Metals and Mining


  • 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.

  • Phoenix Gold: More gold to mine in Kalgoorlie  Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Jon Price, Managing Director of Phoenix Gold, talks about when he expects the miner's exploration in Kalgoorlie, Australia to move into development phase.

  • Is this the end of the commodity boom?  Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:18 PM ET

    Volatile commodity prices have put pressure on big players. Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays analyses stock picks.

  • Gas futures up 10% in July  Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a look at big moves in energy and metals. Analysts continue to watch WTI Crude.

  • Can Zimbabwe become a platinum powerhouse? Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    A miner in Mutorashanga, Zimbabwe

    The mining sector in Zimbabwe is still uncertain territory, benefiting from ample platinum reserves and a discipline workforce, but weighed down by government policy and corruption.

  • Diamonds seen benefiting from US recovery Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:12 AM ET

    A recovery in consumer sentiment in the United States presents attractive opportunities for diamond investors, Panmure Gordon mining analyst Alison Turner said on Monday.

  • Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American, tells CNBC that the company is making reductions because they are needed for longer-term efficiency.

  • Miners reflect the slowing economy: pro  Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates, tells CNBC that the miners are a lagged response to the slowdown in the global economy.

  • Miner Cliffs Natural beats; shares rise Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:48 PM ET
    A shuttle conveyor transports taconite rock from the crusher to the Hibbing Taconite Co. pellet manufacturing plant, operated by Cliff's Natural Resources Inc., in Hibbing, Minnesota, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

    Miner Cliffs Natural Resources reported a drop in second-quarter earnings as global iron ore prices slid, but the results topped forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Steel demand should grow: pro  Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Andrew Driscoll, head of resources reasearch at CLSA, discusses the outlook for metals and the impact the "structural shift" currently underway in China will have on prices.

  • BHP Billiton reports record iron ore output Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 8:34 PM ET

    BHP said expansion of its iron ore operations in Australia was ahead of schedule, as the miner posted a robust 9 percent rise in ore output to a record annual 187 million tonnes.

  • Big investors bail on gold, send longs to 2002 low Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Gold has fallen out of favor with large speculators, according to data from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

  • Trade of the day: stay cautious on copper prices?  Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    What should investors do with equity markets at record highs? Here is a recap of trade tips from today.