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Hamish Bohannan, MD & CEO at Bathurst Resources, isn't worried about China's decision to limit thermal coal imports and says he expects the firm's first New Zealand coking coal exports by next year.
Sandy Chim, CEO of Century Iron Mines, discusses the effect of China's urbanization on the steel industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Batsuuri Yaichil, CEO of state-owned Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi describes the outlook for foreign investment in the nation's mining sector.
Amid new exchange rules, Goldman resumes sales talks of its metals warehousing business with potential buyers largely outside the United States.
Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Services, says small caps are more exposed to domestic economic improvement in the U.S.
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".
Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor says there are plenty of junior gold miners with cheap valuations that are looking very attractive.
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.
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.