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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.
How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts have been saying to CNBC.
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.
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.
John Wilson, advisor at RBS Morgans, discusses iron ore following Rio Tinto's quarterly results and explains why he expects further upside.
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.
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.
Despite weak aluminum prices, Alcoa reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday that exceeded estimates.
Evangelos Mytilineos, CEO of Greek mining group Mytilineos, tells CNBC that funding remains "scarce" in Greece.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, comments on metal commodities and says prices for base metals, iron ore and gold could move higher towards year-end.
Structural issues in the European steel making industry need to be addressed, according to Jeff Largey, mining analyst at Macquarie Group, as steel prices look set to decline.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says that over supply is the main structural issue in the global steel industry.
Jon Bergtheil, metals and mining analyst at Citi, explains that he remains underweight on most gold stocks because there is "still scope for more selling", particularly in 2014.
Graeme Hossie, CEO of London Mining, talks to CNBC about plans to extend mine life in Sierra Leone.
Richard Hemming, Author of Under the Radar says a recent pick up in risk appetite will have Australian investors flocking to the small cap market. He thinks smaller caps provide better returns than large cap stocks.
Nicholas Curtis, Chairman of Lynas Corp says China's crackdown on illegal rare earth mining is a welcome and important step in helping rebalance the industry.
Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses metal commodities and says gold should rally if tapering does not start soon.
Felipe Larrain Bascunan, Chile finance minister, highlights that while Chile is concerned about copper demand from China, the recovery in Europe and U.S. should help the country stay on a growth path.
Glencore Xstrata promised investors on Tuesday it would slash costs, shelve risky projects and squeeze more benefits from its $46 billion takeover of mining group Xstrata, lifting its target to at least $2 billion of synergies by next year.
Mike Elliott, global metals and mining sector leader at EY, tells CNBC how the newly-elected Australian Prime Minister may act to boost the metals and mining sector, as promised.