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  • 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 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

    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.

  • Gold Reaching 'Inflexion Point': Pro Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    As gold ETFs celebrate their tenth birthday this month, investors are heading for the exit doors as speculation about an end to the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy curb the precious metal's rally.

  • Ben Elias, Non-Executive Chairman at Kupang Resources discusses the implications of Indonesian mining laws on the company's business.

  • Hanlong Faces Deadline for $1.4 Billion Sundance Bid Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:42 PM ET

    Australia's Sundance Resources said its suitor Hanlong would fail to meet a deadline on Tuesday to supply credit approval for its long-delayed $1.4 billion takeover offer.

  • Transparency Vital for Iron Ore Market: Platts     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:32 PM ET

    Francis Browne, Editorial Director at Platts says there is a growing need to know who is trading iron ore and where; and Platts' new electronic editorial platform will aid in providing that transparency.

  • Fortescue CEO Refutes $70 Call on Iron Ore Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    Extreme bearish forecasts for iron ore prices to drop to as low as $70 a metric ton are an overreaction to the oversupply situation in the sector, said the CEO of the world's fourth largest iron ore producer.

  • Fortescue: Oversupply Concerns Overblown     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals tells CNBC why doesn't expect a drastic increase in new iron-ore supplies. He thinks prices will stay up in the long-term on stabilizing Chinese demand.

  • Mining Growth 'Firmly Off the Agenda': Expert     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Andrew Keen, head of metals and mining at HSBC, tells CNBC how the metal and mining industry will need an extra demand boost to absorb the higher supply growth currently seen.

  • What Could Trigger a Rally for Gold?     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:31 PM ET

    David Dietze of Point View Wealth Management explains why investors should not give up on the yellow metal just yet.

  • The Threat of Resource Nationalism in Mongolia     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:22 PM ET

    Peter Akerley, President & CEO at Erdene Resource Development, says the threat of resource nationalism in Mongolia has had trickle down effects on public markets. He explains how.

  • Copper Miner’s Stock Glistens, but Challenges Remain Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:59 AM ET

    Chilean Miner Antofagasta will continue to focus on controlling its costs, including power and labor charges, as falling demand from China could lead to a further drop in copper prices.

  • China's Dream of US-Style Shale Gas Boom in Trouble Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.

  • Outlook for Gold Mining Stocks     Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 10:52 PM ET

    David Baker, Managing Partner at Baker Steel Capital Managers discusses the steep decline in shares of Australian gold miners in the recent months.

  • Gold Warnings Surge as Banks Jump Off Bandwagon Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Nomura and Societe Generale are the latest banks to warn about gold, as several banks in recent days have cut their price forecasts and warnings about a correction for bullion have risen.

  • How the US Shale Gas Boom Could Derail China Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 3:41 AM ET
    Workers chat at gas drilling rig exploring the Marcellus Shale.

    With oil production at a twenty year high and predictions of a manufacturing renaissance for the U.S. economy, one of the world's largest investment banks has detailed how the "shale revolution" will negatively affect emerging markets such as China.

  • RBA to Cut Rates by 0.25% in 2013     Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 5:31 PM ET

    Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics at Westpac Bank, believes Australia's central bank could ease further in 2013. He says the mining sector will pose the greatest policy challenge this year.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Rusal     Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 10:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar looks at shares of Hong-Kong listed Rusal for the daily 'Stock in 60' segment after the world's largest aluminum producer reported a 63% fall in 2012 EBITDA.