Metals and Mining


  • Was the Xstrata merger good for Glencore?  Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Warren Gilman, chairman and CEO of CEF Holdings, comments on results from Glencore Xstrata and BHP Billiton following Glencore's merger with Xstrata and the challenges that they're facing.

  • Investors are coming back to mining: Pro  Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, tells CNBC that the mining sector is looking ready for new investment.

  • Trade of the day: no value left in miners?  Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 5:32 AM ET

    How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts have been saying to CNBC.

  • Glencore to take up to $7 billion hit on Xstrata Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    Glencore in Baar, Switzerland.

    Mining giant Glencore Xstrata is expected to write down the value of assets inherited from Xstrata by as much as $7 billion, when it reports first-half earnings on Tuesday.

  • Expect Iron Ore imports to trend higher: Macquarie  Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Duncan Hobbs, senior commodities analyst at Macquarie, tells CNBC that the market has become unduly bearish about China.

  • Why BHP is still the top mining pick  Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 11:22 PM ET

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays explains why BHP Billiton is still his top pick in the diversified metals space, even after a sharp rally in recent months.

  • Rally in global miners may be too good to be true Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    Global resource stocks have had a run-up in the recent weeks driven by signs of stabilization in China's economy, but questions are arising over the sustainability of this trend.

  • Fed tapering could take iron ore to record highs Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Iron ore prices hit their highest levels in nearly four months on Tuesday, leading one analyst to forecast a further rally of up to 30 percent this year.

  • Metals warehouse firm subpoenaed as inquiry heats up Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    The U.S. commodities market regulator has subpoenaed a metals warehousing firm, as an inquiry into complaints about inflated metals prices gathers steam.

  • Investors 'like what they heard' on Rio Tinto  Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says strength of iron ore and Chinese steel production is encouraging Rio Tinto investors.

  • Will Rio Tinto's interim earnings improve?  Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Gavin Wendt, Founding Director & Senior Resource Analyst at MineLife, explains his forecast for underlying first-half earnings of $4.3 billion.

  • Worst is behind us: Silverlake Resources  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Les Davis, managing director at Silverlake Resources, tells CNBC that the worst of the write downs are behind them.

  • Atlas Iron: A lower dollar makes a big difference  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Ken Brinsden, managing director at Atlas Iron, tells CNBC that a ten or fifteen percent drop in the Aussie dollar translates to up to a thirty percent margin increase for the company.

  • World Gold Council: China and India to boost gold  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 12:44 AM ET

    Marcus Grubb, Managing Director of Investment, World Gold Council says rising demand from India and China will underpin a recovery in the price of gold.

  • Karl Simich, CEO and Managing Director of Sandfire Resources explains why greater productivity and cost reduction is possible even in an environment of falling metal prices.

  • Sundance Resources: Bullish on China SOE's  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    George Jones, Chairman of Sundance Resources explains why the firm isn't avoiding Chinese firms even after its deal with Hanlong Group fell apart earlier this year.

  • Troubled Spain isn't stopping EMED Mining  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 7:47 PM ET

    Harry Adams, Managing Director at EMED Mining, discusses the firm's project to redevelop Rio Tinto's Spanish copper mine at the second day of the annual Diggers & Dealers conference.

  • CNBC's Matthew Taylor explores the mining potential of Sandfire Resources following the opening of it's Degrussa mine in Western Australia this week.

  • West Australian Premier, Colin Barnett

    Australia's mining industry has been under increasing pressure over the past year, as slowing growth in China has led to waning demand and a slump in prices of key commodities.

  • Western Areas: Cost management is key  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:34 AM ET

    Dan Lougher, Managing Director of Western Areas says it's all about managing costs when it comes to dealing with lower nickel prices.