:05 AM ET

    Ben Simpfendorfer, managing director at Silk Road Associates, says that the Chinese economy remains "fundamentally imbalanced" and needs to see a recovery in its light industry.

  • What to expect from iron ore     Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    John Wilson, advisor at RBS Morgans, discusses iron ore following Rio Tinto's quarterly results and explains why he expects further upside.

  • Why isn't gold rising as a safe-haven trade?     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 6:52 PM ET

    Sean Hyman, Editor of Moneynews, Ultimate Wealth Report explains why gold hasn't responded to Yellen's nomination. He calls the gold sell-off a pullback and expects prices to hit $1,500-$1,600 soon.

  • Blumont: Price fall unrelated to Cokal deal     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 10:35 PM ET

    Alex Molyneux, Chairman Designate at Singapore-listed commodities firm Blumont explains that the sudden 85% fall in the company's share price earlier this week was largely technical.

  • Alcoa beats earnings estimates, reaffirms forecast Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    Despite weak aluminum prices, Alcoa reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday that exceeded estimates.