Metals and Mining


  • Venezuela to crush cars, bikes to build houses Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    CARACAS, April 29- Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start crushing abandoned cars and bicycles to provide raw materials for housing construction and supplement drastically reduced amounts of local steel.

  • MARIKANA, South Africa, April 29- Members of South Africa's striking mining union AMCU have rejected the latest wage offer from the world's top three platinum producers, its president said on Tuesday, extending a crippling 14- week stoppage.

  • STOCKHOLM, April 29- Compressor and mining equipment maker Atlas Copco forecast a slight rise in group-wide demand in the coming months as a pick up in the manufacturing and construction sectors more than offset lingering weakness from a slump in mining spending.

  • China is not driving commodities: Pro     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says China is not the driver of commodity prices at the moment, as demand slows in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Nick Clarke, CEO of Central Asia Metals, discusses the company's earnings and what effect a low copper price would have on the company.

  • Rio Tinto: Iron ore shipments down     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Paul Renken, chief geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, discusses mining stocks and the outlook for iron ore, after Rio Tinto posted an 8 percent drop in the metal's shipments.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • Gold to remain supported?     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, says gold price will remain supported due to heightened risks and discusses the outlook for platinum and palladium.

  • China starts drilling into 'Roof of the World' Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Tibetan Plateau, China.

    China has begun drilling into the Tibetan Plateau to feed its appetite for raw materials, Oilprice.com reports.

  • Philippe Capron, CFO of Veolia Environment, says waste water treatment in the mining and metals sector is "promising and lucrative."

  • Alcoa earnings beat, sales narrowly miss estimates Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Aluminum rods displaying the Alcoa Inc. logo

    Alcoa reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday, but revenue narrowly missed estimates.

  • China benefiting from U.S scrapping     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    David Choe, host of Vice on HBO, provides perspective into the booming business of scrapping in the U.S.

  • How to invest in gold     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, explains why his outlook for gold remains conservative and discusses gold mining stocks.

  • Can BHP rebound on de-merger news?     Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, says BHP's news that it could de-merger $19billion of non-core assets makes sense but is unlikely to unlock significant value.

  • Fortescue: We are working towards lower costs     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 10:11 PM ET

    Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, discusses the firm's plans to combat volatility in iron ore prices and a slowdown in China's economy.

  • Michael Dudas, Sterne Agee precious metals and mining analyst, thinks Newmont Mining will benefit from a continued rally in gold prices.

  • Mining for profits     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu finds names that shine in the underperforming metals and mining sector.

  • Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says negative economic and geopolitical news has created a "perfect storm" for the gold price, but the precious metal will not see a "sustained rally".

  • Investors who believe copper's recent price decline is limited to China are on the "path to ruin", warned Albert Edwards, Societe Generale's uber-bearish strategist.

  • Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, says the "fundamentals" in zinc and lead make them a more attractive investment than copper, despite the metal's drop in price.