*Japan Q3 aluminium premiums fall to 6- year low. LONDON, July 3- Copper held firm on Friday, helped by a lower dollar and expectations that further price falls could cause production cuts, but a seasonal demand lull is likely to check gains. "Copper's downward slide has clearly been arrested in the last couple of weeks.» Read More
Andrew Dale, division director of global natural resources at Macquarie Securities, says Glencore will be a beneficiary of improving copper production costs ahead.
Peter Akerley, President & CEO of Canada-based Erdene Resource Development, says Mongolia has been making progress in terms of mining regulations.
Paul Gait, senior metals and mining research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses the companies to watch in the metals and mining space.
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses what to expect from Rio Tinto and Glencore Xstrata's earnings.
Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, explains why he thinks the base metal will see declines until the middle of the year.
The SEC is filing stop order proceedings against 20 purported mining companies.
U.S. shale oil drillers are being treated as "milk cows" for refiners due to Washington's longstanding ban on U.S. crude exports, one of the top drillers has complained.
Rhona O'Connell, head of metals research and forecast at Thomson Reuters GFMS, says that demand from India is weak despite strength from other Asian markets.
Discussing the impact of the China slowdown on Cliffs Natural Resources, and the vulnerability in iron ore prices, with Casablanca Capital co-founder Donald Drapkin. His firm is urging the company to spin off Bloom Lake together with Asia Pacific.
Casablanca Capital co-founder Donald Drapkin explains his call for big changes at Cliffs Natural Resources. "This is not us going after entrenched management," he says.
An internally flawless blue diamond has been discovered at a South African mine. CNBC's Bernie Lo and Adam Bakhtiar discuss.
BHP Billiton posted strong rises in its December quarter and said it was well positioned to reward shareholders as productivity increased.
Jim Steel, chief commodities analyst at HSBC, says a strong dollar and bullish equity market are creating headwinds for the gold price.
The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.