Metals and Mining


  • South African miners 'exploited for decades': Union  Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Joseph Mathunjwa, president of South Africa's AMCU, says the miners' strike will hit platinum producers and possibly gold producers, as workers demand better wages.

  • Why it's time to turn bullish on miners Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 3:49 AM ET
    Diamond mine in Mirny, Russia

    After four years of sector underperformance due to oversupply and a lack of demand, miners present a buying opportunity in 2014, analysts say.

  • Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says the marginal costs of producing oil are rising faster than in the past.

  • 'Concerned' about oil price spike higher: Pro  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Kevin Norrish, head of commodities research at Barclays, says OPEC's spare capacity is "not that great" and is concerned about the oil price pushing higher.

  • Time to be bullish on mining?  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Heath Jansen, global head of metals and mining research at Citigroup, explains that the mining sector has gone through the "five stages of grief", and that he is now bullish on the sector.

  • Is Rio Tinto too dependent on iron ore?  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Ephrem Ravi, head of metals and mining sector at Barclays, comments on Rio Tinto's strong production numbers and advises being cautious on the stock due to the group's dependence on iron ore.

  • Rio Tinto Iron Ore Parker Point loading facility reclaimer is seen as part of the mining activities of British-Australian mining and resources company Rio Tinto Iron Ore, at Dampier in Western Australia.

    Australian miners shoveled record tonnages of iron ore in the December quarter, supported by billions of dollars worth of expansion plans coming on stream.

  • How did Rio Tinto output exceed expectations?  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    Gavin Wendt, Founding Director & Senior Resource Analyst, MineLife, analyses the factors that helped Rio Tinto accomplish a record fourth-quarter iron ore output.

  • George Jones, Chairman of Sundance Resources, explains the reaction the firm has received after issuing tenders for its $5 billion Mbalam-Nabeba project in Africa.

  • Nickel cost-curve to rise after Indonesia ban: Pro  Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Mike Harrowell, Senior Resource Analyst at BBY, describes the outlook ahead for nickel and copper after Indonesia implemented a long-planned ban on mineral ore exports.

  • Indonesia bans mineral ore exports Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 5:45 AM ET
    An excavator operates on a stockpile of rock ore at the PT Aneka Tambang gold mine in Pongkor, West Java, Indonesia, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

    Indonesia banned all mineral ore exports, as expected, on Sunday, but will likely allow some U.S. mining giants to continue shipments.

  • Alcoa revenue beats, but earnings come up short Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 5:11 PM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    Alcoa reported quarterly revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, but earnings came up short.

  • Gold will shine this year: Axel Merk  Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer at Merk Investments, describes his reasons for liking the precious metal despite 2013's steep losses.

  • See gold in $1,350-$1,400 range: Fat Prophets  Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets, outlines the factors that will support bullion prices this year.

  • Watch out! Gold to go below $1,000 in 2014  Sunday, 22 Dec 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Scott Nations, CIO and President of Nations Shares, explains why he thinks gold is one of the most vulnerable asset classes and will get crushed next year.

  • What effect will taper have on commodities?  Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities, says he expects commodity markets to override the current economic and fiscal developments in the U.S.

  • Believe it or not, gold may react positively to taper  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    David McAlvany, CEO of the McAlvany Financial Group, says gold may recover soon with $1,200 being the lows put in this year.

  • Long-term investors shouldn't jump into QBE: Pro  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 10:45 PM ET

    Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should be careful before jumping into the stock, despite a 30% fall over the past two days.

  • Gold headed for gains this week: CNBC poll  Sunday, 8 Dec 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    CNBC's latest market sentiment survey showed 53 percent of respondents expect bullion prices to gain this week.

  • Gold: the not-so precious metal of 2013 Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    In spite of see-sawing following Friday's non-farms report, gold looks poised for its first annual fall in 14 years, with bullion prices down 26 percent since the start of 2013.