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  • Weakness in Rand Is Double-Edged Sword: Mining CEO

    Sipho Nkosi, CEO of South African miner Exxaro, says the weakness of the rand is a double-edged sword.

  • Retail Investors Still Upbeat on Gold Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Retail investors remained positive on gold in May, despite a sharp fall in demand, said BullionVault, an online trading platform for gold and silver.

  • Gold Rout Prompts Shift to Diamonds Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Resource funds have had a tough run so far this year, but diamond miners have managed to emerge relatively unscathed, with many stocks surging this year.

  • Situation in South Africa 'Really Serious': Pro   Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
     Situation in South Africa 'Really Serious': Pro

    Benoit Anne, head of emerging markets at Societe Generale, tells CNBC that the intervention of Zuma in South Africa had a really negative impact on markets.

  • Warning: ‘Prepare’ for Commodity Supercycle End Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:23 AM ET

    With multiple investment banks signposting the end of the commodity supercycle, a World Bank director has warned developing countries that have benefited from the surge to protect themselves against a price crash.

  • Bank of America Slashes Silver Forecast by 25% Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has sliced its 2013 outlook for silver, in a warning sign for investors that view it as a leading indicator for gold.

  • The Commodities Boom is Not Dead, It is Just Resting: Pro

    Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings says the recent sell-off in commodities is a short term reaction that presents long term buying opportunities. He explains why he sees a resurgence in the commodities boom.

  • Could Unrest Prompt Downgrade for South Africa?   Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
    Could Unrest Prompt Downgrade for South Africa?

    Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura International, talks about the South African mining sector, the potential rise of further union unrest and the impact it would have on the country's economy.

  • Yield Play Powers Ahead in Australia   Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Yield Play Powers Ahead in Australia

    Stan Shamu, Market Strategist at IG Markets says the yield play continues to be the dominant theme in Australia as the mining sector goes through a downgrade cycle.

  • Gold on Longest Losing Streak Since 2009   Friday, 17 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Gold on Longest Losing Streak Since 2009

    Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities at Macquarie Group, tells CNBC that gold is being driven lower by a very strong dollar and continued ETF outflows.

  • Soros Cut Gold Holdings Before Crash Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:19 AM ET
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    Billionaire George Soros reduced his holdings of exchange-traded products backed by gold prior to last month's freefall.

  • Buy Companies With U.S. Exposure: Pro   Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:45 PM ET
    Buy Companies With U.S. Exposure: Pro

    Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the weaker Australian dollar provides an opportunity to invest in global industrial companies with exposure to the U.S. dollar, and recovering U.S. economy.

  • RBA Has More Room: Asst Treasurer of Australia

    David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, says there is still room for the RBA to cut rates further. He also deconstructs Treasurer of Australia Wayne Swan's comments and the budget expectations stating that mining boom will continue while jobs remain the key focus.

  • Mining Sector Structural Story Is Over: Pro   Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Mining Sector Structural Story Is Over: Pro

    Peter Toogood, investment services director at OBSR, Old Broad Street Research, comments on the mining sector and explains why mining stocks should never be seen as long-term secular hold.

  • 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.