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  • LONDON, June 24- It's been three weeks since the first reports of something amiss at the Chinese port of Qingdao started hitting the headlines.

  • SYDNEY, June 24- BHP Billiton is looking at more job cuts at its flagship Australian iron ore division as a way to reduce costs, as ore prices slump and pressure mounts to rein in spending.

  • June 24- Coal miners and power companies are both suffering as railroads struggle to clear a backlog of coal stuck in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana after the harshest winter in over a decade.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Alcoa improving its cost position: CEO  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • This is how oil price movement affects gold  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    James Steel, chief precious metals analyst at HSBC, discusses how inflation and commodity indices affects the price of oil and the knock on impact on gold.

  • How world leaders can spur growth: Rio Tinto CEO Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, West Virginia

    As a global business, Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh AO offers this advice to world leaders for how to spur growth.

  • Lonmin: Has breaking point been reached?  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africapractice, discusses the on-going weeks-long strike in Lonmin's South African platinum mines and what it means for the metal.

  • Turkish mine explosion: Death toll rises  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    The death toll following an explosion at a Turkish mine keeps on rising, says Emre Peker, reporter at The Wall Street Journal, adding that demonstrations have started in response to some of the Prime Minister's comments.