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Metals and Mining


  • Can ArcelorMittal Reach Its Target?   Friday, 10 May 2013 | 4:45 AM ET
    Can ArcelorMittal Reach Its Target?

    Paul Renken, senior geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, questions ArcelorMittal's steel prices outlook, and discusses what it could do to reach its higher profit guidance for 2013.

  • BHP CEO: The Alex Ferguson of the Mining World?   Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:15 AM ET
    BHP CEO: The Alex Ferguson of the Mining World?

    John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, tells CNBC describes the new CEO of BHP as the Alex Ferguson of the mining world based on his Glaswegian background.

  • Gold Falters As Equities March On   Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:30 PM ET
    Gold Falters As Equities March On

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson is watching the metals now. Palladium is the worst performing commodity of the day.

  • Why Australia Needs a Weaker Currency   Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:45 AM ET
    Why Australia Needs a Weaker Currency

    Ivan Colhoun, chief economist for Australia at ANZ, describes the Australian central bank's rate cut as an "insurance move" meant to weaken the currency and offset mining sector weakness.

  • Copper's Slip Signals Party's Over for Stocks: Analyst Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."

  • Glencore Seen Still Hungry After Swallowing Xstrata Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:15 AM ET
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    After years of on-off talks, Glencore's head Ivan Glasenberg gets to complete the $30 billion acquisition of Xstrata on Thursday, the mining industry's biggest takeover yet.

  • Gold Fall: No Big Deal for South Africa? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    South Africa is the world's biggest gold producer after China, so you would expect this year's 15.6 percent drop in gold to have a big impact. Not so.

  • Caterpillar Slashes Outlook; Q1 Profits Fall   Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Caterpillar Slashes Outlook; Q1 Profits Fall

    Doug Oberhelman, Chairman & CEO of Caterpillar, explains why he is still confident despite earnings miss; and weighs in on what's pressuring growth opportunities in mining.

  • What Could China Do for Aluminium?   Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    What Could China Do for Aluminium?

    Vladislav Soloviev, deputy CEO of Rusal, says China should do more to help the aluminum industry combat oversupply.

  • New BHP CEO Takes Pay Cut as Miners Suffer Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:11 PM ET
    Time to Pick Up Rio, BHP as Carbon Tax Bites: Analyst

    BHP Billiton's new chief executive will take a pay cut as miners struggle with tougher market conditions, and has stripped out a layer of top executives.

  • Iron Ore Expansion Key To Rio Shares: Pro   Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:45 PM ET
    Iron Ore Expansion Key To Rio Shares: Pro

    Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the way the market deals with Rio Tinto's huge iron ore production expansion is key to the direction of its shares.

  • Why Gold Should Bounce Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    Professional trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key levels for the precious metal.

  • Mining Commodities Have Lower to Go: Pro   Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    Mining Commodities Have Lower to Go: Pro

    Paul Renken, chief geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, tells CNBC that a lot of bargain hunters are going to be tempted by the mining price drop, but it is not the time to buy yet.

  • Stressful Day Ahead For Commodities: Expert   Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 5:50 AM ET
    Stressful Day Ahead For Commodities: Expert

    Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio.com, discusses the drop in commodity prices and why metal prices are "plummeting".

  • Goldman Sachs: Time to Short Gold Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:07 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs downgraded its 2013 price target for gold and advised investors to short the precious metal, in a commodities report out on Wednesday.

  • Did Thatcher Lead the Decline of British Industry?

    Peter Toogood, Investment Services Director at Old Broad Street Research, tells CNBC that the industrial sector in the UK was already in decline when Thatcher came to power.

  • Sundance Ends Deal With Hanlong, Shares Plunge Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
    Iron ore mine in Africa

    Shares in Australia's Sundance Resources plunged 53 percent to a four-year low after the Africa-focused miner terminated a $1.4 billion takeover by private Chinese firm Hanlong Group.

  • Gold at a 10-Month Low   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    Gold at a 10-Month Low

    Gold is collapsing, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. The metal is falling to levels not seen since June of 2012.

  • Mining Sector Underperformance to Continue?   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Mining Sector Underperformance to Continue?

    Jonathan Eley, personal finance editor at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that long-term investors should be wary of mining stocks due to recent underperformance and the pressure for companies to cut capital expenditures.

  • Codelco Declares Force Majeure at Key Copper Mine Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Codelco, the world's #1 copper producer, is losing a "relevant" amount of output due to a two-day-old strike at its Radomiro Tomic open pit mine in northern Chile, the company said on Sunday, branding the work stoppage illegal.